HEALTH

The Women’s Health Issue No One Talks About

PBS NewsHour

The Women’s Health Issue No One Talks About

About 1 out of 5 women in America will experience depression in her lifetime, twice the number of men. Today, about 15 percent of women take an antidepressant. Among women age 40 to 59, that number is nearly 23 percent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A report from PBS NewsHour and Kaiser Health News.

How the Sugar Industry Paid Experts to Downplay Health Risks

PBS NewsHour

How the Sugar Industry Paid Experts to Downplay Health Risks

Researchers have discovered documents showing that the sugar industry paid researchers to downplay the health risks of sugar and play up the risks of saturated fat in the 1960s. Gwen Ifill speaks with Marion Nestle of New York University about the revelations, the health impacts of consuming sugar and the complexities of studying nutrition.

Policy Changes in Kentucky’s Medicaid Proposal

Kentucky Tonight

Policy Changes in Kentucky’s Medicaid Proposal

Substitute host Renee Shaw and her guests discuss Kentucky's Medicaid waiver application, which has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Guests: State Sen. Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville; State Sen. Reginald Thomas, D-Lexington; State Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Florence; and State Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, D-Louisville.

FDA’s Dr. Robert Califf on Changes in Drug Policy

Connections with Renee Shaw

FDA’s Dr. Robert Califf on Changes in Drug Policy

Dr. Robert Califf, the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, talks with Renee about the FDA's new response to drug addiction unveiled earlier this year, which includes efforts to reform drug marketing and expand the availability of overdose reversal drugs.

Oral Health Tips: Sugar, Soda, and Tooth Decay

Oral Health Tips: Sugar, Soda, and Tooth Decay

As part of KET’s ongoing Inside Oral Health Initiative, our production team talked with several Kentucky dentists about the prevalence of high sugar consumption in the state and how it contributes to tooth decay. Here are some of their tips for minimizing the effects of sugar and acid on the teeth.

Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Panel Releases Blueprint, but Lacks Guarantees on Funding

PBS NewsHour

Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Panel Releases Blueprint, but Lacks Guarantees on Funding

The cancer moonshot initiative took a major step in development on Sept. 6, when its organizing panel outlined 10 recommendations to stop the spread of the multifaceted disease. The Blue Ribbon panel report now heads to the National Cancer Institute, for approval before being presented to Vice President Joe Biden, who is spearheading the effort. From PBS NewsHour's The Rundownblog.

New Alzheimer’s Drug Clears Abnormal Protein Clogs in Promising Trial

PBS NewsHour

New Alzheimer’s Drug Clears Abnormal Protein Clogs in Promising Trial

A small drug trial that some researchers are calling the most promising yet in the fight against Alzheimer’s suggests it may be possible to clear the brain of the amyloid protein that is characteristic of the disease. From PBS NewsHour's The Rundown blog and Scientific American.

Helping Loved Ones With Addiction

Kentucky Health

Helping Loved Ones With Addiction

Counselor Karen Hagan with JADAC (Jefferson Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center) discusses addiction and how it impacts family and friends. Part of KET's Inside Opioid Addiction initiative.

Oral Health Services and Outreach at Red Bird Mission

Inside Oral Health Care

Oral Health Services and Outreach at Red Bird Mission

The Red Bird Mission is located in a remote corner of three Kentucky counties in Appalachia: Clay, Bell, and Leslie. It began as a settlement school in 1921, and gradually added outreach services such as medical and dental care. About 3,000 people visit the mission’s dental clinic each year.

Price of EpiPens Spikes, Causing Major Health Concerns

PBS NewsHour

Price of EpiPens Spikes, Causing Major Health Concerns

Mylan, the company that produces EpiPens, has quintupled their price since 2003, making it harder for people with allergies to stay safe. The NewsHour's John Yang asks Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) about her legislative efforts to intervene.