Monday, July 13
Always Ready, Always There
It's the motto of the citizen soldiers who serve in the Army National Guard and can be said to be true of all branches of the National Guard. The longtime image of Guard members as 'weekend warriors' has changed given the high profile role that Guard members are playing in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some Guard members and civilian employers are finding the balance of military and civilian life trying. Today on HearSay we'll talk about the myths and realities of service in the National Guard.
Tuesday, July 14
An estimated 127 million adults in the United States are overweight, including 60 million who are considered obese. The health problems associated with being overweight are varied and include increased risk for diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease and osteoarthritis. Today we'll talk about the importance of maintaining a healthy weight, BMI (Body Mass Index), diet and lifestyle. Guests: Dr. Keith Newby, dietician Diane Kress and personal trainer Kevin Parrott.
Wednesday, July 15
In the Garden
HearSay's resident gardening guru Jim Orband joins guest host Barbara Hamm Lee in the studio today to take on your toughest gardening questions. Are you growing veggies this year? What have you been harvesting? Let us know and call in with your queries, 440.2665 or 1.800.940.2240.
Thursday, July 16
As many as 5.3 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. This progressive and fatal brain disease takes an strong emotional toll on those suffering from it in their families alike. Today we'll talk with John Hoffman, a producer of HBO's "THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT", which tells the stories of people with the disease and the researchers and activists working to find a cure, Gino Colombara, the executive director of Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia, and Christine Warfel, a Certified Geriatric Care Manager.
Friday, July 17
Most of us know that we should aim to get between 7 and 8 hours of sleep each night, but how many of us do? Many people struggle to get enough shuteye and the 2009 Sleep in America poll by the National Sleep Foundation found that 27% of Americans are losing sleep due to financial concerns. Lack of sleep can pose a number of dangers to your health, including increased risk of depression, increased likelihood of consuming 'bad for you' foods, not to mention the dangers of driving while drowsy. Tune in today as we discuss ways to get the rest you need through a sound night of sleep.