HEALTH

What the CVS-Aetna Merger Could Mean for You

PBS NewsHour

What the CVS-Aetna Merger Could Mean for You

The Department of Justice recently approved a $69 billion merger between retail pharmacy giant CVS Health and health insurer Aetna.The deal represents a potential turning point for health care in America, CVS CEO Larry Merlo said during an interview with PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff. Laura Santhanam of PBS NewsHour discusses the merger and its potential effect on the U.S. health care system.

Addiction

Nova

Addiction

Delve into America's opioid crisis - in a world in which many other diseases can be traced to addictive behavior, how do addictions work, and what can the science of addiction tell us about how we can resolve this dire social issue?

Weight Loss: Reasons, Options, Benefits

Kentucky Health

Weight Loss: Reasons, Options, Benefits

Dr. Tuckson's guests are Drs. Jeffrey Allen and Kelley M. McIntyre of Norton Healthcare.

Treating Anxiety Disorders

Connections with Renee Shaw

Treating Anxiety Disorders

Renee and guest Kevin Chapman, PhD., will talk about youth mental health issues. Chapman is a licensed clinical psychologist from Louisville. He specializes in treating anxiety and related disorders.

Chiropractic: A Good Back and Neck for a Healthy Body

Kentucky Health

Chiropractic: A Good Back and Neck for a Healthy Body

Dr. Tuckson's guest on the season opener is chiropractor Dr. Mark J. Smith of Smith Chiropractic in Louisville.

Helping Children with Behavioral Health Challenges

Connections with Renee Shaw

Helping Children with Behavioral Health Challenges

Renee speaks with Carol Cecil, executive director of the Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children, a statewide support, training, and advocacy group that works with families and caregivers of children with behavioral health challenges. Also, Resa Gonzalez talks candidly about her son Shawn's trials with depression, bipolar disorder, and a form of autism, and how he's now thriving and helping others.

Helping Kentucky’s Youth with Mental Health Problems

Connections with Renee Shaw

Helping Kentucky’s Youth with Mental Health Problems

Renee Shaw speaks with retired school psychologist Joe Bargione about stress, trauma, suicide prevention, and other youth mental health issues. Bargione, who is retired from Jefferson County Public Schools, is part of a school safety working group joining Kentucky legislators and other advocates.

Medicare, Social Security in the Spotlight Ahead of Midterm Elections

PBS NewsHour

Medicare, Social Security in the Spotlight Ahead of Midterm Elections

In his weekly blog on issues pertinent to seniors, PBS's Philip Moeller discusses how the threat of future cuts to Medicare and Social Security is being highlighted by senior advocacy groups as a defining issue in November’s midterm elections, which are now less than six weeks away.

FDA Wants E-Cigarette Makers to Extinguish Use by Kids

PBS NewsHour

FDA Wants E-Cigarette Makers to Extinguish Use by Kids

The Food and Drug Administration issued its toughest crackdown yet on the makers of electronic cigarettes that have become increasingly popular with young people. Manufacturers now have two months to prove they can keep their e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors; it's already illegal for anyone under 18 to buy nicotine products. William Brangham talks with FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb.

Seven U.S. States Now Have Adult Obesity Rates 35 Percent or Higher

PBS NewsHour

Seven U.S. States Now Have Adult Obesity Rates 35 Percent or Higher

Seven U.S. states now have adult obesity rates of 35 percent or higher, up from zero states just five years ago, according to federal data released on Sept. 12. The 2017 data, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, highlight continuing discrepancies in adult obesity rates across geographic areas, race, and education levels. A report from STAT News and PBS NewsHour.