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."
Follow the growth of a child and explore the importance of good nutrition starting in infancy and continuing through the teenage years. How can parents, schools, and communities provide children with the best nutrition possible in a society filled with highly palatable but unhealthy foods?
Positive early experiences are critical for long term mental and physical health. When young children do not receive proper nurturing, or they experience trauma or constant stress, it can have serious repercussions for their development. In this KET Special Report, we look at the impact of childhood adversity both for the individual and for society and how Kentucky communities and agencies are helping parents change outcomes.
Mark Carter, CEO of Passport Health Plan in Kentucky, explains the Affordable Care Act's impact on Kentucky, its incentives for preventive care, and health-care costs. Passport has grown from 125,000 members in 16 counties to 235,000 members in 120 counties.