HEALTH

Brain Tumors: Large Masses in Limited Space

Kentucky Health

Brain Tumors: Large Masses in Limited Space

Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Eric Burton, a neuro-oncologist with University of Louisville Physicians and Dr. Brian J. Williams, assistant professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Louisville.

OxyContin Maker Purdue Will Stop Selling Doctors on Opioids

PBS NewsHour

OxyContin Maker Purdue Will Stop Selling Doctors on Opioids

Amid several lawsuits that accuse manufacturing giant Purdue Pharma of contributing to the country’s opioid epidemic, the company announced Saturday it will cut sales staff by more than half and stop marketing opioids to doctors. Reporter Lev Facher, who wrote for STAT that it marked the end of an aggressive, opioid marketing era that Purdue created, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C.

Current Issues in Digestive Health

Kentucky Health

Current Issues in Digestive Health

Dr. Tuckson discusses GI health with Dr. Thomas Abell, a professor in the Department of Medicine and the Arthur M. Schoen, MD chair of Gastroenterology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Many Years, Many Medicines, Many Problems

Kentucky Health

Many Years, Many Medicines, Many Problems

Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Christian Furman, a specialist in geriatric medicine with University of Louisville Physicians.

Changes Coming to Kentucky’s Medicaid Program

Legislative Update Extras

Changes Coming to Kentucky’s Medicaid Program

Officials from the Bevin Administration discuss the Medicaid overhaul called Kentucky HEALTH, and detail the goals of the reforms as well as community engagement requirements, premium payments, and other changes coming to the program.

To Stop Overdose Deaths, This Response Team Brings Treatment Options to Your Doorstep

PBS NewsHour

To Stop Overdose Deaths, This Response Team Brings Treatment Options to Your Doorstep

Local law enforcement in Chillicothe, Ohio, have found their own way to respond to a slew of fatal opioid overdoses in their community. The Post Overdose Response Team (PORT) sets out each week to find every person in their county who overdosed the week before and try to get them into treatment. Special correspondent Esther Honig of Side Effects Public Media has the story.

A Day in the Life of an Ophthalmologist

Kentucky Health

A Day in the Life of an Ophthalmologist

Dr. Tuckson's guests are Dr. Frank R. Burns, an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon in Louisville, Kentucky and State Rep. Jason Nemes. Rep. Nemes shadowed Dr. Burns as part of the Greater Louisville Medical Society's "Wear the White Coat" program.

Update on the Flu Epidemic in Kentucky

Legislative Update Extras

Update on the Flu Epidemic in Kentucky

On Wednesday state officials reported that Kentucky is experiencing an epidemic of influenza. KET's Renee Shaw talks with Dr. Jeffrey Howard from the Department of Public Health about the outbreak.

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.