Commentary articles

Opinion: Family Physicians Keep an Eye On All Aspects of Our Health

By Dr. Patty Swiney  We put in a lot of work to maintain our homes, cars and gadgets throughout the year, including regular maintenance and services checks. But how can we do the same for our most important asset: our health?   That’s where Kentucky’s family physicians come in. Family physicians, like myself, develop strong, long-lasting

Opinion: Drug Pricing Reform Should Be About Saving Lives Through Innovation

By Kyle Keeney Around the world, millions of patients, suffering from cancer, Alzheimer’s, cystic fibrosis, and many other chronic diseases, are holding onto hope that one day soon there will be a cure—and America’s biopharmaceutical companies are dedicated to turning these hopes into reality.   We all recently witnessed the power of innovation when the world

Nurses Must Set Example On Vaccines

It’s no secret that the medical community, and specifically nurses, have been on the frontlines of this global pandemic since day one. We have carried a significant weight during this crisis, but our work is not yet over. With mandates and recommendations lifting, it’s more critical now than ever that we are setting an example

What is an end-of-life doula?

By Michelle Churchman Say the word doula, and most people think of the women who assist other women during childbirth. Birth doulas or midwives, while an ancient concept, became legitimized and recognized in this country in the past few decades. Today, many of those same people who pushed to give birth to their babies at