The Colorado Kids Count Report

Sep 24, 2015

Since its first release 22 years ago, Colorado Kids Count has become the most trusted source for information on Colorado children. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Vangi McCoy, Coordinator for the Montelores Early Childhood Council, and Sarah Hughes, Research Director for the Colorado Children's Campaign, about what data the Kids Count program looks at, and what it tells us about the health and well-being of our kids.

The Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease

Sep 11, 2015
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Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder that causes memory loss and cognitive decline, mostly in older adults. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Elaine Stumpo, Regional Director of the Alzheimer's Association of Southwest Colorado, and Linda Carter, Marketing Director at C&G Health Care Management, about this life-changing disease, how it is being treated, and an upcoming local event to raise awareness of how to help those who suffer from Alzheimer's disease.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel and KSJD's Tom Yoder talk about food, how what we eat can have serious impacts on our mental health, the connection between our gut and depression, and foods we should avoid or increase in our diet to help maintain positive mental health.

Yoga for Military Veterans

Aug 3, 2015
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Yoga is known for its health benefits and a way to alleviate the stress of everyday life, and has been shown to be particularly helpful to veterans. 

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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:

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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:

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:

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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.