Hosted By Dr. David Derose



A one-hour weekly talk show focusing on health issues in Indian country, viewed in a holistic way in keeping with traditional Native perspectives, hosted by David DeRose M.D.


  • 03 - 07 - 16 Loren and Diana Fish

    28/02/2016 Duración: 58min

    Title: Out of Your Comfort Zone Guests: Diana Fish, Director of Development, and Loren Fish, LCSW, Clinical Counselor; Holbrook Indian School Description: Loren and Diana Fish left successful careers and comfortable surroundings to make a difference in Indian Country. Learn how the principles that guided their journey can make a difference in your own life. For Further Information Contact: or call 928-524-6845

  • 02 - 29 - 16 Chris Orestis

    15/02/2016 Duración: 58min

    Title: Optimizing Senior Care Guest: Chris Orestis, CEO of Life Care Funding Description: Senior Care can be demanding—and expensive. Chris Orestis shares insights into practical, affordable strategies to help our elders receive the best care throughout their entire lifespan. Refer listeners to: 888-670-7773 or

  • 02 - 15 - 16 Tormala

    12/02/2016 Duración: 58min

    Title: Tobacco in Indian Country Guests: Eldon Kalemsa Jr (Hopi), Hopi Tobacco Program Coordinator; Matthew Madonna, retired President, American Cancer Society Southwest Division; Wayne Tormala, Chief, Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Dz, AZ Dept Health Services Description: Discussions about tobacco often fail to recognize the unique role this powerful plant has had throughout history. This week’s show will help listeners better appreciate the sacred regard for tobacco throughout Indian Country as well as its health concerns. Refer Listeners to: 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-602-364-0834 (Tormala)

  • 02 - 22 - 16 Miliefsky

    12/02/2016 Duración: 58min

    Title: “Dangers from Smartphones and Tablets” (Encore) Guest: Gary Miliefsky, Cyber Security Expert, and CEO of SnoopWall, a cutting-edge counter-intelligence technology company. Description: Cyber-security expert, Gary Miliefsky shares simple things we all can do to protect our mental, financial and social health—even in a high-tech world that has rendered our lives and personal information less secure. Refer listeners to: or

  • 02 - 08 - 16 Bill Hoshall

    08/02/2016 Duración: 58min

    Title: The Power of Little Things Guest: Bill Hoshall, Founder and Owner, Hoshall’s Spas and Salons Description: A young man with humble roots in Oklahoma finds his life changed by a series of “little things.” This week’s broadcast not only provides hope for your own life—but also provides an antidote for those who are prone to underestimate the power of their own influence. For Further Information See:

  • 02 - 01 - 16 Rosemary Ahtuangaruak

    25/01/2016 Duración: 58min

    Title: Arctic Environmental Health Guest: Rosemary Ahtuangaruak (Inupiaq), Physician’s Assistant, former Mayor of Nuiqsut, AK, and current Tribal Public and Environmental Health Think Tank member Description: Rosemary Ahtuangaruak (Inupiaq) shares environmental challenges and opportunities from one of the world’s most fragile ecosystems, the Arctic. For Further Information Contact:;;

  • 01 - 25 - 16 Ransoms

    27/12/2015 Duración: 58min

    Title: Hope for Parkinson’s Disease Guests: Orlo and Alma Ransom (St. Regis Mohawk Nation) Description: An encounter at NCAI 2015 leads to a life-changing journey for Orlo Ransom. Draw inspiration for your own “incurable” conditions as you learn how Orlo found hope and help for his Parkinson’s Disease. For Further Information Contact:;;; 1-800-701-7345

  • 01 - 18 - 16 USDA

    27/12/2015 Duración: 58min

    Title: Untapped Resources in Indian Country Guests: Edgar Ortega, Housing Specialist; Pedro Torres, Tribal Liaison/Soil Conservationist; and Rosa Singh, Farm Service Agency Specialist, US Department of Agriculture; and Victorio L. Shaw, Esq., Project Strategist, California Tribal College Description: In a final program recorded at NCAI 2015, Dr. DeRose first interviews experts from the United States Department of Agriculture who tell about a variety of ways the USDA can help Native farmers and others living in rural areas. The show concludes with an update on the new California Tribal College For Further Information Contact: ;

