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Host Suzie Lawry-Hall explores loss as she sits down with Katy Herman, a mom who gave birth to a stillborn baby boy last year. The experience changed her family forever and made them part of a group we don’t often hear about: families who have lost babies due to a miscarriage or stillbirth. It’s a tragic reality — and one that affects about 1 in every 160 births, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Katy and her husband, Brian, share their experience to help families heal. Erin Parisio, a nurse in Enloe’s Labor & Delivery department who helps families through these heart-breaking situations, joins the discussion. They’ll go over loss, reasons these outcomes occur, resources families can turn to and more.
Host Suzie Lawry-Hall explores dementia. She sits down with Olivia, whose aging mother suffers from Alzheimer’s disease — a condition that affects 6 million Americans, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. They discuss the disease and how it’s impacted the family. Neurology specialist Paramjit Singh, M.D., and social worker Brid Power join the discussion to share who’s at risk of the disease, signs of dementia, how to seek care, find resources, and more.For more information about Enloe Medical please visit www.enloe.org
Host Suzie Lawry-Hall explores a new way Enloe Medical Center is caring for substance-exposed newborns. Our Nettleton Mother & Baby Care Center team is incorporating a model called Eat, Sleep & Console to help babies work through withdrawal from substance exposure during pregnancy. With the North State not being immune to the nation’s opioid epidemic, this method of care is having a big impact on infants, moms and families in our community. Julie Maurer, a Nurse Practitioner in Enloe’s Couplet Care department, and Jake Miller, Enloe’s Substance Use Navigator, join in to provide insight.For more information on this program, or if you or someone you know is struggling with addiction you can call Jake at 530-332-7502.  To comment on Health Matters: Getting Real About Wellness please email Suzie Lawry-Hall at "health.matters@enloe.org.
Host Suzie Lawry-Hall explores the struggle weight loss can be, both physically and mentally, and how one woman overcame it. Chico resident Julie Marquez shares her inspiring story and how she lost 110 pounds after having bariatric surgery. Deron Ludwig, M.D., the Director of Enloe’s Bariatric Program, joins them. They’ll go over the challenges of losing weight, when medical assistance and weight loss surgery is necessary, and more.  
Host Suzie Lawry-Hall dives into organ donation, a life-saving practice that can help grieving families heal. Danielle Coleman knows this firsthand. She unexpectedly lost two sons and chose to donate their organs, bringing light to two very dark moments in her life. Hear her powerful story. Cindy Llewellyn, Director of Enloe’s Critical Care and Emergency Services, and Lori Singh, Donation Program Consultant of Donor Network West, join them to go over the importance of organ donation, who can be an organ and tissue donor, what the experience is like, and more in honor of National Donate Life Month. 
Host Suzie Lawry-Hall discusses colorectal cancer, the third-most diagnosed cancer in both men and women that affects about 1 in 23 men and 1 in 25 women. Rebecca Henderson, a 46-year-old mother of two never expected to be diagnosed with the condition, but in a matter of weeks her life changed forever. Hear her powerful story and how the cancer survivor is doing today. Wissam Halabi, M.D., a colorectal surgeon, joins them to discuss the symptoms of colorectal cancer, who’s at risk, treatment and more in honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. For more information visit www.enloe.org
Volunteering not only helps the community, but it’s also a way to boost your own health and happiness. According to experts, volunteering provides physical, physiological and personal benefits. Host Suzie Lawry-Hall talks to Randy Wonzong, President of the Enloe Volunteers’ Board, Gina Cuneo, Enloe’s Gift Shop & Volunteer Coordinator, and Heather Harris, Enloe’s Volunteer Coordinator. They’ll share why volunteering is good for your health.
Host Suzie Lawry-Hall continues her exploration into health care benefits. Now that she and Lisa Stark, Enloe’s Senior Director of Patient Financial Services, have explained what health benefits are, they go over health care reimbursement. They discuss how insurance companies bill, the resources Enloe has to help patients understand charges and more.
Host Suzie Lawry-Hall explores an aspect of health care that often puzzles folks: their benefits and insurance. Learn what your benefits are exactly, how to know if you’re signing up for the plan you need to access the right health care for your family during open enrollment, why it’s important to make those decisions before you actually need health care, and more. Lisa Stark, Enloe’s Senior Director of Patient Financial Services, will share valuable insight in this two-part series.
Host Suzie Lawry-Hall discusses heart disease, the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial group in honor of American Heart Month. Rose Torres, an Oroville resident and retired nurse, shares her riveting story about a serious coronary blockage she suffered, how her team found it, and how she's doing today.  Peter Magnusson, M.D., a cardiovascular disease specialist, joins them to discuss the symptoms of heart disease, heart blockage symptoms, who’s at risk, treatment and more. 
