That's Healthful

That's Healthful

Welcome to "That's Healthful" with your host, Dr. Lisa Beasley, DNP, FNP! Interview guests range from all backgrounds and join me to discuss various health topics from genetics to specific disease states to health policy. My goal is to get information out to everyone from professional healthcare providers to patients to researchers. You will hear the latest information on health and living a healthy life. Enjoy and visit


September 22, 2023 23 mins
Dale Lane is Chief of the Collierville Police Department, a suburb outside of Memphis, Tennessee. Join me for this episode as Chief Lane and I discuss two active shooter incidents that occurred within the last 2 years in Collierville. We discuss what you can do to protect yourself in an active shooter event. Chief Lane encourages active shooter training. If your organization or facility inside Collierville would like to receive thi...
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This episode is part 1 of a 3-part series and addresses gun-related violence as an epidemic in our country. Dr. Alisa Haushalter, former Director of the Shelby County Health Department in Memphis, Tennessee is my guest. Dr. Haushalter is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in the College of Nursing. Join us as we discuss the trends and the attempts to mitigate gun violence.

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On this episode my guests include Drs. Marie Gill, Jane Flanagan, and Margaret “Maggie” Pharris. Our conversation centered around dialogue and its importance and Dr. Margaret Newman’s theory – Health as Expanding Consciousness (HEC). Dr. Newman was a nursing theorist who is an alumna of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing, and a former faculty member of the College of Nursing. The UTHSC CON recently...
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Join me this week for a conversation with Dr. Tara Lemoine. Dr. Lemoine is the Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Lemoine and I discuss the various simulation methods and designs. We also discuss the importance of simulation with the interprofessional team to improve outcomes for our patients. Dr. Lemoine brings an exci...
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Introduction to Theory and Dr. Margaret A. Newman’s Theory
Guests: Drs. Marie Gill, Mona Wicks & Carolyn Graff

In this episode, I have the honor of talking with three distinguished guests from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing. Drs. Marie Gill, Mona Wicks & Carolyn Graff will be discussing nursing theory in general and as nursing theory relates to Dr. Margaret Newman, a nursing theorist, ...
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Join me for an episode with Dean Wendy Likes and Dr. Marie Gill from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing as we discuss the opening of the Dr. Margaret A. Newman Center for Nursing Theory. You’ll hear about the vision for the center, Dr. Newman’s theory, and the importance of nursing theory in the practice of nursing. The inaugural dedication ceremony celebrating the Center will be held at the UTHSC ...
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March 24, 2023 34 mins
March is a two-fer month meaning it’s National Nutrition Month and Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This is the 50th anniversary of National Nutrition Month, created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In this episode, you'll hear from Ms. Leslie Ely a Registered Dietician, Licensed Dietician Nutritionist, and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist about the importance of nutrition and nutrition related to colorectal cancer....
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That’s Healthful Episode #85: Combating the Opioid Crisis – Substance Misuse & Addiction Resource for Tennessee Initiative Jeremy Kourvelas, SMART Substance Use Coordinator

According to the CDC, a little over a million, people have died from a drug overdose since 1999. In 2020, approximately 75% of the overdose deaths were opioid involved. The opioids identified have been prescription opioids like fentanyl and that the majo...
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Join me this week for a conversation with Dr. Lacretia Carroll about the newly proposed legislation in the State of Tennessee that will adversely affect the LGBTQ+ community. Dr. Carroll and I discuss the efforts of some legislators that will further marginalize an already marginalized community. Further information and resources are below if you would like to hear more on this topic.

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Join me for a conversation with Dr. Lacretia Carroll, Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center about the importance of health informatics. Learn more about what health and nursing informatics mean to you as a patient or as a provider. Dr. Carroll especially relates health informatics to her research on health disparities in the LGBTQ+ community.

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National Stalking Awareness – January 2023

January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Did you know that 1 in 5 college-age women and 1 in 33 college-age men are stalked? Learn more facts about stalking on this episode of That’s Healthful with my guests Captain Joanne Morrow and Lieutenant Celia Tisby, both are officers with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Campus Police. UTHSC brings awareness to issues such as ...
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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month! Tune in this week to hear the facts and learn what you can do to prevent cervical cancer.

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December 9, 2022 37 secs
Happy holidays to you and your family! This is the last episode of the season. Please join me for a new episode to air on January 6th. Thank you all for listening!
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December 2, 2022 17 secs
Thank you for tuning in. I have been a bit under the weather this week and do not have an episode. Please listen next week! Remember to like or follow the podcast.
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National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November 2022 – Host Episode

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. More than 6 million people in America are living with this disease and it is expected that by the year 2060, 14 million Americans will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. It is the most common form of dementia and affects many families across the country. Caregivers have tremendous stress in caring for their ...
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November 18, 2022 8 mins
This week I have been at the Rural Health Association of Tennessee annual conference in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This organization is dedicated to improving the health of rural Tennesseans and its’ members are healthcare providers, school health professionals, and many others who want to improve access to care and health outcomes for rural residents. Some of the priorities for rural health are access to care, special populations, m...
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November 11, 2022 3 mins
November 13th through 19th is National Nurse Practitioner Week and this year’s theme is NPs: Rising to meet the needs of patients. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners or the AANP is the association that represents more than 335,000 nurse practitioners across the country. Nurse practitioners are key healthcare professionals, and we answer the call where we’re needed. Many NPs practice in rural and underserved settings wh...
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American Diabetes Month – November 2022
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November is American Diabetes Month. The cost of having and treating diabetes can be very expensive for patients and families. About 1 in 5 Americans have diabetes and do not even know it, while 8 in 10 Americans have pre-diabetes and do not know it. Listen in on the facts and for information on diabetes prevention. Please visit the websites below for more details.

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WRAP – Wo/Men’s Resource & Rape Assistance Program – Ms. Penny Hensley

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Wo/Men’s Resource & Rape Assistance Program, or WRAP, is a wonderful resource for those who are victims and survivors of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault. Join me for a conversation this week with Ms. Penny Hensley, the County Domestic Violence Response Project Director for WRAP. Penny discusses...
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Join me for a conversation with Ms. Tammie Johnson as she shares her story of abuse during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Ms. Johnson is an advocate for abuse and domestic violence and a paralegal with West Tennessee Legal Services. If you know someone in a situation of domestic violence or abuse, they need your support – and that may mean just being an ear to listen and not judge them if they continue to stay. While it can be ...
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