heart disease http://wrvo.org en 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 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 Better technology may flatline stethoscope use http://wrvo.org/post/better-technology-may-flatline-stethoscope-use <p>The <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/11/25/142782877/science-diction-the-origin-of-stethoscope">stethoscope</a> may be the most recognizable tool in healthcare. It’s used to listen to the internal sounds of the body, and can be found in almost every doctor’s office. But with the development of better technology, the stethoscope <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/24/stethoscope-replaced-ultrasound-devices_n_4658869.html">may soon become obsolete</a>.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/robert-rosenson">Dr. Robert S. Rosenson</a> discusses new stethoscope replacements. Dr. Rosenson is a professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and is also director of cardio-metabolic disorders at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Rosenson.</strong></p><p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 53241 at http://wrvo.org Better technology may flatline stethoscope use Cholesterol: The good, the bad, and the...wine? http://wrvo.org/post/cholesterol-good-bad-and-thewine <p>Cholesterol. It’s something we need, but becomes a problem when there’s too much of it. It’s a buzzword often thrown around in advertisements for both food and medication, and something people watch out for in their diets. But what is cholesterol, and why can it be a problem?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/robert-rosenson">Dr. Robert S. Rosenson</a> answers these questions and more. Dr. Rosenson is a professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and is also director of cardio-metabolic disorders at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Rosenson.</strong></p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Take Care 51214 at http://wrvo.org Cholesterol: The good, the bad, and the...wine? Flu shots may be good for your heart http://wrvo.org/post/flu-shots-may-be-good-your-heart <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></p><p>Getting your flu shot this year may do more than just protect you from a runny nose and sore throat. A study published earlier this year in the <em>Journal for the American Medical Association</em> suggests that flu vaccinations may reduce the risk of heart disease.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:06:52 +0000 Kate O'Connell 47950 at http://wrvo.org Flu shots may be good for your heart Weighing the risks and benefits of a daily aspirin http://wrvo.org/post/weighing-risks-and-benefits-daily-aspirin <p>More and more doctors are recommending their patients take a daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes. And recently, new studies have suggested aspirin might help with cancer prevention, as well. But why does aspirin help? And who really should be taking it? Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," spoke with the physician who first demonstrated the life-saving properties of aspirin, Dr. Charles Hennekens.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:46:05 +0000 WRVO News 39547 at http://wrvo.org Some Central NY ambulances to receive EKG modems http://wrvo.org/post/some-central-ny-ambulances-receive-ekg-modems <p>Time is critical when it comes to treating a suspected heart attack. That's why local EMTs and emergency room doctors are happy about new cardiac technology getting into more ambulances. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:49:35 +0000 Ellen Abbott 33442 at http://wrvo.org Some Central NY ambulances to receive EKG modems