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