The Drink Pyramid, a creative and fun educational graphic created by Dr. Daria “Nikki” Stone, has helped to reduce tooth decay among some of the most vulnerable children in eastern Kentucky over the past decade, and is gaining widespread exposure as an effective tool for oral health preventive services. This article is part of KET's initiative Inside Oral Health, funded in part by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
Almost half of the nearly 2.5 million people incarcerated in America are there because of drug use and addiction. Learn how drug courts are set up to help those with substance-abuse disorders get and stay on the right side of the law. Renee's guest is Terrence Walton, chief operating officer of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.
It was an unprecedented meeting of the minds and it happened at Harvard Medical School. The subject of April’s confab? Medical cannabis. Researchers suspect cannabis can do so many things, from fighting cancer to easing concussions and Crohn’s disease. There are still tight restrictions but weed is increasingly coming into the scientific mainstream. PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
Bill speaks with Executive Cabinet Secretary Scott Brinkman and Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson. The guests discuss the specifics of Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed changes to the state's Medicaid system, which are currently being assembled and will be sent as a waiver request to the federal government in August.
How does your oral health affect your overall health, your ability to learn at school, and your likelihood of getting a job? This episode reveals little known facts about the impact of poor oral health and highlights innovative approaches to care delivery. Part of KET's "Inside Oral Health Care" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
Connections with Renee Shaw
From the USDA in Washington, D.C., Renee talks with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. They discuss the White House's response to the opioid addiction epidemic, the Obama administration's budget proposal to invest more than $1 billion in addiction treatment, treating addiction in rural areas, and other topics. Part of KET's Inside Opioid Addiction initiative.
Catching A Killer: Colon Cancer in the Bluegrass
Kentucky has made great strides over the past dozen years in lowering colon cancer incidence and mortality rates, due in large part to a coordinated campaign to increase screenings. In this documentary, we follow activist Christopher 2X in Louisville as he prepares for a colonoscopy, and meet Larry and Verla Jones of Harlan County, who are dealing with Larry's diagnosis of Stage 4 colon cancer.
A new study has found that kids consumed 30 more calories when exposed to just four minutes of junk food advertising relative to control groups. The investigation pooled data from 29 randomized trials involving 6,000 children to examine how exposure to marketing for high-calorie and sugary foods increased a child’s short-term desire for these items. From PBS NewsHour's The Rundown blog.