Psychologist David Finke, Ph.D, vice-president of residential services at Uspiritus, discusses trauma and toxic stress and youth mental health.
Renee Shaw and guests discuss Medicaid. Scheduled guests: State Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester, co-chair of the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee; Dustin Pugel, policy analyst for the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy; Kristi Putnam, deputy secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services; and State Rep. McKenzie Cantrell, D-Louisville.
Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Khuda Dad Khan, an oncologist at Norton Healthcare, about cancer and immunotherapy.
Connections with Renee Shaw
Renee Shaw and her guests discuss education and prevention of youth suicide which is the second leading cause of death for youth age 10-24. Guests include Dr. Hatim Omar, M.D., chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of Kentucky; Melinda Moore, an Eastern Kentucky University psychology professor; and Molly and Michelle Jones who lost a loved one to suicide.
According to the government’s annual mortality report released on Nov. 29, life expectancy in the U.S. overall fell in 2017 for the second time in three years. Robert Anderson, chief of mortality statistics with the National Center for Health Statistics, said the latest data suggest this mortality trend is heavily influenced by the ongoing drug epidemic and a rising rate of suicides nationwide. A report from PBS NewsHour's Laura Santhanam.
Kindergartners who start school earlier may have a greater risk of being diagnosed and treated for attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder simply because of the timing of their birthdays, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests. A report from PBS NewsHour's Laura Santhanam.
You Are Not Alone
Learn about the risk factors for youth suicide, promising programs at the school level such as Sources of Strength, and things every person can do to help prevent suicides.
You Are Not Alone
Discover what the terms trauma and toxic stress mean, how they impact children, and what schools and communities can do to mitigate the impact of these negative forces.
The Food and Drug Administration moved to ban sales of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars while announcing new guidelines for retailers selling flavored e-cigarettes in order to curb the rise in underage smoking and vaping. The ban is the biggest tobacco measure taken by the FDA in nearly a decade. Amna Nawaz interviews FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb about the moves.
Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Sara Police, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences and associate director for Graduate Studies for the Nutritional Sciences MS-PhD Program, University of Kentucky College of Medicine.