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America Addicted – PBS NewsHour Special Series

AMERICA ADDICTED

America Addicted – PBS NewsHour Special Series

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.

This App Tracks Drug Overdoses in Real Time

PBS NewsHour

This App Tracks Drug Overdoses in Real Time

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.

Prostate Cancer: To Screen or Not to Screen, and Then Do What?

Kentucky Health

Prostate Cancer: To Screen or Not to Screen, and Then Do What?

Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Terrance Blackford, First Urology in Louisville.

Study Questions Whether Stents Relieve Chest Pain

PBS NewsHour

Study Questions Whether Stents Relieve Chest Pain

A new study questions whether the hundreds of thousands of Americans who choose to implant stents to relieve chest pain will feel any benefits. The study, published by The Lancet, found that while the mesh wire did improve blood flow, patients were still hurting. Dr. Ajay Kirtane, director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at Columbia University Medical Center, joins Hari Sreenivasan.

Skin Diseases: How to Spot Them and How to Treat Them

Kentucky Health

Skin Diseases: How to Spot Them and How to Treat Them

Dr. Tuckson's guest is dermatologist Dr. Denise Puthuff, who discusses various forms of skin diseases and conditions and offers tips for protecting your skin.

Health Care Issues in the 2018 General Assembly

Connections with Renee Shaw

Health Care Issues in the 2018 General Assembly

Renee speaks with Rep. Addia Wuchner (R-Florence), and Sen. Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville) about upcoming health care issues, including the opioid crisis and smoking cessation, that will be addressed during the 2018 General Assembly. Wuchner and Adams are co-chairs of the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare and Family Services.

Strategies for the Treatment of Drug Addiction

Kentucky Health

Strategies for the Treatment of Drug Addiction

Dr. Tuckson's guest is Dr. Kelly Clark, president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Elder Care: New Trends and Best Practices

Connections with Renee Shaw

Elder Care: New Trends and Best Practices

Renee speaks with aging and caregiving expert Amy Goyer, author of Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving, and Kelly Parsons, CSW, from the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center about trends in elder care. They discuss the need for elder care in the U.S. and how people can learn best practices to care for their loved ones.

Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow Launches with Agenda to Reduce Tobacco Use

Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow Launches with Agenda to Reduce Tobacco Use

On Oct. 18, the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow launched with a rally at the State Capitol in Frankfort. The coalition consists of major stakeholders in public health, and at the rally, speakers unveiled a set of goals aimed at reducing Kentucky’s high tobacco use rates and protecting its citizens from secondhand smoke.

Anesthesia: Blocking Pain for Better Outcomes

Kentucky Health

Anesthesia: Blocking Pain for Better Outcomes

Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Alex Cravanas, an anesthesiologist with University of Louisville Physicians.