State Health Lab Works to Confirm Possible Swine Flu Cases

The Kentucky Department of Health hopes to be able to confirm the state’s cases of swine flu in-house later this week or next week. Right now the lab has to send samples from cases it deems ‘probable’ to the Centers for Disease Control for confirmation, which can take up to two weeks. Spokesperson Gwenda Bond… Continue reading State Health Lab Works to Confirm Possible Swine Flu Cases

No Reason to Change Derby Plans, says Health Department

Louisville health officials say there’s no reason to stay away from Derby events over fears of contracting swine flu.  But the Metro Department of Health and Public Wellness is keeping a close eye on the situation. After the U.S. was declared to be in a ‘public health emergency’ over the weekend, health agencies across the… Continue reading No Reason to Change Derby Plans, says Health Department

Health Equity Results Are Years Away

Good health doesn’t come easily. It’s even harder when you have no health insurance and can’t afford nutritious food. Two years ago, Louisville’s Health Department started the Center for Health Equity to help level the playing field.

They’re finding measurable results are hard to come by. WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders reports.