Central Health Stories
About This Show
Central Health Stories are true accounts of the people of Travis County who are sick or in need, especially those who are the most vulnerable and with the least access to care, and the men and women who work tirelessly to improve the health of all our neighbors. These stories reveal the compassionate character of our community, and shine a light on the new and innovative methods that Central Health and its community partners are using to create a healthier population.
Most Recent Episode
Esma Loved the Wrong Doctor
“The wrong doctor” that Esma Kitchum loved was the sugary, syrupy Dr. Pepper. For years, stressed-out Esma self-medicated with potato chips, cakes, sweet rolls, and soft drinks. But then some other doctors got involved—the ones at CommUnityCare. At first, Esma took baby steps, cutting back on sugary drinks and salty snacks. She began to exercise. She took nutrition and healthy lifestyle classes at Central Health’s Southeast Health & Wellness Center. Today, Esma is pedaling herself back to health, and convincing others to come along for the ride.