In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick talks with Dr. Tetyana Obukanych, a PhD immunologist who has written a book on the other side of vaccines and immunity, about studies that show the measles vaccine has limited effectiveness, and why a focus on a healthy immune system may be the best way to combat measles.
Alzheimer's disease is a condition that many families are trying to better understand as their loved ones deal with this tragic condition. 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 how Alzheimer's disease can be recognized, how families and caregivers can help those who are affected by the disease, and what resources are available locally to assist those who need help.
In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Zen Honeycutt, founder of Moms Across America, a group dedicated to GMO labeling in our food supply, about why she and other mothers are taking a stand against GMOs, and how she was able to have a face-to-face interaction with the CEO of Monsanto.
In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick talks with Dr. Larry Palevsky, a board-certified pediatrician, about the recent measles outbreak that has led to blaming of parents who choose not to vaccinate their children, proposed legislation for mandatory vaccination, and vaccine safety and the potential risks of vaccination.
Living independently as an older person with a serious medical condition is dangerous if nobody can regularly check on their well-being. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Doris McDonald, CareLink Manager at Southwest Memorial Hospital, about technology that allows people to quickly contact emergency personnel in the event of an accident or health emergency.
Chewing tobacco is known to be strongly associated with a number of major health problems, including oral cancers, high blood pressure, and gum disease. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Meggie Curtis, Youth Programming Coordinator with the School Community Youth Collaborative, and Midge Kirk, Health Educator and Tobacco Specialist with the Montezuma County Public Health Department, about how local youth are highlighting the problems associated with chew, the upcoming "Through With Chew" week, and how people who use smokeless tobacco can get help to quit.
Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez is embarking on construction of a new inpatient wing and renovation of existing facilities. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sue McWilliams, Montezuma County Hospital District and Southwest Health System Capital Campaign Coordinator, about how these additions will improve the ability of hospital physicians and staff to utilize new technology and streamline access to patient care.
The open enrollment period for getting health care insurance through Colorado's state-run marketplace ends December 15th. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kevin O'Conner from the San Juan Basin Health Department and Linda Gann of Connect For Health Colorado about where residents can shop for an insurance plan, and find out where to get help if you need assistance with your enrollment.
Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S., yet about 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Midge Kirk from the Montezuma County Health Department about why tobacco use remains a big health issue in the U.S., and about the Great American Smokeout, an event which is held each year in November to encourage smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit.
The demands of caregiving can be overwhelming, especially if you feel you have little control over the situation or you’re in over your head. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Linda Carter, Marketing Director at C&G Health Care Management, about how caregivers can get help managing the needs of their loved one, and make sure they take good care of themselves too, at the 4th Annual Montezuma-Dolores Caregiver Forum on November 13th.