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Statewide Flu Shot Day is September 26

Flu Prevention Campaign Emphasizes “Get Your Shot, Consult a Doc, Prevent the Spread”  FRANKFORT, KY (September 18, 2018) “Focus on Flu” is a statewide campaign launched in Frankfort today to prevent another epidemic-level flu season like the one last year that hit every region of the state, infected 10,500 Kentuckians and led to the deaths of 325 people, including five children.[i] The campaign urges Kentuckians to get their flu shots on Kentucky Flu Shot Day, which is September 26, or

Twitter Just One Way Dr. Jones Promotes Healthy Habits

Scattered throughout the Twitter feed of Shawn Jones, M.D., (@scjonesmd) are messages about the detriments of smoking. He reminds followers that Kentucky is number one in lung cancer deaths; that the state’s smoking-related Medicaid costs total nearly $600 million; and that e-cigarettes are not a safe alternative to tobacco. Dr. Jones, the newly elected president of the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care, also has been the face of the KMA Commit to Quit campaign, funded by the Foundation. The campaign

Former Heroin Addict: There’s Always Hope for Recovery

Meet the Mandates Former Heroin Addict: There’s Always Hope for Recovery   Ivana Grahovac is living proof heroin addiction is not a death sentence. “No matter how far gone a patient may seem, there’s always hope for recovery,” said Grahovac, a keynote speaker at KMA’s “Meet the Mandates” discussion of House Bill 1, Aug. 25 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Louisville. Meet the Mandates is funded by the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care. Grahovac is the director of advancement

KMA Launches ‘Know Your Meds’ Campaign

The Kentucky Medical Association has formally launched the “Know Your Meds” campaign to encourage physicians and patients across the Commonwealth to work together to prevent prescription drug abuse through knowledge and education. Prescription drug abuse is a public health epidemic in Kentucky resulting in more than 1,000 deaths from overdoses each year. Physicians and patients both have important roles to play in stopping improper use of prescription medicines that can lead to abuse and addiction.  The Know Your Meds campaign

Supplies Over Seas Recovers Medical Surplus to Ship Around the World

There’s WASTE—4 to 6 million tons of medical waste is created each year; 85 percent is reusable. There’s WANT—6 to 10 million children worldwide will die before their fifth birthday due to lack of access to health care. Then there’s a SOLUTION—MSROs, or Medical Surplus Recovery Organizations. In Kentucky, that’s Supplies Over Seas (SOS), a Louisville-based nonprofit that gathers medical surplus throughout the commonwealth, as well as southern Indiana and southern Ohio, and matches it to medical needs around the

KFMC Board Awards Grants to Nonprofit Groups

The board of the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care awarded grants to nonprofit groups associated with Benjamin Kutnicki, MD, of Carrollton and Gordon R. Tobin, MD, of Louisville. The grants are awarded to groups associated with KMA Community Connectors. The grant recipients are: Hospice of the Bluegrass, which will host The Kitchen Conversation to engage the communities of Carroll, Owen, Gallatin and surrounding counties in learning how to share their end-of-life care wishes. The Kitchen Conversation is designed to foster