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Kentucky Youth and E-Cigarettes: What You Should Know

Smoking and Health

Kentucky Youth and E-Cigarettes: What You Should Know

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.

Great Conversations: Charles Graeber Talks About Immunotherapy Against Cancer

Great Conversations:

Great Conversations: Charles Graeber Talks About Immunotherapy Against Cancer

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.

How I Quit Smoking – Steve Hendrix

Smoking and Health

How I Quit Smoking – Steve Hendrix

Former Marine Steve Hendrix shares his struggles with cigarette addiction and how he quit smoking with the help of a group cessation class at the local health department.

The Flu: More Than Just a Bad Cold

Kentucky Health

The Flu: More Than Just a Bad Cold

Dr. Tuckson's guest is Dr. Brent Wright, associate dean for rural health innovation, University of Louisville.

How I Quit Smoking – Doug Lindsey

Smoking and Health

How I Quit Smoking – Doug Lindsey

From KET's, Smoking and Health initiative, learn how one Bourbon County resident gave up smoking with the help of a tobacco cessation class at the local health department, and the encouragement of his horses.

How Americans Spend Much More on Health Care Than They Realize

PBS NewsHour

How Americans Spend Much More on Health Care Than They Realize

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.

One Insurer’s Mission to Improve Oral Health in Kentucky

Kentucky Health

One Insurer’s Mission to Improve Oral Health in Kentucky

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.

What Can You Do About an Unwanted Medicare Enrollment?

PBS NewsHour

What Can You Do About an Unwanted Medicare Enrollment?

In his latest Making $ense blog, PBS NewsHour's Phil Moeller answers readers' questions about health care and finance, including one from a veteran who was unknowingly enrolled in Medicare Part B and wants to end his participation and paying premiums.

Why You Should Know About These Social Security and Medicare Donut Holes

PBS NewsHour

Why You Should Know About These Social Security and Medicare Donut Holes

PBS NewsHour's Phil Moeller's latest Making $ense column discusses the Medicare Part D "donut hole" in prescription drug coverage and reports on a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation which finds that Part D drug plans are not doing a great job of protecting people from out-of-pocket expenses for costly medications. Moeller also examines proposed legislation in Congress that will raise Social Security benefits as well as payroll taxes, but create its own "donut hole" in the payroll tax exempting earnings between $132,900 and $400,000.

School Safety: A KET Forum

Preventing Youth Suicide: A KET Forum

School Safety: A KET Forum

Renee Shaw hosts a town hall-style conversation with lawmakers, educators, and students about new legislation addressing school safety in Kentucky public schools.