HEALTH

How Mental Health Checks May Help Restaurant Workers Temper Destructive Stress

PBS NewsHour

How Mental Health Checks May Help Restaurant Workers Temper Destructive Stress

After a series of high-profile suicides last year, one restaurant owner in Sacramento, Calif., decided to confront a problem plaguing kitchens around the country. The fast-paced, high-pressure environment and often low wages can take its toll on workers' mental health. His peer-to-peer counseling and support program, “I Got Your Back,” is now starting to spread. John Yang from PBS NewsHour reports.

Effective Tools for Youth Suicide Prevention

Connections with Renee Shaw

Effective Tools for Youth Suicide Prevention

Julie Cerel, a licensed clinical psychologist and professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky, talks about the rise in youth suicide and tools to help a person in crisis.

2019 Legislative Review: Bills Related to Health and Priorities for the Future

Kentucky Health

2019 Legislative Review: Bills Related to Health and Priorities for the Future

In this episode of Kentucky Health, host Dr. Wayne Tuckson welcomes Dr. Bruce A. Scott, president of the Kentucky Medical Association, to discuss the legislation that passed in Frankfort earlier this year, how it will benefit health care in the state, and the KMA’s health policy priorities for 2020. Read more and watch the episode.

Sunrise Children’s Services: A 150-Year Legacy of Helping Kids

Connections with Renee Shaw

Sunrise Children’s Services: A 150-Year Legacy of Helping Kids

Dale Suttles, president of Sunrise Children's Services talks about the organization's mission and services. Since 1869, Sunrise has helped Kentucky's children in crisis whether by abuse or neglect connect with families and services that help them overcome tragic and challenging circumstances.

Lead and Other Everyday Environmental Dangers

Kentucky Health

Lead and Other Everyday Environmental Dangers

Dr. Wayne Tuckson welcomes pediatrician Dr. Julia Richerson and Tom FitzGerald, director of the Kentucky Resources Council, to discuss the health risks of environmental pollutants. Read a summary or watch the video here.

Tobacco Cessation: The Power of Group Education and Support

Kentucky Health

Tobacco Cessation: The Power of Group Education and Support

Dr. Tuckson speaks with Kerri Verden, program administrator of the Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program; and Priscilla Ewing, a former smoker and a tobacco cessation coach at Portland Family Health Center.

Quality and Value in Healthcare: What’s Important and What’s Real?

Kentucky Health

Quality and Value in Healthcare: What’s Important and What’s Real?

Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Michael Egger, assistant professor of surgical oncology at the Univeristy of Louisville School of Medicine. Watch the video or read a recap of the episode.

Column: Will I Be Penalized for Not Getting Medicare at 65? It Depends

PBS NewsHour

Column: Will I Be Penalized for Not Getting Medicare at 65? It Depends

In his latest Making $ense column, Phil Moeller of PBS explains the levels of Medicare eligibility and different signup periods and responds to viewer questions about Medicare, senior care, and Social Security.

Vaccinations: Who, What, When, and Why?

Kentucky Health

Vaccinations: Who, What, When, and Why?

Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Lori Caloia, medical director of Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness.

The Adolescent Brain and Substance Use

Kentucky Health

The Adolescent Brain and Substance Use

Dr. Tuckson speaks with cardiologist Dr. Patrick Withrow, director of outreach for Baptist Health Paducah.