Health

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According to Great Outdoors Colorado, American kids only spend an average of four to seven minutes per day outside, diminishing their connection to nature and the environment. KSJD's Tom Yoder spoke with Ellen Shinkle, Coordinator for the Montezuma Inspire Coalition, about the importance of kids spending more time outdoors, and how the organization is seeking to provide youth in Montezuma County with opportunities to get outside.

The Benefits of Meditation Practice

Jul 11, 2016
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Meditation is a practice that more and more evidence shows can have significant mental and physical health benefits. In this three-part series for Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Joanie Trussel, co-host of Pandora's Box, about what meditation is and is not, research into the health benefits of meditation, and some tips on how to start and maintain a regular meditation practice.

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Long-distance endurance racing can be a grueling physical ordeal and it is critical that racers prepare themselves properly. in this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Dustin Partridge, owner of Zuma Natural Foods and long-distance endurance racer, about the nutrition required for endurance races, and why it is critical for good race performance and staying healthy.

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Hantavirus is showing up in the Four Corners area again this spring, which can be dangerous for farmers and others who are cleaning out barns and out buildings. In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Craig Manning from the Centers For Disease Control’s virology department about the signs and symptoms of a hantavirus infection, and ways to stay safe and prevent being infected.

Marijuana and Youth In Colorado

May 13, 2016
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Recreational marijuana legalization in Colorado has created new issues for parents to understand as they try to educate their children about the drug. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Erin Flynn and Rebecca Roppolo, substance abuse educators from the Colorado Department of Public Health, about marijuana laws in Colorado, how legal pot has affected youth here, and how to make sure that marijuana doesn't get into the hands of kids.

Women In The Military: Changes and Challenges

Apr 29, 2016
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Veterans in the Four Corners area face challenges that many of us are not aware of. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Sally Mead, a Readjustment Counseling Therapist with the Department of Veterans Affairs, about some of the issues that women veterans are facing, and why getting access to mental health services continues to be a problem for many vets.

Planning Ahead for Healthcare Decisions

Apr 19, 2016
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National Healthcare Decisions Day is a time for all of us to consider the importance of planning our healthcare decisions in advance. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Michelle Cameron, Marketing Director at Hospice of Montezuma, about why it is critical for us to document our wishes about future healthcare decisions so that our families and loved ones don't have to make them for us.

Negative body image is a widespread problem that can have devastating effects on physical and mental health. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Pandora's Box host Joanie Trussel about how the media is mainly to blame for this problem, and what to do to regain a positive sense of our bodies.

Medicine Horses

Mar 29, 2016
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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Lynne Howarth, the Executive Director of the Medicine Horse Center, about why horses are used in therapy for people of all ages, their special connection to human emotions, and the programs that the Medicine Horse Center offers.

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In this episode of KSJD's Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder and Bert Valencia of local VFW Post 5231 talk with Tony Seahorn, a Vietnam veteran who has post-traumatic stress, and his wife Janet about how PTSD has affected their family and the ways they have dealt with it to maintain healthy, loving relationships.


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