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Healthy Citizens

‘Health Three60’ focuses on citizens who work to help improve health

Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

The next episode of Health Three60 highlights the work of citizens who are actively working to improve the health outcomes and lives of their fellow Kentuckians on both a community and state-wide level. It premieres Monday, Nov. 12 at 9/8 pm on KET.

One of the inspiring — and heartbreaking — stories featured in this program is the work of Charlotte Wethington, whose son Casey died at the age of 23 of a heroin overdose.

Casey’s life and death were the inspiration for The Matthew Casey Wethington Act for Substance Abuse Intervention, a law that became effective in Kentucky on July 13, 2004, and permits parents, relatives and/or friends to intervene on the substance use disorder of a loved one, regardless of age and without criminal charges.

The program will also feature the East Kentucky Reproductive Health Project, an effort led by young women who are producing and distributing media that explores the sexual and reproductive health experiences, concerns and needs of women in the region.

In addition to the work done by the organization, Health Three60 also tells the story of the power of people sharing their personal stories and how social media is increasingly being used in the realm of advocacy.

Health Three60, which is produced with funding from the Foundation for Healthy Kentucky, also airs Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 11/10 am and Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 4/3 pm on the Kentucky Channel.

Health Three60

Topic focuses on connection between mental and physical health

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

On the next Health Three60, host Renee Shaw and guests will explore the impact of depression, stress and anxiety on physical health and look at health care solutions that connect a person’s mind and body. The program premieres Monday, Oct. 8 at 9/8 pm CT on KET.

Stress, anxiety and depression are facts of modern life, and nearly everyone experiences these conditions in one form or another from time to time. This Health Three60 explores how much stress, anxiety and mild depression impacts physical health and how much poor physical health contributes to heightened mental conditions. The program also explores how the current health care system assumes there is no connection between mental and physical health and how that concept is about to change.

In the program’s first segment, “It’s All Connected,” experts lay out the case both empirically and anecdotally for the mind-body connection and explore the evolutionary role of stress. Statistics will be discussed, including the fact that 70 percent of visits to a primary care doctor are psychosocial in nature rather than biological. Panelists will help viewers understand the implications of that surprising statistic.

The next segment, “Finding Balance,” features two women, one who has rheumatoid arthritis and struggles with depression and another who has bi-polar disorder and Hashimoto’s syndrome, a thyroid disorder. Both discuss how they have had to bridge the gap themselves when it came to determining the connection between mental and physical health. Using these stories, panelists discuss treatments and avenues for preserving optimal health and mental health.

The third segment, “Breaking Down the Walls,” looks at the heath care gap for people on the far end of the spectrum: those who suffer with either severe mental illness or severe physical problems. The program visits Pennyroyal Mental Health Center in Hopkinsville to talk about the problems of care integration for the most vulnerable and to look at strategies and visionary plans that are making a difference.

Health Three60

Topic is heart disease, the leading cause of death in the nation and the state

Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

KET’s newest health-and-wellness program, Health Three60, begins its second season with a look at cardiovascular disease among Kentuckians in “The Heart Facts.” Host Renee Shaw and guests will discuss this leading cause of death in the nation and the state. It airs Monday, Sept. 17 at 9/8 pm CT on KET.

Join @KET on Twitter as we share the important facts, figures and advice from the program’s panelists live throughout the show. Follow the conversation with #healththree60.

Increased rates of obesity, type-2 diabetes, hypertension and sedentary lifestyles in Kentucky have contributed to the rising prevalence of cardiovascular disease. While ground-breaking advancements in treatment have been made, far too many people are unaware that they are at serious risk until it is too late. This Health Three60 program also discusses how women are especially susceptible to heart disease and yet are less likely to seek treatment.

Here’s a preview of some facts from the program:

  • We lose 40 Kentuckians every day to cardiovascular disease. Most are women.
  • 10 times more women are lost to cardiovascular disease than to breast cancer.
  • Since the 1960s, overall death rate from heart disease has gone down: 1960s: 500 per 100,000; today: 250 per 100,000.
  • 5 big cardiovascular disease risk factors: family history, smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes.

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