Kentucky Fire Marshal William Swope wants Kentuckians to be aware of the “silent killer” this winter heating season. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless and colorless gas that’s created when fuels like gas, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, and oil burn incompletely.
It is not the cholesterol itself, but a “byproduct of cholesterol (that) functions like the hormone estrogen to fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancer,” researchers at the Duke University Cancer Institute report, according to Newswise.
Estrogen is known to “feed an estimated 75 percent of all breast cancers,” Newswise reports. So basically, cholesterol creates a “byproduct” that acts like estrogen and “feeds” the breast cancer, the researches concluded.
Internationally recognized recording artist Dieter Hennings will perform a solo guitar concert 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in the Morrison Art Gallery in the James S. Owen Building. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kevin Shank at 270-706-8495.
Do you sit a lot during the day? Studies have shown that when a person spends too much time sitting, there can be health risks. These risks include obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and higher cholesterol levels. Too much sitting may also lead to increased risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
There has been a lot of recent conversation about electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes for short.
Some e-cigarettes resemble traditional cigarettes, but many do not. They are battery-operated products which deliver nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals which are inhaled by the user. Many include a LED light at the end to mimic the glow of a burning cigarette. However, they do not produce smoke, but a vapor which is a compound of chemicals — hence the popular term of “vaping” instead of smoking.
It is estimated that in 2013, 640,000 Kentuckians, or 14.9 percent of the state’s population, are uninsured. You never know when you might be in a car accident or become ill and need medical attention. The cost or treatment could run into many thousands of dollars.
In Kentucky the affordable healthcare insurance plan is Kynect. The easiest way to learn more about Kentucky's plan is by going online to kyenroll.ky.gov/ or call 855-459-6328.