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Public Service Announcements - Radio

TRANSCRIPTS - HOW TO RECOGNIZED HEART ATTACK AND STROKE SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

Heart Attack - Signs & Symptoms
(30 sec, 73 words)
Heart attacks can happen to anyone at any time. Women and men can have different heart attack symptoms. To protect yourself and your loved ones, know ALL the warning signs of heart attack:

  • Extreme, unexplained fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea, stomach pain
  • Unexplained anxiety, weakness, or light-headedness
  • Pain in the chest or shoulders, neck, arm, or jaw

If you have ANY of the signs, call 911 or the emergency number in your area.

A life saving message brought to you by your friends at the Take Heart Alaska Coalition.

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Stroke - Signs & Treatment
(30 sec., 81 words)
Strokes can be embarrassing.
Body parts go numb. You’re dizzy, confused. Your eyesight goes. A crushing headache keeps you from laughing at a good joke.

People look concerned. They ask if you’re okay.
But you’re not okay. You could be having a stroke. You have to call 911.

Some people would die of embarrassment if they called 911. Sadly, they die of a stroke.

If you experience numbness, dizziness, sudden confusion, vision problems, or headache, do not hesitate to call 911.

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Strokes can be treated.

Learn the signs and symptoms of stroke – Remember the word: F.A.S.T.

  • F, facial droop, uneven smile;
  • A, arm weakness or numbness;
  • S, speech difficulty;  
  • T, time to call 911

If you see someone experiencing these symptoms, act F.A.S.T. Acting F.A.S.T. can result in critical stroke treatment in the hospital.

The longer you wait, the fewer treatment options that are available. Minutes are important. (30 sec)

A life saving message brought to you by your friends at the Take Heart Alaska Coalition.
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TRANSCRIPTS - EATING RIGHT TO FIGHT HEART DISEASE AND STROKE

Dear Tammy - Affordable in Anchorage
(30 sec., 147 words)

The sounds of a switch board at a radio station and be heard as the announcer begins the Dear Tammy radio show.

Announcer: “Welcome to the “Dear Tammy” radio program with our Alaskan Food Guru and here’s our first caller, Affordable in Anchorage.”

Affordable in Anchorage: “Hi Tammy! I’m 68 and I live off of a fixed income. I know fruits and vegetables are healthy for someone my age, but there expensive… I need some advice.”

Tammy the Alaskan Food Guru: “Affordable – using frozen, canned and dried fruits can stretch your food dollar. Canned or dried beans are inexpensive and taste great when cooked with your favorite spices. Try it!”

Announcer: “Another problem solved; brought to you by the Department of Health and Social Services.”

The voice of a Take Heart Alaska spokesperson pipes in to add their tagline: “Eat smart, take heart, get wild about health!”
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Dear Tammy - Beaming in Bethel
(30 sec., 149 words)

The sounds of a switch board at a radio station and be heard as the announcer begins the Dear Tammy radio show.

Announcer: “Welcome to the “Dear Tammy” radio program with our Alaskan Food Guru and here’s our first caller, Beaming in Bethel.”

Beaming in Bethel: “Hi Tammy! Six months ago I began adding canned vegetables to my stews for dinner and gathered berries for dessert. I lost weight and now my friends are jealous. What do I do?”

Tammy the Alaskan Food Guru: “Beaming – invite you friends over for a party and show them how easy eating fruits and vegetables can be. As a result they’ll be happy and healthy, too!”

Announcer: “Another problem solved; brought to you by the Department of Health and Social Services.”

The voice of a Take Heart Alaska spokesperson pipes in to add their tagline: “Eat smart, take heart, get wild about health!”
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Dear Tammy - Convenient in Kotzebue
(30 sec., 144 words)

The sounds of a switch board at a radio station and be heard as the announcer begins the Dear Tammy radio show.

Announcer: “Welcome to the “Dear Tammy” radio program with our Alaskan Food Guru and here’s our first caller, Convenient in Kotzebue.”

Convenient in Kotzebue: “Hi Tammy! My kids come home from school very hungry. I’m having trouble finding healthy, fast, convenient food. What do I do?”

Tammy the Alaskan Food Guru: “Convenient – Kids learn healthy eating habits early on, so it’s important to serve them fruits and vegetables now. Try sliced vegetables like carrots dipped in peanutbutter. Your kids will enjoy eating these healthy treats!”

Announcer: “Another problem solved; brought to you by the Department of Health and Social Services.”

The voice of a Take Heart Alaska spokesperson pipes in to add their tagline: “Eat smart, take heart, get wild about health!”
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Dear Tammy - Determined in Dillingham
(30 sec., 149 words)

The sounds of a switch board at a radio station and be heard as the announcer begins the Dear Tammy radio show.

Announcer: “Welcome to the “Dear Tammy” radio program with our Alaskan Food Guru and here’s our first caller, Determined in Dillingham.”

