PBS and WHRO-TV 15 are proud to present "Mercy Street" - a six part series beginning Sunday, January 17 that is the first American drama to air on PBS in more than a decade. Filmed on location in Virginia, "Mercy Street" follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War. Inspired by memoirs and letters from real doctors and nurse volunteers at Mansion House Hospital in Alexandria, this drama reveals the stories of those struggling to save lives while managing their own hardships. On the next Another View on Health, we'll explore the history of medicine and health care during the Civil War with historians Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander of Norfolk State University,and Audrey Davis, director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, along with cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby. It's all on Another View on Health, Friday, January 15 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!
The city of Norfolk ranks 5th in the nation when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases or STD’s. And the number of young African American males testing positive for HIV is rising at an alarming rate. On the next Another View, join guest host Lisa Godley and Another View on Health Co-host, Dr. Keith Newby, as they discuss HIV in the African American Community with special guests: Dr. Beth Gadkowsky, an infectious disease specialist and Jerome Cuffee, a peer educator who counsels young people once they’ve been diagnosed with HIV. Plus, Lisa talks to photographer Nadere Johnson about his passion to educate children in Uganda, East Africa. It's all on Another View, Friday, November 20th at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!
If you are 50 years old or older and have high blood pressure, the goal is to get your systolic blood pressure number to 140 or below. Blood pressure of 120/80 is considered normal...or at least it was until the latest study done by the National Institutes of Health. The study, called SPRINT, found that blood pressure should be less than 120 to prevent the risk of heart disease, stroke or heart failure. On the next Another View on Health we talk with cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby about the study and what it means for the thousands of patients who struggle to keep their blood pressure under control. We also talk with Ms. Audrey Thomas-Tarboro who shares her personal struggle with keeping her blood pressure numbers low. It's all on Another View on Health, Friday, September 25 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!
According to one national study, 40 percent of Americans use some form of Natural or Alternative medicine when trying
to cure what ails them. On the next Another View, we'll look at this growing alternative to western medicine with special
guests: Naturopathic Doctor, Erica Steele and Hampton Roads Gazeti Publisher, Loretta Kahn. We'll also take a sneak
peek of what we can expect to see at Africana 2015 with Festival Organizer, Bruce Williams and very special guest:
Frederick Douglass - portrayed by Poet Nathan Richardson. Plus, a look at the life and contributions of Civil Rights
Activist Julian Bond. It's Another View, Friday, August 21st at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!
The good news is that death from colon cancer is down in the US - unless you live in three "hot spot" areas in the country - and one of them is Hampton Roads! On the next Another View we talk with Dr. Scott Cross about the reasons why colorectal cancer in our area is nine percent higher than the national average, and Ms. Evelyn Lee tells us what one local church is doing to change that statistic. It's Another View on Health with co-host, cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby, Friday, July 24 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!