Gilbert Friedell, MD, and J. Isaac Joyner, MPH, discuss their book, "The Great Diabetes Epidemic: A Manifesto for Control and Prevention." The book advocates taking a public health approach to addressing diabetes, emphasizes prevention of diabetes-related complications, and encourages more community responsiveness.
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
In conjunction with the three-part series "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," KET will be airing a number of cancer-related programming, including a live call-in special.
In previous generations, bullying and the cruelty of children were considered an unfortunate but inevitable part of school and youth culture. Now, schools, parents, psychologists, non-profits, and government institutions work to create a new culture of compassion and respect.
Brain injuries in Kentucky are double that of the national average. Major causes are vehicle crashes, falls, equine and farm equipment accidents, and trauma from military combat. What resources are available to help patients and their families?
How can food from the farmers market make you healthier? Is there enough acreage to raise more animals on pasture? Meet University of Louisville professor and gardening expert Janeen Wiche, who raises lamb and chicken on Swallow Rail Farm.
Explore all the ways in which society both helps and hinders physical activity in children, and learn from the experts how to create opportunities for all children to be physically active.
Intuitively, most of us believe we are doing a good thing when we get screened for cancer. But what are the pros and cons of cancer screening? Who should be screened and when? Dr. Wayne Tuckson talks to oncologists Mohammad Khan, M.D. and Vijay Raaghavan, M.D. about the issues.
The battle against tuberculosis had a profound and lasting impact on the country. It shaped medical and scientific pursuits, social habits, economic development, western expansion, and government policy. Yet both the disease and its impact are poorly understood: in the words of one writer, tuberculosis is our "forgotten plague."