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A study shows expansion of Medicaid in Kentucky has led to an increase in preventive screenings for adults. (Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – More Kentuckians are getting preventive health screenings, and a new study shows Medicaid expansion is a big reason why. Research commissioned by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky shows a huge spike in oral health screenings. For example, in the second quarter of 2016 ...Read More

West Virginia is one of only a few states with rising levels of young people behind bars, and advocates say part of the issue is a lack of behavioral health care. (WV Virginia Center on Budget and Policy)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Lack of behavioral health care for children may be undermining West Virginia's efforts to reduce truancy, cut juvenile incarceration and improve foster care, advocates say. They pointed to surveys showing that a much higher than average portion of state high school stude ...Read More

About 22,000 Ohioans are currently living with HIV. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — This year marks the 35th anniversary of the first detection of HIV. And while research has changed the outcomes for those living with HIV, experts say there is much more work to do. Today is World AIDS Day, an annual observance to support people living with HIV, remember tho ...Read More

Faith groups are praising new Bureau of Land Management rules to curb methane waste on public lands. (Curraheeshutter/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY -- Faith leaders from Utah and across the Southwest signed a letter addressed to President Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell thanking them for adopting new measures to reduce natural-gas waste on publicly owned lands. The letter said the new policies are in sync with church ...Read More

This weekend, thousands will hear a message of

RALEIGH, N.C. – After a divisive campaign and election cycle, many people in North Carolina continue to struggle with the outcome of the election. But this weekend, faith communities across the state will offer worship services focusing on the theme of "love one another." The North Carolina ...Read More

Singer and songwriter Jimmy Wayne, on stage in Indianapolis, spreads the message about the thousands of children in foster care, and what others can do to help them. (Jimmy Wayne)

INDIANAPOLIS – Country singer Jimmy Wayne has a message he's sharing across the country – thousands of children need help, and he was one of them. Wayne was a keynote speaker at the Because Kids Count conference in Indianapolis on Wednesday, and wants to recruit more foster parents. ...Read More

Veterans are joining protestors of a pipeline planned to be routed through Native American land in North Dakota. (Becker 1999/Wikimedia Commons)

BILLINGS, Mont. – More than 2,000 military veterans plan to join the protest in North Dakota against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The group Veterans Stand for Standing Rock has organized nonviolent protests Sunday through Wednesday at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to act as human shield ...Read More

A federal survey shows that Texas has reduced the number of homeless people needing shelter by 42 percent since 2007. (bodnarchuk/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas – Advocates for Texas' homeless population are celebrating a federal report showing a significant reduction in the number of Texans who are homeless over the past decade. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's annual count, homelessness in Texas dropped ...Read More

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