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KY Algunas escuelas ofrecen servicios de salud mental en medio de crisis juvenil

Sep 29, 2022
Un programa piloto lanzado por el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Todd y el departamento de salud local, ofrece servicios gratuitos de administración de casos de salud mental a todos los estudiantes de escuelas públicas. La supervisora del Programa Axis, Abby Dill, dice que la ansiedad, la depresión y las autolesiones están aumentando entre los jóvenes de Kentucky. Ella explica que no hay suficientes terapeutas y consejeros en las comunidades rurales para satisfacer la creciente necesidad y explica que después de la pandemia, los estudiantes están luchando por su bienestar emocional. ...(Read More)

Possible Link Between Flood Risk, Abandoned Mine Land Brings Urgency to Reclamation Efforts

Sep 29, 2022
The impact of abandoned mine land on flood risk is receiving new scrutiny after devastating floods in the eastern part of the state left 40 people dead. Mary Cromer, deputy director of the Appalachian Citizens Law Center in Whitesburg, said while research is ongoing and no definitive link has been found, it is likely more than 100 years of coal mining in eastern Kentucky has destabilized the region's land and led to more harm from the floods. Cromer explained coal seams within a single piece of land have often been mined multiple times. ...(Read More)

Some KY Schools Offering Mental-Health Services Amid Youth Crisis

Sep 29, 2022
A pilot program launched by the Todd County School District and the county's local health department offers free mental-health case-management services to all public-school students. Abby Dill, Axis program supervisor for the Todd County Health Department, said anxiety, depression and self-harm are on the rise among Kentucky youths. She explained there are not enough therapists and counselors in rural communities to meet the growing need, and said in the aftermath of the pandemic, students are struggling with emotional well-being. ...(Read More)

Vacunas contra el COVID y la gripe prevendr√°n enfermedades este invierno

Sep 26, 2022
Vacunas contra el COVID y la gripe prevendrán enfermedades este invierno Los expertos en salud del estado advierten que esta temporada de gripe y COVID podría ser grave, e instan a los a mantenerse en guardia. Con las restricciones de COVID relajadas o ya no vigentes en muchos lugares, los investigadores dicen que están viendo evidencia de que la gripe regresará con fuerza. El secretario del Gabinete de Salud y Servicios Familiares de Kentucky, Eric Friedlander, explica que evitar los espacios mal ventilados y las multitudes, lavarse las manos con frecuencia o usar un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol, usar máscaras y quedarse en casa cuando se sienta enfermo puede ayudar a prevenir enfermedades generalizadas este invierno. "Aquellas cosas que ayudaron a mitigar el COVID, ayudaron a reducir la transmisión del COVID - las mismas cosas funcionan para la gripe. "...(Read More)

COVID Boosters, Seasonal Flu Shots Can Prevent Illness this Winter

Sep 26, 2022
State health experts are warning the flu and COVID season could be severe, and are urging Kentuckians to stay on guard. With COVID restrictions loosened or no longer in effect in many places, researchers said they are seeing evidence the flu will make a strong comeback. Eric Friedlander, secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, said avoiding poorly ventilated spaces and crowds, washing hands often or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, mask-wearing, and staying home when you feel sick can all help prevent widespread illness this winter. ...(Read More)

KY College Boards Focus on Role of Equity in Student Success

Sep 21, 2022
Colleges and universities in Kentucky are looking at new ways to address the equity gap among their students, through specialized training for their governing boards. President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education Aaron Thompson explained that college governing boards are in a position to help increase student success, especially for people who come from historically marginalized communities. "This relationship is about what data to use, how you use it, bringing people together," said Thompson. "...(Read More)

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