Safe and Sound: Raising Emotionally Healthy Children in a Stressful World
In this KET Special Report, premiering on April 21, 2014, at 9/8 pm on KET, we explore the high importance of social and emotional development in the first years of life. We look at the impact of childhood adversity both for the individual and for society. And we learn how Kentucky communities and agencies are helping parents be the best they can be.
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Update on Kynect from Dr. Gibson
How is enrollment going in the new Kynect health insurance marketplace? Dr. Stephanie Mayfield Gibson, Kentucky's commissioner for public health, discusses Kynect and Medicaid, as well as a proposed smoking ban in public places, on Connections with Renee Shaw. | Watch the Jan. 24 Program
Get Answers About Health Insurance Enrollment
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What do you need to know about Kynect? The new web-based system allows Kentucky individuals and small businesses to compare and shop for health insurance. State officials provide answers about enrollment and more on the KET special program, Affordable Health Care Act Enrollment. Open enrollment for the Affordable Health Care Act runs from October 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014. For more information, see kynect.ky.gov or call 1-855-4kynect (459-6328).
Champions for Children's Health
They are making a difference in the health of Kentucky's youngest citizens: Better Bites, Doctors and Lawyers for Kids, and HANDS. Meet the people behind these health initiatives on Health Three60, "Champions for Children's Health." Watch Video
Well Fed: Nourishing Our Children for a Lifetime
In a society filled with fast food and salty, sugary treats, what does it mean to be well fed? KET explores childhood nutrition—including breastfeeding, family meals, and school lunches—in Well Fed: Nourishing Our Children for a Lifetime. The program also spotlights the growing movement to provide communities with access to fresh fruits and vegetables and locally produced foods.
Getting Active With Your Kids
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.
Journey Into Wellbeing
Health explorer and Lexington native Debra Koerner travels the Bluegrass state and uncovers creative wellness initiatives across the Commonwealth in Journey Into Wellbeing. Kentucky's top wellness pros share their tips. Traditional and rich southern recipes are given healthful makeovers. Debra gets an integrative medical assessment. Watch the Program
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, according to the Colon Cancer Prevention Project. Follow the stories of three Kentuckians who have faced the life-threatening disease and learn from a panel of experts about life-saving screening in Preventing Colon Cancer in Kentucky: Catching a Killer.
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.
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.
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.
Saving Our Teenagers
Family members impacted by teen suicide share their stories and experts provide advice for those who fear a teen they know may be at risk in Before It's Too Late: Preventing Teen Suicide. This 2010 KET production, intended for adult audiences, explores cyberbullying, depression, the warning signs of suicide, and legislation designed to prevent teen suicide. Learn more »
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