The first in a series of health-focused TV shows aired on Thursday, Feb. 28th, with Institute Physicians Dr. Maya Hambright, Medical Director at Ellenville Family Health Center and Dr. Ray Harvey, Medical Director at Kingston Hospital and Controlled Substance Director for IFH, along with resident physician Amy Soussan, MD.
The focus of this show was on Prescription Drug use and misuse, which has become a health crisis/epidemic facing our nation, and specifically, our communities. Students from the Ellenville Radio/TV production class developed questions on the topic and conducted the interview with the doctors. Questions included: How did the prescribing of medications become a health crisis? What are the dangers of sharing pills prescribed for you with someone else? What should people do if they have prescriptions at home that they no longer use or need? What prescriptions are most addictive? How do you know if someone is drug-seeking? What is being done by the medical community to address this issue?
DVDs of the “Ask Your Doctor” series, along with other shows from the Spotlight on Wawarsing series (which highlights a different human service program or agency each week), will be available for those interested in showing them in waiting room areas and at community events. Contact Lori at UPC 458-7406 ext. 231.
Director of Ulster Prevention Council