Health

The surge, prompted by the highly contagious omicron variant, has resulted in an increased demand for COVID-19 testing and vaccines — services the county health department also administers.
health department
Telling insurance companies to pay for rapid COVID-19 tests is just the latest COVID-related cost the federal government expects them to bear. But who really ends up paying for it?
COVID tests
Last month, two of the three FDA-authorized monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19 were deemed ineffective against the raging omicron variant.
Monoclonal antibody treatment extremely limited, Jennie Stuart announces
Prior to returning to in-person instruction on Jan. 4, Christian County Public Schools issued a statement that the district would not be requiring masks.
students in school wearing masks
A recent study shows that a primary COVID-19 vaccine series does not produce antibodies capable of recognizing and neutralizing the omicron variant — but, when combined with a booster, there is a striking neutralization against the variant.
covid vaccine vial
By sequencing enough coronavirus genomes, scientists are able to build up a representative picture of which variants are circulating in the population overall.
scientists at computer
The national demand is so great that it’s created a backlog of health care professionals awaiting clearance to work in the U.S. More than 5,000 international nurses are awaiting final visa approval, the American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment reported in September.
international nurse treating patient
Western Kentucky University Professor Emerita Susan Jones and her colleagues are bringing the issue of farmer suicide into the public discussion with a training program for health professionals.
Farmer suicide is topic of new program for health care professionals
The next free, one-hour, online class is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 12.
Baptist Health offers a free, one-hour, online class to help smokers quit
Looking to hit the reset button on Jan. 1? Why not consider a resolution to keep your relationship going strong.
7 research-based resolutions that will help strengthen your relationship in the year ahead

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