Lisa Gillespie (KPR)

WFPL Reporter

Lisa Gillespie is WFPL's Health and Innovation Reporter. Most recently, she was a reporter for Kaiser Health News. During her career, Gillespie has covered all things health — from Medicaid and Medicare payment policy and rural hospital closures to science funding and the dietary supplement market.

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The founder of Kentucky’s last abortion clinic said the facility is increasing security ahead of anti-abortion protests that will start Saturday.

Ashley Lopez, via WFPL

A buffer zone has been created to keep anti-abortion protesters away from the last-remaining abortion clinic in Kentucky.  

WFPL Staff

  Louisville’s federal prosecutor is asking a judge to implement a buffer zone around the city’s only abortion provider before a planned week of intense anti-abortion protests. Meanwhile, another proposed buffer measure before the Louisville Metro Council was discussed at a Public Safety Committee meeting, though no action was taken.

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Medicaid advocates, family members and policy experts gathered in Frankfort Monday to weigh in on proposed changes to the state-run insurance program for low-income and disabled people.

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For a lot of pregnant woman, there are difficult choices to make as they weigh their own health and well-being against that of their unborn child. There’s been conflicting information about whether commonly-prescribed medications like antidepressants, which many people rely upon, can cause harm to the fetus.

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Fewer Kentucky 10th graders reported using drugs in 2016 than they did the previous year, but slightly more students have attempted to kill themselves. These are two of the findings from a biennial state survey.

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Hearing aids are expensive, but there could be cheaper options. That’s according to findings from a new study by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

J. Tyler Franklin, WFPL

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is again proposing changes to the Medicaid waiver still awaiting approval by the federal government. 

Lisa Gillespie, WFPL

  There are a lot of decisions that pregnant women addicted to opioids face.

They have to decide to get clean, for one. And they have to decide how to do it. But in Kentucky and across most of the country, the choice of treatment methods isn’t just about what’s best for the mother and her unborn baby.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced on Wednesday that he is working with attorneys general from across the country to investigate whether drug manufacturers contributed to the opioid epidemic “by illegally marketing and selling opioids,” according to his office.

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