Personal Safety Tips

Personal Safety Tips

You can help yourself be safer at home and when you’re out and about. Join Hometown Health™ host Michele Wilson to learn about situational awareness and home safety tips from Officer Chris Pawelski of the Dayton Police Department. See how to deter an attacker with a demonstration from Maggie Strehle and Officer Ron Strehle of the Miami Valley Crime Prevention Association.

Chris' Story: 'We Are So Blessed'

Chris' Story: 'We Are So Blessed'

Chris’s family didn’t know if he would live to meet his soon-to-be-born child after a horrific car crash left him with a serious head injury and spinal and other fractures. After surgeries and intensive rehabilitation at Miami Valley Hospital, though, he’s home and relearning how to live. His family says, “We are so blessed.”

Shane's Story: Determined to Walk Again

Shane's Story: Determined to Walk Again

When Shane, a Coldwater High School football player, was hit after catching a pass, he couldn’t get up. Flown by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital, Shane learned he had a spinal cord injury and a 20 percent chance of walking again. Through sheer grit — and with strong support — Shane is making great progress toward his goal of walking on his own.

Mike's Story: Racing Once Again

Mike's Story: Racing Once Again

What seemed to be routine broken ribs from a racing accident ended up causing severe pulmonary problems for Mike, a veteran dirt-bike rider. When he awoke at 3 a.m. and couldn’t breathe, walk, or talk, he went by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital for rib plating surgery. Today, Mike’s back to racing, mountain biking, and working out.

Angela's Story: 'I'm Still Me'

Angela's Story: 'I'm Still Me'

After a serious car crash, Angela arrived at Miami Valley Hospital via CareFlight because she was seriously burned, along with having spinal fractures. Despite an amputation and other surgeries, she’s on the path to regaining her independence so she can become a hospital case worker and her grandson’s “best buddy.”

Jessica's Story: Thriving After a Vicious Attack

Jessica's Story: Thriving After a Vicious Attack

Jessica thought she would not survive after her husband choked and stabbed her, then tried to hit her with his car. With sheriffs protecting the helipad, Jessica came by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital, where the trauma team immediately tended to her serious, large neck wound. Today, Jessica is back to work, enjoying her happiness and freedom.

Come On, Dayton, Let’s Dance!

Come On, Dayton, Let’s Dance!

Music moves us - and improves our health, too. As the birthplace of funk and home to the Levitt Pavilion's free concerts, Dayton's musical vibe is undeniable. Join Hometown Health™ host Michele Wilson as she learns how music changes lives and creates community with David Webb of the Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center, and Lisa Wagner from the Levitt Pavilion.

Health Tips - Eating Disorders for Athletes

Health Tips - Eating Disorders for Athletes

Eating disorders are problematic to the health of anyone who suffers with them. Young athletes are often susceptible to eating disorders because of the pressure to have lean body mass to play some sports. Karen Shafer, MD, talks about eating disorders and young athletes.

Health Tips - Family Dinner

Health Tips - Family Dinner

A family schedule with sports and other activities can be pure chaos. But making time to eat at least three meals together each week has major benefits. Nicholas Davis, MD, talks about the positives of family meals.

From Urban Farm To Your Table

From Urban Farm To Your Table

Urban farmers and farmers markets bring the goodness of locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables to city dwellers. Join Hometown Health™ host Michele Wilson as she learns about CSAs (community-supported agriculture) and how to make the most of your farmers market visit with Stephen Mackell of Mission of Mary Cooperative in East Dayton.

Cassidy Helman final

Cassidy Helman final

Cassidy Helman final

Health Tips - BOTOX® and Overactive Bladder

Health Tips - BOTOX® and Overactive Bladder

Robert Kohut, MD, talks about making the overactive bladder and BOTOX®.