W4CY & W4VET Radio 4/14/2022

Our first guest is Meaghan Thomas the morning meteorologist at WKRN TV in Nashville, Tennessee. Megan, the author of HEART OF HEARING founder of Non-Profit the Heart of Hearing, Inc., will discuss the new book and her Non-Profit today and her story. Meaghan loves country music, working out, playing with my sweet Pomeranian Daisy, and oh she wears hearing aids. She has been hard of hearing since she was little and can sometimes be self-conscious about it (especially when she asks someone to repeat something for the 5th time and still didn’t hear it). Even though she struggles sometimes, she wants to encourage you today to embrace what makes you different & celebrate it! So, cheers to her ears & whatever makes you special!

Her book Heart of Hearing is an animated and entertaining story for children that encourages them to wear their aids. It highlights aspects of the world around us that would be missed if one chooses not to wear them and helps hearing children understand why we wear our aids. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the non-profit, The Heart of Hearing, Inc. created by the author, Meaghan Thomas. For more information go to theheartofhearing.org

Our second guest is Dr. Scott Curry, Assistant Professor and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at the Medical University of South Carolina, he will discuss the impact of the Omicron variant and ways to stay healthy as we spend more time indoors during the winter months. He will also address myths and misinformation about vaccines, clarify the need for and timing of boosters, and provide insights on any other COVID-related topic.

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to rapidly spread across the nation and cases surge, hospitals are filling up again, mostly with unvaccinated people. Vaccines continue to decrease the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID. Being boosted offers the best defense. Yet, many people who are eligible for a booster have not yet gotten one. More Americans can get strong protection with the recent authorization of vaccines and boosters for younger children. It is so important to be protected for you and your family. For more information please visit www.vaccines.gov


Our third guest is registered dietitian Dalina Soto who will help you cut through the clutter in your fridge and get organized. She will share her suggestions for creating a “fridgescape” that looks good enough to eat. We’re well into 2022 – you’ve settled into a new routine, cleaned out a closet or two, and probably had your annual physical, but there’s still more to be done. Did you know that organizing your fridge can go a long way when it comes to your overall health?

It’s not just what’s IN it – it’s also WHERE. More than a quarter of Americans admit that they would eat healthier if they were better organized.  In fact, studies have shown that you’re three times more likely to reach for healthier foods if they’re organized and visible in the fridge.  For more information go to Consumer Reports: Organizing Your Fridge.

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