As recent years have seen great progress in treating cancer, the country’s second leading cause of death with almost 600,000 people dying from it last year, American researchers are struggling to keep the momentum. While they have developed more than 2,000 immunotherapy drugs, only five percent of patients are willing to test them. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports.
Dr. Tuckson speaks with CEO Marla Cautilli and Board Member Dr. Cynthia Rigby of Hand in Hand Ministries.
Renee and her guests discuss the growth of Kentucky's disability beneficiaries over the last 35 years and the reasons for the increase. First, she speaks with Commissioner Bryan Hubbard, Department of Income Support at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Next, Renee speaks with Dustin Pugel, research and policy associate at the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.
Opioid-driven deaths during hospital stays in the United States quadrupled between 1993 and 2014, according to a new study released Monday. The study looked at nearly 385,000 hospital stays involving patients who were admitted for opioid use, and found that by 2014, four times as many patients were dying from opioid-related causes in the hospital, rising from 0.43 percent before 2000 to 2.02 percent. A report from PBS NewsHour's Health website.
The largest head-to-head study to date between two leading drugs to treat opioid addiction has found them roughly equivalent, an outcome that could dramatically change prescribing habits and boost the fortunes of the newer drug Vivitrol. A report from PBS NewsHour and the STAT News service.
Dr. Tuckson's guest is cardiologist Dr. Henry Sadlo, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Louisville.
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Lexington plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Moore talks about Surgery on Sunday, providing outpatient essential surgical services at no cost to income-eligible, uninsured or underinsured individuals. Then, Kelly Duffy talks about Bluegrass Families First (BFF), a non-profit that provides opportunities for early childhood development, adult education, and other services helping Lexington families move toward self-sufficiency. BFF supports three organizations: The Family Care Center; The Nest Center for Women, Children, and Families; and One Parent Scholar House. Mirsada Simic talks about One Parent Scholar House and its Child Development Center with a 5-star curriculum program.
The opioid crisis is devastating communities across the nation. Overdose deaths are at record highs. How can the epidemic be stopped? PBS NewsHour examines the problem, the drugs, the treatments, and new approaches in this special in-depth series.
The ODMAP app, which can be used by first responders to record the time and location of overdoses and transmit the information to a regional mapping database, is used by more than 250 law enforcement, first responder and public health agencies in 27 states. A report from PBS NewsHour and Stateline news service.