Dr. Tuckson’s guest is Gerald Friedman, a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Friedman discusses the policy specifics of universal health insurance, including its potential benefits to both individuals and the economy in general and how it would be funded. Read more and watch the episode.
Jamie Leventhal of PBS NewsHour writes about a testing program started by Instagram that removes visible likes from the platform. The program, designed to reduce the anxiety that can build while constantly checking social media, allows users to see how many likes they receive for their own posts but hides likes of other users' posts.
Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Victoria Holiday, clinical director of the Deep Brain Stimulation Program and assistant professor in the Dept. of Neurology at the University of Louisville, and Father Joe Graffis, a board member of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Kentucky Chapter.
The Associated Press reported on Nov. 11 that doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed what could be the first double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping. No other details of the transplant were initially released by Henry Ford Health System. The patient has asked his medical team to share photographs and an update to warn others about vaping.
Despite an uptick in the number of child psychiatrists nationwide, one out of five U.S. children live in a county with no such provider, according to a study published this week in the journal Pediatrics, which also found that those specialists are largely concentrated in certain pockets of the country. Meanwhile, for various reasons, only half of U.S. children with a mental health condition are receiving treatment. A report from PBS NewsHour’s Laura Santhanam.
PBS NewsHour’s Laura Santhanam offers expert recommendations to help parents and children both stay healthy as flu season kicks into gear.
Dr. Tuckson speaks with Janikaa Sherrod, MPH, cancer control specialist at the Kentucky Cancer Program, and Dr. Mounika Mandadi, an oncologist at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. Read more and watch the episode.
Monday, Oct. 21 was supposed to be the start of a landmark trial against drug companies and distributors. But before arguments could start, several companies announced a $260 million settlement with two Ohio counties. With lawsuits still pending from thousands of communities, can a bigger national settlement be reached? William Brangham talks with Lenny Bernstein of the Washington Post for more.