A 333% increase in alcohol-related deaths in Kentucky over the last two decades with dramatic increases among women and the middle-aged. | Efforts are underway in Eastern Kentucky to reduce Kentucky's high rate of type 2 diabetes . | In our continuing series on the 19th Amendment, we look at the major, society-shifting changes after establishing women's right to vote. | A Transylvania University student has created trading cards of influential women.
Segment One: LISTEN*
Segment Two: LISTEN
Parker Hobson - Confronting KY's high rate of type-2 diabetes (see note below)
The report by Appalshop's Parker Hobson is the first in a series about efforts underway in Eastern Kentucky to reduce through lifestyle changes Kentucky's high rates of type 2 diabetes. This report was made possible, in part, by the Kentucky Department of Public Health.
To see if you might be at risk for pre-diabetes, there is a short quiz you can take at http://doihaveprediabetes.org.
Music in this report ("Bergen County Farewell" and "Across the Tappen Zee") was performed by Glenn Jones & Laura Baird, from the WFMU collection on the Free Music Archive.