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Do you ever leave your doctor’s office and then remember all the questions you were going to ask him, but you got nervous and forgot?  We’ve got a solution!!

Ask Me 3 is a patient education program designed to improve communication between patients and health care providers, to encourage patients to become active members of their health care team, and to promote improved health outcomes. The program encourages patients to ask their health care providers three questions:


What is my main problem?

What do I need to do?

Why is it important for me to do this?


Studies show that people who understand health instructions make fewer mistakes when they take their medicine or prepare for a medical procedure. They may also get well sooner or be able to better manage a chronic health condition.

The Lawrence County Health Department is working with local doctors to kick off the “Ask Me 3” campaign, using the three questions listed above.  Sometimes patients are reluctant to ask questions of their health care provider for various reasons, but your doctor WANTS you to ask the questions and make sure you understand everything discussed during your visit.  

The “Ask Me 3” program opens conversation between you and your doctor, and assures him or her that you understand your condition and what you need to do.  You will be hearing more about it soon!!!

The Lawrence County Diabetes Support Group will meet on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the Lawrence County Extension Office located at 249 Industrial Park Road, Louisa, KY 41230.  Guest Speaker will be Gary Lyons with Three Rivers Physical Therapy.



The Center for Disease Control’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including tobacco use.

The 2013 YRBS data has been released and Kentucky is doing great!

We used to be number one in youth tobacco use, but no more!

Kentucky is;

6th in the nation for current youth cigarette use (17.9%)

8th in current smokeless tobacco use (13.2%)

15th in current cigar use (13.3%)

We’ve come a long way, but we still have a way to go to eliminate use of these deadly and dangerous products by our state’s young people.

YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by CDC and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments.



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