(Originally aired on 91.5 KJZZ-FM, September 18, 2019) Proposed changes to SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, could affect up to 40,000 Arizonans, many of the working families. KJZZ reporter Bret Jaspers profiled one such family and spoke to lecturer Maureen McCoy to get an explanation on who qualifies for these benefits.
(Originally aired on 91.5 KJZZ-FM, August 28, 2019) In August 2019, an international traveler competing in Arizona possibly exposed others to measles virus. This adds to the over 1,200 measles cases that have already been reported to the Center for Disease Control this year. Matthew Speer spoke to Nakiesha Johnson on KJZZ-FM Phoenix to stress the importance of being vaccinated for the measles.
(Originally released April 15, 2019) Zach Cordell recently joined the College of Health Solutions faculty as a lecturer after teaching in Florida. He is also a registered dietitian, speaker, podcast host and author. Earlier this year, prior to coming to ASU, he appeared on the Sound Bites podcast hosted by Melissa Joy Dobbins MS, RDN, CDE - The Guilt-Free RD. They have a fun conversation about how understanding someone's culture can help dietitians support patients make lasting health behavior changes.
Highlights from the March 21 event. Maternal Mortality in the US- We Can and Must Do Better for Our Women & Mothers. The United States has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the developed world. African American women in particular are experiencing this statistic at much higher rates than other racial and ethnic groups. What can be done to reverse the course on this tragic reality for so many women and families in the U.S.? How do health care delivery systems contribute to the problem? How can they be part of the solution? What is the role of policy? What are the roles of race, racism and bias?
Brought to you with support from ASU's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy. Co-sponsored by The Humanities Lecture Series.
From the spring semester February 7 event. Fake health news: Trustworthy medical advice in the digital era. Can you trust the health information you’re getting on the web? How much should you base your health decisions on it? How can you know what information is accurate?
(Originally posted June 8, 2019) From the Zombified description: If you’re worried that you’ve been zombified by your diet, give this a listen! In this episode, nutritionist and ASU professor Corrie Whisner talks about food, diet and the nutritional needs of zombies. How does our relationship with food relate to our personal autonomy? How can we tell fact from fad in the diet industry? How many calories are in a brain? All your zombie diet questions, all answered here. Subscribe here.
(Originally released May 15, 2019 - Sound Bites podcast) Refined grains sometimes get a bad rap, but Glenn Gaesser recently joined Sound Bites RD Melissa Joy Dobbins to discuss the benefits and its effects on diabetes.
While they are frequently characterized as unhealthy, this can be attributed to their inclusion in a dietary pattern that contains other foods that are the real culprits in the link between an unhealthy dietary pattern and increased risk of a number of chronic diseases. Given this, we might consider differentiating between what could be called “indulgent grains,” which are usually fried and/or covered in sugar, and refined grains, which have been enriched and/or fortified to help alleviate shortfalls of vital nutrients including B-vitamins, folic acid, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and the mineral iron.
What is Orthorexia? That is the question that State Press podcaster Farah Eltohamy had for Megan Kniskern, a lecturer of nutrition and health promotion in the College of Health Solutions. Is it dangerous to strive to be too healthy? That is part of the answer.
(Originally aired on 91.5 KJZZ-FM, January 22, 2019) About 120,000 Arizonans who are on medicare or medicaid will soon be required to follow a new “community engagement” rule, that was approved for Arizonans on Friday, in order to keep their free health care .
Those with that requirement will need to complete 80 hours per month of work or job searching, school, training or community service. Not completing those hours could lead to a suspension of their health care for two months.
KJZZ-FM spoke with Swapna Reddy, clinical associate professor, to learn more.
(Originally aired on 91.5 KJZZ-FM, January 16, 2019) Now more than ever, people are taking the medical advice they find on social media. But, how do we know if this information is actually true and can't do more damage than good? On this segment, Dr. Joseph Sirven explores the dangers of "Fake Health News" and previews the topic that will be discussed at the February 7 "We Need To Talk" event.
Dementia 101 - Dealing with the disease from the family perspective: Dementia may seem like a long way off, but disease, high blood pressure, stroke or brain trauma can cause loss of mental function, no matter your age. And what if a parent starts to show symptoms of early onset dementia? Will you be the one caring for them? And is there anything you can do now to keep your own brain healthy and avoid dementia when you are older?
(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.