08/19/2012 Topics: Back to School, Meth, Colon Cancer

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Tonight’s guests..

8:06 to 9:00 Dr. Amanda Wyrick will discuss what kids and parents face going back to school.
Related links:
Back to School –  Resources & tips from USA.gov
Khan Academy (great videos for kids and parents struggling with their homework)
Teacher Tube (more videos for students, parents, and teachers)
StopBullying.gov — Get Help Now: Bullying can affect you in many ways. You may lose sleep or feel sick. You may want to skip school. You may even be thinking about suicide. If you are feeling hopeless or helpless or know someone that is, please call the LIFELINE at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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9:06 to 9:45 The subject will be Crime Scene Cleanup and CSI focusing on Dr. Katie Hartman a former medical examiner who will be in the studio, and  Mr Tou Martinez and Donnetta Held both own their own (separate) Crime Scene Cleanup companies. They will discuss their lives and business.  Donetta Held is the CEO of Crisis Cleaning, a woman owned business, which performs death and crime scene cleanup, as well as meth residue decontamination. She is also the author of THE METH SOLUTION; a first of its kind guide for home decontamination.
Questions re Crime Scene Cleanup:
  • 1.      How did you get started cleaning death or crime scenes?
  • 2.      How did you handle it the first time you entered a home with blood splatter?
  • 3.      Have you or your techs ever found anything the police missed?
  • 4.      Do you wear Personal Protection Equipment on all your jobs?
  • 5.      Can a fresh coat of paint effectively cover over the dangers of meth residue or where a suicide or a murder happened?
  • 6.      Once the police bust a meth home and they remove the chemicals used to manufacture an illegal drug lab, haven’t all of the dangers been removed?
  • 7.      What are the harmful effects of meth residue to the home’s occupants?
  • 8.      Are there any tell-tell signs the home might have been a meth lab?
  • 9.      Doesn’t a typical building inspector test for meth prior to a home buyer purchasing a home?
  • 10.  Doesn’t the disclosure law protect consumers and assure that they know the home’s history before the sale?
  • 11.  Is it possible to make meth lab testing a condition of purchase prior to buying or renting a home?
  • 12.  If a property owner tests their property and the results come back positive for meth, what should they do to eliminate the residue in their home?
  • 13.  Can contents that are contaminated with meth residue be cleaned?
  • 14.  Are there any cases where insurance proceeds pay for the cleanup of meth residue in homes?
  • 15.  Can a police dog detect meth residue in homes?

Related links (from Crisis Cleaning’s web page):

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The last fifteen minutes Dr Frager will have Dr. Whitney Jones in the studio to discuss colon cancer.
Related links:

About the Colon Cancer Prevention Project

Our Challenge

In the U.S., colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer among men and women, despite being a highly preventable disease. Because colon cancer usually starts as slow growing precancerous polyps, screening makes prevention possible. When detected early, it can be successfully treated approximately 90% of the time.

Our Mission and Work

The Colon Cancer Prevention Project’s mission is to eliminate preventable colon cancer death and suffering by increasing screening rates through education, advocacy, health systems improvement, and survivor support.

The Project was formed in 2004 and is based in Louisville, Ky., where it works throughout the region. Kentucky is in the top 5 worst states in the country for colon cancer mortality and incidence. The Project works with local, state, and national partners to impact the state, the region, and the country.

The Project’s work includes:

  • Policy work aimed at increasing screening rates
  • Advocating for funds for uninsured and under-insured people to get screened
  • Overseeing relationships with physicians and facilities who are donating services to help uninsured and under-insured people in the Louisville, Ky. community get screened.
  • Distributing more than 1 million “Are You at Risk?” educational pamphlets across the United States
  • Taking the Giant Inflatable Educational Colon, a 20-foot-long, 8-foot-tall colon, into the Kentucky and Southern Indiana community.
  • Staffing health fairs in the community
  • Talking with the media, businesses, non-profits and other groups to raise awareness of colon cancer in Kentucky and across the United States.
  • Sharing stories of people across the United States who have been impacted by colon cancer.
  • Organizing events that support and honor those impacted by colon cancer and raise awareness. Events include our annual Walk Away from Colon Cancer & 5K Run and our Bottoms Up Bash, both held annually in Kentucky.

Our impact

Since the Project was formed in 2004, Kentucky has gone from 49th of all 50 states for colon cancer screening to 32nd. Last year, more than 200 fewer people in Kentucky were diagnosed with colon cancer.

How we are funded

Programs are funded by individual gifts, corporate contributions, and grants.

Contact

Colon Cancer Prevention Project
P.O. Box 4039
Louisville, KY 40205
Phone: (502) 290-0288
Toll free: (800) 841-6399
Fax: (502) 721-0400

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