disease http://wrvo.org en New York to allow limited medical marijuana under agreement http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-allow-limited-medical-marijuana-under-agreement <p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:39:39 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57633 at http://wrvo.org New York to allow limited medical marijuana under agreement The difficult decision of having a preventative mastectomy http://wrvo.org/post/difficult-decision-having-preventative-mastectomy <p>Last month, when actress <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/opinion/my-medical-choice.html?_r=0">Angelina Jolie announced that she decided to undergo surgery</a> to have her breasts removed to reduce her chances of developing breast cancer, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/05/15/184132970/jolies-double-mastectomy-shines-light-on-preventing-cancer">public attention has been focused on prophylactic mastectomies,</a> a procedure which has increased in popularity in recent years.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview about prophylactic mastectomies.</strong></p><p> Sun, 02 Jun 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 38758 at http://wrvo.org The difficult decision of having a preventative mastectomy 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 Prostate cancer: to treat or not to treat? http://wrvo.org/post/prostate-cancer-treat-or-not-treat <p>This week on <em>Take Care,</em> Dr. Anthony Scalzo talks about the diagnosis of the most common cancer for men -- prostate cancer -- and its treatments. <a href="http://www.hoacny.com/our_staff.html?parent_id=62696&amp;category_id=62699">Dr. Scalzo</a> is a medical oncologist at Hematology/Oncology Associates of Central New York, and medical advisor for <a href="http://www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/app/resource-detail.aspx?resourceId=13954">the support group Man to Man</a>, which helps men cope with prostate cancer and is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Anthony Scalzo, and for more information.</strong></p><p> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 36595 at http://wrvo.org Prostate cancer: to treat or not to treat? Organization tries to encourage organ donation http://wrvo.org/post/organization-tries-encourage-organ-donation <p>New York state has one of the lowest organ donation rates in the country, at 20 percent. Donor boosters are trying to get the word out that donating an organ is something most everyone can do to save a life. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:17:16 +0000 Ellen Abbott 36070 at http://wrvo.org Organization tries to encourage organ donation Deaths from Alzheimer's disease increasing in the region http://wrvo.org/post/deaths-alzheimers-disease-increasing-region <p>More and more people across the country are dying from Alzheimer's disease -- and central New York is not immune to the trend. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:13:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34957 at http://wrvo.org New stem cell facility to be available to scientists statewide http://wrvo.org/post/new-stem-cell-facility-be-available-scientists-statewide <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A new facility in upstate New York is being touted as the ‘bridge’ from research to <a href="http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/basics1.asp" target="_blank">stem cell</a> therapies that could potentially cure conditions like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and spinal damage. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:55:15 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30458 at http://wrvo.org New stem cell facility to be available to scientists statewide