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Friday On The Morning Zone: Choking Game, Bullying Movie, and CRMC

Cheyenne CRMC Hospice Center

7:07AM MDT: Licensed Professional Counselor, Renee Hanson, and child advocate attorney, John Frentheway join host Dave Chaffin in Part I of our Kids-AT-Risk segment to talk about a new disturbing study that shows1 in 7 college kids have tried the dangerous ‘choking game’. College students aren’t necessarily renowned for their good judgment, and a new study reinforces that, finding that nearly one in seven co-eds has played the Choking Game, which is every bit as dangerous as it sounds.

Also called the Fainting Game, Pass Out, or Space Monkey, the Choking Game can be played individually or in groups. It consists of manually choking yourself or others, sticking a plastic bag over the head, tying a string around the neck or hyperventilating, all in search of a few seconds of euphoria. 

Researchers at The Crime Victims’ Institute at Sam Houston State University surveyed 837 students at a Texas university and found that the behavior, which works by cutting off blood flow to the brain in order to induce a high, was frighteningly commonplace.

8:07AM MDT: Part II of Kids-At-Risk: Marvin Nash from ‘Bullying Hurts joins Dave. They will be talking more about the new Bullying movie/documentary with special guest James Wendorf, executive director of the National Center for Learning Disabilities who believes a PG-13 rating for this important but contraversial film would work better so the critical message can reach a wider audience. “Sixty percent of children with learning disabilities and other special needs say they have been seriously bullied and that is why we joined with other special needs advocacy organizations to provide support for this vital film.

9:07AM MDT: Cheyenne Regional Medical Center guests on the Morning Zone  and Dave’s guests will be CEO, Dr. John Lucas and Laurie Wright, service line director for continuum of care. (She oversees home health and  hospice.) They will be discussing PACE, which stands for Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. This is a program that we have been working on for the past year or two. It hasn’t been launched in Cheyenne, yet, but we must be getting close. PACE provides comprehensive long-term services to Medicaid and Medicare enrollees. An interdisciplinary team of health professionals provides individuals with coordinated care. The care can help participants remain at home instead of having to receive care in a nursing home or move to a nursing home.

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