CDC http://wrvo.org en American Lung Association says New York needs to spend more to help people quit smoking http://wrvo.org/post/american-lung-association-says-new-york-needs-spend-more-help-people-quit-smoking <p> New York state received mixed grades in the annual American Lung Association report card.&nbsp; But the advocacy group says more can be done to help people quit the smoking habit..<br /><br />Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in this country, in New York state that translates to about 25,000 people who die every year from smoking-related diseases. So while the state got good grades as far as smoke free air and the nations highest cigarette tax, it got failing grades when it comes to helping people quit. &nbsp;<br /> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:22:29 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50481 at http://wrvo.org American Lung Association says New York needs to spend more to help people quit smoking Hepatitis C -- the "silent epidemic" http://wrvo.org/post/hepatitis-c-silent-epidemic <p>The “baby boomer” generation – Americans born between 1945 and 1965, has had a big impact on American society and culture. Now a disease is having a big effect on them. Baby boomers are five times more likely to have contracted Hepatitis C than the rest of the population. With symptoms that may not appear for decades, most may not even know they have Hepatitis C until it is too late.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/2012/Bryce-Smith-Bio.html">Dr. Bryce D. Smith</a> explains why all baby boomers should be tested for Hepatitis C. Dr. Smith is a lead health scientist in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Viral Hepatitis, and is the primary author of recent Hepatitis C testing recommendations that are aimed at members of the baby boomer generation.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Smith.</strong></p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 00:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 46527 at http://wrvo.org Hepatitis C -- the "silent epidemic" Why baby boomers should be tested for Hepatitis C http://wrvo.org/post/why-baby-boomers-should-be-tested-hepatitis-c <p></p><p>Health providers in New York state are now required to offer a Hepatitis C test to all baby boomers. That's because about three-quarters of people who have the virus don't know they have it -- and most are in the baby boomer generation. Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show “Take Care” recently spoke with Dr. Bryce Smith of the Centers for Disease Control about this silent epidemic.</p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: So I know there are different forms of the virus Hepatitis. This is Hepatitis C —what exactly is it and why is it so dangerous?</em></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 09:41:00 +0000 WRVO News 46452 at http://wrvo.org Health hazards of water in public pools http://wrvo.org/post/health-hazards-water-public-pools <p>Public pools are a community hotspot during the summer to cool off, but could they be harmful to your health? This week on “Take Care,” we talk to Michele Hlavsa, chief of the Centers for Disease Control's <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/">Healthy Swimming Program</a>, on how to be cautious when using public pools this summer.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear out interview with Michele Hlavsa.</strong></p><p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 40987 at http://wrvo.org Health hazards of water in public pools How healthy is the water in public pools? http://wrvo.org/post/how-healthy-water-public-pools <p>Public pools and water parks are popular spots this time of year, but how healthy is the water in those pools? Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," spoke to Michelle Hlavas, the head of the Centers for Disease Control’s Healthy Swimming Program</p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 14:35:00 +0000 WRVO News 40991 at http://wrvo.org Vaccines aren't just for kids anymore http://wrvo.org/post/vaccines-arent-just-kids-anymore <p>For some grown-ups, vaccines bring up thoughts of childhood when dreaded shots were followed by a cool Band-Aid and perhaps a lollipop. However, public health officials say immunizations are just as important for adults. This week on “Take Care,” we talk to <a href="http://www.preventinfluenza.org/NAIIS_2013/bio_bridges.pdf">Dr. Carolyn Bridges</a>, associate director for adult immunizations at the Centers for Disease Control.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Carolyn Bridges.</strong></p><p> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 40294 at http://wrvo.org Vaccines aren't just for kids anymore Whooping Cough cases on the rise in New York state http://wrvo.org/post/whooping-cough-cases-rise-new-york-state <p>The Centers for Disease Control is encouraging everyone to make sure they are vaccinated against pertussis -- commonly known as whooping cough. The CDC says New Yorkers in particular need to be protected against the disease.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:16:35 +0000 Catherine Loper 23369 at http://wrvo.org