In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Tamara Rubin, founder and director of Lead Safe America, about how her children were poisoned by lead during a home renovation project which left them with long-term neurological problems, how Lead Safe America works to bring awareness about lead that is in household items and toys, and ways to make sure your family avoids the dangers of lead poisoning.
Long seen as a component of spiritual practices, mindfulness is more and more being integrated into the workplace. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with New York Times reporter David Gelles and Bettina Slusar of NewCo about how they are encouraging businesses and individuals to be more mindful at work in order to reduce stress, become more efficient, and form deeper connections with others.
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.