Take Care http://wrvo.org en Ticks, mosquitoes, and hamburgers? Staying healthy during the summer http://wrvo.org/post/ticks-mosquitoes-and-hamburgers-staying-healthy-during-summer <p>You may have had your last cold a few months ago, but did you know that there are many ways you can get sick during the summer? Taking some time to familiarize yourself with <a href="http://www.searo.who.int/entity/antimicrobial_resistance/WHD-11_cds-info.pdf">summer illnesses</a> before stepping outside can go a long way towards staying healthy this season.</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” Dr. Cynthia Morrow discusses summertime diseases in our area and how to avoid them.&nbsp; Morrow is a public health physician and teaches public health and preventive medicine at Upstate Medical University.</p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Dr. Cynthia Morrow.</strong></p><p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 57410 at http://wrvo.org Ticks, mosquitoes, and hamburgers? Staying healthy during the summer Make the negative positive, one step at a time http://wrvo.org/post/make-negative-positive-one-step-time <p>Do you dwell on mistakes you’ve made throughout the day? Alternatively, maybe you forgive yourself quickly. Both of those tendencies are learned and trained behaviors, according to our guest this week.</p><p>This week on "Take Care," we spoke to Linnea Duvall. Duvall is a marriage and family therapist based in Santa Monica, California. She works to shift her patients' destructive self-talk from negative to positive.</p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Linnea Duvall.</strong></p><p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 59094 at http://wrvo.org Make the negative positive, one step at a time Navigating Alzheimer's disease http://wrvo.org/post/navigating-alzheimers-disease <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alzheimer’s disease may not be one of the fastest-acting illnesses, but its psychological and emotional effects on patients and their families can be devastating.&nbsp; Although a cure for the disease has yet to be found, there are many lifestyle changes that can be taken to help prevent and slow the development of Alzheimer’s.</span></p><p>This week on “Take Care,” Drs. Richard Isaacson and Dale Atkins discuss some of the issues associated with Alzheimer’s and how to fight the disease once you or someone you know has been diagnosed.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.weillcornell.org/physician/risaacson/">Dr. Isaacson</a> is the director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is also the author of<a href="http://www.theadplan.com/"> "Alzheimer’s Treatment Alzheimer’s Prevention: A Patient &amp; Family Guide"</a> and <a href="http://www.theadplan.com/alzheimersdiet.htm">"The Alzheimer’s Diet: A Step-by-Step Nutritional Approach for Memory Loss Prevention and Treatment</a>."&nbsp; <a href="http://www.drdaleatkins.com/about.php">Dr. Atkins</a> is a licensed psychologist who works with Alzheimer’s patients and their families.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with both Dr. Isaacson and Dr. Atkins.</strong></p><p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 58122 at http://wrvo.org Navigating Alzheimer's disease Preventing and coping with Alzheimer's disease http://wrvo.org/post/preventing-and-coping-alzheimers-disease <p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:27:55 +0000 WRVO News 58259 at http://wrvo.org The Grain Brain diet: adopting a demanding nutrition plan http://wrvo.org/post/grain-brain-diet-adopting-demanding-nutrition-plan <p>It’s breakfast time, and you’re about to dig into a plate of—salmon?</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” we present the second installment of our interview with <a href="http://www.drperlmutter.com/about/bio/">Dr. David Perlmutter</a>, who explains how to transition into his low-carb diet.&nbsp; Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.&nbsp; He is also the author of <a href="http://www.drperlmutter.com/about/grain-brain-by-david-perlmutter/"><em>Grain Brain: The surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar—your brain’s silent killers</em></a>.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Perlmutter.</strong></p><p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 57184 at http://wrvo.org The Grain Brain diet: adopting a demanding nutrition plan A sensitive subject -- living with aging parents http://wrvo.org/post/sensitive-subject-living-aging-parents <p>Though it may not seem very long ago that you moved out of your parents’ house, it may be time to consider having them move in with you. &nbsp;While living with a parent has many advantages, it is important to take time to decide if it is best for you and the person moving in.</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” <a href="http://www.wcspeakers.com/speaker.cfm?ID=11106&amp;speaker=David-Horgan-">David Horgan</a> discusses the challenges of having a parent move in and how to make the experience beneficial for both you and your parent.&nbsp; Horgan is an award-winning medical educator, filmmaker, and director.