In the first of a two-part Kentucky Health series, we learn about an innovative public health model that addresses chronic diseases using social networks. Dr. Tuckson's guests are Daniel Zoughbie, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Microclinic International, and Eric Feigl-Ding, Ph.D., chief health economist for Microclinic International and a research epidemiologist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Filmed on location in Pineville in Bell Co., the site of the first Microclinic in the United States.
Researchers from the American Cancer Society found that between 2016 and 2017, cancer deaths declined 2.2 percent, the largest single-year drop on record.However, smoking continues to be the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. A report from PBS NewsHour's Laura Santhanam.
Bláz Bush, M.Ed., director of the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center, visits to discuss the Center’s work in helping educate physicians about identifying biases against sexual orientation and gender identity within the health care system in order to improve access to care among LGBTQ patients and produce better health care outcomes.
The Trump Administration took a long-anticipated step toward restricting the manufacturing, distribution and sale of most flavored e-cigarette products on Jan. 2, but public health advocates say it’s not enough to stop a surge in vaping among young Americans. A report from PBS NewsHour's Laura Santhanam.
There can be few greater points of contention between physicians and families, few so infused with emotion and anguish on both sides, than whether to resuscitate someone on the verge of death. This report from ProPublica and PBS NewsHour examines one family's decision to get a do not resuscitate (DNR) order for the father, who went into an extended coma after a heart transplant and lost oxygen supply to his brain.
Over a million children have fallen out of public health insurance programs since December 2017. In some cases, their parents acquired coverage at work. But researchers also see a troubling rise in uninsured children -- and say the Trump administration's policies are partially to blame. Special correspondent Sarah Varney reports from Tennessee, where the rate of uninsured kids has soared.
Dr. Tuckson welcomes Dr. Ganesh Kartha from First Urology in Louisville to discuss common urinary tract problems including infections, kidney stones, and prostate issues.
Dr. Tuckson’s guest is Gerald Friedman, a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Friedman discusses the policy specifics of universal health insurance, including its potential benefits to both individuals and the economy in general and how it would be funded. Read more and watch the episode.