- 8:55 MORNING UPDATE: T.J. Samson names new CEO
Hospitals using consumer purchase data for information on patient health
Information compiled by data brokers from public records and credit card transactions can reveal where a person shops, the food they buy, and whether they smoke. The largest hospital chain in the Carolinas is plugging data for 2 million people into algorithms designed to identify high-risk patients, while Pennsylvania's biggest system uses household and demographic data.
- MS patient looks to grow support group locally
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3-D mammograms offer new screening option
At some screening centers, women are now being offered a 3-D technology that costs more and involves more radiation but may provide a better look.
Regular soda, diet soda, zero-calorie soda: What's really safe?
With New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposing a ban on the sales of large sodas and other sugar-based drinks, the national debate on healthy verse non-healthy beverages is at an all-time high.
Kentucky has highest percentage of smokers
Which states have the highest smoking rates, and which have the lowest? New data released Thursday about smoking rates coincides with the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout.
Histories lead to involvement
As Barren County gears up for its annual Heart Walk on Saturday, organizers and participants in the event take a step back to think about why they have become involved in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk over the years.
Students raise heart disease awareness
Elementary students in the Glasgow Independent and Barren County school systems will get a taste of their respective high schools’ rivalry in an inter-district competition to raise awareness and funds for heart disease.
FDA warns about licorice, offers other Halloween safety tips
Too much Halloween candy really can make you sick, especially if you've got a fondness for licorice, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
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