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Health Matters is a hour-long program that focuses on the health care needs of the mountain region. The weekly program is a co-production of Morehead State Public Radio and the Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center. AHEC offices are located at the Saint Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland. Host Tony Weaver, a practicing physician in Rowan County, and his team of health experts interview guests and discuss health issues like obesity, tobacco use, heart disease, exercise and other topics concerning the well being of eastern Kentuckians.

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Health Matters is a hour-long program that focuses on the health care needs of the mountain region. The weekly program is a co-production of Morehead State Public Radio and the Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center. AHEC offices are located at the Saint Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland. Host Tony Weaver, a practicing physician in Rowan County, and his team of health experts interview guests and discuss health issues like obesity, tobacco use, heart disease, exercise and other topics concerning the well being of eastern Kentuckians.

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By Rudd_ - Aug 06 2016
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I live in New Orleans. I used to listen to this show on MSPR when I was in grad school while driving to work and would catch a bit of it. Either its really good or I'm a creature of habit because I've listened weekly since probably 2010.

Well worth your time

By dsnettleton - Sep 30 2007
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These podcasts are wonderful because I can listen to Dr. Tony Weaver from all the way in Minnesota. Health Matters is informative and fun to listen to. Kind of like "Car Talk," but with medicine. Sort of...

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By Rudd_ - Aug 06 2016
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I live in New Orleans. I used to listen to this show on MSPR when I was in grad school while driving to work and would catch a bit of it. Either its really good or I'm a creature of habit because I've listened weekly since probably 2010.

Well worth your time

By dsnettleton - Sep 30 2007
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These podcasts are wonderful because I can listen to Dr. Tony Weaver from all the way in Minnesota. Health Matters is informative and fun to listen to. Kind of like "Car Talk," but with medicine. Sort of...

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Health Matters is a hour-long program that focuses on the health care needs of the mountain region. The weekly program is a co-production of Morehead State Public Radio and the Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center. AHEC offices are located at the Saint Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland. Host Tony Weaver, a practicing physician in Rowan County, and his team of health experts interview guests and discuss health issues like obesity, tobacco use, heart disease, exercise and other topics concerning the well being of eastern Kentuckians.

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Holiday Shopping Companion Show

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This show consists of carefully selected brief health topics to help you get through your holiday shopping. From colon cancer prevention to marijuana to hamburgers and hotdog sales in Kentucky, we have all the essential health information you need for the holidays, condensed into nugget form, perfect for while you are driving to the mall or waiting for Santa to talk to the children. Happy holiday shopping to our listeners, and you are welcome.

Dec 04 2019

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HalloThanksMas 2019 show

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It is time once again to celebrate that sacred, yet profane, season when we dress up as sexy dead people, eat too much, watch football, and buy each other gifts. Health Matters brings our contribution—this discussion of colon cancer screening, theme park cameras, vaping, and preventing heart attacks. If you are stuck in a long line waiting to spend your money, we will keep you company.

Nov 26 2019

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Good Health Is Hard to Find Show

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This show is dedicated to a friend and financial advisor, Wes Holland, who observed, “bankers don’t wear hoodies”. We talk about the dangers of senior citizens managing their finances, and discuss the top 12 Time magazine innovations that would change healthcare in the 2020s. Be sure to wash your hands before the show, and you may want to rinse out your ears afterwards.

Nov 19 2019

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Health Matters Armistice Show

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100 years ago, at 11 AM on November 11, 1919, British leaders observed a two-minute period of silence to honor those soldiers who had died in World War I. That celebration spread around the world, triggering the predecessor of our Veterans Day. Many things have changed in the era of modern warfare, but unfortunately the loss of human life to achieve political ends remains. We salute our war heroes from all wars with this offering regarding handwashing, taking your blood pressure medicines at nighttime, and reconstructing a person’s face from their MRI scan.

Nov 13 2019

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13.5th Annual Fall Fall Spectacular show

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Subtitled “Dead Men Don’t Move”, this show is about pronouncing a person dead, dealing with families, remaining upright, osteoporosis, and shoes with tread. Our two favorite articles are the fall prevention intervention from China that was badly translated, and the “Dead or Married” article illustrating the rising gap in life expectancy between married and single adults.

Oct 23 2019

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You Had Me at Meat Show

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This show is dedicated to reviewing the latest findings regarding red meat and processed meat consumption. Nutrition experts issued a week recommendation that there is no reason to change your current meat intake to improve your health. This is opposite the recommendations of many groups, and sure to create a controversy, but their numbers are very large and their math looks sound. Grab some red meat and listen to us expose our ignorance.

Oct 15 2019

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We Got Board Show

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We celebrate the (anticipated) close to the fall fundraiser with this show, reviewing the benefits of magnetic helmets in Alzheimer disease, the dangers of vaping, especially vaping marijuana, Kentucky's massive outbreak of hepatitis, and the use of fans during extreme heat waves. This reminder from our sponsor, the Vaccination League: get your fall flu shot, and enjoy the show.

Oct 08 2019

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Do We Soundboard? Show

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Okay, this is fairly simple. Morehead State Public Radio needs money. You got money. How about we make a deal? We give you classical music, jazz music, bluegrass music, folk music, national news, state news, regional news, local news, weather, sports, interesting historical tidbits on The Readers Notebook, storytelling-- even the traffic report from Isonville (mostly clear with a chance of tractors). You give us money. Then we buy a new soundboard, and we do it all again.

