Archives for Common Health

Common Health 1/21/09

Producer/Host: Jim Fisher

Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

Topic: Outdoor Recreation and Health

What are the trends for outdoor recreation?  What are some of the health benefits?  What is the role of a guide in outdoor exploration?

Guests:  Sheridan Steele, Superintendent, Acadia National Park;  Darrin Kelly, owner of Andea EcoExpeditions

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Common Health 12/17/08

Producer/Host: Jim Fisher

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: Society & Disability

What is a disability?  What obstacles most affect disabled people?  What is the public response?

Guests: Josephine Cooper, Director of Faith in Action: Community Connections working to assist elderly and disabled people in Hancock County;  Tom Stipe,  Community Advocate who turned his disability into a community accesibility initiative

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Common Health 11/19/08

Producer/Host: Jim Fisher

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: Healthy Wildlife

How does development affect wildlife? What are some priority concerns about toxic chemicals in the environment? How are people mobilizing to change laws?

Guests: Wing Goodale, Coastal Bird Program Director, BioDiversity Research Institute; Adam Goode, Organizer, Environmental Programs, Maine People’s Alliance; Matt Prindiville, Project Director, Toxics and Federal Climate Issues, Natural Resources Council of Maine

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Common Health 10/15/08

Producer/Host: Jim Fisher

Topic: Keeping Warm in the Winter

What is the THAW fund?  How can people meet their emergency heating needs?  What are the solar alternatives?

Guests: Eleanor West, WHCA, Director of Community Services;  Frank John, Revision Energy, Engineer, installing alternative energy systems.

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Common Health 9/17/08

Producer/Host: Jim Fisher

Topic: Adolescent Health

What are the stages of adolescence?  What is motivational interviewing?  What are some of the major health issues confronting adolescents?

Guest: Dr. Jonathan Fanburg, Pediatrician with Maine Coast Memorial Hospital and director of several public health studies

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Common Health 7/16/08

Producer/Host: Jim Fisher

Topic: Sun, Sand and Skin Cancer

How much sun is enough and how much is too much?  What are some other causes of skin cancer and how do these interact with exposure to the sun?  What can we do to prevent skin cancer?

Guest:
Norman Sykes, MD, Dermatologist with
Down East Dermatology and MDI Memorial Hospital
Suite 2300 50 Union Street Ellsworth, ME 04605  Tel: 207-664-5660

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Common Health 6/18/08

Producer/Host: Jim Fisher

Topic: Transportation and Health
What is the relationship between global climate change and obesity? What are some long range transportation changes that we will need to make to reduce air pollution and increase fitness? What can we do now to conserve oil and increase our well being?

Guests:
Stephanie Clement, Conservation Director Friends of Acadia www.friendsofacadia.org;
Carey Kish of Portland, Maine is the former president and founding member of MOAC, the Maine Outdoor Adventure Club. A Registered Maine Guide. Carey writes the almost-daily blog Trail Head at MaineToday.com, and a bi-weekly column on hiking and camping for the Maine Sunday Telegram. He is the manager of GO MAINE, Maine’s statewide commuter service and organizer of the annual Commute Another Way Day. www.gomaine.org

Common Health 5/21/08

Producer/Host: Jim Fisher

Topic: Addiction & Recovery

What is the difference between use, abuse, dependence and addiction?  What are some warning signs?  How can family members help?

Guests: Ed Oechslie, Executive Director, Mount Desert Island Alcohol and Drug Abuse Group, 207-244-4012;  Barbara Royal, Executive Director, Open Door Recovery Center, Ellsworth, Maine 207-667-3210

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