HEALTH

A Day in the Life of a Thoracic Surgeon

Kentucky Health

A Day in the Life of a Thoracic Surgeon

Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Michael Bousamra, head of Thoracic Surgery at Baptist Health Floyd, and Rep. McKenzie Cantrell (D-Louisville). Rep. Cantrell shadowed Dr. Bousamra as part of the Greater Louisville Medical Society's "Wear the White Coat" program.

DV8 Kitchen: A Restaurant Providing Second Chances

Connections with Renee Shaw

DV8 Kitchen: A Restaurant Providing Second Chances

Renee visits DV8 Kitchen, a restaurant and bakery in Lexington that provides second chance employment opportunities for people in substance abuse recovery who are trying to redirect their lives. She speaks with Rob and Diane Perez about their vision for the restaurant and its support from the community. Renee also talks with employees at the eatery to hear their stories of recovery and how DV8 Kitchen helps them.

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic combines stories of people and communities impacted by this epidemic along with information from experts and those at the frontlines of dealing with the epidemic. The program traces the history of how the nation got into this situation and provides possible solutions and directions for dealing with the crisis.

Helping Women with Incontinence and Female Sexual Dysfunction

Kentucky Health

Helping Women with Incontinence and Female Sexual Dysfunction

Dr. Tuckson's guest is Dr. Lori Warren, a partner at Women First of Louisville and co-director of the MIGS Fellowship at the University of Louisville.

The First Effective Drugs for Preventing Migraine May Be Available Soon

PBS NewsHour

The First Effective Drugs for Preventing Migraine May Be Available Soon

Sufferers from migraine headaches are anticipating the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a new drug that could prevent the debilitating attacks, which is expected in the first half of 2018. A clinical trial study has shown that monoclonal antibody drugs which target a peptide in the brain contributing to migraines have proven effective in reducing them in up to 60 percent of participants. A report from The Conversation and PBS NewsHour's health blog.

Independent Lens: Unrest

Independent Lens

Independent Lens: Unrest

This innovative documentary follows Jennifer Brea as she navigates her new reality and introduces us to the world of those afflicted with M.E., also known as chronic fatigue syndrome.

One Insurer’s Mission to Build Healthy Communities

Kentucky Health

One Insurer’s Mission to Build Healthy Communities

Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Bryan Loy, corporate medical director at Humana, Inc. and co-chair of the Louisville Health Advisory Board.

Tawanda Owsley of the American Red Cross

Kentucky Connections

Tawanda Owsley of the American Red Cross

Renee speaks with Tawanda Owsley, executive director of the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross, about the criticism the agency received from its perceived slow response to hurricane victims and the ways the American Red Cross helps Kentuckians in times of need.

Too Many Cancer Screens Skew How We Understand Risk Factors, Study Says

PBS NewsHour

Too Many Cancer Screens Skew How We Understand Risk Factors, Study Says

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that increased scrutiny for certain types of cancer – including breast, prostate, and thyroid – is leading to a heightened incidence rates for those cancers. The study argues that identifying risk factors for these cancers, and relying on them for increased testing, results in diagnosing cancers that never become threatening. The study’s authors call for less focus on risk factors for developing cancers, since those numbers both determine and reflect who gets screened, and more on risk factors for death from cancer. A report from STAT and PBS NewsHour’s health blog.

The Opioid Crisis Is Driving Down Life Expectancy, New Data Shows

PBS NewsHour

The Opioid Crisis Is Driving Down Life Expectancy, New Data Shows

In 2016, the average American’s life expectancy dropped to 78.6 years, the second time in two years the U.S has seen a dip in how long people are expected to live. And drug overdoses are a big part of the reason why people dying sooner, according to new data released on Dec. 21. A report from PBS NewsHour's Laura Santhanam.