Ivy Brashear, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues http://weku.fm en State Leads Nation in Drug-Fraud Prosecutions http://weku.fm/post/state-leads-nation-drug-fraud-prosecutions <p><a href="http://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2012/09/kentucky-leads-nation-in-pharmaceutical.html">Kentucky leads the U.S.</a> in pursuing pharmaceutical fraud, according to a report by the Washington, D.C.-based&nbsp;consumer group, <b>Public Citizen</b>. Since 1991, the state has pursued the most claims against pharmaceutical companies and reached more than 30 settlements. It pursued 17 single-state settlements, the most of any state. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 20:07:11 +0000 Ivy Brashear, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues 33629 at http://weku.fm Physician Warns Appalachian Women About Cervical Cancer http://weku.fm/post/physician-warns-appalachian-women-about-cervical-cancer <p><a href="http://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2012/09/eastern-kentucky-native-wants-to-alert.html"><b>University of Kentucky</b> physician</a> and Pike County native Baretta Casey, <i>right</i>, has spent most of her career providing health care and education&nbsp;throughout the state, with a focus on&nbsp;Appalachian Kentucky. The health disparities between Eastern Kentucky and the rest of the state, especially high rates of cancer, are of "special concern" to Casey, reports&nbsp;Ann Blackford of <b>UKNow</b>. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:59:14 +0000 Ivy Brashear, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues 32573 at http://weku.fm Physician Warns Appalachian Women About Cervical Cancer Gatton Academy Gets National Recognition http://weku.fm/post/gatton-academy-gets-national-recognition <p><span style="background-color: white;">BOWLING GREEN, Ky. &ndash; Meaghan Dunn is a pretty typical high school senior. She plays intramural soccer, is preparing for college and even gets the occasional bout of laziness known as senioritis. But one visit with her in the microbiology lab on the campus of Western Kentucky University, where she&rsquo;s studying bacteria, reveals she&rsquo;s more than an average senior.</span> Sun, 10 Jun 2012 14:52:53 +0000 Ivy Brashear, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues 27830 at http://weku.fm Gatton Academy Gets National Recognition Correlations between Mining and Health http://weku.fm/post/correlations-between-mining-and-health <p><a href="http://www.ruraljournalism.org/">The scholar who has done</a> the most to connect mountaintop removal coal mining with public health issues explained and defended his work last week during a lecture at Morehead State University. The studies by Michael Hendryx and his colleagues at West Virginia University have become controversial because they show correlations between coal mining and public health, not that mining causes health problems. Showing the relationship between two separate things is<em>correlation</em>; showing that one thing causes another is&nbsp;<em>causation</em>.</p><p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:05:34 +0000 Ivy Brashear, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues 25016 at http://weku.fm Correlations between Mining and Health