HEALTH

Poll: Americans of All Stripes Say Fix Health Care

PBS NewsHour

Poll: Americans of All Stripes Say Fix Health Care

On the brink of the Donald Trump presidency, a new poll finds ample accord across those divisions on the need to do something about health care in the United States. More than 4-in-10 Republicans, Democrats and independents say health care is a top issue facing the country, The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll showed. That’s more than any other issue named in the survey, conducted Dec. 14-19. From the Associated Press via PBS NewsHour's The Rundown blog.

Why Patients Blame the Weather for Their Aching Joints

PBS NewsHour

Why Patients Blame the Weather for Their Aching Joints

Two recent Australian studies aim to set the record straight about a long-persistent rumor explaining the cause of osteoarthritis and back pain. Those conditions, the studies find, are not dependent on the weather. From PBS NewsHour's The Rundown blog and STAT.

Educating Parents to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Connections with Renee Shaw

Educating Parents to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Renee speaks with Cory Jewell Jensen, M.S., who directs the Center for Behavioral Intervention in Beaverton, Oregon. She has spent nearly 30 years working with and interviewing sex offenders. Jensen is using those candid conversations with child molesters to train law enforcement, child abuse prevention groups, and others.

Developing an Effective Drug Prevention Model

Kentucky Health

Developing an Effective Drug Prevention Model

Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dana Quesinberry, an attorney with the Kentucky Drug Overdose Prevention Program, and Kentucky Injury Prevention and the Research Center at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health; and Dr. Joann Schulte, director of Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. Part of KET's ongoing Inside Opioid Addiction initiative.

What Medical Marijuana Can and Can’t Do for Your Health

PBS NewsHour

What Medical Marijuana Can and Can’t Do for Your Health

Cannabis may ease your chronic pain, but pass on the spliff if you’re worried about anxiety. Those are two takeaways from a federal advisory released Thursday by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The comprehensive review pinpoints the conditions where cannabis can provide a benefit and where it can’t. Overall, the panel made 100 conclusions on the health impacts of cannabis use. From PBS NewsHour's The Rundownblog.

Landmark or Footnote? Obamacare Legacy Now Rests with Trump

PBS NewsHour

Landmark or Footnote? Obamacare Legacy Now Rests with Trump

When he signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, President Obama achieved what politicians had long tried and failed to do: provide near-universal health insurance to Americans. But ever since, it’s faced unflagging Republican opposition. Special correspondent Sarah Varney of Kaiser Health News looks at the history and uncertain fate of the ACA.

Choosing a Doctor

Kentucky Health

Choosing a Doctor

Dr. Tuckson's guest is Dr. J. David Richardson, professor of surgery and vice-chairman of the Hiram C. Polk, Jr., MD Department of Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

NewsHour Explores Future of State’s Medicaid Expansion

PBS NewsHour

NewsHour Explores Future of State’s Medicaid Expansion

With President-elect Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans pledging to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the future for Americans insured under the law's Medicaid expansion is deeply uncertain. PBS NewsHour visits Kentucky to learn what's at stake here.

U.S. Birth Rate Declined in 2015, New Data Says

PBS NewsHour

U.S. Birth Rate Declined in 2015, New Data Says

Women gave birth to nearly 4 million babies in the United States in 2015, down 1 percent from a year earlier, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That means the nation’s fertility rate saw a small but noteworthy drop with 62.5 births for every 1,000 women ages 15 to 44. From PBS NewsHour's The Rundown blog.

Peripheral Venous Disease and Treatments

Kentucky Health

Peripheral Venous Disease and Treatments

Blood flow returning through the heart from the lower body may be disrupted due to a variety of conditions that limit the ability of veins to transport blood. The results of venous insufficiency can range from varicose veins to very serious blood clots that originate in the legs and can travel to major organs such as the lungs. Discussing treatment options is Dr. David Lipski of KentuckyOne Health Vein Care Associates.