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Diabetes Epidemic

Gilbert Friedell, MD, and J. Isaac Joyner, MPH, discuss their book, "The Great Diabetes Epidemic: A Manifesto for Control and Prevention." The book advocates taking a public health approach to addressing diabetes, emphasizes prevention of diabetes-related complications, and encourages more community responsiveness.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

KET Offers Suite of Cancer-related Programming

In conjunction with the three-part series "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," KET will be airing a number of cancer-related programming, including a live call-in special.

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Health Three60

Easing the Burden of Asthma

Asthma is responsible for more than 6,000 hospitalizations per year in Kentucky. Yet its severity is often underestimated.

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Health Three60

When Children Are Cruel

In previous generations, bullying and the cruelty of children were considered an unfortunate but inevitable part of school and youth culture. Now, schools, parents, psychologists, non-profits, and government institutions work to create a new culture of compassion and respect.

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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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