Institute for Rural Health & Development Visits Allen County Health Department
|Date: Wednesday, June 1st, 2011||Return to Archive|
From the Allen County-Scottsville Citizen Times
The Allen County Health Department hosted the Western Kentucky University Institute for Rural Health Development and Research Mobile Health lab last Thursday, and 60 local women took advantage of the opportunity for free bone density screening in hopes of combating of detecting osteoporosis. Allen County Medical Reserve Corps volunteers provided educational materials and served calcium-rich foods. Serving the Barren River Area Development District since 2002, the lab program also provides screenings for blood sugar, cholesterol and more. In the pictures, WKU nursing students Erin Wilson, left, and Elizabeth Stewart administer a screening to Scottsville’s Clara McClard.
Preventable hospitalizations are costly among Medicaid enrollees in comprehensive managed care plans, according to new research from Western Kentucky University.
Dr. Scott Lyons, director of the School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport (KRS) at Western Kentucky University partnered with three colleagues, Dr. John Jackson of the University of Alabama, Dr. Willie Hey of the University of Louisiana-Monroe, and Mr.
Western Kentucky University’s (WKU) Department of Public Health is now offering a Joint Undergraduate Master’s Program, JUMP-MHA.
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