Dr. Kraig Humbaugh

Stu Johnson

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is once again offering free Naloxone kits. 

The first official distribution of the drug used to reverse opioid overdoses is scheduled for this Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 


Stu Johnson

The head of Lexington’s health department took to the podium at Thursday’s Rotary Club meeting. 

Dr. Kraig Humbaugh spent most of his time focusing on the community’s serious drug addiction problem.


Lexington Needle Exchange May Expand

Sep 14, 2016
lexingtonhealthdepartment.org

Lexington new health commissioner gave an update on the status of the city's needle exchange program Tuesday.

Dr. Kraig Humbaugh told council members that just over 20,000 used needles had been brought in and more than 21,000 clean needles were given out.  Since the first needle exchange on September 4, 2015, 376 clients have made over 1000 visits. 

Logan Riley

A three-part public TV series will focus next week on Cancer: the Emperor of All Maladies.  It’s the latest production from documentarian Ken Burns. On this week’s Eastern Standard, Cancer in Kentucky.  

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A Kentucky health official says 26 people have died in the state as a result of the flu this season.

Flu-Related Deaths Reported in Kentucky

Dec 31, 2014
kentucky.com

 The Kentucky Department of Public Health say five adults and one child have died as the result of flu this season.

Dr. Kraig Humbaugh of the department told WKYT-TV in Lexington the flu in Kentucky is considered widespread and has been for four weeks. Humbaugh says that's earlier than normal with widespread activity normally occurring between January and March.

He says anyone who hasn't had a flu shot yet should have one. He says the very young and the very old are most vulnerable to the flu.

Humbaugh says the average course of flu is seven to 10 days.