HEALTH

Priscilla Ewing: How I Quit Smoking

Priscilla Ewing: How I Quit Smoking

In this video, Louisville native Priscilla Ewing shares how quitting smoking opened the door to a new life. This video is part of KET's Smoking and Health initiative funded in part by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

How Can I Get More Help for an Ailing, Older Parent?

PBS NewsHour

How Can I Get More Help for an Ailing, Older Parent?

In his latest Making $ense blog, Phil Moeller of PBS answers readers' questions about what Medicare does and does not cover in expenses for aiding older people with chronic diseases that limit their daily activities. He also answers questions about Social Security benefits and Medicare surcharges.

Why the Number of Americans with Alzheimer’s Could More Than Double by 2050

PBS NewsHour

Why the Number of Americans with Alzheimer’s Could More Than Double by 2050

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is projected to more than double by 2050, rising to 13.8 million Americans age 65 or older from 5.8 million today, according to a new report from the Alzheimer’s Association released on March 5. The growing number of older Americans is one of the factors likely feeding this upward trend. Laura Santhanam from PBS NewsHour reports.

Charles Graeber On Immunotherapy and a Paradigm Shift in Cancer Treatment

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Charles Graeber On Immunotherapy and a Paradigm Shift in Cancer Treatment

New York Times bestselling author Charles Graeber discusses his book, The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer, that details revolutionary scientific research in immunotherapy, with Dr. Thomas Gajewski, who oversees the melanoma oncology clinic at the University of Chicago and leads the immunology and cancer program at the university's Comprehensive Cancer Center. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

Kentucky Youth and E-Cigarettes: What You Should Know

Smoking and Health

Kentucky Youth and E-Cigarettes: What You Should Know

Use of e-cigarettes among teens has skyrocketed, alarming health advocates, parents, medical professionals and educators across the state and the nation. To address this growing crisis, public health experts in Kentucky recently held a conference to discuss the latest research on e-cigarette use, the dangers it presents to teens, and how to prevent another generation from becoming to addicted to nicotine. This article presents five key takeaways from the conference and is part of KET's Smoking and Health initiative.

How I Quit Smoking – Steve Hendrix

Smoking and Health

How I Quit Smoking – Steve Hendrix

Former Marine Steve Hendrix shares his struggles with cigarette addiction and how he quit smoking with the help of a group cessation class at the local health department. This video is part of KET's Smoking and Health initiative.

The Flu: More Than Just a Bad Cold

Kentucky Health

The Flu: More Than Just a Bad Cold

Dr. Tuckson's guest is Dr. Brent Wright, associate dean for rural health innovation, University of Louisville.

How I Quit Smoking – Doug Lindsey

Smoking and Health

How I Quit Smoking – Doug Lindsey

From KET's, Smoking and Health initiative, learn how one Bourbon County resident gave up smoking with the help of a tobacco cessation class at the local health department, and the encouragement of his horses.

How Americans Spend Much More on Health Care Than They Realize

PBS NewsHour

How Americans Spend Much More on Health Care Than They Realize

In his latest Making $ense blog, PBS NewsHour's Phil Moeller digs deep into the more than $980 billion U.S. households spent on health care in 2017, which works out to more than $3,200 per person, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ annual report on health spending. The report breaks down the percentage of those total expenses covered by insurers, paid by government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and paid by patients out of pocket.

One Insurer’s Mission to Improve Oral Health in Kentucky

Kentucky Health

One Insurer’s Mission to Improve Oral Health in Kentucky

Dr. Tuckson speaks with J. Jude Thompson, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Kentucky, about the insurance company's mission to improve oral health in the commonwealth and about some recent innovations in improving dental care. | Watch now or read a program recap.

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