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Bengal Health Chat
Second Monday of Every Month at 7:30pm

Bengal Health Chat, sponsored by the College of Health at Idaho State University encompasses all things related to health for Idaho and beyond in a short monthly broadcast. Hosted by Teresa Conner, dean for the ISU College of Health, Bengal Health Chat airs the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. on KISU-FM. Bengal Health Chat brings you relevant information from engaging health professionals who share their expertise on a wide variety of health related topics including health professions education for ISU students, health solutions for Idahoans and emerging technologies impacting the world of health and wellness. The show brings focus to the synergy between each of these areas and how they ultimately impact our entire communities.

Latest Episodes
  • This annual program, Give Kids A Smile, will be held February 4, 2023 and Colleen Stephenson explains the event in this edition of Bengal Health Chat, hosted by Dean Theresa Conner.
  • In this month's episode of Bengal Health Chat, Dean Teresa Connor welcomes Dr. Melody Weaver from ISU’s School of Nursing to talk about her journey of becoming an NP. They also discuss the future for the profession and the role nurse practitioners play in Bannock County, Idaho, and in the US.
  • Paula Phelps has a passion for serving the underserved through women's health and primary care, lifestyle medicine, and mental health first aid. Paula talks with Dean Teresa Conner about the healing effects of lifestyle medicine in this month’s episode of Bengal Health Chat.
  • On this episode of Bengal Health Chat, Dean Teresa Conner welcomes Dr. Diane Ogiela, an associate professor in the ISU Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders.
  • Jump on board with College of Health Dean Teresa Conner as she tours the world to learn about healthy eating across the globe. Char Byington, Nutrition and Dietetics Department Chair at Idaho State University is your tour guide. She and students Lizzy Rowden and Genevieve Sauers will walk you through the flavors of the world while discussing how nutrition plays a major role in your overall health. Celebrate a world of flavors during National Nutrition Month in March!
  • In the United States, a distinguished group of health care professionals, nurse practitioners, number approximately 325,000 strong, with over 1400 in Idaho and 75 in Bannock County.
  • College of Health Dean Teresa Conner welcomes Professor Laurie Holien and master’s student Micky Stegman to the show for a discussion on Homeland Security and Emergency Management and what these professionals do.
  • Join Bengal Health Chat host Dr. Teresa Conner, dean for the College of Health in this month’s episode on Monday, December 13th at 7:30 p.m. to hear from Dr. Stewart and Conner Vrba, a masters-level student working to earn an Animal Assisted Intervention Certificate.
  • Teresa Conner, dean for the College of Health at Idaho State University makes her radio debut on KISU as host of the new Bengal Health Chat Radio Show and Podcast. Introducing Dean Conner is Rex Force, Vice President for Health Sciences at ISU and they are joined by Tracy Farnsworth, President for the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.