Saturday, February 27, 2016

Mechelle Taylor-Moragne, M.D. Shares Her Heart Health Journey on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

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On Saturday, February 27, 2016, we will continue our series on Hearth Health with Mechelle Taylor-Moraane, M.D., a heart attack survivor.  Dr. Taylor-Moragne will share events prior to heart her attack and her lifestyle since that faithful day.

Dr. Taylor-Moragne, a graduate of Fisk and Meharry, will share how being a doctor prepared her to be a patient and how her medical training became an asset when requesting tests while in the hospital. As she is recovering and adjusting to the new norms in her life, we will hear how her attack has affected her emotional, physically, and spiritually. She will also share a few moments from the ER that will leave you  with a smile about the ironies in life.

This is a must hear interview!

 Living Your Best Life, a radio show that empowers, inspires, and motivates us to live our BEST life, is heard on 760AM The Gospel in the Middle-TN area, Tune In,  military bases and on Ustream.TV worldwide from 9:00-10:00am CST.


More about Mechelle Taylor-Moragne, M.D., Ph.D., FAAFP




Dr. Mechelle Taylor-Moragne is a family practice physician and Medical Director of the East Jackson Family Medical Center in Jackson, TN. She has been practicing at East Jackson Family Medical Center for 13 years.  She takes care of women, men, babies, children and elderly patients. She is particularly interested in women’s health because of the disparities that women especially African American women face in health care.

Dr. Taylor-Moragne was born in Memphis, TN and attended the historic Memphis Central High school.  After high school, she earned a BA at the historic Fisk University. During her time at Fisk, she participated in the Summer Research Program at Meharry Medical College sparking her interest in the field of Science and Medicine.  Dr. Taylor-Moragne later earned her Ph.D and M.D. at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Taylor-Moragne became the first female to earn both degrees of M.D. and Ph. D. from Meharry when she graduated from the School of Medicine in 1998.  

During her tenure at Meharry Medical College, Dr. Taylor had been active in several activities involving the underserved and underrepresented community of Nashville, TN.  She served as a lab coordinator and designed research activities for high school and college students participating in the NSF Summer Research Program and Science Motivation Program (a STEM Project).  She served several years in the Pre Alumni Association’s Community Day Activities which provided stimulating activities and physicals to the children from the local neighborhood and housing projects in Nashville, TN.  She organized Career Day Programs for high school students during her graduate school tenure at Meharry Medical College.

Dr. Taylor Moragne had many role models at Meharry Medical College, especially Dr. David Satcher who served as the President of Meharry Medical College from 1982 to 1993 while she was a student.  Dr. Stcher went on to hold post as Director of the CDC and appointed as 16th Surgeon General of the United States and 10th Assistant Secretary for Health.  Dr. Taylor-Moragne has admired Dr. Satcher’s stance for eliminating  health disparities for minorities, poor and disadvantage groups.   

Dr. Taylor-Moragne went on to complete a Family Practice Residency Program at Rush/ Illinois Masonic Family Medical Residency in Chicago, Illinois.  Her desire to serve an underrepresented population did not stop in Chicago.  She participated in a Community Health Program to provide medical care to a population of homeless patients at the Pilsen Homeless Center.  

After completion of her Residency Program, Dr. Taylor-Moragne came to Jackson, Tennessee to continue her mission of serving an underserved population in Jackson, Tennessee at the East Jackson Family Medical Center which is a designated Rural Health Center and safety net clinic for a population who would otherwise not have access to medical care.  Her work has been fulfilling to her.  

Dr. Taylor-Moragne has two sons, Reuben Moragne (17 years old) and Dallas Moragne (15 years old) who are great students at Madison High School. 




Saturday, February 13, 2016

Lori Anne Parker-Danley Talks Heart Health on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

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Lori Anne, a national spokesperson for Go Red.

On Saturday, February 13, 2016, Lori Anne Parker-Danley, Ph.D, will share how she survived a heart attack that is usually only diagnosed during autopsies. Hear Lori Anne's amazing story about not one heart attack but two in the span of a few days.

Lori Anne will discuss how she chalked up her early symptoms to a case of the flu but a few days later noticed that her heart was fluttering and decided to search the internet for heart disease symptoms in women. It was then she realized it was a heart attack she’d experienced. Yet, even with her newfound knowledge, Lori Anne didn’t see a doctor.

“When my symptoms started again a few days later, I knew immediately ‘I am having a heart attack.’ I knew something was desperately wrong.”

Lori Anne went to the hospital where she was diagnosed with coronary artery dissections, meaning two of the main arteries to her heart were actually splitting apart. Doctors performed an emergency triple bypass surgery. Afterward, Lori Anne learned how lucky she was to survive. “My condition is usually only diagnosed postmortem. Finding out that so many people don’t survive my condition was intense.”
At the age of 38, Lori Anne Parker-Danley had two heart attacks and an emergency bypass. They were caused by a rare condition called spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). "Swamp Life" was created as a result of that time and the processing of her near-death event.
Tune in to hear why Lori Anne wants women to know that heart disease can happen to anyone. She’s living proof. “This was the last thing I would ever have expected to happen to me! As a woman, I had worried about breast cancer, but I never worried about my heart.”

"A Bowl of Red Blooms," sculpture by Lori Anne Parker-Danley.
Since her heart attack, Lori Anne has been determined to help women learn to get in tune with their bodies, recognize their symptoms and take immediate action. Lori Anne adamantly believes that her story should serve as a cautionary tale to others!

This is a must hear interview!

 Living Your Best Life, a radio show that empowers, inspires, and motivates us to live our BEST life, is heard on 760AM The Gospel in the Middle-TN area, Tune In,  military bases and on Ustream.TV worldwide from 9:00-10:00am CST.

More about Lori Anne Parker-Danely
 
Go Red Promotional Photo

Lori Anne Parker-Danley, Ph.D., is an artist and writer whose visual work includes painting, sculpture, and, most recently, multi-media installation art. She first began making art in 2003 while living in Binghamton, New York, where she had her first solo painting show in early 2004, which was well received. Later that year, Lori Anne moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where she currently lives. She has participated in many local group shows with Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, Chromatics Gallery, Ruby Green Studios, and other organizations. Since 2008, she has also organized solo exhibitions at the Nashville Ballet, Rumors Wine and Art Bar, Twist Gallery, Vanderbilt University, and other locations.  

She is the recipient of two Innovation Grants, which she received in 2012 and 2013, from Vanderbilt University’s Curb Creative Campus. The first grant was for her ambitious 2012–13 Identity Sculptures Project, a collaborative, public art project involving Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students, which combined participants’ writing with her sculpture and culminated in on-campus exhibitions at both the Sarratt Student Center and the Stevenson Science and Engineering Library. 

The second Innovation Grant was awarded to Lori Anne for her 21st Century Memory and Longing Project, an environmental art installation and public collaboration, is on view on the Vanderbilt University campus beginning March 2015. Lori Anne’s images can be found on the CD covers, website, and professional marketing materials of acoustic fingerstyle guitarist John Danley. By day, she currently works as an editor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Prior to that, she served as editor at Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts for four years. At the Frist Center, she also participated in public programming and regularly gave exhibition lectures in the galleries. Lori Anne received her Ph.D. in philosophy, specializing in aesthetics and literary theory, from Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, in 2010. She has recently starting working on a book that explores the phenomenology and aesthetic expressions of embodiment, including the ways medical trauma may cause a person to experience her body as “stranger,” and how the practice of yoga can help a person “re-map” and live in her body again.