Trevor Schaefer was born on October 19, 1989 in San Diego, California.  He moved to McCall, Idaho when he was six years old.  Trevor lived with his parents on Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho until he was diagnosed with brain cancer in November of 2002.  At that time he and his mother moved to Boise, Idaho where he underwent an eight hour surgery to remove a golf ball size tumor from the base of his brain.  Post surgery Trevor endured 6 weeks of radiation treatment followed by 14 months of chemotherapy.  In September of 2007 Trevor helped organize the first childhood cancer awareness walk inRead More →

Jamie is talking with David Lockwood who is a wildlife biologist diagnosed with MS. Since David’s diagnosis he has done a full Iron Man, several Half-Iron Man events and 7 marathons. Talking Jamie and David are talking about he has lived well while even being ill. Check out the Health Stories That Matter Archive PageRead More →

Jamie is talking today with Marie Callaway Kellner, Water Associate at the Idaho Conservation League, and they are talking about conservation of our land and water in Idaho. The Idaho Conservation League is Idaho’s leading voice for conservation. With offices in Boise, Ketchum, and Sandpoint, they work hard and smart to protect the air you breathe, water you drink and wild places you and your family love. Learn more about the Idaho Conservation League at Check out the Health Stories That Matter Archive PageRead More →

Last year 10 bats were found with Rabies and a few cats were found with the plague. Today Jamie is talking with Dr. Mark Drew, an Idaho state Wildlife Veterinarian, and Sarah Correll DVM, an Epidemiologist at Central District Health Department, on public health and safety pertaining to Rabies and the Plague. Check out the Health Stories Matter Archive PageRead More →

Today Jamie is talking about eating healthy and what eating the right foods has to with the longevity of life. She is talking with SeAnne Safaii-Waite and Sue Linja. Dr. Safaii-Waite is Co-Founder of Nutrition and Wellness Associates and is Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Idaho. She is a nutrition communications professional, a registered dietitian and educator. Sue Linja, RDN, LD, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, specializing in geriatric nutrition. She is the co-founder and officer of three (3) nutrition corporations that provide consultative nutrition services to over 125 entities – nursing homes, hospitals, residential care facilities, and private health and wellness businesses.Read More →

Today Jamie Talan is talking with Michele Ta who is a Buddhist Chaplain and Director of Mindfulness Center Idaho. Michele Tae is a student of Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh and was ordained as a member of the Order of Interbeing in 1998. Her Dharma name is True Spiritual Peace. Michele has practiced with Beginners Mind Sangha in Boise since its founding in 1994. Michele’s background includes over thirty years of work as an information systems professional, owning her own consulting firm, Commonthread Incorporated. She worked throughout the United States and Europe. Michele retired from consulting in 2010 to give more time to teaching meditation and movement.Read More →

Despite decades of research there’s still no unified understanding of the total damage Alzheimer’s brings to the brain. Today Jamie is in with MacKenzie Rogers, the Executive Director for the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and Dr. George Perry, the Dean of the College of Sciences and Professor of Biology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. What are the effects of Alzheimer’s? What can we do to protect from Alzheimer’s? For resources such as support groups, education and legal and financial planning check out the Alzheimer’s Association website at Check out the Health Stories That Matter Archive PageRead More →

Cynthia Curl, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Health at Boise State University. Jamie and Dr. Curl are talking about organic food. Why organic Food? What about the use of pesticides and their links to diseases, including Parkinson’s? What standards are set by the government? Are they ever enough? How do people eat in this world and minimize dangers? What are the dangers? How can we trust when something says organic? And what does that mean, by law? Check out the Health Stories That Matter Archive PageRead More →

Jamie is in with Dr. Russell Spearman. Dr. Spearman has received a 2013 Federal Traumatic Brain Injury Program Award for his work with TBI survivors and their families. Spearman is a senior research associate in the Institute of Rural Health at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center. Check out the Health Stories Matter Archive PageRead More →

Today Jamie is talking with Ann Spencer, a genetic counselor who works with families with Huntington’s Disease, and Sarah Weber, a woman has seen the direct effects of this disease. Check out the Health Stories That Matter Archive PageRead More →