Sunday, March 31, 2013

3/31-Encore Broadcast Mindful Living

Dr. Cheung's research and work focus on the translation of scientific knowledge of nutrition and physical activity to promote healthy eating and active living for chronic disease prevention.
She is a Co-Investigator at the Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity. She was the Principal Investigator of the Qualitative Study on CDC's School Health Index, which assessed its receptivity and impact with schools, funded by the CDC and American Schools of Public Health. She was the co-Principal Investigator of Eat Well & Keep Moving, a study funded by the Walton Family Foundation to evaluate the impact of an interdisciplinary school-based program to promote nutrition and physical activity in upper elementary students. She was the co-Principal Investigator of Treatwell 5 A Day, a study funded by the National Cancer Institute to promote fruits and vegetable consumption in worksites. She was also Director of Nutrition and Fitness at the Center for Health Communication.
To further advance scientific knowledge translation to the public, Dr. Cheung has worked closely with the mass media as a resource to help improve the quality of media content. She is currently the Editorial Director of the Department's nutrition website, The Nutrition Source and the Co-Editorial Director of a new website focused on obesity. She also co-edited Child Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity (1995) with the late former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Julius Richmond, and she coauthoredEat Well & Keep Moving (2001, 2007), a nationally and internationally disseminated school-based nutrition and physical activity program for upper elementary school children. To engage a wider lay audience, she coauthored Be Healthy! It's A Girl Thing: Food, Fitness and Feeling Great! (2003), a book written for adolescent girls to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle. Her book, Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, coauthored with Zen Buddhist master, Thich Nhat Hanh (Harper Collins, 2010), teaches readers how to easily adopt the practice of mindfulness and integrate it into eating, exercise, and all facets of daily life.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

3/24-Encore Broadcast Stress and Law Enforcement

Did you know that police officers have the highest suicide rate among professions? Ed Donovan discusses the amount of stress that occurs to professional police officers on a day-to-day basis and the responsibility that they must withstand.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

3/17-Encore Broadcast Dr Carol Scott talks to Dr. Michael Heitt

Dr. Michael Heitt - Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Michael Heitt is a licensed psychologist in private practice.  The primary focus of his clinical and consultative activities center around working with physicians, executives and other professionals who are dealing with personal and occupational challenges. He frequently consults to small and mid-size companies on a variety of workplace and organizational issues, and is recognized by local Courts as being an expert witness in Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Heitt has presented internationally on topics ranging from workplace violence and professional impairment to human resources and personnel development, as well as topics such as psychological ethics, disaster psychiatry and clinical assessment.  He is a former Chair and Member of the Maryland Psychological Association’s (MPA) Ethics Committee and is current the Chair of their Colleague Assistance Program.

Dr. Heitt earned his Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago in 1996.  He is on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and Loyola University Maryland.  Additionally, he is the instructor for the Maryland State Jurisprudence Licensure Exam preparatory course offered by MPA.

Dealing with (or Being) the Disruptive Professional

It seems like we’re hearing about violence in the workplace, bullying and general incivility more and more lately.  And almost everyone has had a “toxic boss” at one time or another.  What can be done about the disruptive professional?  How can you learn to manage your stress when you are working with someone who is particularly disruptive?  Our next show will feature Dr. Michael Heitt, a clinical and consulting psychologist, and we will address the issue of disruptive behavior in the workplace and how to cope with this very stressful situation.

For more information about Dr. Heitt’s work with disruptive professionals and with the organizations in which they work, you can visit his websites, and

Sunday, March 10, 2013

3/10-Encore Broadcast Dr. Linnda Durré and Surviving the Toxic Workplace


Linnda Durré, Ph.D. - Psychotherapist, Writer, Author,
Linnda Durré, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, writer, author, business consultant, international speaker, corporate trainer, TV and radio talk show host, media guest, and a magazine, Internet, and newspaper columnist. She has appeared on Oprah, 60 Minutes, The Today Show, The O'Reilly Factor (twice), Daytime, Canada AM, Good Morning America, and the local and/or national news programs on CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, NPR, CW, and PBS. She hosted and co-produced "Ask The Family Therapist" on America's Health Network, which was associated with the Mayo Clinic and aired from Universal Studios Orlando. She was the weekly psychotherapist on CW's syndicated morning show, "The Daily Buzz". She hosted and produced, "Personal Success Hotline with Dr. Durré", on a PBS affiliate. She hosted and produced, "The Dr. Linnda Durre Show", on an NPR affiliate. She hosted and produced "The Linnda Durre Show", a celebrity interview radio show in Orlando. She has written for Forbes, AOL, Monster, Orlando Business Journal, A & U Magazine, Orlando Leisure Magazine, In Focus Magazine, and American City Business Journals She currently writes a bi-monthly column on toxic and difficult bosses

Sunday, March 3, 2013

3/03-Encore Broadcast Mindful Living

Dr. Lilian Cheung - Director of Health Promotion & Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition

Dr. LilianCheung is Lecturer and Director of Health Promotion & Communication at theHarvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition. She is the EditorialDirector of The Nutrition Source website (,Harvard School of Public Health’s nutrition website for health professionals,media and consumers. She is also theco-editorial director of a new Harvard School of Public Health website, Obesity Prevention Source (,a website providing science based information for policy changes at thecommunity, agencies and corporate levels. Her work focuses on the translation of science-basedrecommendations into public health communications and programs, to promotehealthy lifestyles for chronic disease prevention and control.

Sheis the co-Principal Investigator and co-author of Eat Well & Keep Moving (2001, 2nd edition 2007), awidely disseminated school-based nutrition and physical activity program forupper elementary school children that is currently used across the U.S. andinternationally. She is a Co-Investigatorat the CDC Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and PhysicalActivity.

Sheco-edited Child Health, Nutrition andPhysical Activity (1995) with the late Surgeon General Dr. Julius Richmond,and co-authored Be Healthy! It’s A Girl Thing: Food, Fitness and FeelingGreat! (2003, 2nd edition 2010), a book written for adolescentgirls.
Herlatest book Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life isco-authored with Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh which has already been acquiredfor translation in 15 countries.