A health series designed to explore important health issues in Kentucky from a fresh perspective. Each program will present three sides of an issue in 60 minutes, as well as the goal of the program - to explore an issue from 360 degrees.
All Past Episodes
58:44 | #603
Renee Shaw and her guests explore the issue of substance use prevention among adolescents. The program looks at the importance of messaging, positive youth development, mental health screening, community coalitions, parent education and more. Part of KET's ongoing Inside Opioid Addiction initiative.
59:07 | #602
Renee Shaw and guests discuss best practices for the safe use of opioids in pain management and explore non-pharmaceutical pain treatments like physical therapy, clinical massage, dry needling, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Part of KET's Inside Opioid Addiction initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
57:03 | #601
How does your oral health affect your overall health, your ability to learn at school, and your likelihood of getting a job? This episode reveals little known facts about the impact of poor oral health and highlights innovative approaches to care delivery. Part of KET's "Inside Oral Health Care" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
59:03 | #503
For families who are dealing with a child with extreme behavior problems, daily life can be scary, unpredictable and overwhelming. On this episode, experts discuss solutions and resources for helping children who are out of control.
57:09 | #502
Kentucky has the second highest smoking rate in the entire country. This episode looks at the policies, programs and community solutions needed to reduce our dependence on tobacco and create a healthier Kentucky.
56:40 | #501
Host Renee Shaw and cancer experts answer viewer questions about cancer treatment and recovery resources in Kentucky and share the latest information about life-saving screenings and early detection. Guests include: Donald Miller,MD, director of the James Brown Cancer Center; Patrick Williams, MD, medical director, Norton Cancer Institute; Timothy Mullet, MD, lung cancer specialist, University of Kentucky HealthCare and survivor of stage IV cancer; and Fran Feltner, DNP, director, University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health. In a taped segment, Wayne Tuckson, MD, host of Kentucky Health, and his guests Whitney Jones, MD, gastroenterologist and founder of the Colon Cancer Prevention Project, and Connie Gayle White, MD, deputy commissioner for clinical affairs, Kentucky Department for Public Health, discuss cancer treatment in Kentucky.
59:00 | #403
Heroin use is sky-rocketing in certain areas of Kentucky. Host Renee Shaw and guests share how concerned communities are coming together to save lives, expand treatment options, and prevent others from falling into the grip of this highly dangerous and addictive drug.
59:24 | #402
This program explores the common myths and misunderstandings about asthma and looks at efforts across the state to better educate those living with this condition.
57:01 | #401
Host Renee Shaw and guests look at the importance of sleep to our overall health, examine sleep disorders like sleep apnea, and discuss how "screens" are leading to more restless nights.
59:19 | #303
This program features innovative and effective strategies for improving the well-being of Kentucky's children including Better Bites, an initiative to transform snack bars in the Lexington area; and HANDS (Health Access Nurturing Development Services), a state-sponsored program that provides support and information about child development to new parents.
57:07 | #302
This program unpacks the data inside the Kentucky county health rankings and provides information about the factors that shape a community's health. Learn how innovative strategies, relentless analysis of data, and a little competitive spirit can bring about improved health outcomes.
56:40 | #301
Bullying has become a serious concern in school districts across the state and in the nation. Host Renee Shaw and guests explore the impact of bullying on students today, the role of bystander intervention, and how schools are implementing anti-bullying programs.
57:04 | #203
This program highlights the work of citizens who are actively working to improve the health outcomes and lives of Kentuckians on a community and state-wide level.
55:22 | #202
This program explores the impact of depression, stress, and anxiety on our physical health and looks at health care solutions that connect our minds to our bodies.
58:21 | #201
Cardiovascular disease is now the leading cause of death in the nation and in Kentucky. In this episode, we trace the history of cardiovascular disease and its treatment in the last 50 years; understand how individual lifestyle choices, societal changes, and genetics impact heart health; and learn why women are particularly vulnerable to heart disease.
58:48 | #103
Learn about prescription drug abuse in Kentucky from three people on the front lines: a drug treatment counselor, a narcotics detective, and a prevention specialist. Recovering addicts discuss how they first became involved with prescription drugs, how they obtained them, and what finally led them to treatment. Experts will highlight the most promising strategies underway for dealing with this problem.
58:45 | #102
A look at the pervasiveness of stigma in the media and in society regarding mental illness. Also, meet several people who are recovering from mental illness and learn how stigma impacts our treatment of people with this disease.
55:03 | #101
Diabetes rates are soaring in this country and Kentucky's burden is alarming. Meet people who are living with diabetes and see how they manage the disease to live healthy, full lives. Also, learn about a YMCA program in Louisville that offers classes to help those identified as prediabetic make important behavioral changes, and state workers identify specific ways people without diabetes can contribute to resolve this growing problem.
Meet two people living with diabetes - one with type 1 and one with type 2 - and see how they manage their disease to live healthy, full, rich lives.
When her son dies of a heroin overdose, a courageous mother helps create legislation that might have saved her son's life.
In this segment we look at how a "Trail Town" designation for the town of Livingston in Rockcastle County is encouraging healthy lifestyles as well as economic development.
HANDS, Health Access Nurturing Development Services is a free program provided through local departments of public health across the state. With weekly visits, home visitors teach new and expectant parents about child development, attachment and bonding, safety skills and positive discipline.
In Magoffin County, an old tobacco barn takes on an important new role - advertising a free hotline for tobacco cessation help, 1-800 Quit Now.
A program at the YMCA in Louisville helps those identified as pre-diabetic make important behavioral changes.
At Tates Creek High School in Lexington, students in Teens Against Tobacco Use visit elementary and middle schools and talk to kids about the importance of not smoking.
State experts point out specific ways people without diabetes can contribute to resolving this growing problem.
Two women discuss their history with heart disease and how they have made efforts to stay healthier and defy the legacy of family history and genetics.