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Gray Matters: The Silent Epidemic of Brain Injury

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?

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Kentucky Health

Farm to Table as a Health Strategy

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.

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More Than Child’s Play: Why Physical Activity Matters

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.

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Kentucky Health

Cancer Screening: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

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.

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Kentucky Health

You Are What You Eat

What is in the food you eat? And what kind of food is being consumed by the fish and animals we eat? How does this affect our health? Pharmacist Alan Simon talks with Dr. Wayne Tuckson about natural medicine and personalized pharmacy.

The Forgotten Plague: American Experience

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."

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Well Fed: Nourishing Our Children for a Lifetime

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?

NOVA

Vaccines – Calling the Shots

Examine the science behind vaccinations, the return of preventable diseases, and the risks of opting out.

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Safe and Sound

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.

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Kentucky Health

The Affordable Care Act in Kentucky

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.