In this video, Louisville native Priscilla Ewing shares how quitting smoking opened the door to a new life. This video is part of KET's Smoking and Health initiative funded in part by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
In his latest Making $ense blog, Phil Moeller of PBS answers readers' questions about what Medicare does and does not cover in expenses for aiding older people with chronic diseases that limit their daily activities. He also answers questions about Social Security benefits and Medicare surcharges.
The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is projected to more than double by 2050, rising to 13.8 million Americans age 65 or older from 5.8 million today, according to a new report from the Alzheimer’s Association released on March 5. The growing number of older Americans is one of the factors likely feeding this upward trend. Laura Santhanam from PBS NewsHour reports.
New York Times bestselling author Charles Graeber discusses his book, The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer, that details revolutionary scientific research in immunotherapy, with Dr. Thomas Gajewski, who oversees the melanoma oncology clinic at the University of Chicago and leads the immunology and cancer program at the university's Comprehensive Cancer Center. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.
Use of e-cigarettes among teens has skyrocketed, alarming health advocates, parents, medical professionals and educators across the state and the nation. To address this growing crisis, public health experts in Kentucky recently held a conference to discuss the latest research on e-cigarette use, the dangers it presents to teens, and how to prevent another generation from becoming to addicted to nicotine. This article presents five key takeaways from the conference and is part of KET's Smoking and Health initiative.
Dr. Tuckson's guest is Dr. Brent Wright, associate dean for rural health innovation, University of Louisville.
In his latest Making $ense blog, PBS NewsHour's Phil Moeller digs deep into the more than $980 billion U.S. households spent on health care in 2017, which works out to more than $3,200 per person, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ annual report on health spending. The report breaks down the percentage of those total expenses covered by insurers, paid by government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and paid by patients out of pocket.
Dr. Tuckson speaks with J. Jude Thompson, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Kentucky, about the insurance company's mission to improve oral health in the commonwealth and about some recent innovations in improving dental care. | Watch now or read a program recap.