Our featured guest this week is Don Shumway from the Crotched Mountain Foundation in Greenfield, NH. Founded in 1953, Crotched Mountain Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization serving children and adults with disabilities and their families. Through specialized education, rehabilitation, community, and residential support services, the organization renews hope and restores lives for thousands of people annually throughout New England and New York. Don will share with us about the many programs and activities that are taking place at Crotched Mountain, as well as their new Adaptive Trail System. Please join us on the radio and visit the Crotched Mountain Foundation on the web at www.cmf.org
How does your smile score? Wouldn't it be nice to know if you were at risk for oral disease before it became a problem? Join us on this weekend's broadcast as Dr. Shannon Mills shares with our radio audience about myDentalScore. Please join us for an informative discussion on oral health, wellness, and myDentalScore.
Chris Parkinson joins us on this podcast to share about a trip that he took in February with the Rotary International to Honduras. Over the last 30 years, Rotary District 7870 (includes 60 Rotary clubs in Southern NH and Southern VT) has sent mission trips and aid to Honduras, which is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere.
Amigos De Honduras is a program the Rotary District 7870 and since 2001, has concentrated its efforts in three areas:
- Medical Care - more than 22,000 medical and dental patients.
- School construction & education - constructed 5 new schools, expanded 4 schools, and converted 2 buildings into schools.
- Pure water - working with another Rotary partner, Pure Water for the World, installed over 10,000 water filters which provides clean water to more than 50,000.
The latest Mission trip was February 2 - 10, 2013 and the team had 28 members, led by Chris Parkinson (ninth trip). Please join us to learn more about the Rotary International and an update on all of what was accomplished on this recent trip.
Please join us this weekend for a fun and informative program as Steve Coppola joins us on the radio. Steve is a Doctor of Physical Therapy. He will be sharing about his practice, Coppola Physical Therapy, his career, and past careers that have help him get to where he is today. Learn more about physical therapy and the epidemic of back pain as Tom and Steve discuss these topics.
Northeast Delta Dental Radio enters its third year of broadcasting. Please join us on the radio as Tom shares the history of the show and recaps highlights from past shows. We have featured many community partners, allowing them the opportunity to share about their specific organization with our radio audience. Northeast Delta Dental Radio is also educational, and we have featured Dr. Shannon Mills, Jean McPheters, Heather Brown, and other oral health and wellness professionals to share helpful tips and resources. As we enter our third year of broadcasting, we will continue to feature a variety of programs for your enjoyment - join us on Saturday morning at 9:05 AM or Sunday Mornings at 10:05 AM on WTPL FM 107.7, or by streaming media from www.wtplfm.com.
Heather Brown, Network Representative for Northeast Delta Dental joins us on our show this weekend to share about how Oral Health & WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) Nutrition programs are working together for healthier children in New Hampshire. Heather was working on this project as a field study when she was an MPH grad student at the University of New Hampshire. Please join us to learn more about this project and how it is helping children here in New Hampshire. The project was funded in part by Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital and the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation.
There is still lots of snow around, and it may not look like baseball weather, however, preparations are underway at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium for the opening day celebration for the 10th anniversary season of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats! Mike Ramshaw joins us on this weekend's broadcast to share about the Fisher Cats Oral Health Challenge and the 2013 season. The Oral Health Challenge had 750 participants in 2012 and they are well on the way to exceed that in 2013. The challenge is for kids to brush twice and floss once daily for a week, complete the challenge form, and submit it to the Fisher Cats to earn two free tickets to a select game at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Have a child or know someone that would like to participate, details and the form are available at http://bit.ly/Xvdgcz.
Opening Day is on April 4, 2013 and the team will be wearing the old jerseys from the 1st season, and there will be a commemorative ticket giveaway. The 2013 season at the Fisher Cats is full of fun events, including Atlas Fireworks shows, All-You-Can-Eat day, Kids Get in Free day, and a whole lot more. Join us on the radio for some baseball fun and see you at the park! http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t463
'Run the Race' is our feature for this weekend's broadcast as we enter the 2013 racing season. John Mortimer with Millennium Running joins us to discuss the benefits of walking and running and the connection to wellness and good health. John shares about his running career, and his involvement in the running community with his organization, Millennium Running. Northeast Delta Dental sponsors a number of events each year, including the Mount Washington Road Race, Manchester Shamrock Shuffle, TD Bank Beach to Beacon, and the Frank H. Donovan Memorial 5K. Join us for an informative broadcast on running and join us for a race!
Tim Soucy of the Manchester Public Health Department joins Tom on this weekend's broadcast. Tim will share with us the history of the department and its oral health programs. Their main program is a school based dental clinic that serves 18 schools; of which approximately 2,000 second and third graders received 'no touch' screenings, 650 children received cleanings and fluoride treatments, and 170 received restorative treatments. The Manchester Public Health Department also partners with CMC's Poisson Dental Clinic and the Easter Seals Dental Clinic. Join us for an informative discussion and learn more about the Manchester Public Health Department at www.manchesternh.gov/website/Departments/Health/tabid/177/Default.aspx
Dr. Shannon Mills joins Tom Raffio for an informative discussion on Oral Cancer. Shannon will discuss with the radio audience about 'How big a problem is oral cancer?" In the discussion, topics such as risk factors for oral cancer, smoking, smokeless tobacco, cancer screenings, and what can I do to avoid getting oral cancer? These are just some of the highlights of a very informative show on Oral Cancer. Join us for this informative podcast!