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News | Dec. 1, 2023

Lyster Launches Podcast Series

By Janice Erdlitz, Lyster Army Health Clinic

Lyster Army Health Clinic launched the first eight inaugural episodes of its new podcast titled, Lyster Health Talks. Podcast host, Lt. Col. Garrett Holt, Lyster Army Health Clinic Commander and Fort Novosel Health Services Director, invites the Fort Novosel community to listen in on lively discussions with health care professionals each month as they focus their discussion on relevant and relatable health content that empowers your health and the readiness of the force.
Each episode will focus on a specific health care-related topic. Lt. Col. Garrett Holt and his featured guests will examine challenges and explore techniques and solutions for improving your health education.
“We’re so excited to launch Lyster Health Talks,” exclaimed Holt. “Our intention is to offer our Fort Novosel community a fun and interesting venue to gain health care related insights and practical tips they can use in their everyday lives. Obviously, Lyster is passionate about health care, and we hope to share our enthusiasm for and commitment to quality through the podcast,” Holt stated.
In episode 1, Hey, weren’t you born here? Lt. Col. Holt celebrates the Month of the Military Child with special guests Mr. Doug Pawlik, Ms. Joni Martin, Ms. Teresa Waterworth, and Ms. Cynthia Howell. Listen in and find out from the team what it’s like to work where you were born.
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In episode 2, Breaking Stigmas the team dives into a discussion on Mental Health awareness with guests Lt. Col. Adam Keller and Maj. Rachel Prokop from the Behavioral Health Department.
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In episode 3, PCS Tips for a Healthy Move, LTC Holt sits down with his deputies to discuss Army Heritage and the Permanent Change of Station Season with special guests Lt. Col. Erica Murray, Maj. Joanna Bailey, and Maj. Doug Kuhlman.
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In episode 4, Summer Safety focuses on tips for a safe and tips for a healthy summer in the Wiregrass with special guests Lt. Col. Bart Wilkison, Dr. Latoya Lynn, and Mr. Rob Pietras.
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In episode 5, Back to School Tips preps for a healthy and happy school year with special guests Lt. Col. Regina Thorp, Deputy Commander for Nursing and Patient Services, and Ms. Theresa Osteen, Nutrition Care Clinic’s Registered Dietitian at Lyster Army Health Clinic.
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In episode 6, the team talks Holistic Health and Fitness with special guests Lt. Col. Adam Keller, Deputy Chief Behavioral Health, and Capt. Nichelle Pascoe, Chief of Physical Therapy at Lyster Army Health Clinic.
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In episode 7, A Routine Mammogram Saved my Life: A Breast Cancer Survivor Story brings the team together to talk Breast Cancer Awareness with special guests Lt. Col. Regina Thorp, and Mrs. Marcetta Chancey, a breast cancer survivor.
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In episode 8, the team tackles the subject of Breaking the Nicotine Habit with special guests Ms. Ginger Tanner, Public Health Nurse, and Dr. Brandy Dunn, Clinical Pharmacist.
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Lt. Col. Regina Thorp, Deputy Commander for Nursing Services and chair of the Lyster Outreach Committee, remarked, "The Lyster Health Talks podcast provides a valuable resource when we think about patient outreach. We are always looking at ways to improve communication and the podcast is providing a critical component in supporting and empowering our patients in their healthcare journey. We have a very diverse patient population, so we must adapt how we offer health care related education and resources. Whether you like to pick up an informational flyer, follow us on social media, or listen to the podcast on your drive into work, we're committed to enhancing access to health care related education."
The podcast is produced by the Lyster Army Health Clinic's Public Affairs Office and is for informational purposes only and not designed to replace a medical provider’s assessment. Always consult first with your primary care manager about health-related matters.
Lyster Health Talks is available on the following platforms:
• Apple
• Spotify
• YouTube
• Facebook

To learn more, visit or follow the Lyster Army Health Clinic’s Facebook page at
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