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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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.

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.

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Salt is so common that many of us don't realize its role in history, or in our health. In this episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd examines where salt comes from, it's long history, and why it is a crucial ingredient for our good health.

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.

  • Cases of the zika virus have been reported in two of the Four Corners states.
  • Two Democratic legislators in Utah have filed an ethics complaint over the refusal of a law firm to share information about suing for control of federal lands.

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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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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Brittany Meyer, a new mother, about how she is working to raise her daughter in a healthy environment full of natural curiosity and free of industrial toxins.