Cecil Roberts: Miners Moved Congress

On June 12, Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers of America, was the final speaker at the 2020 West Virginia Association of Black Lung Clinics annual conference. Roberts began his remarks with a video clip of former miners testifying before the House Education and Labor Committee in June 2019 about contracting black lung […]

Best Medicine May Be Walking

Another story in our series, Prevent Diabetes EKY, this report focuses on an innovative health improvement program happening in connection with the City of Whitesburg/Letcher County Farmers’ Market. We hear from participants, some diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, who walk one mile on the city’s public walking track every week and, in return, get a […]

Willa Johnson: Diet Makes A Difference

Willa Johnson, a single mom from McRoberts, KY, has long struggled with health problems but didn’t realize she was in the prediabetes range until she found out her glucose levels were rising. She spoke with reporter Parker Hobson about her efforts to change her diet to one based on healthy foods, some of the obstacles […]

Patsy Adams: Check Your Sugar!

Letcher County’s Patsy Adams grew up surrounded by family members who suffered from diabetes, but she didn’t realize she had it until it was almost too late. In this profile, she talks about the hard road she has traveled since and encourages listeners to get their A1C levels checked so they can take action to […]

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