Health

Pandora's Box
9:34 am
Tue July 15, 2014

"Organic" Food: What Does It Really Mean?

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The term "organic" is widely used in food labeling, but what does it really mean? In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick and KSJD's Tom Yoder discuss how the term "organic" is defined, how organic food is certified, and why eating organic food is beneficial to your health.

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The Zine
11:40 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Emergency Medical Services in Southeast Utah

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Providing emergency medical services in southeast Utah can be challenging in remote areas where hospital emergency rooms can be many miles away. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with San Juan County Utah EMS Director Linda Larson and Assistant Emergency Manager Tammy Gallegos about how they make sure the people of southeast Utah are cared for in the event of an emergency.

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Pandora's Box
10:04 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Pandora's Box - June 3rd, 2014

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The links between good health and good food are widely accepted and understood, but what about using food as medicine to help patients who are facing cancer? In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with Dr. Nasha Winters, a naturopathic physician who is helping cancer patients to use their diet in tandem with medical treatment like chemotherapy to treat their disease.

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Pandora's Box
9:48 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Pandora's Box - May 20th, 2014

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks to Midge Kirk, Health Educator and Tobacco Specialist with Montezuma County Public Health Department, about e-cigarettes, what effect they have on the health of those who use them, and how they are regulated.

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KSJD
4:41 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

KSJD Airs Mental Health Series

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May is Mental Health Month. This week, we're taking a closer look at the costs of mental illness in Colorado, from both a health and financial standpoint.

The four-part series Untreated: How Ignoring Mental Illness Costs Us All, can be heard at 8:30am, on the KSJD Morning Zine.

The series is a reporting collaboration between Rocky Mountain PBS I-News, and public radio station KUNC in Greeley.

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The Zine
12:44 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Preventing and Treating Skin Cancer

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Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer in the United States, typically developing on skin exposed to the sun. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Jill Schenk, a family physician with Southwest Memorial Physicians, about ways to prevent skin cancer and how it can be diagnosed and treated.

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Health
9:55 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Environmental Regulation At The Four Corners Power Plant

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The Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine were recently evaluated in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement that has raised more questions about the environmental, socioeconomic, and health issues related to the coal-fired power plant and how it affects nearby populations, especially the Diné.

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Pandora's Box
1:31 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Pandora's Box - Sandra Steingraber on Environmental Links to Cancer

In the episode, Pandora's Box co-host Lyn Patrick talks with Sandra Steingraber about her personal experiences with cancer and her work on linking environmental factors with cancer and other disease. This interview was recorded at the Telluride Film Festival in July of 2012.

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Veteran's Affairs
10:37 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Veteran's Affairs - April 25th, 2014

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Veterans in the Four Corners face challenges that are sometimes unknown or misunderstood by the civilian public. In this special KSJD Spring Membership Drive episode of the Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Bert Valencia from VFW Post 5231 about vets of all ages who are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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The Zine
10:26 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Diné Food Sovereignty

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The Diné Policy Institute was established as a research institute to mesh Western research practices with traditional Navajo values. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with James McKenzie, Director of the Diné Policy Institute, about their latest initiative that is focused on food sovereignty for the Diné people.

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