Good, Healthy Life: The Silent Killers

 

Episode 4: The Silent Killers
premieres May 16 7PM CT & May 19 Noon CT on NET World

 

Few Nebraskans have not been touched by cancer.  There are more than 100 types, they can start anywhere in the body and are different in the way they grow and spread.  All this makes cancer one of medicine's biggest challenges.

More people are surviving cancer than in the past.  But, because people are living longer, cancer is becoming more common at the same time.  In this episode we'll learn about cancer prevention, research and treatment that could help all of us deal with the disease.  Dr. Guttirrez is fluent in English, Spanish and American Sign Language.

Meet the panelists:

Robert Recker, MD,

Dr. Recker received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in 1993. He completed his residency in internal medicine in 1997 and had been practicing primary care internal medicine at Physicians of Internal Medicine since 1998 until joining Think Whole Person Healthcare in July 2015. Dr. Recker is board certified in Internal Medicine, is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and an active member of Bergan Mercy Hospital staff.  Dr. Recker is passionate about continuing quality improvement in healthcare.

Amber Pankonin, MS, RD, LMNT

Ms. Pankonin is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist based in Lincoln.  She teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is a health and wellness commentator on a variety of media outlets and hosts a podcast that highlights the stories and struggles busy people learning to live healthy under the every day pressures of life. U.S. News & World Report named Pankonin one of the top 10 dieticians to follow on social media.
 

Melanie Dawkins
Series Host
Ms. Dawkins is an experienced television host and anchor.  Her career includes twelve years in the television field, reporting on a wide range of subjects.  She has experience reporting on a number of health topics while working closely with the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, which included weekly health stories. Ms. Dawkins has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications/Broadcast Journalism.

Watch featured videos below about County Health Rankings and Roadmaps.  Each year, the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute measures vital health factors that reveal how health is influenced by a number of community factors.  The result is county health rankings for every county in the nation.  The roadmaps are aimed at connecting communities to evidence-based strategies to improve health everywhere.  The videos below are from interviews with Janna West-Kowalksi, MS with County Health Rankings and Laura McDougall, Executive Dir. of the Four Corners Health Dept. in Nebraska.

Featured County Health Rankings videos

Janna West-Kowalski, Action Learning Coach, County Health Rankings and Roadmaps discusses factors that influence county health... more››
Laura McDougall, Executive Director Four Corners Public Health District discusses the local health district's role.
Janna West-Kowalski, Action Learning Coach, County Health Rankings and Roadmaps hopes community leaders will use county health... more››
Janna West-Kowalski, Action Learning Coach, County Health Rankings and Roadmaps discusses using health measures to determine what... more››
Laura McDougall, Executive Director Four Corners Public Health District on factors that help counties, like Polk, achieve good... more››
Janna West-Kowalski, Action Learning Coach, County Health Rankings and Roadmaps comments on strategies that communities can use... more››
Janna West-Kowalski, Action Learning Coach, County Health Rankings and Roadmaps comments on assets that influence health of... more››
Laura McDougall, Executive Director Four Corners Public Health District discusses the leadership role of healthcare providers.
Janna West-Kowalski, Action Learning Coach, County Health Rankings and Roadmaps comments on the connection between health and... more››