Transforming Health Episodes
Transforming Health is an Emmy award-winning television series currently in its 16th season. Join senior producer and host, Keira McGuire, as she interviews and guides people through the process of sharing their health struggles and triumphs. Every story is unique but shared with a common goal of helping someone else or bringing light to an important issue.
Everyone has a story to tell and on Transforming Health we share stories and transform health together.
LGBTQ+ individuals may have many of the same health concerns as the general population but experience health challenges at higher rates. Research has shown that a history of discrimination and stigma has contributed to higher rates of mental illness among LGBTQ+ community members. We’ll explore the health concerns for those in the LGBTQ+ community and hear individual stories.
Substance Abuse in a Pandemic
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are also facing a substance use crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the pandemic has prompted more people to start or increase use of a substance as a way of coping with the stress. Overdose deaths have also spiked since the start of the pandemic.
Routine Healthcare in a Pandemic
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many put off routine healthcare and screenings in order to stay away from the doctor’s office but what are the lasting effects of this delay in healthcare? How are those that delayed their care getting back on track? Plus – what role will telemedicine continue to play in the future of healthcare?
Suicide in a Time of Unrest
The Coronavirus pandemic combined with the unrest we’ve all witnessed has led to negative feelings like isolation, fear and stress. How will those emotions affect us in the years to come? On Transforming Health: Suicide in a Time of Unrest we’ll uncover what we know about suicide rates now and we’ll offer tips for prevention.
Mental Health After a Pandemic
Some have called the COVID-19 pandemic an equalizer or a shared experience, in that every single one of us has been impacted. We have all experienced a degree of fear, isolation or worry. What remains to be seen is how these feelings will impact our mental health.
On “Transforming Health: Mental Health After a Pandemic” we’ll hear from individuals who already had mental health concerns and then had to navigate through a pandemic. They’ll share their tips for others. Plus, why some feel connection and a sense of belonging will be the key to moving forward.
COVID Diaries: Then and Now
It has been more than a year since the coronavirus pandemic struck altering life for everyone. On Transforming Health: Coronavirus Then and Now we’ll revisit the stories of those we interviewed at the start of the pandemic. We’ll hear from front line workers, teachers, parents and more. How has life changed and what are they expecting in the near future.
Learning During a Pandemic
We have all been impacted in one way or another by COVID-19. On Transforming Health: Learning During a Pandemic we’ll take a look at how students, teachers and parents have adapted to learning during this time.
Finding Calm in the Chaos
The COVID-19 pandemic is like nothing we’ve experienced. We are all dealing with stress and uncertainty in one way or another. During times like these, experts say practicing mindfulness can be a way to find calm in the chaos.
The coronavirus is affecting each and every one of us. It has made connecting with friends and neighbors more challenging. That’s why we’ve been collecting your stories. From frontline workers to high school seniors, everyone has a story to tell. Join us as we share our collection of coronavirus diaries with you on Transforming Health.
From Smoking to Vaping
We’ll explore the history of nicotine use and what dangers it’s associated with today.
Recovery Is Possible
The opioid epidemic has ruined countless lives across the state of Pennsylvania. However, the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a 5 % decline in the total number of drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2018. That decline is the first in nearly three decades. How are folks in PA fighting this battle and where are we seeing success?
Mental Health Stigma
For much of history, the mentally ill have been treated very poorly. Thought to be possessed by demons or witchcraft, the mentally ill were often separated from the rest of society. Today, we understand more about mental health, but stigma still exists. We’ll examine the roots of mental health stigma and how it can prevent people from seeking treatment.
Mental Health in Schools
In the more than 20 years since the tragedy Sue Klebold has learned more about her son’s inner turmoil and now shares her findings with other parents. She hopes it will lead others to dig deeper into the lives of their children. Sue Klebold will share her memories of the tragedy at Columbine, details about her son and the signs she feels she missed.