Health Department Public Meetings Begin This Week

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold the first in a series of meetings this week to gather information from the public about the health care services they’re receiving. Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt says the meetings are part of the department’s mission to improve the health of Louisville’s citizens. “We’ll ask […]

Council, Small Businesses Ponder Possible Trans Fat Ban

Tomorrow afternoon, Louisville health department director Dr. Adewale Troutman will report to the Health and Human Needs Committee of the Metro Council on the results of a one-year department study of trans fat. As WFPL’s Stephanie Crosby reports, the study came at the request of the Metro Council, but whether it will result in any […]

Seasonal Flu Shots Available

The Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness will begin offering seasonal flu shots today. Spokesperson Kathy Harrison says the vaccine is being made available a little earlier this year. “We would like to go ahead and get as many of the seasonal flu shots out there as possible, so that when the H1N1 vaccine […]

New Mobile Dental Health Unit Unveiled

The Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness has unveiled a new, 40-foot mobile dental health unit. Department Director Dr. Adewale Troutman says the unit will make stops at at clinics on Dixie Highway, in Middletown and Newburg, and a still undetermined location in west Louisville.                 It comes equipped with two dental chairs and digital […]