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Valley Health Check is a series of​ podcasts featuring Horizon Health medical​ professionals who discuss topics important to your health. These podcasts also are available on the 100.7 Mix-FM website and through any podcast player on a mobile device.​

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Genetic Testing for Psychiatric Medications

Ashley Delaunois, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, discusses how genetic testing works when it comes to prescribing psychiatric medications.


Depression vs. Mood Disorders

Ashley Delaunois, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, explains the differences and similarities between depression and mood disorders.


The Value of Therapy During Life Transitions

Janet Ward, licensed clinical social worker, discusses how therapy can help people during life transitions and events.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Janet Ward, licensed clinical social worker, explains cognitive behavioral therapy and its benefits.


Addiction & Trauma

Sarah Rohder, licensed clinical social worker, discusses the link between addiction and trauma.


Addiction Recovery & Treatment

Sarah Rohder, licensed clinical social worker, discusses addiction – a chronic and relapsing disease – and treatment options.


Pain Meds

Chantelle Allen, family nurse practitioner and pain management specialist, discusses chronic pain, the use of over-the-counter medications, prescriptions medications, and addiction.


Bariatric Surgery Patient

Bariatric surgery patient Jessica Woolum explains how she “got her life back” with weight loss surgery. Dr. Yaniv Cozacov, who performed the surgery, discusses the truths and myths of bariatric surgery and much more.


Vitamins

Millie Kooistra, family nurse practitioner, discusses the role of vitamins, minerals, and supplements in a healthy diet.


Osteoporosis

Millie Kooistra, family nurse practitioner, discusses the signs and symptoms of osteoporosis and how to prevent this common bone disease.


Neck Pain

Robin Smiddy, family nurse practitioner and pain management specialist, discusses the causes of neck pain and available treatment options.


Getting Your Life Back! Expectations & Goal Setting

Dr. Thomas Pendergast, pain management specialist, discusses the evolution of pain management and how today’s treatments can help you return to the life you enjoy.


Holistic Pain Management

Dr. Thomas Pendergast, pain management specialist, explains the benefits of holistic pain management which treats the “whole person,” including mind, body, and spirit.


Metabolic Syndrome

Joy Whitt, nurse practitioner at the Sycamore Pain & Wellness family medicine clinic, explains the health conditions that determine a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome, a common condition that affects one in three adults.


Hypertension

Joy Whitt, nurse practitioner at the Sycamore Pain & Wellness family medicine clinic, explains hypertension, risk factors, and treatments.


Migraines

Robin Smiddy, family nurse practitioner and pain management specialist, discusses the debilitating effects of migraines and treatments.


Migraines & Medication Management

Chantelle Allen, family nurse practitioner and pain management specialist, discusses migraine symptoms and treatments.


Anxiety

Debra Hills, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, explains diagnosing anxiety, its symptoms, and effects in children.


Understanding ADHD

Debra Hills, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, explains attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), its symptoms, and how to get help. Debra specializes in treatments for children and adolescents.


Perimenopause

Nurse practitioner Susan Arp, explains perimenopause – who it affects and its symptoms. Susan specializes in Women's Health and is a certified menopause practitioner.


Menopause & Hormone Therapy

Nurse practitioner Susan Arp, explains all things menopause, including symptoms and treatment options. Susan specializes in Women's Health and is a certified menopause practitioner.


General Foot Care & Common Conditions

Dr. Brittany Wojnicki explains the role of a surgical podiatrist. She highlights the best types of shoes to wear and those to avoid, nail care, athlete’s foot, and more.


Chronic Wound Healing

Dr. Brittany Wojnicki, surgical podiatrist, explains who is affected by chronic foot wounds and available treatment options.


Bunions

Dr. Brittany Wojnicki, surgical podiatrist, discusses bunions, whom they affect, and the pain associated with them.


Nutrition as You Age

Eva Kirchner and Madison Easton, two full-time dietitians, discuss about how changing your diet as you get older could be vital in getting your essential nutrients.


Fad Diets

Full-time dietitians Eva Kirchner and Madison Easton talk about current fad diets, how healthy they are, and who should eat them.


Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Fouad Hachem, general surgeon, discusses who should get bariatric surgery and what it entails.


Grief

Lisa Brinkerhoff, licensed clinical social worker at Senior Care, explains grief, its five stages, and how a professional therapist can help.


Seasonal Affective Disorder

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Terra Ogle, Senior Care manager & crisis services director, discusses seasonal affective disorder, its symptoms, and who it affects.


Thyroid Issues

Dr. Edward Rico, endocrinologist, discusses hormones, glands, and the prevalence of thyroid conditions.


