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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Rebecca Claussen, an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Human Services at Fort Lewis College, about the latest information on genetically modified foods, including new GMO fish products that may soon be available to consumers, and a ballot initiative in Colorado to label genetically modified foods.
Pregnant women who quit smoking are much less likely to have pre-mature and low birth weight babies and reduce the damage that second-hand smoke can have on their babies. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks to Midge Kirk with the Target Tobacco Action Group about "Baby and Me", a smoking cessation program that helps pregnant women quit smoking during and after their pregnancy.