This is the official podcast of Montgomery County Prevention Partners where we explore various health and wellness issues and connect listeners to community resources. We especially focus on mental health and addiction, two population health issues that are having a major impact across the nation.
Episode 41 - Focusing on Oral Health
We're joined by Dr. Elizabeth Reynolds and Dr. Scott Miller with the Virginia Dental Association (VDA) to discuss the importance of oral health. In our conversation, Drs. Reynolds and Miller also talk about the VDA's "Mission of Mercy" project that provides dental care to underserved communities, as well as the Appalachian Highlands Community Dental Center that Dr. Miller helped establish in 2020.
Episode 40 - Support for Grieving Parents
Katherine Allen and Lisa Evanylo have both experienced the heartache of losing a child and the journey of grief and healing that follows. A little over a year ago, the two women decided to openly share their pain and launch a support group for other bereaved parents. The monthly group, which is now meeting via Zoom, now has participation from not only Virginia’s New River Valley but even other parts of the country.
Episode 39 - Alzheimer's & Caregiving
Annette Clark is Family Services Director with the Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Virginia Chapter.
Annette joins us to give an overview of Alzheimer's and we discuss the common challenges of caregiving for someone living with the disease.
Episode 38 - Lung Cancer Screening & Smoking Cessation
Aimee Strong is a Board Certified Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at UVA Health who works in the Lung Cancer Screening Program.
In our conversation, Aimee explains the different types of lung cancer and the process involved with a routine screening. We also talk about the leading causes of lung cancer, including (but not limited to) smoking, and address some of the more common misconceptions about the disease.
Episode 37 - Treating Breast Cancer
Dr. Jolene Henshaw is a general surgeon with LewisGale Regional Health System - specializing in breast cancer procedures.
In our conversation, Dr. Henshaw speaks to some of the advances in treatment and how those improvements have translated to better outcomes for patients. She also dispels some of the common misconceptions about breast cancer and underscores the importance of regular mammograms. #breastcancerawareness
Episode 36 - The Benefits of Peer Supports
Angela Scott is head of the Office of Peer Supports & Recovery for New River Valley Community Services. In our conversation, we discuss the important role persons with lived experience have in the continuum of care for persons with mental health and substance use disorders.