Forwarded from the Florence Project:
This email was received from Elizabeth Garden, Segment Producer of Health Diary. Health Diary airs on Twin Cities Public Television (Channel 2) on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. She is looking for calls from those who may be willing to participate in an episode. If you are not available, please continue to pass this on. Qualifications are listed below. For more information, or if you feel you may have something to offer, please call her at (651) 229-1322.
Health Diary is a weekly half-hour public television program, now in its fourth season. It is an in-depth magazine series examining health, wellness and medical issues from the patients' point-of-view. Each episode focuses on the personal stories - people who are thrown into extraordinary situations when illness or disability strikes.
Some of our compelling stories include: Mary Tyler Moore's struggle with diabetes and her personal crusade to find a cure; high school senior, BobbyBrown, who battles gun violence from his wheelchair; a five-year-old with primordial dwarfism lives larger than life despite weighing only thirteen pounds; and former New York City Mayor Ed Koch keeps fit just to prove "he's not done yet." These personal narratives are at the core of Health Diary.
Siobhán Cleary is the host and executive producer of Health Diary. She is the winner of the 1999 Gracie Allen American Women in Radio and Television Award for Outstanding Host of a National Network Magazine program. The award is a tribute to Ms. Cleary's commitment to quality programming and her outstanding interview skills.
Siobhán believes we all have to take responsibility for our own health. In order to make the right choices, we need sound advice and good clear information. That is the mission of Health Diary.
Each episode covers two or three medical topics looking at early symptoms, the diagnostic process, treatment options and how illness can affect work, social and family life. Health Diary's focus on patient stories does not compromise its dedication to sharing well-researched news and information about health. Medical advice comes from experts at acclaimed institutions such as Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, UCLA Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota, Texas Medical Center, and Emory Medical Center in Atlanta.
In its fourth season, Health Diary plans to have a number of shows dedicated to nutrition and fitness. The producers have found that despite the topic, diet and exercise surface again and again as crucial factors in maintaining health. The show will also continue to examine important public health topics, explore alternative medical approaches, profile people who are aging successfully, and present viewers with ways to empower themselves with informed choices.
Whether the topic is stroke or schizophrenia, asthma or arthritis, the stories are inspiring and informative. Health Diary offers a better understanding of modern medicine and insight into how others have coped with medical problems that could affect any of us any day.
Health Diary airs on Twin Cities Public Television (Channel 2) on Sundays at 5:30 p.m.
Aug 2, '01
NRSKarenRN-- I mailed this to my sister in Minneapolis. She is recovering from breast cancer. Had the radical mastectomy, chemo, and reconstructive surgery. She made an amazing recovery and used many non-traditional methods of healing. Her cancer experience was such a life changing experience, that she is really not the same person. Much softer, more open, and beautiful. She recently ran in a 10k!! She would be a great person to have on this program.