In this interview from KET’s Fighting to Breathe initiative, lung cancer survivors Lindi, Cathy, and Steve discuss their experiences with the disease. They reflect on learning about their diagnosis and the treatments they undertook, and also discuss their commitment to spreading awareness about the disease in order to remove the stigma of lung cancer and educate the public about prevention.
In this interview from KET’s Fighting to Breathe initiative, Dr. Jill Kolesar, PharmD, MS, BCPS, FCCP, university research professor at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, discusses her work in researching and developing new treatments for lung cancer including targeted therapy and immunotherapy.
In this interview from KET’s Fighting to Breathe initiative, Dr. Timothy Mullett, MD, MBA, FACS, the medical director of the Markey Cancer Center Network Development at UK Healthcare, discusses the high incidence rates of lung cancer in Kentucky and efforts to reduce those numbers through the promotion of smoking cessation programs and low CT scan testing for lung cancer.
Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and queer patients often delay health care for fear of bias or judgment. Dr. Tuckson interviews Dr. Karen Williamson Krigger, family medicine physician at UofL Health, about how the medical community can better address the needs of LGBTQ patients.
Renee Shaw talks with Eric Friedlander, secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, about the shortage of social workers in the state, reversing the rise in opioid addiction, the global public health crisis and the cabinet's budget priorities for the current legislative session.
Millions of Americans have new federal protections from unexpected medical costs if they see a doctor they did not choose and who doesn’t accept their insurance. For years, the price tag from surprise medical bills could range from hundreds of dollars to tens of thousands. But a new law that took effect at the start of the new year changes that. Jeffrey Brown explains.
FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the growing inequities in American healthcare exposed by COVID-19. The documentary examines how pressure to increase profits and uneven government support is widening the divide between rich and poor hospitals, endangering care for the most needy.
Bill Bryant and journalists discuss the top news stories in Kentucky for 2021, including the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Kentucky's public health and economy and the December tornado outbreak. Guests: Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader; Lawrence Smith, WDRB in Louisville; and Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal. (pre-recorded on Dec. 21, 2021)