&nbsp; He is also a co-author of “<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZyuRT8v8bc">When Your Parent Moves in:&nbsp; Every Adult Child’s Guide to Living with an Aging Parent.”</a></p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with David Horgan.</strong></p><p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 57047 at http://wrvo.org A sensitive subject -- living with aging parents Preparing to have an aging parent move in http://wrvo.org/post/preparing-have-aging-parent-move <p>Recent advances in medicine are causing people to live longer. Couple that with the economically stressful times and you often find families deciding to have aging parents move into their adult child's home. Whether it's for financial reasons or to maximize caregiving... There can be many bumps along the road. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," costs Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, speak with David Horgan, medical educator and author, about his personal experiences with elder care and the best way to welcome mom or dad into your home. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 57903 at http://wrvo.org Grain Brain: Could avoiding carbs have more health benefits than you thought? http://wrvo.org/post/grain-brain-could-avoiding-carbs-have-more-health-benefits-you-thought <p>You may be careful to eat whole grain breads and cereals instead of white bread, but did you know that some experts say even those foods could be hurting your health?</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” Dr. David Perlmutter discusses the negative health effects of carbohydrates and how to reduce those effects.&nbsp; Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.&nbsp; He is also the author of <em>Grain Brain: The surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar—your brain’s silent killers</em>.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. David Perlmutter.</strong></p><p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 57108 at http://wrvo.org Grain Brain: Could avoiding carbs have more health benefits than you thought? Signs and symptoms of thyroid disease http://wrvo.org/post/signs-and-symptoms-thyroid-disease <p>You’ve heard of the thyroid, but how much do you really know about it?&nbsp;</p><p>This week on "Take Care,"&nbsp; Dr. David Cooper explains the functions of the thyroid and the various diseases that it can harbor.&nbsp; Cooper is the director of the Thyroid Clinic and professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.</p><p>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. David Cooper.</p><p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 56819 at http://wrvo.org Signs and symptoms of thyroid disease Why carbohydrates may be bad for brain health http://wrvo.org/post/why-carbohydrates-may-be-bad-brain-health <p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 57185 at http://wrvo.org Why carbohydrates may be bad for brain health The science behind being 'hangry' http://wrvo.org/post/science-behind-being-hangry <p>Find yourself impatient and lashing out at people? The solution, according to a recent study, may be in the kitchen.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/experts/brad-j-bushman-phd-0">Dr. Brad Bushman</a> talks about the concept of "hangry," or being more angry and aggressive when you're hungry. <a href="http://www.comm.ohio-state.edu/people/faculty/userprofile/67.html">Bushman</a>, a professor of communications and psychology at Ohio State University, recently conducted a study on the subject that involved 107 couples and found that participants with lower blood glucose levels more frequently showed signs of anger.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Bushman.</strong><br /><br /> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:02:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 55366 at http://wrvo.org The science behind being 'hangry' Ensuring a healthy vacation http://wrvo.org/post/ensuring-healthy-vacation <p>As summer approaches and the weather improves, many of us begin to make plans for international travel.&nbsp; Part of the allure of vacationing in other countries is the opportunity it provides us with to experience other cultures and enjoy the sights and smells of new places.&nbsp; In order to ensure that you are able to do such things, it is important to take some necessary health precautions both before stepping on the plane and after reaching your destination.</p><p>This week on "Take Care," <a href="http://www.news.emory.edu/tags/expert/phyllis_kozarsky/index.html">Dr. Phyllis Kozarsky</a> describes the various ways in which we can prevent illness while abroad.&nbsp; Kozarsky is a professor of medicine at Emory University as well as director of <a href="http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/travelwell/">TravelWell</a>, a clinic for international travelers.&nbsp; She is also a consultant on travelers’ health with the <a href="http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel">CDC</a>.</p><p>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Dr. Kozarsky.