In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Rebecca Claussen, an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Human Services at Fort Lewis College, about the latest information on genetically modified foods, including new GMO fish products that may soon be available to consumers, and a ballot initiative in Colorado to label genetically modified foods.
Pregnant women who quit smoking are much less likely to have pre-mature and low birth weight babies and reduce the damage that second-hand smoke can have on their babies. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks to Midge Kirk with the Target Tobacco Action Group about "Baby and Me", a smoking cessation program that helps pregnant women quit smoking during and after their pregnancy.
Non-operative joint and spine care using an approach centered around physical therapy, injections, and tailored medical treatment can help restore function and reduce suffering for patients with acute and chronic pain. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Dustin Cole, a pain management specialist with Southwest Health System, about how these procedures work, how they can benefit patients dealing with pain management, and why dealing with pain is also important for families and friends of those with chronic pain.
In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Sandhya Tillotson from 4Core, the Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency, about making sure your home is free of poisonous radon and carbon monoxide gases, and how to identify and mitigate household items that may contain toxic chemicals.
Host Joanie Trussel talks with licensed midwife Dr. Jannelli Miller about why some expecting mothers are choosing to deliver their babies at home, and discusses why home births offer some advantages over hospital births.
Host Joanie Trussel talks with Dave Hart and John Parker of the Pinyon Project Family Resource Center about how the health care insurance exchange, or marketplace, is being accessed by Coloradoans under the Affordable Care Act. Originally aired on October 22nd, 2013.
Host Lyn Patrick talks with mining reclamation expert Jens Deichmann about the current situation with the Red Arrow Mine gold mining waste and milling facilities near Mancos, Colorado, and the regulatory and health issues related to the toxic materials that have been found at the site. Originally aired on October 8th, 2013.
KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with host Lyn Patrick about the worldwide diabetes epidemic, and how pollutants in our oceans may be causing farmed salmon to be a contributing factor to this massive health issue. Originally aired on July 16th, 2013.
Host Joanie Trussel talks with certified midwife Janneli Miller about the differences in natural childbirth and hospital births, and how midwives work to help women have healthy birth experiences. Originally aired on July 2nd, 2013.