HEALTH

Frontline

The Trouble With Antibiotics

Is the use of antibiotics in food animals contributing to antibiotic resistance in people? Also, an interview with the family of a young man who died in a bacteria outbreak at a National Institutes of Health hospital.

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Connections with Renee Shaw

A Look at Kentucky’s High ADHD Rate

Kentucky tops the list of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at nearly 19 percent. Renee Shaw talks with Lexington psychiatrist Timothy M. Houchin about the numbers and treatment options.

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The Heroin Epidemic: Kentucky Fights Back

Heroin use is skyrocketing in certain areas of Kentucky. Renee Shaw and guests share how concerned communities are coming together to save lives, expand treatment options, and prevent others from falling into the grip of this dangerous drug.

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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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Connections with Renee Shaw

Vets Facing Jail Time Get Help from Special Court

Veterans Treatment Courts help former military service members in the criminal justice system get treatment for alcohol and substance abuse addiction or serious mental health issues. Jefferson County District Court Judge David Holton talks about the Louisville court, the first of its kind in Kentucky.

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Surviving Ebola

As the Ebola epidemic threatens to spiral out of control, scientists race track those infected and to find a cure.

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Vaccines – Calling the Shots

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

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Connections with Renee Shaw

What You Need to Know About Diabetes

Dr. L. Raymond Reynolds, endocrinologist at the University of Kentucky, and Rebecca Farmer of the YMCA of Greater Louisville explain what changes individuals can make to avoid diabetes.

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Answers About Kynect

What do you need to know about kynect? Get answers about shopping for health insurance through kynect by watching KET's "Affordable Health Care Act Enrollment."

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Born Too Soon

Prematurity is the number one cause of death for newborn infants. In the United States, about 1 in 8 babies are born prematurely, and Kentucky has one of the highest rates of preterm births in the nation. This program examines causes of preterm birth; the impact of scheduling labor for convenience; and prevention efforts.