</p><p> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 56752 at http://wrvo.org Ensuring a healthy vacation Changes needed in cancer care system to take care of survivors http://wrvo.org/post/changes-needed-cancer-care-system-take-care-survivors <p>While someone may successfully fight off a cancer diagnosis, the battle usually doesn’t end there. Cancer survivorship brings with it a number of different issues that may inhibit a person’s ability to return back to a normal life.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.cancer.ucla.edu/Index.aspx?page=368">Dr. Patricia Ganz</a> discusses issues surrounding cancer survivorship. Dr. Ganz is a medical oncologist and director of the <a href="http://www.cancer.ucla.edu/Index.aspx?page=221">UCLA Livestrong Cancer Survivorship Center of Excellence</a>, is on the faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine, and was a co-founder of the <a href="http://www.canceradvocacy.org/">National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship</a>.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Ganz.</strong></p><p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care 54786 at http://wrvo.org Changes needed in cancer care system to take care of survivors Can it! Preserving summer's fresh fruits and vegetables http://wrvo.org/post/can-it-preserving-summers-fresh-fruits-and-vegetables <p>Berries, cucumbers and green beans oh my! If you love the freshness of summer produce, you might want to try canning fresh fruits and vegetables so you can enjoy them all year long. And now’s the time to start <a href="http://oldworldgardenfarms.com/2013/03/12/growing-a-garden-for-canning-how-to-plan-to-can-and-save-big/">planning your canning project</a>.</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” <a href="http://herbgardens.about.com/bio/Amy-Jeanroy-42668.htm">Amy Jeanroy</a>, author of “<a href="http://www.dummies.com/store/product/Canning-and-Preserving-For-Dummies-2nd-Edition.productCd-0470504552.html">Canning and Preserving for Dummies</a>,” discusses the many ways <a href="http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/canning-preserving-for-dummies-allinone-cheat-shee.html">beginning canners</a> can get started.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Amy Jeanroy.</strong></p><p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 56930 at http://wrvo.org Can it! Preserving summer's fresh fruits and vegetables Cancer survivorship brings its own set of issues http://wrvo.org/post/cancer-survivorship-brings-its-own-set-issues <p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 54784 at http://wrvo.org From Hoffman to high schools, heroin use is on the rise http://wrvo.org/post/hoffman-high-schools-heroin-use-rise <p>Two years ago, the use and abuse of drugs called bath salts seemed to be in the news every day. This year, it’s heroin. The number of heroin deaths is on the rise in a staggering way. But why has this drug that’s been around for more than 100 years experiencing a resurgence now?</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More ' to hear our interview with J. David Goodman.</strong></p><p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 23:12:28 +0000 Take Care Staff 56613 at http://wrvo.org From Hoffman to high schools, heroin use is on the rise How the sun and you car can create a dangerous situation http://wrvo.org/post/how-sun-and-you-car-can-create-dangerous-situation <p>It’s summertime. It’s hot. Your car has been parked in the blazing sunshine all day. You get in and the seats feel like they’re burning your legs and the steering wheel is untouchable. You may think of it as uncomfortable, an inconvenience. But a car’s interior can reach a temperature high enough to be <a href="http://www.ggweather.com/heat/">dangerous.</a></p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Jan Null.</strong></p><p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 56614 at http://wrvo.org How the sun and you car can create a dangerous situation Why heroin use has become an epidemic http://wrvo.org/post/why-heroin-use-has-become-epidemic <p></p><p>Use of the illegal narcotic heroin is on the rise across the nation and in New York state. In the last decade, the number of people hooked on heroin is estimated to have doubled. And it is claiming lives from actor Philip Seymour Hoffman to SUNY Oswego students. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," Hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, speak with The New York Times reporter J. David Goodman, who has reported extensively on the causes and effects of the heroin epidemic.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 56532 at http://wrvo.org Answer to preventing illness may be in Vitamin D http://wrvo.org/post/answer-preventing-illness-may-be-vitamin-d <p>Vitamin D is the vitamin most often associated with sunshine, but could it also be used to prevent cancer and heart disease?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-diet/experts/joann-manson-12">Dr. Joann Manson</a>, a professor of medicine at <a href="http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/joann-manson/">Harvard University</a> and chief of preventative medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses how clinical trials could prove that Vitamin D could help prevent diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and cancer.