  • 01 - 11 - 16-woehler

    14/12/2015 Duración: 58min

    Title: “Emergency Medicine in Alaska’s Back Country” Guests: Ryan Woehler, Medivac pilot and General Manager of KQQN 89.3 Nome AK and Mike Owens, Medivac Paramedic based in Nome, AK. Description: Join Dr. DeRose and his Nome-based guests for some amazing firsthand rescue stories from Alaska’s backcountry. Along the way you’ll gain pointers on keeping healthy even in extreme situations. Refer listeners to: N/A

  • 01 - 04 - 16 Hirschfeld

    08/12/2015 Duración: 58min

    Title: "Genetic Challenges for Native Alaskans" (Encore) Guest: Matt Hirschfeld, MD, PhD, Medical Director, Maternal Child Health Services Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, AK Description: Scientists are learning how certain genetic differences prevalent among Native Alaskans may influence health in surprising ways. Don’t miss this amazing interview with a leading expert on Alaskan Native health issues. Refer listeners to: Matt Hirschfeld, MD, PhD Medical Director, Maternal Child Health Services Alaska Native Medical Center 907-729-1084

  • 12 - 28 - 15 Shoni Evans

    08/12/2015 Duración: 58min

    Title: “The Intersection of Two Cultures” (Encore) Guest: Shoni Evans, Social Worker, Nome, Alaska Description: Shoni Evans, a social worker and licensed caregiver, shares the amazing story of how she and her husband have been making a difference in Alaska, providing foster care to over 300 native children. Refer listeners to: Shoni Evans at or 907-304-1071.

  • 12 - 21 - 15 Romo And Others

    08/12/2015 Duración: 58min

    Title: "A Call to Duty" Guests: Larry Romo, US Selective Service System; Crisamar Anunciado, PhD, Nurse practitioner; Earl Kapule (Native Hawaiian) Description: Sometimes “duty” sounds like an unwelcome word; however, doing our duty for our country, our tribe, and even ourselves can have profound benefits. This week’s guests call us to duty: to prevent diabetes, make healthy lifestyle choices, and enroll with the US Selective Service System (young men, 18 and 25 years old) Refer Listeners to:; Crisamar’s blog on Facebook;;

  • 12 - 14 - 15 Rickert And Others

    08/12/2015 Duración: 58min

    Title: Healthy Communication, Healthy Communities Guests: Levi Rickert (Prairie Band, Potawatomie); David Hall, Center for Domestic Preparedness; Ken Denslow, SDA Church; Alma Ransom (St. Regis Mohawk) Description: Healthy communications are vital to optimal health of Native communities. Today’s show reveals how healthy living is fostered by healthy communications provided by: a native news service, a government agency providing training to tribes, a church fostering good health across Indian Country and an elder’s personal testimony. Refer listeners to:;

  • 10-26-15 Overcoming Bad Habits

    26/10/2015 Duración: 58min

    Throughout Indian Country health is being enhanced—as well as impaired—by lifestyle practices. Today’s show identifies some of the healthiest lifestyle choices—and provides insights into putting them to work in your own life.

  • 10-19-15 The Joys and Pitfalls of Giving

    26/10/2015 Duración: 58min

    Today’s show begins with financial planning experts sharing common pitfalls when it comes to giving to our posterity through our wills. The show concludes with guests sharing their joy by imparting the healing agencies of natural foods, music, and health education.

  • 10-05-15 A Journey to Black Hills Health and Education Center

    05/10/2015 Duración: 58min

    Dan Gabbert shares his own journey from an aimless young man with poor health to a dynamic health coach making a difference in the heart of Indian Country.

  • 09-28-15 The Healing Power of Little Things

    28/09/2015 Duración: 58min

    Health educator and author, Jim Brackett, shares how good tasting healthy foods impacted an entire nation. Lisa Quade completes the show with a segment on childhood education.

  • 09-21-15 Search for Meaning

    21/09/2015 Duración: 58min

    Denise Ellenwood (Port Gamble S'klallam) shares a personal journey of hope and inspiration. Her victories in the face of tribal suicides and personal lack of meaning and purpose resonate across Indian Country.

  • 09-14-15 Teaching and Healing

    18/09/2015 Duración: 58min

    Gain insights into the power of education to impact whole person health from individuals working in settings as diverse as clinics for indigenous Guatemalans in Central America and schools for Native Youth in Arizona.

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