Oct 01 2019

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So Long, Vikram Lander Show

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This show gives us a chance to expound on the things that vex us – teenage children, werewolves, optimism, women’s health, vaccinations – while paying our respects to the ill-fated Vikram Lander. Just as it crashed on the moon's surface, we show you that radio shows can crash as well. The Vaccination League reminds you it is time to get your flu shot. But wait until after the show.

Sep 24 2019

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September: Still All the Bugs and All the Heat Show

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It is September, it is still hot, there are still chiggers and ticks, and the Health Matters crew is still discussing the definition of middle-age. We can only hope that the season and the show will change. This show talks about the epidemic of pulmonary disease and death due to vaping that, at time of recording, still baffles the CDC. We talk about moving more and sitting less, suicides, mental health days for high school and college students, and Robo docs to improve access to healthcare.

Sep 18 2019

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Welcome to the Middle Ages show

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Due to uncertainty among some of our co-medical hosts (Rick) about when middle age begins, we developed this show to provide clarity. We revisit the question of middle aged men smelling worse than any other age group, talk about germ suits, discuss seven foods to avoid at all costs, and discuss why the US healthcare system is so darned expensive.

Sep 11 2019

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Why Does the Hubble Constant Change so Much? Show

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Scientists believe our universe has been expanding since the Big Bang. The Hubble constant is a number expressing the speed of expansion of the universe. There are several methods of measuring the Hubble constant, and each one leads to a substantially different value. Scientists don’t blame each other when the numbers don’t add up, they simply agree that they need to understand the universe better. We need to understand each other better, which is why we talk about vertigo, lying about your age, CBD oil, and whether old people smell or not.

Sep 04 2019

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Reminds Me of Freshman Year Show

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Brought to you by skin safety (“blame it on the melanoma”), we have our top 10 true false questions about melanomas, advice on healthcare policy and a look at the Affordable Care Act from Ezekiel Emmanuel, a discussion of life and the value of life after age 75, and some information about CBD oil. As Morehead State University goes back to school, freshman year is all around us.

Aug 27 2019

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Our Long National Nightmare Is Over Show

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45 years ago this weekend, Gerald Ford took office as ex-president Richard Nixon left the White House in disgrace. After taking the oath of office, Pres. Ford declared, “ My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule.” We felt these words still have meaning in modern times. Leaving words of wisdom behind, we explore digital pills, 10,000 steps, and the perils of fried food.

Aug 13 2019

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Farewell, Hahnemann Show

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This show salutes Hahnemann University Hospital, a safety net hospital in Philadelphia, caring for uninsured and poor people in the city, which will be ceasing operations in September. Hahnemann has changed hands between various corporations, and caring for these poor people is simply not profitable. For us at Health Matters, its loss is symbolic of our lack of vision and inability to attend to the most basic needs of civilized society. We try to ease your depression with good news about Kentucky’s fatal drug overdose rates, the success of the human papilloma virus vaccine, and Kentucky’s low uninsured rate.

Aug 05 2019

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Therapy Cows Show

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Between therapy cows, emotional support ducks, and forest bathing, we rural Kentuckians have a cornucopia of mental health treatment options available to us, and they are free. Unfortunately, none of them involve human beings, and they are not working well so far. This show discusses these options, as well as the definition of high blood pressure, lack of benefit of marijuana, and cosmetics injuries in children. Know your blood pressure, and enjoy the show.

Jul 30 2019

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We’re Back and It’s Worse Than We Thought show

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Back at it after a one-month layoff, the rust clearly shows. This show is a compilation of rants and irritations that we have stored during our summer hiatus, including liquor stores in an earthquake, our deteriorating healthcare system, ticks, mosquitoes, and melanoma incidence. Remember to use DEET on your skin and permethrin on your clothing to repel biting insects. It doesn’t get much better than this (unfortunately).

Jul 23 2019

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Our Final Show until Summer Hiatus Initiates (OF SUSHI)

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We celebrate the Return of Rick with this tech-infused mess, including chat bots, smartphone apps, and Trauma Care in a Rucksack. We make fun of the latest American College of Cardiology tool for remembering primary prevention, which starts to look a lot like “My Plate” We also discuss our astonishing fall in life expectancy since the 1960s, when the USA had the highest life expectancy in the world.

Jun 10 2019

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Two Weeks until Summer Hiatus Show (TWUSH)

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If we sound more intelligent this week, you should send a cash donation to Station Manager and All-around Good Guy (SMAAAGG) Paul Hitchcock, who took time out of his busy schedule to help record our show during the students’ summer break. We talk about the health effects of skipping, the contribution of healthcare to longevity (it’s not as significant as you might think) avoiding sugar, and how to use an ER waiting room.

Jun 04 2019

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Farewell, Emperor Akihito show

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Japanese Emperor Akihito, son of Emperor Hirohito, has abdicated the throne. Was it love? Was it some type of scandal? No, he simply wanted to retire. We salute those who are ready to move on, including our shows late, great producer Bryan Courtney with this discussion of vampire facials, measles outbreaks, soda taxes, and the latest guidelines on screening for breast cancer.

May 28 2019

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