The Health View Season 8

The Choose Love Movement

In this Episode of The Health View, host Yvonne Dunetz, MSW, and Guests Dr. Garth McKinney and Scarlett Lewis discuss the Choose Love Movement and its life span program and curriculum that focus on tools, skills and strategies through Social Emotional Learning (SEL). The curriculum was written by Educators for Educators. Counselors, Teachers, Psychologists, and Professors wrote and created this Enrichment Program. It’s about raising young people through nurturing, healing, and love. SEL proactively prevents violence. It is a world wide movement to choose love. Children learn that Choosing Love means choosing to live a life with Courage and Gratitude, practicing Forgiveness, and being Compassionate individuals. Being able to Choose Love promotes their resilience in challenging times. As a result, children learn personal responsibility and the understanding that they always have a choice in how they respond. Through decades of research, including long-term studies spanning over 30+ years, SEL is the most proactive and preventative mental health initiative available. SEL is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show sympathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions, while cultivating safety inside and out. The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the world’s leading organization advancing one of the most important fields in education promoting the practice of integrated academic, social, and emotional learning for all children in preschool through high school. The Choose Love Enrichment Program is a no cost, downloadable classroom program focusing on four important character values – Courage, Gratitude, Forgiveness and Compassion in Action – which cultivates optimism, resilience and personal responsibility. Included elements are positive psychology, mindfulness, neuroscience, character values and more. A major message in the Program is “We can’t always choose what happens to us, but we can choose how we respond.”

Download the no cost program directly at:

In addition to the program, Educators have free access to an Educator Guide, Mindfulness Extension Lessons, Morning Meeting Infusion Activities, Worksheets, Bookmarks, Posters and other printables, and videos.

The YMCA of Greater Nashua

In this Episode of The Health View, host Yvonne Dunetz and Guest, Michael Lachance, CEO of the YMCA, discuss the difference that the YMCA makes in Greater Nashua, New Hampshire. You will learn about: The mission, the focus on healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. The people that they serve. The over 400 staff that they have. Funding. How to become a member. The cost of membership.The over 300 programs that they offer from birth to elders. Camp Sargeant Summer Day Camp, Childcare services, Arts experiences, Wellness programs, Live Strong, Lifestyle Coaching, The Wellness Recipe, The Super Hero Training Program, the three facilities located in the Greater Nashua area, who they collaborate with, the history of the YMCA locally, nationwide and much more.

The Nashua International Sculpture Symposium -12th Anniversary Celebration

In this Episode of The Health View you will experience the 12th Anniversary Closing Celebration of the Nashua International Sculpture Symposium held in the City of Nashua, New Hampshire. The Nashua International Sculpture Symposium creates large, varied, professional sculptures that enliven public spaces, generate discourse, and touch our hearts and souls, now and for generations to come. Because of the annual Nashua International Sculpture Symposium since 2008, Nashua has over 30 large granite or metal outdoor sculptures in public places for all to see, touch and enjoy. The Symposium, a three-week event that would not exist without the generosity of the community, offers many opportunities for the public to be involved.

In this 12th Anniversary Celebration you will see the sculptures created by Sculptors: Jon Barlow Hudson (USA), Joycelyn Pratt (New Zealand), and Gerard Oroo Motondi (Kenya).

Skin Cancer – What To Look For & How to Prevent it

In this Episode of The Health View, Dermatologist, Dr. Robert Posnick discusses with host Yvonne Dunetz, the different kinds of skin cancer including: What to look for, how to protect and care for your skin in order to prevent skin cancer, treatment for skin cancer, how to do self examinations to learn what is normal and abnormal for your body, skin products that help your skin be healthy and well, how to care for babies, adolescent, adults, and aging skin, and more.

The Health View – Common Eye Conditions – S8-Ep6

In this Episode of The Health View you will learn about: What causes Cataracts, symptoms to be aware of and how they are treated. What is Diabetic Retinopathy?, What the patient experiences. What happens to the eyes when Diabetes is not properly controlled. How it is treated by using a Lazer, or by introducing medication into the eyes and the importance of prevention. What is Macular Degeneration? What is Age related Macular Degeneration? What causes damage to the cells in the eyes? Ways to treat Dry Macular Degeneration, risk factors, and what you can do with diet and supplements. The difference of treatment for Wet Macular Degeneration. What you can do to help the health of your eyes. What is Glaucoma? What screening is done for risk factors for Glaucoma, testing that is done to adequately diagnose Glaucoma, treatment for Glaucoma to reduce the eye pressure with eye drops, lazer surgery, and procedures. What causes the rupture of blood vessels in the eyes? What causes Conjuctivitis? What you can do to treat viral Conjunctivitis. The importance of wearing sunglasses. How UV light can cause eye related problems. Protection of the eyes during recreational activities and sports. The role of safety and sports goggles in protecting the eyes. And the best things that can be done to have healthy eyes. For further information go to

The Health View – What is PEG Television and the Difference it Makes -S8-Ep 5

In this Episode of The Health View host, Yvonne Dunetz, discusses with guests Jeff Peohnert, Program Manager of the Nashua Government TV Channel 16, Pete Johnson, Manager of the Nashua Education TV Channel 99, and Dick Gagnon, Access Nashua Operations Manager, Channel 96 about what is PEG (Public, Education and Government) Television and how they make a difference in Public Television in the Greater Nashua Community. You will learn about: the history of PEG in Nashua, what each of the Managers are responsible for, ways that you can view programming on Cable Television through Comcast, live streaming, video on demand and on the internet through How to share information about events and other happenings in Nashua, what television programs are offered, how often they are aired, the goals, vision, funding, and backgrounds of all of the Managers that make Nashua’s Community Television successful and more.

The Health View – Your Eye Health – S8-Ep4 with Dr. Purak Parikh

In this Episode of The Health View, host, Yvonne Dunetz and Guest, Dr. Purak Parikh, discuss the differences between an Opthalmologist, Optometrist, and an Optician. You will learn about the newborn eye, vision from birth through the ageing process, what a parent should look out for, genetic conditions, disorders that can affect young children, what is: nearsidedness, farsightedness, and astignamatism. How to know when a child needs glasses and what powered lense will make a difference. The importance of well child visits and keeping a well balanced diet. What is lasik surgery and when someone is a good candidate for it. What happens as the eye matures. Dry eyes and treatment. How to put eye drops into the eyes safely. Clogged up eye glands and effective ways to treat them. What to expect when you see an eye doctor. What you will experience during an appointment with an ophthalmologist. How to find an ophthalmologist.

The Health View – Advance Directives – What You Need To Know -S8-Ep3

In this Episode of The Health View, host, Yvonne Dunetz and Guests Attorney Sarah Paris and Paralegal Abigal Reville review the most important information you need to have and know about advanced directives, estate planning, financial power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, living wills, trusts, the differences between a simple will and a pour over will with a trust, the probate process, what are probate assets, the differences between revocable trusts and irrevocable trusts, and more.

The Health View – Tobacco 21 Ordinance – S8-Ep2

In this Episode host Yvonne Dunetz, and Guest Attorney and Alderman Ernie Jette discuss the Tobacco 21 Ordinance. Which deals specifically with raising the age that people can buy tobacco related products, cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and e-cigarettes/electronic nicotine delivery systems, Vaping devices and more. Learn about why he is bringing forth this ordinance and what is happening in other areas in the State of New Hampshire and across the United States. In addition if you would like to learn more about “What is Vaping” watch this program on The Health View on this