KKIM-WBRI-WWNL- Wilkins Radio 4-13-2024

Amy Goodson discusses a Fresh Start for a Healthy and Happy Spring!

Dietician, Amy GoodsonWe are thrilled to welcome back our esteemed guest, Amy Goodson, a distinguished Registered Dietitian and seasoned consultant. Today, Amy will share invaluable nutrition tips and recommendations to foster healthier, stress-free lifestyles as we embrace the rejuvenating spirit of spring.

As we bid farewell to the winter chill and eagerly anticipate the vibrant resurgence of blossoms, extended daylight hours, and brighter dispositions, spring embodies the essence of renewal and fresh beginnings.

Amy will enlighten us on how to lay the groundwork for a prosperous season, ensuring our well-being and contentment throughout this revitalizing time. She will unveil the latest trends in cultivating a Healthy Lifestyle, present a repertoire of delectable and nourishing recipes, and highlight the indispensable essentials for nurturing body and mind. She will also guide us through effective stress management techniques and much more.

With Amy as our trusted guide, let’s embark on this journey together toward a healthier, happier spring season.

Amy’s Credentials

Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian and consultant emphasizing overall health, wellness, and sports nutrition. She has fifteen years of experience and has worked with Ben Hogan Sports Medicine, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Texas Rangers, as well as with many middle school, high school, and endurance athletes. She also works with the everyday exercising population to improve health and wellness. For more information, visit AmyGoodsonRD.com.


Learn about Canine Companions’ Puppy Program

James Dern with Canine Companions Puppy ProgramOur next guest is James Dern, Director of the Puppy Program at Canine Companions. Canine Companions provides service dogs to people with medical needs for no cost.This nonprofit organization enriches the lives of people with disabilities by providing them with a service dog at no cost. The director of the Puppy Program at Canine Companions discusses this rewarding and life-changing volunteer opportunity.

James Dern is a Bay Area, CA native who now resides in the wine country of Sonoma County. A life-long love of dogs and a brief experience teaching art at an elementary school with a small population of students with special needs led him to become interested in the Canine Companionsextraordinary impact service dogs have on people with disabilities. He began working at Canine Companions 2006 as an instructor assistant and completed an apprenticeship in 2008 to become a service dog instructor.

In 2013, he became puppy program manager for the country’s Northwest region, where he saw first-hand the influence volunteer puppy raisers have in helping puppies begin their journeys to become service dogs. This ignited a passion for guiding volunteers through socializing and training puppies, which he continues to do today as the Director of the Puppy Program at Canine Companions. James is also a volunteer puppy raiser himself. He is raising Jigsaw, a Labrador puppy who will enter professional training in August 2024. For more information, please visit www.canine.org/raisepups.

Here is a wonderful video about the program.


Fair Health Consumer Demystifying Healthcare Costs

Fair Health Consumer, with Nicole InyToday, our final guest is Nicole Iny, Executive Director of Grants and Consumer Education at FAIR Health. She will delve into the intricacies of a newly developed website tailored for older adults, shedding light on how patients can actively participate in shaping their healthcare journey as their needs evolve.Fair Health Consumer

Did you know that individuals aged 65 and over often bear a substantial portion of healthcare expenses but may not always receive care aligned with their preferences? Shared decision-making, a collaborative approach wherein patients and clinicians engage in discussions to determine tests, treatments, and care options, holds immense promise in involving patients in their healthcare choices.

Thanks to the generous support of The John A. Hartford Foundation, FAIR Health has unveiled “FAIR Health for Older Adults,” a complimentary website offering a wealth of tools, educational content, and resources designed to assist older adults and their family caregivers in planning for age-appropriate care. Among its features are shared decision-making tools integrating clinical and cost data for various treatment alternatives relevant to conditions commonly affecting older adults, such as early-stage breast cancer, hip osteoarthritis, hip replacement, spinal stenosis, and aggressive prostate cancer.

Furthermore, the website provides FH® Total Treatment Cost tools, showcasing a spectrum of expenses associated with conditions particularly pertinent to older adults, such as Alzheimer’s disease/dementia, heart failure, and major depression. In addition to these invaluable resources, FAIR Health for Older Adults offers educational materials covering various healthcare topics, including strategies for preparing for and managing healthcare expenses, essential questions to ask healthcare providers, and recommendations for locating additional supportive resources.

As a trusted, impartial provider of comprehensive data and data tools, FAIR Health, a national, independent, nonprofit organization, remains steadfast in its commitment to demystifying healthcare costs and insurance. FAIR Health endeavors to simplify the healthcare landscape and empower individuals to make informed decisions about their health and finances through consumer-friendly tools, resources, and robust data products. For more information, please visit FAIRHealthOlderAdults.org.


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