Health

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with co-host Joanie Trussel about how our current political climate is affecting our mental health, the role of the media and consumerism in our relationship to politics, and why being engaged in local politics can help us feel more empowered.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Dr. Lyn Patrick about trans fats: what they are, how they ended up in our foods, and why the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has mandated that trans fats be removed from our food supply in the next 3 years.

Center for Science in the Public Interest Pinterest Trans Fat Wall of Shame: www.cspinet.org/transfat

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Permaculture is typically discussed in terms of its relationship with traditional agriculture. In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Nick and Heather Bartow about how their adoption of permaculture into their lifestyle has had profound effects on their physical, mental, and emotional health.

Information on Nick and Heather's permaculture community building project: www.findinganewway.com

The Nightmare of Living With Morgellon's Disease

Jun 12, 2015
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Morgellon's Disease is an uncommon, unexplained skin disorder characterized by sores, crawling sensations, and in some cases, fiber-like filaments emerging from the sores. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Joe Keleher, who suffered from Morgellon's Disease and has since recovered. Joe's story will be featured on an episode of the TV show "Diagnose Me" on the Discovery Life channel.

Joe's online resources on Morgellon's Disease:

smge.academia.edu/JosephKeleher

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Antibiotic resistance has become a global problem, leaving many exposed to bacteria and other agents of infection that cannot be treated by traditional medicines. In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Lyn Patrick, co-host of Pandora's Box, about how antibiotic resistance was created, new government mandates for antibiotic use in the livestock industry, and surprising new methods to introduce healthy bacteria into people who are sick.

Additional information on antibiotic resistance:

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with co-host Joanie Trussel about happiness, the cultural definitions of happiness, how our modern consumer society creates false ideas about how to be happy, and why gratitude is the key to true happiness and fulfillment.

Food Insecurity In The Four Corners Area

May 15, 2015
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Hunger and lack of access to healthy food is a very real problem in our community. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kristen Tworek, Director of the Good Samaritan Center in Cortez, about what food insecurity looks like in Montezuma and Dolores Counties, and new ways that we can all help to make sure those who need good, nutritional food can get what they need.

Prescription Drug Abuse

May 4, 2015
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Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the United States that has been declared an epidemic by public health organizations. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Laurie Lovedale, Manager of the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Program at Peer Assistance Services, Inc., about why abuse of prescription drugs, especially pain killers, is on the rise, why youth are particularly affected, and ways to make sure that prescription drugs don't fall into the wrong hands.

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The expectations we hold for ourselves around our careers, relationships, and personal accomplishments can be tough to meet.

The Importance of Early Childhood Development

Apr 22, 2015
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Ensuring that children have a strong and healthy start in life is critical to their future success. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Geof Byerly and Vangi McCoy from the Montelores Early Childhood Council about early child health and development, resources available locally to help families provide for their children at an early age, and how the new documentary film "The Raising of America" explores the root causes of class and racial inequities in the health and well being of our kids.

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