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Trauma, poverty, COVID-19 causing high rates of chronic absenteeism in Kentucky 
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Trauma, poverty, COVID-19 causing high rates of chronic absenteeism in Kentucky 

The number of Kentucky youth who are chronically absent from school skyrocketed during the 2022-2023 school year.  The reasons for chronic absenteeism are interconnected and complicated — and the...

The anatomy of Kentucky’s blood supply, and why more need to donate
Blood donation, cancer, childbirth, COVID-19, Eastern Kentucky, eric lindsey, Health, Kentucky Blood Center, liz becker, liz counts, mental health, News, pandemic, Science, sickel cell disease, Taylor Swift, UK HealthCare

The anatomy of Kentucky’s blood supply, and why more need to donate

Quintissa Peake, like many people, doesn’t like needles. But the Letcher County woman can’t choose to avoid them. She lives with sickle cell anemia, a genetic blood disorder that...

Multiplying trauma: Kentucky set to add more kids to its troubled juvenile jails