(Originally aired on 91.5 KJZZ-FM, December 12, 2018) Congress approved the Affordable Care Act (ACA) more than eight years ago, and it continues to be a political flash point both here in Arizona and in Washington, DC. The health care law has been loved and loathed, but is it working? To get a sense of that, The Show program on KJZZ-FM spoke with Swapna Reddy, a clinical assistant professor with the College of Health Solutions.
Medical Cannabis: What’s real, what’s blowin’ smoke, and what’s flat out dangerous?
Medical marijuana is touted as a miracle drug for everything from anxiety to epilepsy. It’s also big business in Arizona, with dispensaries selling more than 40 tons of cannabis products in 2017, bringing in millions of state tax dollars. Yet the medical profession is divided on the benefits and dangers of this drug, which remains illegal in 20 states.
Moderators: Dr. Joseph Sirven, Prof. Swapna Reddy and Dr. Gregory Mayer Guests: Dr. Jason Robert and Dr. Angus Wilfong Theme music "Quit Bitching" by Broke for Free is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
(Originally aired on 91.5 KJZZ-FM, October 17, 2018) One of the hot topics in last week's debate between Martha McSally and Kristen Sinema was health care. KJZZ took a closer look into the issue and came to Swapna Reddy for clarification on the details.
(Originally aired on 91.5 KJZZ-FM, October 15, 2018) A study published in the American Journal of Public Health analyzed evidence on sitting, smoking and health. The study found sitting is not the new smoking.
Sitting has commonly been associated with smoking, with some sources even suggesting that smoking is better than sitting. But the study said the two are not comparable.
ASU College of Health Solutions associate professor Matthew Buman authored the study with other researchers, and said the idea that sitting is the new smoking has no basis in evidence.
ASU's College of Health Solutions hosts a series of panel discussions on timely and controversial topics in health. Each session brings together experts from health, medicine, business, policy and law to examine the medical, ethical and legal issues surrounding such topics as diversity in health care, medical cannabis, end-of-life decisions and medical mistakes.
This episode asks: is there enough diversity in the medical profession to even give you the option to choose who to go to for treatment, either now or in the future?
(Originally aired on 91.5 KJZZ-FM, October 14, 2018) Any medical condition can be seen in the school nurse office: kids with chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma, food allergies requiring daily and sometimes emergency medications. Other kids are going through very adult problems like chemotherapy, awaiting transplants, and need to be tube fed, catheterized or counseled about pregnancy. And someone has to handle playground emergencies like broken arms and concussions.
Dashboard Kitchen marries the convenience of a meal-kit delivery service with education and health intervention. Founded by ASU dietetics student and culinary queen, Erin Washbon, Dashboard Kitchen helps make the transition into a healthier lifestyle attainable, stress-free and fun!
(Originally aired on 91.5 KJZZ-FM, August 22, 2018) Recently, Chrissy Barth, a nutritionist in the College of Health Solutions, appeared on NPR affiliate 91.5 KJZZ-FM.
According to a recent study, the summer heat can actually turn you into a food-crazed monster, especially foods that you don’t have to cook in a hot kitchen. But don’t worry, Barth has tips to help you become human again.
Barth says if you’re in this pattern and want to stop, get into a healthy routine starting with 20 grams of protein at breakfast, repeating that at lunch and dinner too. But making that good choice first thing in the morning really helps keep cravings at bay.
You should also consider that, before you get a 15th tasting sample at the ice cream store, you might not be craving sugar at all, you could be actually just be thirsty.
Built into the heart of Arizona’s capital city, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus is a unique metropolitan campus experience. Emily and Ben of the Inside ASU podcast talk with College of Health Solutions student Laurina Woyee about why she loves the Downtown Phoenix campus, and find out why the omelet guy might be the deciding factor if you choose to study on this campus.
On a recent radio segment focused the heatwave at the time, The Show on NPR affiliate KJZZ-FM reached out to Siddhartha Angadi, assistant professor in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University for comment. He says healthy people are resilient in the face of heat. Listen for more.
(Originally aired on 91.5 KJZZ-FM, July 24, 2018) The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says one in 59 kids in the United States has autism spectrum disorder (ASD) — that’s as of earlier this year.
Many of the statistics about ASD, as well as interventions, are focused on children. But, Professor Blair Braden is looking into how autism affects people as they get older and how that compares with people without ASD.
Her study has been going on for about four years and now includes both men and women with autism.
(Originally aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, January 16, 2018) If you've made it a goal to save money, lose weight, or make any kind of lifestyle changes, you've probably heard the conventional wisdom telling you to make small changes. But Christopher Wharton, Associate Professor in the Arizona State University College of Health Solutions, argues that taking small steps doesn't really accomplish anything. Moreover, he says people should actually aim to make big changes all at once.
Swapna Reddy, clinical assistant professor Science of Health Care Delivery, was recently heard nationwide on Sirius XM Channel 111, Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School, as she spoke on Maternal Mortality.
Yuna Buhrman interviews Colleen Cordes about her experience in the nationally-recognized ACUE Certificate in Effective College Instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE). ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices prepares college educators to implement all of the essential practices shown to improve student outcomes.