Host Renee Shaw and guests examine maternal health including disparities in certain populations, access to midwifery, and other initiatives to improve outcomes for expectant mothers and their children. The panel of guests includes: Susan E. Stone, DNSc, CNM, president of Frontier Nursing University; Mary Kathryn DeLodder, parent advocate with Kentucky Birth Coalition; and others.
In 1925, Mrs. Mary Carson Breckinridge led a team of spirited women to Leslie County, Kentucky and established a demonstration of providing unprecedented healthcare to rural Appalachia. Together, they improved the maternal and infant mortality rates, losing just two maternal patients over a span of 12 years.
Nursing shortages are impacting healthcare workers and hospitals across the United States. In just the past few days, nurses and other workers in Southern California and Oregon authorized a potential strike against provider Kaiser Permanente. Staffing shortages are part of those disputes. John Yang reports from South Florida on how shortages are affecting hospitals there.
Though lung cancer remains the leading cause of death from cancer in the United States, there is cause for optimism. Dr. Tuckson talks to Jason Chesney, M.D., director of the UofL Health-Brown Cancer Center in Louisville, about new developments in the treatment of lung cancer.
The United States has now passed yet another tragic pandemic milestone. COVID-19 has now claimed the lives of more than 700,000 Americans. William Brangham talks to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a former FDA commissioner and author of new book "Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic" about where the U.S. response failed and how it can do better next time.
Renee Shaw and guests discuss the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests: State Sen. Ralph Alvarado (R-Winchester), a physician; Alice Thornton, chief of the Division of Infectious Disease at UK Healthcare; Allison Adams, vice president for policy for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky; and State Sen. Karen Berg (D-Louisville), a physician.
From KET's new initiative on respiratory health, here are six ways to improve the living space in your home in order to ensure better air quality and cleaner breathing. This initiative is funded, in part, by grants from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the Kentucky Medical Association through a grant from the Anthem Foundation.
Scientists are developing what could be the world’s next chance to thwart COVID: a short-term regimen of daily pills that can fight the virus early after diagnosis and conceivably prevent symptoms from developing after exposure. A report on current clinical trials from PBS NewsHour and JoNel Aleccia of Kaiser Health News.