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Joann Manson.</strong></p><p> Sun, 18 May 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 55705 at http://wrvo.org Answer to preventing illness may be in Vitamin D Sneezing more? Blame the 'pollen vortex' http://wrvo.org/post/sneezing-more-blame-pollen-vortex <p>April showers may bring May flowers, but May flowers bring something that millions dread every year—pollen, the nemesis of allergy sufferers everywhere.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>,<a href="http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013aaaai/cox/prweb10494959.htm"> Dr. Linda Cox</a> discusses why this year’s allergy season may be more difficult than most. Dr. Cox is an allergist and immunologist from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and is also president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Linda Cox.</strong></p><p> Sun, 18 May 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 55712 at http://wrvo.org Sneezing more? Blame the 'pollen vortex' 'Polar vortex' may be causing a 'pollen vortex' this spring http://wrvo.org/post/polar-vortex-may-be-causing-pollen-vortex-spring <p></p><p>The polar vortex is a term many of us learned for the first time this winter. But what you may not know is that the cold, long winter could be the reason so many people are sneezing right now. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Dr. Linda Cox, an allergist and immunologist who is president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, about what's being called the "pollen vortex."</p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: What is it about a long and severe winter that sets us up for an extreme allergy season?</em></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 55819 at http://wrvo.org Debunk or da truth: getting to the bottom of medical myths http://wrvo.org/post/debunk-or-da-truth-getting-bottom-medical-myths <p>You've heard about it for years and you've come to accept it as fact, but is it backed by medical science or is a story repeated so often that it's taken on a veneer of truth? We pick apart medical facts from health and wellness urban legends in our segment "Debunk or da Truth." We ask the experts and come up with an answer you can trust. Here are some of the myths we've been busting lately:</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>The earworm</strong></p> Sun, 11 May 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 55533 at http://wrvo.org Debunk or da truth: getting to the bottom of medical myths New risk factor for head, neck cancers and how it could impact screening and diagnosis http://wrvo.org/post/new-risk-factor-head-neck-cancers-and-how-it-could-impact-screening-and-diagnosis <p></p><p>Any diagnosis of cancer can be scary. But cancers of the head and neck bring unique challenges because of the importance of this region to the body. These cancers can impact a patient’s ability to speak, swallow or breathe.</p> Sun, 11 May 2014 22:59:03 +0000 Take Care Staff 55534 at http://wrvo.org New risk factor for head, neck cancers and how it could impact screening and diagnosis Head and neck cancers: risk, diagnosis and treatment http://wrvo.org/post/head-and-neck-cancers-risk-diagnosis-and-treatment <p>A cancer diagnosis is never welcome. But cancers of the head and neck can be particularly difficult to diagnose and treat. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, speak with Dr. David Pfister, the chief of the head and neck oncology service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center about the risk factors for these types of cancer.</p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp:&nbsp; What are the most common forms of cancer that appear in the head and neck regions?</em></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 09:30:41 +0000 WRVO News 55510 at http://wrvo.org Risk: Why 24-hour news, the Internet have us afraid of things we shouldn't be afraid of http://wrvo.org/post/risk-why-24-hour-news-internet-have-us-afraid-things-we-shouldnt-be-afraid <p>You caught an item on the news about toxic chemicals on cash register receipts. You think about the risks of handling receipts over your double cheeseburger at lunch as you step outside for a quick smoke break. What's wrong with this picture? Bad eating habits, tobacco consumption, and you're worried about dying from register receipts? We know fast food and smoking are bad for us, yet we focus on other perceived threats to our health and well-being.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, journalist <a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/experts/david-ropeik">David Ropeik </a>discusses how we often view risk through a distorted lens. Ropeik has taught this subject at the Harvard School of Public Health, and has written about it for <em>The New York Times</em>, <em>The Washington Post</em>, <em>USA Today</em> and Nova. He is the author of <a href="http://www.dropeik.com/how_excerpt.html">“How Risky Is It, Really? Why Our Fears Don't Always Match the Facts.”