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#11 - Kelly Little: The Heart of Recovery

This isn't a joke, this wasn't a dream. Imagine being in the hospital, experiencing chest pains with no diagnosis, and just waiting. Listen in as Kelly learns the cause of her chest pain, what happens next, and her road to recovery.


Podcast #11 Script

Quick Links:
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)
Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD)
Mayo Clinic
Cardiac Rehabilitation available in Montana
American Heart Association
      Heart Disease in Women
      Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

#10 - Kelly Little: The Heart of the Unexpected

Imagine being young, fit, healthy, and waking up one night with chest pains, life goes in a whole new direction. Join us as we celebrate American Heart Month with our guest Kelly Little as she shares her cardiovascular journey.


Podcast #10 Script

Quick Links:
Blood Pressure
- Heart Attack Symptoms in Women
- Montana Cardiovascular Health Program
- SCAD: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection
- Women and Heart Disease


#09 - Francine Janik: EMS, Neighbor Helping Neighbor

Did you know volunteering at your local EMS (Emergency Medical Services) and completing EMS training can help your career? Join our last episode with guest Francine Janik as she discusses the benefits and levels of EMS training, and what EMS looks like in Montana today.


Podcast #09 Script

Episode quick links:
Learn more about EMS
Montana Emergency Care Provider Licensing
- Simulation in Motion in Montana

#08 - Francine Janik: EMS Recipient to Provider

From a law enforcement officer to receiving a gunshot wound in a shootout to giving lifesaving care as an EMS provider. Francine continues her story, including how important AEDs and hands-only CPR have become in today's society.


Podcast #08 Script

Episode quick links:
MESI: Missoula Emergency Services
- AEDs: Automatic External Defibrillators
- Community AED
-AED Testimonial Videos:
     -- Trooper Armstrong
     -- Seth
     -- CARES
- Town Pump Grant Program
- Helmsley Foundation
- Hands-Only CPR
- Montana EMS Annual Report

#07 - Francine Janik: The Country EMT - Early Beginnings of EMS in Montana

No longer just a ride to the hospital. Ambulance services in Montana have come a long way, from using the local undertaker to an emergency department on wheels. Learn more about Montana Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and how their role of care is changing in your community.


Podcast #07 Script

Episode quick links:
1966 White Paper
Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs)
- Community Integrated Health Progam
- EMS, Trauma, and Injury Prevention in Montana
- EMS Agency and Hospital Services in Montana - interactive map

#06 - Jacob Krissovich: Fife the Guide Dog

Our final episode with guest Jacob Krissovich discusses life with a guide dog. Jacob's dog, Fife, was key to living a more secure and independent life.  Fife has been a life-saver, literally, for Jacob, due to his skill-set and specialized training. Listen in as Jacob tells how he was matched with Fife and how they navigate day-to-day life.


Podcast #06 Script

Episode quick links:
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Montana Association for the Blind
- Montana Blind and Low Vision Services

#05 - Jacob Krissovich: Losing Sight (cont.)

Guest Jacob Krissovich continues his story of transitioning to life without sight. In this episode he shares personal experiences on navigating grocery stores, crossing the street, preparing meals, and resources.

Podcast #05 Script

Episode quick links:
- Montana Association for the Blind
- Montana Blind and Low Vision Services
- National Federation of the Blind
- Public Transportation/Para-transit
- Vocational Rehabilitation
-Apps mentioned:
     - Seeing AI
     - InstaCart
     -GPS for Blind and Visually Impaired: Good Maps Explorer, Soundscape

#04 - Jacob Krissovich: Losing Sight

Starting a new story, Jacob Krissovich discusses his childhood as he lost vision in one and eventually both eyes.

Podcast #04 Script

Episode quick links:
- Montana Association for the Blind:
- Montana Blind and Low vision Services:  BLVS (
- National Federation of the Blind:

#03 -  Melissa House: Double Organ Transplant

Concluding her story, Melissa shares how diabetes and chronic kidney disease led to a double organ transplant.

Podcast #03 Script

Episode quick links:
- National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Disease: transplant information

#02- Melissa House: Teenage Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease

Continuing her story, Melissa House discusses life as a teenager with Type 1 diabetes and the onset of chronic kidney disease.

Podcast #02 Script

Episode quick links:
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease

#01 - Melissa House: Childhood Diabetes

Butte, Montana native, Melissa House, takes us through her journey of a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis in childhood, and how she lived well with diabetes.

Podcast #01 Script

Episode quick links:
- Montana Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Programs: map and telehealth locations
American Diabetes Association
CDC Diabetes