Centers for Disease Control http://wrvo.org en Despite wide availability, many still not taking advantage of flu shot http://wrvo.org/post/despite-wide-availability-many-still-not-taking-advantage-flu-shot <p>Fall brings many great things&mdash;the leaves begin to change color, apples are ripe for the picking &mdash; but on the other end of the spectrum, fall also brings something that nobody looks forward to &mdash;<a href="http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/index.htm"> flu season</a>. A simple flu shot, which is easy to get, may equip people with all the immunity tools they need to fight off the flu. But surprisingly, the majority of people don&rsquo;t take advantage of it.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, Dr. Joseph Bresee discusses how the <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/index.htm">flu shot</a> works and why people should get it. Dr. Bresee is the chief of the Epidemiology and Prevention Branch at the Centers for Disease Control, and helps create the yearly vaccine he believes more people should be receiving.</p><p><strong>Click &#39;Read More&#39; to hear our interview with Dr. Joseph Bresee.</strong></p><p> Sun, 06 Oct 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 45102 at http://wrvo.org Despite wide availability, many still not taking advantage of flu shot Unpredictability of flu season should be motivation to get shot http://wrvo.org/post/unpredictability-flu-season-should-be-motivation-get-shot <p></p><p><em>Every year at this time, public health officials encourage Americans to get a flu vaccine, but the majority of people choose not to have a flu shot.</em> <em>Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO&#39;s health and wellness show </em>Take Care<em>, recently spoke with Dr. Joseph Bresee of the Centers for Disease Control about how the vaccine works to </em><em>prevent the flu, and why the CDC recommends it.</em> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:11:56 +0000 WRVO News 45101 at http://wrvo.org Unpredictability of flu season should be motivation to get shot Vaccinations for adults http://wrvo.org/post/vaccinations-adults <p></p><p></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:39:56 +0000 WRVO News Staff 40259 at http://wrvo.org How to stay healthy while traveling http://wrvo.org/post/how-stay-healthy-while-traveling-0 <p>Be prepared: that’s the best way to stay well while you travel this summer. Whether that means bringing your prescription medications, looking online or checking with a doctor before you go, there are important steps to take in order to be safe and healthy when you take a vacation.</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” an interview with travel writer <a href="http://seniortravel.about.com/bio/Nancy-Parode-33664.htm">Nancy Parode</a> on <a href="http://seniortravel.about.com/od/healthconcerns/f/StayHealthy.htm">tips for how to stay healthy while traveling.</a> She writes about senior travel for About.com and has written about domestic and international travel -- everything from cruises to road-trips with her grandkids.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Nancy Parode.</strong></p><p> Sun, 02 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 38755 at http://wrvo.org How to stay healthy while traveling Rally hopes to shed light on diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease http://wrvo.org/post/rally-hopes-shed-light-diagnosis-and-treatment-lyme-disease <div>Victims of Lyme disease converge on Albany today for an awareness rally meant to focus attention on the tick-borne disease, that can attack a person's skin, nervous system, heart or joints. Over 95,000 cases have been reported to the New York State Health Department since Lyme disease became reportable in 1986, including hundreds in central New York.</div><div> Fri, 10 May 2013 15:51:20 +0000 Ellen Abbott 37606 at http://wrvo.org Rally hopes to shed light on diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease Area congresswoman focuses on autoimmune diseases http://wrvo.org/post/area-congresswoman-focuses-autoimmune-diseases <p>Representative Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY) introduced legislation in Congress this week that puts the spotlight on autoimmune diseases. The Syracuse area congresswoman has a personal reason for wanting to boost awareness of these illnesses that range from multiple sclerosis to rheumatoid arthritis.</p><p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:49:06 +0000 Ellen Abbott 24640 at http://wrvo.org New York state gets failing grades for anti-smoking programs http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-state-gets-failing-grades-anti-smoking-programs <p>The American Cancer Society has given New York state a mixed report card when it comes to cancer prevention. The group says the most glaring error is the lack of investment in anti-smoking campaigns.<br /><br />The American Cancer Society has issued its annual report card, rating states on how well they are doing to prevent cancer through encouraging cancer screenings, banning smoking from public places, and smoking prevention programs.</p><p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 14:12:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt 24073 at http://wrvo.org New York state gets failing grades for anti-smoking programs