Host Suzie Lawry-Hall dives into dieting to help us achieve our New Year’s resolutions. Buck August, a Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator at Enloe Medical Center,  joins her to dish on eating well. They’ll go over common questions people have about healthy eating, explore popular diets like the Keto diet, intermittent fasting, and the Mediterranean diet, share tips for maintaining a healthy weight, and more.
Host Suzie Lawry-Hall discusses COVID-19 vaccines for ages 5-11. Officials hope expanding vaccine eligibility will help protect younger children and help slow the spread of COVID-19. North State mom and teacher Melanie Perrin hopes for the same. That’s why she and her husband decided to have their 8- and 11-year-old children vaccinated. She and her kids, Andrew and Abby, share their experiences. Andy Miller, M.D., Enloe’s Community Health Physician, joins to discuss the pediatric COVID vaccines, how they differ from those used for ages 12 and up, how to get your child vaccinated, and more. 
Host Suzie Lawry-Hall discusses arthritis — a condition that affects 54 million people across the country. North State residents Bonnie Worthington and Barbie Lorentz share their stories, how joint pain affected them, and how joint surgery helped them get back to their active lifestyles. Orthopedic surgeon Brock Cummings, M.D., Medical Director of Enloe’s Total Joint Replacement Program, joins them to explore arthritis symptoms, how to prevent joint pain, arthritis treatment options and more. 
Host Suzie Lawry-Hall discusses breast cancer — the most common cancer in women in the United States, excluding skin cancer — with breast cancer survivor Auburn Menefee. The business owner shares how she found her rare cancer at the age of 28 and what her cancer journey was like. Nicole Whitlatch, M.D., a Hematologist/Oncologist at Enloe Comprehensive Breast Care, joins them to discuss what breast cancer is, exactly, who’s at risk, prevention and more. Listen and prepare to be inspired as we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And remember, routine self-inspection is one of the best courses for identification of anomalies or changes in tissue.  "Feel it on the first" sets that routine the first day of each month and is a recommended habit to get into for a regular self-examination at the same time each month. For more information visit www.enloe.org
Host Suzie Lawry-Hall explores group prenatal care — a new approach at Enloe Women’s Services. Found to reduce the risk of preterm labor, the sessions aim to help empower moms by teaching them what to expect during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period, giving them access to a caregiver, and connecting them with other moms-to-be. Mom Kinsey Winslow, a recent participant, shares her experience. Sasha Watts, a Certified Nurse Midwife at Enloe, joins to discuss who can benefit from the program, the research that supports it and more. 
Host Suzie Lawry-Hall and two guests embrace menopause — a stage of life millions of women go through every year but few want to discuss openly. The women share their experiences in hopes of changing that and helping others. Alicia Hitch, M.D., an OBGYN with Enloe Women’s Services, joins them to explore the different phases of menopause, when it begins, hot flashes, other menopause symptoms and more.
Host Suzie Lawry-Hall sits down with Teresa Muñoz, whose 16-year-old son received the COVID vaccine. The Oroville native and Bay Area doctor discusses what her family took into consideration when making that decision and why immunization was so important to their multigenerational household. Her son, Teo, shares what it was like getting his Pfizer shot and how his life has changed since receiving it. Enloe’s Chief Medical Officer Marcia Nelson, M.D., joins them to discuss COVID-19 vaccines, how COVID-19 has affected the Hispanic community and more. For more information on vaccinations and general health concerns visit www.enloe.org
Host Suzie Lawry-Hall sits down with cancer patient Craig Hill. The father of two talks about his hesitancy to get annual checkups and how his daughter’s wedding helped uncover a serious diagnosis. He shares how the experience has changed him and what he wants other men to know in honor of Men’s Health Month. Hematologist/Oncologist Mandy Robertson, M.D., joins them to talk about the importance of regular checkups, warning signs men should look for and more in this Father’s Day edition of Health Matters.
In a powerful episode, host Suzie Lawry-Hall sits down with 17-year-old Acacia Fullner to talk about mental health — something many children struggle with. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 17% of kids ages 6-17 experience a mental health disorder. The Chico High School junior opens up about her anxiety and depression, the struggles she and many other teens face, and a friend’s recent suicide. Jocelyn Beauregard, a Lead Social Worker with Enloe Behavioral Health, joins them to explore mental health, share how parents can talk to their children about this subject and more in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.  
Your host, Suzie Lawry-Hall continues her conversation with two moms who gave birth during the COVID pandemic in this bonus episode of Health Matters. Lauren Scarborough, a mother of two boys, and Jenni Miller-James, a mother of one son, talk about bringing their newborn babies home, the struggles they faced and what helped them. Amber Critchfield, an Enloe Midwife, joins them to talk about available resources, the importance of taking care of yourself, how partners can help and more.
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