WDZY Richmond VA 1290AM & 103.3FM 10-05-2022

Our first guest is Dr. Rajeev Jain a leading Gastroenterologist Discusses How to Identify Symptoms Impacting Your Bowel Health and How to Start the Conversation with your Doctor. According a recent survey from the American Gastroenterological Association, nearly 40% of Americans suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms that impact their everyday life. Yet, many patients suffer in silence by not telling their providers about uncomfortable bowel symptoms. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans would rather discuss their weight than talk about bowel issues with their provider – an alarming trend as GI conditions are often treatable and can get worse over time. The doctor shares tips on how to have those uncomfortable conversations with your doctor and why they’re so important to your overall health. Dr. Rajeev will also discuss new resources available from the leading voice in GI health, the American Gastroenterological Association, to help patients recognize the signs and symptoms or common GI disorders. Dr. Jain will offer key reminders for patients, encouraging them to take action over their GI health, including: ·Know your “normal” – changes in bowel habits usually signal a condition that should be raised with your doctor. Start the conversation – GI symptoms are common and happen to most people. Don’t be afraid to speak up. Don’t wait – GI conditions are often treatable.

Our second guest is Aaron Sherinian, Senior Vice President – Global Reach for Deseret Management Corporation (DMC). He discusses the largest Global Faith and Media Study that looks at the portrayal of faith and religion in the media. It reveals a strong demand across the world for more news media coverage on faith, despite the reality that journalists and editors admit coverage of the topics is rarely encouraged in newsrooms. The study reflects the feeling among the general population that media coverage can perpetuate faith-related stereotypes rather than protect against them. It also lays out some of the factors that journalists and editors think can lead to religious and faith stereotypes in news coverage.

Aaron Sherinian is a public relations and communications professional with more than two decades of service in the corporate, philanthropic and diplomatic sectors. Prior to his work at DMC, Aaron managed global communications transformation as Vice President at Philip Morris International. From 2011-2017, he served as Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for the United Nations Foundation. During that time he led the Foundation’s public relations efforts, media relationships, strategic outreach, and online presence. Before joining the UN Foundation, Aaron served as Managing Director of Public Affairs for the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. Government development assistance agency administering $7 billion in poverty reduction grants in 40 partner countries. He oversaw the agency’s strategic communications portfolio, media relations, public relations agenda and a global re-branding. His professional background includes a decade of service as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State.

Our third guest today is Matt Blashaw, a residential contractor, licensed real estate agent and TV host.  Matt discusses what every consumer should consider as the weather is getting cooler now that fall is here and winter is coming.  Matt Blashaw moved from L.A. to Kansas City to trade the bustling city for a slower lifestyle to raise his family. Blashaw has earned the distinct privilege of being named in the top 1% of real estate agents in the country, surpassing $100M in sales and has a new show on HGTV called “Build it Forward.” For More Information, Visit:  www.PROPANE.com

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