Blazing Trails in Public Health
Meet Dr. Stephanie Mayfield Gibson, the first African American and first woman to hold the position of commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Public Health, on Connections with Renee Shaw. She discusses the sickest and healthiest counties in Kentucky and her advocacy of a statewide smoking ban and more funding to prevent diabetes. Watch the program
Journey Into Wellbeing
Health explorer and Lexington native Debra Koerner travels the Bluegrass state and uncovers creative wellness initiatives across the Commonwealth. Kentucky's top wellness pros share their tips. Traditional and rich southern recipes are given healthful makeovers. Debra gets an integrative medical assessment. Watch online.
Special Examines Nutrition's Impact on Health
In a society filled with fast food and salty, sugary treats, what does it mean to be well fed? KET explores childhood nutrition and its impact on health in Well Fed: Nourishing Our Children for a Lifetime. Structured around the growth of a child, this program examines breastfeeding, family meals, and school lunches. The program also spotlights the growing movement to provide communities with access to fresh fruits and vegetables and locally produced foods.
Web Exclusive Video: Several public aquatic centers in Lexington now have healthier concession stands due to a new menu called "Better Bites." Watch video
Looking at Health and Wellness from All Angles: Citizens Taking Charge
Get Active with Your Children
KET takes a fresh look at the causes and remedies for high rates of childhood obesity and sedentary lifestyles in "More Than Child's Play: Why Physical Activity Matters." The hour-long program highlights programs at schools, in communities and in families that offer novel ways of increasing the opportunities available for physical activities and encouraging kids to get more active. Visit the 'More Than Child's Play' website to watch the program and get inspired by stories from around Kentucky.
Remaking Rural Health
Kentuckians suffer from chronic poor health, particularly in our rural areas. Because of alarmingly high rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes, Kentuckians also die younger than people in most other states.
Remaking Rural Health: A KET Special Report explores how advocates across the state are making innovative changes to deliver the health care that rural citizens need.
Making Strides in Fight Against Colon Cancer
Kentucky leads the nation in colon cancer deaths. Each year, about 2,500 Kentuckians are stricken with colon cancer and more than 800 die, giving Kentucky the highest death rate in the nation, according to the Colon Cancer Prevention Project. Follow the stories of three Kentuckians who have faced the life-threatening disease in Catching a Killer: Colon Cancer Among Us.
Saving Our Teenagers
KET takes on the timely issue of teen suicide in an hour-long program that offers advice for families in need and support for those who've lost a loved one. Before It's Too Late: Preventing Teen Suicide explores cyberbullying, depression, the warning signs of suicide, and legislation designed to prevent teen suicide.
Violence in the Home
Telling Amy's Story, Changing Kentucky's Story sheds light on the issue of domestic violence. The documentary about the murder of a Pennsylvania woman is followed by a KET panel discussion.
Good News About Dental Care
KET's Fixing Kentucky's Smile looks at promising outreach programs and surprising new advances in oral health care that are giving Kentuckians a reason to smile. Visit the program Web page to watch the program online.
Coping with Brain Injuries
A KET special examines the major causes of brain injury in Kentucky and looks at the Kentucky resources available to help families. Watch the program online.
Kentucky's High Rate of Premature Births
This special presentation delves into the issue of preterm birth in Kentucky and its devastating effects. Visit the program Web site to watch the video online.