Fayette Co. Public Health highlights car seat safety

Fayette Co. Public Health highlights car seat safety

Every day in America, millions of parents and caregivers travel with children in their vehicles. While some children are buckled in properly in the co...

September 20th, 2019 |  


Walmart to stop selling electronic cigarettes at its stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart said Friday that it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam’s Clubs following a str...

September 20th, 2019 |  


Many options for potassium

Many options for potassium

My doctor told me that I need to increase my potassium intake, but I’m not the biggest fan of bananas. How much potassium should I have daily, a...

September 20th, 2019 |  



Hepatitis A outbreak hits county

Hepatitis A outbreak hits county

Recently, Fayette County has had numerous cases of Hepatitis A, according to Fayette County Public Health. The health department has evaluated the sit...

September 19th, 2019 |  


Can Purdue Pharma’s opioid settlement win judge’s approval?

BOSTON (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has set in motion a multibillion-dollar plan to settle thousands of lawsuits over the deadly opioid ...

September 16th, 2019 |  


Vaping illness in US gives Canada pause as legal sales near

TORONTO (AP) — The serious lung illness affecting hundreds of people in the U.S. who vaped cannabis-based oil is giving Canadian health official...

September 13th, 2019 |  


Breastfeeding shower held at health department

Breastfeeding shower held at health department

To celebrate breastfeeding month, the WIC office in Fayette County recently held a baby shower for their pregnant moms. It was held at the health depa...

September 13th, 2019 |  


Fall vegetable options plentiful

Fall vegetable options plentiful

I love to eat seasonal produce such as strawberries in the spring and sweet corn in the summer, but besides apples, I’m not sure what’s in...

September 13th, 2019 |  


FCMH looks to secure financing

FCMH looks to secure financing

The Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) Board of Trustees passed a resolution this week to ask the Fayette County Commissioners to support financi...

September 12th, 2019 |  


Generic drugmaker Mallinckrodt settles 2 opioid lawsuits

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the largest makers of generic opioids has settled a lawsuit with two Ohio counties in a move that means the company will...

September 6th, 2019 |