Connections with Renee Shaw
In part one of this episode, Renee speaks with Keith Inman from Charities and Dr. Jennifer Green, University of Louisville Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellow, about the Kosair Charities Face It Movement that provides resources for parents and caregivers to help them end child abuse. In part two, Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, talks about legislation passed in the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly that benefits children and families.
Dr. Tuckson's guests are Donna Arnett, PhD, MSPH, dean of the UK College of Public Health and Craig Blakely, PhD, MPH, dean of the UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences.
Research shows a startling 41 percent of persons with mental illness in Kentucky use tobacco, and an increasing number of advocates and providers are calling for tobacco treatment programs specially designed for people with chronic mental and behavioral health conditions. This article investigates why smoking among this population has persisted at such high rates and shows how community mental health programs like Bridgehaven in Louisville are challenging the status quo and helping members successfully quit.
Dr. Wayne Tuckson is joined by pain specialists Drs. Danesh Mazloomdoost and James Patrick Murphy, who discuss non-addictive pain remedies as well as when it's appropriate to use opioids in pain treatment.
Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams urged more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis and save lives. A report from PBS NewsHour's health news blog.
In this excerpt from KET’s 30-minute documentary Calling It Quits: Real Help to Stop Smoking, five people from Russell County who quit smoking with the help of tobacco cessation classes share their success stories.
Dr. Tuckson's guests are Dr. Sarah Moyer, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW) and Aja Barber, community health manager of the Center for Health Equity at LMPHW.
Dr. Tuckson and Ben Chandler, president/CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, discuss the impact of smoking in the state, the Medicaid waiver, health disparities, and other topics.
Amid a nationwide crisis caused by too-easy access to medical painkillers, hospitals are now struggling to find enough of that same class of drugs to keep their patients’ pain controlled. To counter the shortage, many hospitals are launching efforts to conserve injectable opioids and institute safeguards to prevent dosing errors that can result from rapid changes in medication regimens. A report from STAT News and PBS NewsHour's Health blog.
After years of aggressively promoting OxyContin as a safe and effective way to combat pain, the company is – equally aggressively – recasting itself as a fundamental player in the response to a crisis that many experts say it helped to create. Such efforts come amid hundreds of lawsuits claiming that Purdue fueled the opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing OxyContin, as well as new government efforts to regulate opioids. A report from Kaiser Health News and PBS NewsHour's health blog.