HEALTH

Cancer Treatment Progress Stunted by Lack of Volunteers

PBS NewsHour

Cancer Treatment Progress Stunted by Lack of Volunteers

As recent years have seen great progress in treating cancer, the country’s second leading cause of death with almost 600,000 people dying from it last year, American researchers are struggling to keep the momentum. While they have developed more than 2,000 immunotherapy drugs, only five percent of patients are willing to test them. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports.

Health Ministries: Meeting the Unmet Needs at Home and Abroad

Kentucky Health

Health Ministries: Meeting the Unmet Needs at Home and Abroad

Dr. Tuckson speaks with CEO Marla Cautilli and Board Member Dr. Cynthia Rigby of Hand in Hand Ministries.

Trends Behind Growing Disability Claims in Kentucky

Kentucky Connections

Trends Behind Growing Disability Claims in Kentucky

Renee and her guests discuss the growth of Kentucky's disability beneficiaries over the last 35 years and the reasons for the increase. First, she speaks with Commissioner Bryan Hubbard, Department of Income Support at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Next, Renee speaks with Dustin Pugel, research and policy associate at the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.

Deaths During Opioid-Driven Hospital Stays Have Quadrupled

PBS NewsHour

Deaths During Opioid-Driven Hospital Stays Have Quadrupled

Opioid-driven deaths during hospital stays in the United States quadrupled between 1993 and 2014, according to a new study released Monday. The study looked at nearly 385,000 hospital stays involving patients who were admitted for opioid use, and found that by 2014, four times as many patients were dying from opioid-related causes in the hospital, rising from 0.43 percent before 2000 to 2.02 percent. A report from PBS NewsHour's Health website.

Study Finds Monthly Vivitrol as Effective as Daily Pill for Opioid Addiction

PBS NewsHour

Study Finds Monthly Vivitrol as Effective as Daily Pill for Opioid Addiction

The largest head-to-head study to date between two leading drugs to treat opioid addiction has found them roughly equivalent, an outcome that could dramatically change prescribing habits and boost the fortunes of the newer drug Vivitrol. A report from PBS NewsHour and the STAT News service.

Preventive Cardiology: Knowing About Heart Problems Is Treating Heart Disease

Kentucky Health

Preventive Cardiology: Knowing About Heart Problems Is Treating Heart Disease

Dr. Tuckson's guest is cardiologist Dr. Henry Sadlo, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Louisville.

Good Samaritans: Surgery on Sunday, Bluegrass Families First and One Parent Scholar House

Connections with Renee Shaw

Good Samaritans: Surgery on Sunday, Bluegrass Families First and One Parent Scholar House

Lexington plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Moore talks about Surgery on Sunday, providing outpatient essential surgical services at no cost to income-eligible, uninsured or underinsured individuals. Then, Kelly Duffy talks about Bluegrass Families First (BFF), a non-profit that provides opportunities for early childhood development, adult education, and other services helping Lexington families move toward self-sufficiency. BFF supports three organizations: The Family Care Center; The Nest Center for Women, Children, and Families; and One Parent Scholar House. Mirsada Simic talks about One Parent Scholar House and its Child Development Center with a 5-star curriculum program.

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.