STEAM - Ideas That Shape Our World
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At a time when expensive new cancer treatments are proliferating rapidly, patients have more therapy choices than ever before. Yet many are largely kept in the dark because their doctors either can’t or won’t communicate clearly, or because patients avoid news they don’t want to hear. The result: People with advanced cancer don’t know enough about their disease to make informed decisions about treatment or how they want to spend their remaining time. A report from Kaiser Health News and PBS NewsHour’s The Rundown blog.
Renee Shaw and her guests discuss the Affordable Care Act and the American Health Care Act. Scheduled guests: Dr. Barbara Casper, an internist and professor of medicine at the University of Louisville; Dr. Cameron Schaeffer, a pediatric urologist with offices in Lexington and Louisville; Dustin Pugel, research and policy associate at the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy; and Jim Waters, president and CEO of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions.
Connections with Renee Shaw
From ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference 2017, Renee speaks with Nikki Putnam, a registered dietitian nutritionist and nutrition solutions specialist at Alltech. Putnam delivers nutrition communications to consumers and the agriculture and food industries, with a focus on addressing dietary inadequacies through naturally enriched functional foods.
Connections with Renee Shaw
From ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference 2017, Renee speaks with Dr. Gregory Jicha, a neurology professor at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky. They discuss the research partnership between Alltech and the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Alzheimer's disease.
The number of studies fully funded by the National Institutes of Health at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) — the world’s largest gathering of cancer researchers — has fallen 75 percent in the past decade, from 575 papers in 2008 to 144 this year, according to the society, which held its annual meeting in June. Some of the country’s top scientists see this as a worrisome trend that imperils advances made in cancer research over the past decades. From Kaiser Health News and PBS NewsHour's The Rundown blog.
As the nation’s elderly population swells, more older Americans are visiting the emergency room, which can be an overcrowded, disorienting and even traumatic place. The influx is prompting more clinicians to rethink what happens in the fast-paced emergency room, where the default is to do everything possible to extend life. Hospitals across the country are bringing palliative care, which focuses on improving quality of life for patients with advanced illness, into the emergency department. From Kaiser Health News and PBS NewsHour's The Rundown blog.
Medical experts estimate that at least $200 billion is wasted annually on excessive testing and treatment. This overly aggressive care also can harm patients, generating mistakes and injuries believed to cause 30,000 deaths each year. A report from Kaiser Health News and PBS NewsHour's The Rundown blog.
Journey to Recovery
KET follows a retired physician, a captain with the Paducah Police Department, and a young man in recovery as they work together on an outreach mission to educate youth in western Kentucky about substance abuse and the opioid epidemic. Part of KET’s Inside Opioid Addiction initiative, funded in part by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
The U.S. has the highest rate of mothers dying during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum of any developed country – 26 women for every 100,000 live births. Last week, NPR and ProPublica published a joint investigation into the reasons why mothers are dying. ProPublica reporter Nina Martin joins Hari Sreenivasan from Oakland, California, to discuss what the investigation found.