Community Health Education on WVUE-TV FOX 8:
Doc Griggs is helping patients throughout Southeast Louisiana better understand their health. Each weekday on WVUE-TV FOX 8, he explains a new relevant health topic to the community. Sometimes, he even has a young child assist him with his demonstrations on set. Those topics range from controlling diabetes, managing hypertension or even COVID-19 symptoms and treatments. Griggs takes evidence-based health standards and turns the information into knowledge that everyone of every age can understand. His health education segments are helping the community improve their overall health, but also their quality of life.
Doc Griggs Animated Message to our Community:
New Animated Video explains how COVID vaccines work in your body:
Access Health Louisiana infectious disease physician Dr. MarkAlain Dery and Community Medicine Director Doc Griggs have launched an animated video series that helps people better understand how the COVID-19 vaccine works. In episode one, Dr. Dery and Doc Griggs journey through the human body to explain how mRNA vaccines stimulate the immune system to fight COVID-19. Future episodes will feature the duo exploring COVID-19 variants through fairy tale analogies. Both Dery and Griggs hope the animated videos will help the public feel more comfortable about getting vaccinated. “Using animation to explain immunizations seemed like the perfect direction for me and Doc Griggs,” said Dr. Dery. “We have a long history of using humor and stories to explain dense medical concepts. Whimsical animations rooted in scientific data is the next step in our mission to reduce vaccine hesitancy.”
At the end of 2020, Dr. Dery and Doc Griggs began working with Gigantic Fantastic, an educational production company, to begin conceptualizing the videos. In January 2021, they teamed up with FableVision Studios, a multi-media production company specializing in positive storytelling and interactive technologies, for support with design, scriptwriting, designing storyboards and full animation production.
Doc Griggs emphasizes the need for more diversity in medicine. “Hopefully these videos spark the interest of students of color to explore STEM when they see a black doctor on screen. The impact of these videos can be tremendous not only in promoting vaccinations, but also empowering younger generations to study medicine and public health.”
Dery and Griggs produce their own podcast called “NoiseFilter”. You can listen in on Spotify or view more videos through their YouTube channel.
COVID-19: Fact vs. Fiction
Doc Griggs gets serious about the spread of COVID-19 and the threat to African Americans with underlying health conditions on Youtube. He explains why believing in rumors can be deadly for some here in New Orleans.
Keeping Your Family Safe from COVID-19:
A pulse oximeter is small and easy device which clips on your finger tip to measure the portion of oxygenated hemoglobin in the blood in pulsating vessels. Did you know that a pulse oximeter is a good item to have in your home emergency kit? If you or a loved one exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 and call for a telemedicine appointment, you may be asked for your pulse oximeter reading. Depending on your blood oxygen level, doctors may recommend you head to the emergency room. In this video, Doc Griggs explains why knowing your blood oxygen level could save your life.
FOX 8 News Health Education Re-Cap:
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on June 9, 2020 discuss how people are misusing bleach when trying to disinfect their homes.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on June 1, 2020 discuss whether coronavirus will ever go away even with a vaccine.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on May 28, 2020 talk about the accuracy of COVID-19 antibody testing.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on May 26, 2020 talk about the Science Behind Catching COVID-19.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on May 25, 2020 talk about how Georgia is doing after loosening COVID-19 restrictions.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on May 15, 2020 talk about how the state is hiring people to serve as Contact Tracers and why its an important job in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on May 14, 2020 talk about the FDA approving the first antigen testing method.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on May 6, 2020 talk about educating the public on re-opening the region.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on May 5, 2020 talk about the FDA’s antibody test guidelines.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on May 4, 2020 debunk myths surrounding COVID-19.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on May 2, 2020 talk about three types of testing for COVID-19.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on April 30, 2020 explain why the COVID-19 pandemic may have you going through a “Cultural Adjustment” when it comes to dealing with your emotions.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on April 29, 2020 explain why the FDA is advising doctors against using hydroxychloroquine when treating COVID-19 patients.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on April 28, 2020 talk about the consequences of working from home… “zoom fatigue”.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on April 27, 2020 talk about the prevalence of antibody tests.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on April 26, 2020 explain why diabetics are more at risk for COVID-19.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on April 25, 2020 explain how medication used to treat coronavirus symptoms could make patients with hypertension more susceptible to coronavirus complications.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on April 22, 2020 explain why re-opening the City of New Orleans too soon could be dangerous to our health.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on FOX 8 April 21, 2020 talk about the Louisiana Department of Health releasing COVID-related death statistics.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on FOX 8 April 20, 2020 explain Coronvirus testing and why it’s important.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on FOX 8 April 19, 2020 talk about Coronavirus fatigue.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on FOX 8 April 18, 2020 talk about contact tracing with helping to detect the spread of COVID-19.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on FOX 8 April 5, 2020 explain how wearing a face mask during this pandemic helps slow the spread of COVID-19.
Click here to watch Doc Grigg on FOX 8 April 4, 2020 explain how antibody testing works for COVID-19 resistance.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on FOX 8 April 2, 2020 talk about treating coronavirus.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on FOX 8 March 31, 2020 explain why telemedicine is a safe alternative to an in-person visit with your physician.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on FOX 8 March 19, 2020 talk about the different types of coronavirus strains.
Click here to watch Doc Griggs on FOX 8 March 13, 2020 talk about how to make hand sanitizer.
Click here to view more video of Doc Griggs appearing on WVUE-TV New Orleans and educating residents about the latest health news.