Endocrinology & Diabetes

Dr. Edward Rico, endocrinologist, explains endocrinology, the history of diabetes, and diabetes prevention.


Vestibular Therapy (Vertigo)

Annie Barrett, doctor of physical therapy, explains vestibular rehabilitation therapy for managing vertigo and dizziness.


Medicare Updates 2023

Keith Leitzen, president of Managed Care Partners, discusses updates in the coming year for Medicare and Medicare Advantage. He provides information that is timely and easy to understand.


Parkinson's Therapy

Brenda Stevens, speech-language pathologist, and Annie Barrett, doctor of physical therapy, discuss Parkinson's disease and therapy. They explain the disease and helpful programs, including offered at Horizon Health.


Speech Therapy & Child Development

Brenda Stevens, speech-language pathologist, discusses child speech development. When should your child start saying words? Do schools do screening?


Suicide

Dr. William Elliott, licensed clinical psychologist, discusses suicide, including the warning signs and how loved ones can help avoid a tragedy.


Mental Health Treatment

Dr. William Elliott, licensed clinical psychologist, discusses behavioral/mental health disorders and common treatments.


Osteoporosis

Kacy Jo Rogers, family nurse practitioner, explains the signs and symptoms of osteoporosis and how it affects men and women.


Sunscreen & Skin Maintenance

Angie Hamilton and Joy Williams, dermatology certified nurse practitioners, discuss the importance of protecting yourself from the sun, types of sunscreens, tanning, and more.


Nutrition & Pain Relief

Kacy Jo Rogers, family nurse practitioner, discusses nutrition and its relationship to other health ailments, specifically pain. She offers tips to better manage pain.


Dry Skin, Moisturizers & More

Dermatology providers Angela Hamilton and Joy Williams explain how the weather can affect your skin, and the key ingredients to look for in moisturizers.


Pain Treatments—Know Your Options

Daxton Duncan, nurse practitioner and pain management specialist, explains pain treatments and the purpose of a pain clinic.


Back Pain

Daxton Duncan, nurse practitioner and pain management specialist, discusses the causes of back pain and how to manage it.


Physical Therapy & Dry Needling

What is dry needling? Is it the same thing as acupuncture? What does it treat, and does insurance cover it? Danielle Colvin, doctor of physical therapy, explains these topics in detail.


Physical Therapy & Pediatric Development

What is physical therapy, who needs it, and what is difference between a PT and DPT? Danielle Colvin, doctor of physical therapy, explains these topics and more, including pediatric development.


How to Prepare for Your Mental Health Visit

What falls under the mental health umbrella as far as service/treatment? How do I know what professional I need? Samantha Volstorf, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, addresses these questions and others.


Mental Health for Working Moms & Parents

Samantha Volstorf, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, discusses how to take control of your mental health. This is great information for working moms and parents, as it provides ways to prevent mental stress and more.


Medicare & Medicare Advantage--What You Need to Know

Keith Leitzen, president of Managed Care Partners, discusses the ABC's of Medicare and Medicare Advantage. Everything you need to know about both is in this Podcast.


Explaining Medicare

Keith Leitzen, president of Managed Care Partners, discusses the ABC's of Medicare & Medicare Advantage. What is Medicare and who is it relevant too? Keith breaks it down for you with timely information you can understand.


Joints, Replacements & Preservation

Dr. Jeff Bollenbacher, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine provider, explains sports medicine and how it can benefit athletes and non-athletes.


Sports Medicine

Dr. Jeff Bollenbacher, orthopedic surgeon, explains sports medicine and how it can benefit athletes and non-athletes alike.


Heartburn

Dr. Yaniv Cozacov, general surgeon, explains why people get heartburn and available treatment options.


Bariatrics

Dr. Yaniv Cozacov, general surgeon, discusses how to prevent obesity, why diets fail, and bariatric surgery.


Emergency Room – Part 2

Samantha McCarty, RN, emergency services director, offers additional tips to avoid trips to the ER.


Diabetes – Part 3

Leighsa Cornwell, RN, certified diabetes educator, discusses pre-diabetes, levels of care, and resources available. The discussion includes children and the foods to avoid.


Diabetes – Part 2 (food)

Leighsa Cornwell, RN, certified diabetes educator, discusses food and the importance of knowing what you're putting into your body.


Diabetes – Part 1

Leighsa Cornwell, RN, certified diabetes educator, discusses the prevalence of diabetes in children. The discussion includes how to stay well if you are diabetic, including the complications to watch for.


Emergency Room

Samantha McCarty, RN, emergency services director, discusses how to prevent trips to the ER.