"To Your Health" is a weekly segment I produce on WTJU 91.1 FM. It provides listeners in the Charlottesville area with the local scoop on health & wellness.
Interview with a UVA Breast Imaging specialist on Breast Cancer screening.
Interview with a UVA Dietitian on Gluten & Celiac Disease.
Interview with UVA's Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity on the 5th Annual Charlottesville Community Health Fair.
Interview with attendees and volunteers at the 5th Annual Charlottesville Community Health Fair.
Interview with a lactation consultant and the medical director of the Newborn Nursery and the Breastfeeding Medicine program at UVA on the hospital's involvement in Best Fed Beginnings.
Interview with the Chair of Emergency Medicine at UVA on staying healthy in the heat.
It's nearly back to school season. From epi-pens to vaccines, there's a lot to think about when the kids return to the classroom. WTJU's Jennifer Anyaegbunam sat down with Dr. Ann Ranney to find out what health items need to be on your back to school check list. Dr. Ranney is an associate professor of pediatrics at UVA and medical director of Northridge pediatrics with bover 18 years of experience.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that gonorrhea may soon become resistant to antibiotics, and therefore untreatable. WTJU's Jennifer Anyaegbunam sat down with Dr. Michael Rein to fine out what this could potentially mean for your health. Dr. Rein is a professor emeritus at the University of Virginia. He has over 35 years of experience in the field of infectious diseases-- during that time has worked for the CDC and served as the editor-in-chief of the journal, Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm in the united states. While the condition is typically not life threatening, it is associated with an increased risk of stroke. Wtju's Jennifer Anyaegbunam sat down with Dr. Pamela Mason, a Cardiac Electrophysiologist at UVA specializing in heart rhythm disorders, to learn more about the condition.
The UVA Health System recently won a few national honors for the use of Electronic Medical records-- The "Most Connected" award from U.S. News & World Report and a " Most Wired" award from the Hospitals and Health Networks magazine. WTJU's Jennifer Anyaegbunam sat down with Mark Andersen, UVA's interim chief technology and health information officer to find out what UVA's use of electronic medical records means for patient health.
On Friday September 28th, the Hope Community Center in Conjunction with "Students for Community Health" at the University of Virginia will be hosting the 2nd annual pediatric health fair. Its an event focused on teaching kids about health and their bodies. WTJU's Jennifer Anyaegbunam sat down with Lori-Ann Strait, the executive director of the Hope Community Center and Jake Sequeira, a third year medical student at the UVa and a re-founding member of "Students for Community health" -- a group focused on getting students involved in community outreach programs and health based initiatives.
When kids go back to school, the lice come out to play! Lice can spread quickly through schools, so its important for both teachers and parents to know about the disease. WTJU's Jennifer Anyaegbunam sat down with Dr. Heather Quillian-- an assistant professor of general pediatrics at the University of Virginia, to learn about the infection and spread awareness of the problem.
This weekend, The Women's Committee of Martha Jefferson Hospital along with Wells Fargo will host the Nineteenth Annual Martha's Market at the John Paul Jones Arena. The event raises money to benefit Breast Health Programs and Women's Healthcare in Central Virginia. WTJU's Jennifer Anyaegbunam spoke with Mary Beth Revak, a Breast Health Liasion at Martha Jefferson hospital involved with the event. Mary Beth is a registered nurse with certifications in breast care and oncology.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, its a national effort to increase awareness of the disease. WTJU's Jennifer Anyaegbunam recently sat down with Dr. Brandi Nicholson, a Breast Imaging Radiologist at the University of Virginia, to learn more about screening for the disease. Dr. Nicholson is an assistant professor in the department of medical imaging & radiology at the University of Virginia. She is also the program director of the Radiology training program at the University.
The University of Virginia's Annual Family Medicine Halloween Book Giveaway is taking place next week! Instead of candy, these doctors are giving away books and encouraging kids to read. WTJU's Jennifer Anyaegbunam sat down with the book givaway's Co-Organizers, Dr. Tina Ardon and Dr. Madhuri Saligrama, to learn more about the event. Both doctors are residents in the Family Medicine training program at UVA. Dr. Saligrama is second year resident and Dr. Ardon is a third year resident and a chief resident in the program .
On Saturday November 3rd The National Eating Disorder Association ( NEDA) will host its 4th annual walk in Charlottesville on the University of Virginia's Nameless field. WTJU's Jennifer Anyaegbunam sat down with Brooks Brodrick, a junior board member of NEDA and the organizer of the walk in Charlottesville, to learn more about the event. Brooks is an MD/PHD student at UVA graduating this may.
This week the Virginia Blood Services is hosting The Crimson War, a blood donation competition at University of Virginia as part of an ongoing effort to provide much-needed blood to patients in need. While most donations stay local, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Virginia Blood Services has been asked to aid blood centers in New York and New Jersey. WTJU's Jennifer Anyaegbunam sat down with Joshua Smith, Communications Manager for Virginia Blood Services to learn more about the organization and its efforts.
Thanksgiving is coming up. That means some of you may be wondering how to keep healthy during the holiday. WTJU's Jennifer Anyaegbunam sat down with Angie Hasemann, a clniical dietician at the children's fitness clinic at the University of Virginia, to get a few tips on staying on track during the holiday season. Angie Hasemann is a registered dietitian and certified specialist in pediatrics.