Health Department Seeking New Medical Director

A national search has been launched for a new medical director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. The post was vacated late last month when Dr. Matt Zahn accepted a job in California. Zahn, a California native, is the new epidemiology medical director at the County of Orange Health Care Agency.… Continue reading Health Department Seeking New Medical Director

Health Board Recommends Trans Fat Ban

Acting on a findings of a task force appointed last year to study the issue, the Louisville Metro Board of Health voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend a city-wide ban on the use of artificial trans fat in food preparation. The substance, used to extend shelf life, has been linked to heart disease, high cholestrol and… Continue reading Health Board Recommends Trans Fat Ban

Trans Fat Forums Set For Tuesday, Thursday

From WFPL’s Haley Hart The Louisville Metro Board of Health will hold the first of two community forums Tuesday to discuss the health effects of artificial trans fat. Health department spokesperson Dave Langdon says the forums are the result of a resolution passed by the Louisville Metro Council. “They’ll include presentations on the health consequences… Continue reading Trans Fat Forums Set For Tuesday, Thursday