</a></p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with David Ropeik.</strong></p><p> Sun, 04 May 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care 55125 at http://wrvo.org Risk: Why 24-hour news, the Internet have us afraid of things we shouldn't be afraid of The bug-eat-bug world of organic gardening http://wrvo.org/post/bug-eat-bug-world-organic-gardening <p>Good night, don’t let the pest bugs bite… your plants, that is. Pests can be one problem affecting gardens, but it’s not the only thing to look out for, especially when it comes to organic gardening.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://herbgardens.about.com/bio/Amy-Jeanroy-42668.htm">Amy Jeanroy</a> talks about the <a href="http://www.cafemom.com/advice/home/lawn_and_garden/384/How_can_I_get_started_with_organic_gardening">basics of organic gardening</a>. Jeanroy is a gardening expert, and covers herb gardening for the how-to website About.com. She’s the author of <em>Canning and Preserving for Dummies</em>, now in its second edition.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Amy Jeanroy.</strong></p><p> Sun, 04 May 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 55124 at http://wrvo.org The bug-eat-bug world of organic gardening Before moving, seniors should ask these questions http://wrvo.org/post/moving-seniors-should-ask-these-questions <p>After raising kids in the family home and living there for decades, it may be hard for aging adults to consider a life anywhere else. When debilitating illness or a terminal condition requires advanced care, options are limited. But for the senior who moves by choice, that next step can provide a wider variety of living options.&nbsp; When should we be making that decision, and what should we look for when we plan for that next phase of our lives?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care, </em><a href="http://iagewell.com/">Barbara Dopyera Daley, a social gerontologist and elder life advocate</a> in Syracuse,&nbsp; explains a variety of housing options for seniors. Daley holds a master's degree in gerontology and public policy and consults with organizations, individuals and their families on issues related to care and aging.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Barbara Dopyera Daley.</strong></p><p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 54652 at http://wrvo.org Before moving, seniors should ask these questions What seniors should consider when deciding whether to move http://wrvo.org/post/what-seniors-should-consider-when-deciding-whether-move <p></p><p>Moving out of a home and into senior housing may be a difficult decision. But with a wide variety of options available today, seniors can plan ahead with these choices in mind. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Barbara Dopyera Daley, a social gerontologist and elder life advocate in Syracuse. Daley discusses how to determine the right time to consider senior housing options.</p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: When is the ideal time to be thinking about making this big move in one’s life?</em></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 54329 at http://wrvo.org Death is hard, but hospice can help patients and families http://wrvo.org/post/death-hard-hospice-can-help-patients-and-families <p>Most people don't want to make plans for their own death, or for the death of their loved ones. But talking about death can assure that needs and wishes are met, and that patients are as comfortable as possible.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.caring.com/articles/uncovering-hospice-care">Amy Tucci</a>, president and CEO of the <a href="http://www.hospicefoundation.org/whatishospice">Hospice Foundation of America</a>, discusses how hospice care can ease the pain of death. Tucci explains how hospice care can not only help patients, but also their families.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Amy Tucci.</strong></p><p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 54081 at http://wrvo.org Death is hard, but hospice can help patients and families Angioplasty: How balloons can save your life http://wrvo.org/post/angioplasty-how-balloons-can-save-your-life <p>If bent the right way, a balloon can be used to make an animal. If pumped with hot air, a balloon can be used to fly. Balloons have many different functions, mostly in the realm of fun. But, balloons have also been used to save lives through a procedure known as <a href="https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/angioplasty/">angioplasty</a>.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://my.clevelandclinic.org/staff_directory/staff_display.aspx?doctorid=16286">Dr. Amar Krishnaswamy</a> discusses angioplasties. Dr. Krishnaswamy is an interventional cardiologist in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology.</p><p>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Krishnaswamy.</p><p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 53708 at http://wrvo.org Angioplasty: How balloons can save your life