wellness http://wrvo.org en This week: e-cigarettes, drug dependence during pregnancy and more http://wrvo.org/post/week-e-cigarettes-drug-dependence-during-pregnancy-and-more <p>Health authorities are very aware of the increasing popularity of electronic cigarettes. Some think these tobacco products lure teens and young adults to the habit of smoking not only e-cigarettes but traditional cigarettes as well.</p><p>The number of high school students using e-cigarettes has doubled from 2011 to 2012. Dr. Leslie Kohman, the medical director of the Upstate Cancer Center, explains some dangers of these devices.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:41:30 +0000 Leah Landry 53763 at http://wrvo.org This week: a mysterious illness and a story of dramatic weight loss http://wrvo.org/post/week-mysterious-illness-and-story-dramatic-weight-loss <p>This week, Dr. Leonard Weiner explains a mysterious polio-like illness affecting children in California.</p><p>Plus, Cristina Pope weighed nearly 250 pounds when she decided to get serious about losing weight. Within a year she shed more than 100 pounds by carefully watching her nutrition intake and working out regularly. Now, almost two years later, she's kept the weight off.</p><p>We'll share her secrets to success, which include exercising in a variety of ways and eating plenty of vegetables.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:22:43 +0000 HealthLink Staff 53047 at http://wrvo.org This week: a mysterious illness and a story of dramatic weight loss This week: getting through menopause, eating for good health and more http://wrvo.org/post/week-getting-through-menopause-eating-good-health-and-more <p>For a woman in her late 40s to early 60s, just hearing a healthcare provider assure that "you're not alone, and you're not going crazy," can be a source of comfort.</p><p></p><p>Heather Shannon, director of the midwifery program at Upstate Medical University, says that the end of childbearing years for many women comes with a multitude of symptoms: hot flashes and night sweats, depression or anxiety and mood swings. Also during this time, women may develop problems with their thyroid and/or adrenal glands. It can leave women frustrated.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:14:00 +0000 HealthLink Staff 52296 at http://wrvo.org This week: getting through menopause, eating for good health and more Take Care debuts this Sunday evening http://wrvo.org/post/take-care-debuts-sunday-evening <p>WRVO Public Media is adding a new half-hour program to its Sunday evening broadcast schedule. "Take Care," a conversation on health and wellness, will be co-hosted and produced by Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen.</p><p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:48:23 +0000 Leah Landry 36025 at http://wrvo.org Take Care debuts this Sunday evening