health

Veterans and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Jan 29, 2016
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder and Bert Valencia from local VFW Post 5231 talk with Dr. R.J. Turner, staff psychologist with the Veterans Administration, about what post-traumatic stress disorder involves, the misconceptions that the public has about PTSD, and why its important to better understand this mental health condition.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Bob Bragg of Ag Markets & More and co-host Lyn Patrick about Concentrated Animal Feedlot Operations; the current problems with these operations and what is being done to address them.

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Host Lyn Patrick talks with Shushana Castle, author of The Meaty Truth: Why Our Food Is Destroying Our Health and Environment—and Who Is Responsible about the food industry and human health problems that are related to the mistreatment of the animals that we eat.

Misuse and Overuse of Antibiotics

Jan 6, 2016
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The overuse and misuse of antibiotics are key factors contributing to antibiotic resistance. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Marc Meyer, pharmacist at Southwest Health System, who is working to help hospitals and physicians move toward more appropriate antibiotic use in order to minimize resistance and other related medical problems.

Montezuma School To Farm Project

In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Gretchen Groenke with Mancos FoodShare about food insecurity and how education about food systems and food production for our children is a key part of the solution.


Sleep Deprivation at the Holidays

Dec 23, 2015
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In this encore episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder and co-host Lyn Patrick discuss the importance of a good night's sleep, the toll that sleep deprivation takes on our health, and why sleep and rest are vital to surviving the busy holiday season.

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Food insecurity is a condition where individuals or families don't have access to adequate amounts of food. In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder and host Lyn Patrick talk about how food insecurity is affecting children and expecting mothers, and how it can lead to conditions like obesity and other serious health problems.


Living Independently With A Disability

Dec 11, 2015
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The Southwest Center for Independence provides independent living services for people with disabilities, and facilitates the inclusion of all people into everyday roles. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with LuAnne Herman of the  Southwest Center for Independence about their mission to help people with disabilities to be respected members of their communities, and give back to the community from their unique strengths.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Pandora's Box co-host Joanie Trussel about internet addiction, what it looks like in its most extreme cases, how it is affecting children, and how parents can look at their own behaviors and set limits to help maintain healthy relationships with the digital world.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with Dr. Celia Chen, Ecotoxicologist in the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College, about her research on mercury in the environment, how it gets into the fish in our lakes and rivers, and its potential impacts on human health.

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