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KET's Health three60 logoHealth Three60 presents fresh perspectives on current health issues with episodes this season focused on sleep deprivation, asthma, and heroin addiction.

Coming up next:
Easing the Burden of Asthma
Monday, Sept. 29 at 9/8 pm on KET
What are the common myths and misunderstandings about asthma? We explore efforts across the state to better educate those living with this condition. Read More

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kynect Kentucky Health Now What do you need to know about kynect? Get answers about shopping for health insurance through kynect by watching KET's Affordable Health Care Act Enrollment.

Only through kynect can you qualify for help in paying your insurance costs, based on income. The 2015 Open Enrollment period begins November 15, 2014. You may still apply for 2014 coverage if you have certain life events that involve a change in your family or loss of other health coverage. You may also apply for Medicaid at this time.

For more information, see kyenroll.ky.gov or call 1-855-4kynect (459-6328).


Safe and Sound: Raising Emotionally Healthy Children in a Stressful World

Safe and Sound
In this KET Special Report, we explore the high importance of social and emotional development in the first years of life. We look at the impact of childhood adversity both for the individual and for society. And we learn how Kentucky communities and agencies are helping parents be the best they can be.
Watch this program.


Well Fed: Nourishing Our Children for a Lifetime

In a society filled with fast food and salty, sugary treats, what does it mean to be well fed? KET explores childhood nutrition—including breastfeeding, family meals, and school lunches—in Well Fed: Nourishing Our Children for a Lifetime. The program also spotlights the growing movement to provide communities with access to fresh fruits and vegetables and locally produced foods.

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Getting Active With Your Kids

KET takes a fresh look at the causes and remedies for high rates of childhood obesity and sedentary lifestyles in "More Than Child's Play: Why Physical Activity Matters." The hour-long program highlights programs at schools, in communities and in families that offer novel ways of increasing the opportunities available for physical activities and encouraging kids to get more active. Visit the 'More Than Child's Play' website to watch the program and get inspired by stories from around Kentucky.


Remaking Rural Health

Remaking Rural HealthKentuckians suffer from chronic poor health, particularly in our rural areas. Because of alarmingly high rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes, Kentuckians also die younger than people in most other states.

Remaking Rural Health: A KET Special Report explores how advocates across the state are making innovative changes to deliver the health care that rural citizens need.

Watch Video: Remaking Rural Health: A KET Special Report

Journey Into Wellbeing

Health explorer and Lexington native Debra Koerner travels the Bluegrass state and uncovers creative wellness initiatives across the Commonwealth in Journey Into Wellbeing. Kentucky's top wellness pros share their tips. Traditional and rich southern recipes are given healthful makeovers. Debra gets an integrative medical assessment. Watch the Program

Making Strides in Fight Against Colon Cancer

Catching a Killer, Preventing Colon Cancer in Kentucky Kentucky leads the nation in colon cancer deaths. Each year, about 2,500 Kentuckians are stricken with colon cancer and more than 800 die, according to the Colon Cancer Prevention Project. Follow the stories of three Kentuckians who have faced the life-threatening disease and learn from a panel of experts about life-saving screening in Preventing Colon Cancer in Kentucky: Catching a Killer.

Kentucky's High Rate of Premature Births

Born Too Soon LogoThis special presentation delves into the issue of preterm birth in Kentucky and its devastating effects. Visit the program Web site to watch the video online.

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Good News About Dental Care

KET's Fixing Kentucky's Smile looks at promising outreach programs and surprising new advances in oral health care that are giving Kentuckians a reason to smile. Visit the program Web page to watch the program online.


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Violence in the Home

Telling Amy's Story, Changing Kentucky's Story sheds light on the issue of domestic violence. The documentary about the murder of a Pennsylvania woman is followed by a KET panel discussion.


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Saving Our Teenagers

Family members impacted by teen suicide share their stories and experts provide advice for those who fear a teen they know may be at risk in Before It's Too Late: Preventing Teen Suicide. This 2010 KET production, intended for adult audiences, explores cyberbullying, depression, the warning signs of suicide, and legislation designed to prevent teen suicide. Learn more »


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Coping with Brain Injuries

A KET special examines the major causes of brain injury in Kentucky and looks at the Kentucky resources available to help families. Watch the Program