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.
In this episode of "Kentucky Health," Svetlana Nakatis, M.D., and Ricardo Ferreira Lopez, M.D., discuss medical options for new immigrants.
Efforts to address the state's heroin epidemic have bipartisan and bicameral support, but lawmakers must find consensus among the competing proposals to tackle the issue. KET's Renee Shaw has an update on one heroin measure already approved by the state Senate.
Dr. Robert H. Couch of Norton Audubon Hospital's Emergency Department in Louisville discusses the huge increase in heroin overdoses and new measures to treat addicted patients. "Nowadays, in my suburban emergency department where I practice, it's an unusual day if we don't have at least one or two heroin overdose patients who come in. It's that big of a problem."
What is a concussion, and how can we protect athletes from injury? Guests are Dr. Darryl Kaelin of the University of Louisville, athletic trainer Jennifer R. Street of Jewish Hospital Sports Medicine, and Melissa Stover, an occupational therapist at the Frazier Rehab Institute.
Renee speaks with Kevin Chapman, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist who provides evidence-based treatment for anxiety and related disorders to clients in his private practice in Louisville. Dr. Chapman also specializes in Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention for OCD and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD.