Eating Well and Feeling Well

Nov 9, 2015
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Food is such normal part of our lives that we sometimes forget how much what we eat affects our mood and well-being. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Tess Challis, a vegan chef and author who helps people eat delicious, nutritious foods that also contribute to inner wellness and holistic health.

Getting Help With Parenting

Nov 4, 2015
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SafeCare is an in-home program that provides training for parenting, child safety, and child health. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Midge Kirk, director of the SafeCare program at the Montezuma County Public Health Department, about how the program supports parents in keeping their home safe for children and taking care of their child’s basic health care needs.

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Parkinson's Disease is a difficult condition for those affected, but also for their care givers. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Cheryl Siefert from the Parkinson Association of the Rockies, and Linda Carter with C&G Health Care Management, about the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease, and about an upcoming forum for those who care for patients or loved ones who suffer from Parkinson's or other debilitating diseases.

The Power of Music As We Age

Oct 7, 2015
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Research on how music affects our health and well-being consistently shows that it can have a profound effect on older people who are suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's Disease.

Chalkbeat Colorado

In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Shamai Buckel, a founding member of the Kiva Montessori Charter School in Cortez, and Laurie Hall of The Farm Bistro restaurant about their collaboration to feed Kiva students fresh, local foods at lunch time, and the impact it has on children's health and well-being.

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.