Determined in Dillingham: “Hi Tammy! My husband is 50 and he has gained a lot of weight. He says it’s because he’s getting older, but I think it’s what he eats. What should I do?”

Tammy the Alaskan Food Guru: “Determined – Balance his eating habits with fruits and vegetables. Add frozen vegetables to moose stew or canned fruit for dessert. This may appeal to your husband and his health!”

Announcer: “Another problem solved; brought to you by the Department of Health and Social Services.”

The voice of a Take Heart Alaska spokesperson pipes in to add their tagline: “Eat smart, take heart, get wild about health!”
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Dear Tammy - Tasty in Talkeetna
(30 sec., 150 words)

The sounds of a switch board at a radio station and be heard as the announcer begins the Dear Tammy radio show.

Announcer: “Welcome to the “Dear Tammy” radio program with our Alaskan Food Guru and here’s our first caller, Tasty in Talkeetna.”

Tasty in Talkeetna: “Hi Tammy! In the summer I try to include fruits and vegetables from my gargen in family meals, but how can my family eat fruit and vegetables year-round?”

Tammy the Alaskan Food Guru: “Tasty – Any time of year try spreading tomatoe sauce on pilot bread and add frozen or canned vegetables and mozzerella cheese; cook in the oven for a healthy dinner. Your family will love it!”

Announcer: “Another problem solved; brought to you by the Department of Health and Social Services.”

The voice of a Take Heart Alaska spokesperson pipes in to add their tagline: “Eat smart, take heart, get wild about health!”
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TEN HUNEE DAAL'OYE DIABETES RADIO PSA TRANSCRIPTS X5

Written and Produced by students of Ten Hunee Daal'oye Upward Bound at University of Alaska Fairbanks, Interior-Aleutians Campus, Summer 2011


Veggies are good 

(30 sec, 100 words)

Guy 1:  Hey man, I just got back from lunch.

Guy 2:  Oh yeah, so how you feelin’?

Guy 1:  I’m feeling a little heavy today.

Guy 2:  Why? What did you eat?

Guy 1:  I ate some hamburgers, French fries, and some soda.

Guy 2:  Dude, that’s why you feelin’ so heavy, you ate a bunch of greasy stuff, and the soda you just drunk was full of sugar. No wonder you feel that way.

Guy 1:  Are you serious?

Guy 2:  Yeah I’m serious! Here you go, a bowl of vegetables. It’s good for you and you may even lose some weight. If you start eating more healthy it can prevent type 2 diabetes.

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Billy’s Story

(30 sec, 98 words)

Guy 1:  Hey guys, let’s go play some computer games.

Guy 2:  Nah, I’m gonna go play basketball. I haven’t played in a while and I want to stay fit.

Guy 3:  Yeah, because computer games aren’t really that healthy for you.

Guy 1:  But they’re so fun though.

Guy 2:  Didn’t you hear what happen to Billy?

Guy 1:  Wha’…wha’ happen to him?

Guy 2:  He was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Guy 3:  Yeah, now he has to take a bunch of medication and his life totally sucks now.

Guy 1:  Really?

Guy 2:  Yeah, so we’re trying to be more healthy and go play basketball.

Guy 1:  Alright, me too!

Guy 3: Dude, high five. (sound of clapping)

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Diabetes is Preventable

(30 sec, 104 words)

Sabrina:  Type 2 diabetes is becoming more and more common in all age groups. And as you’re eating sodas, candy and other junk snacks all contribute to the cause of diabetes. Though this food may be tasty and very tempting it is better to have an apple, water, or any other healthy snack like that. What do you think of that Jasmine?

Jasmine: Well Sabrina, diabetes is not a term that should be taken lightly. We used to know that the elderly were more susceptible to this disease but these days, even teens can get it. It can be prevented, if foods and activities are balanced.

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Facts about Diabetes

(30 sec, 81 words)

Oh-a (Hola), I’m here to tell you how to prevent diabetes. It’s easy. All you have to do is stay active and eat right. Instead of eating junk foods or fast foods have an apple or a salad instead. You’ll feel much better. Over 54-million people in the U.S. are pre-diabetic, and 21-million people in the U.S. have type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Anyone can get this disease without the proper care of our bodies. Even young people like us. 

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Miss Jones' Story

(30 sec, 113 words)

Health worker:  Hello Miss Jones. How have you been feeling lately?

Miss Jones:  I’ve been feeling exhausted and have these tingling sensations in my hands and feet. Also, I use the bathroom a little more than normal.

Health worker:  It would be a good idea to have you tested for diabetes.

Miss Jones:  What is diabetes?

Health worker:  Diabetes is a disorder of the way the body uses digested foods for growth and energy.

Miss Jones:  How do I know I have it?

Health worker:  You would have to take some blood tests to determine whether or not you have diabetes.

Miss Jones:  What can I do to avoid diabetes?

Health worker:  You have to maintain a healthy diet and stay active. And always make sure to take care of yourself.

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