Health http://wrvo.org en Cuomo vows to reduce number of AIDS cases in New York http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-vows-reduce-number-aids-cases-new-york <p></p><p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo recently announced a plan he hopes will end the AIDS epidemic in New York state by the year 2020, but much of what’s involved in the three-point program is already being done.</span></p><p>The governor's program is called “Bending the Curve," and concentrates on three things: identifying people who test HIV positive; linking those people to healthcare and connecting them to anti-HIV therapy to prevent further transmission; and stopping high-risk behavior among others to keep them HIV negative.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:48:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58285 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo vows to reduce number of AIDS cases in New York ACR Health says not to worry about health insurance increase letters http://wrvo.org/post/acr-health-says-not-worry-about-health-insurance-increase-letters <p>ACR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Health in Syracuse is getting a lot of calls from people who signed up for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, and are worried their health insurance costs are rising. But the experts who signed hundreds of people up for insurance in central New York say not to worry.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:38:06 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58221 at http://wrvo.org Liquid in e-cigarettes resulting in more calls to upstate poison control center http://wrvo.org/post/liquid-e-cigarettes-resulting-more-calls-upstate-poison-control-center <p></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:45:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58160 at http://wrvo.org Liquid in e-cigarettes resulting in more calls to upstate poison control center The Grain Brain diet: adopting a demanding nutrition plan http://wrvo.org/post/grain-brain-diet-adopting-demanding-nutrition-plan <p>It’s breakfast time, and you’re about to dig into a plate of—salmon?</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” we present the second installment of our interview with <a href="http://www.drperlmutter.com/about/bio/">Dr. David Perlmutter</a>, who explains how to transition into his low-carb diet.&nbsp; Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.&nbsp; He is also the author of <a href="http://www.drperlmutter.com/about/grain-brain-by-david-perlmutter/"><em>Grain Brain: The surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar—your brain’s silent killers</em></a>.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Perlmutter.</strong></p><p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 57184 at http://wrvo.org The Grain Brain diet: adopting a demanding nutrition plan A sensitive subject -- living with aging parents http://wrvo.org/post/sensitive-subject-living-aging-parents <p>Though it may not seem very long ago that you moved out of your parents’ house, it may be time to consider having them move in with you. &nbsp;While living with a parent has many advantages, it is important to take time to decide if it is best for you and the person moving in.</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” <a href="http://www.wcspeakers.com/speaker.cfm?ID=11106&amp;speaker=David-Horgan-">David Horgan</a> discusses the challenges of having a parent move in and how to make the experience beneficial for both you and your parent.&nbsp; Horgan is an award-winning medical educator, filmmaker, and director.&nbsp; He is also a co-author of “<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZyuRT8v8bc">When Your Parent Moves in:&nbsp; Every Adult Child’s Guide to Living with an Aging Parent.”</a></p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with David Horgan.</strong></p><p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 57047 at http://wrvo.org A sensitive subject -- living with aging parents The heroin epidemic: how it's impacting upstate New York http://wrvo.org/post/heroin-epidemic-how-its-impacting-upstate-new-york <p><strong>This forum is scheduled to air on Sunday, July 20 at 7 p.m. </strong></p><p></p><p>Heroin is the latest illegal drug to become a scourge on communities in upstate New York and throughout the nation -- and it feels like it happened overnight.</p><p>What is causing this rise in heroin abuse? In part in can be linked to widespread abuse of painkillers and an effort to clamp down on them. Who is using it and how does it affect those who use it? Whether it's actor Philip Seymour Hoffman or SUNY Oswego students, heroin is impacting a wide range of socioeconomic groups.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:31:21 +0000 Leah Landry 58015 at http://wrvo.org The heroin epidemic: how it's impacting upstate New York Preparing to have an aging parent move in http://wrvo.org/post/preparing-have-aging-parent-move <p>Recent advances in medicine are causing people to live longer. Couple that with the economically stressful times and you often find families deciding to have aging parents move into their adult child's home. Whether it's for financial reasons or to maximize caregiving... There can be many bumps along the road. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," costs Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, speak with David Horgan, medical educator and author, about his personal experiences with elder care and the best way to welcome mom or dad into your home. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 57903 at http://wrvo.org Homeowners urged to protect themselves from rabies http://wrvo.org/post/homeowners-urged-protect-themselves-rabies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As we head into summer, rabid animals are turning up in central New York.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:06:01 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57934 at http://wrvo.org Homeowners urged to protect themselves from rabies Grain Brain: Could avoiding carbs have more health benefits than you thought? http://wrvo.org/post/grain-brain-could-avoiding-carbs-have-more-health-benefits-you-thought <p>You may be careful to eat whole grain breads and cereals instead of white bread, but did you know that some experts say even those foods could be hurting your health?</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” Dr. David Perlmutter discusses the negative health effects of carbohydrates and how to reduce those effects.&nbsp; Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.&nbsp; He is also the author of <em>Grain Brain: The surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar—your brain’s silent killers</em>.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. David Perlmutter.</strong></p><p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 57108 at http://wrvo.org Grain Brain: Could avoiding carbs have more health benefits than you thought? Signs and symptoms of thyroid disease http://wrvo.org/post/signs-and-symptoms-thyroid-disease <p>You’ve heard of the thyroid, but how much do you really know about it?&nbsp;</p><p>This week on "Take Care,"&nbsp; Dr. David Cooper explains the functions of the thyroid and the various diseases that it can harbor.&nbsp; Cooper is the director of the Thyroid Clinic and professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.</p><p>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. David Cooper.</p><p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 56819 at http://wrvo.org Signs and symptoms of thyroid disease Health care changes a constant culture challenge for refugees http://wrvo.org/post/health-care-changes-constant-culture-challenge-refugees <p>It's World Refugee Day around the globe and their numbers are only rising.</p><p>There are&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-27921938" target="_blank">now 50 million refugees worldwide</a>, according to new numbers from the United Nations, the most since World War II.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:16:00 +0000 Beth Adams 57660 at http://wrvo.org Health care changes a constant culture challenge for refugees This week: the importance of good perinatal care and more http://wrvo.org/post/week-importance-good-perinatal-care-and-more <p>While the number of babies who die in infancy has decreased, the number of mothers who die giving birth is on the rise, says Dr. Alexandra Spadola,&nbsp; obstetrical director of the regional perinatal program at Upstate Medical University.</p><p><strong>Why is this the case?</strong></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:55:12 +0000 HealthLink on Air 57644 at http://wrvo.org 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 Why carbohydrates may be bad for brain health http://wrvo.org/post/why-carbohydrates-may-be-bad-brain-health <p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 57185 at http://wrvo.org Why carbohydrates may be bad for brain health The science behind being 'hangry' http://wrvo.org/post/science-behind-being-hangry <p>Find yourself impatient and lashing out at people? The solution, according to a recent study, may be in the kitchen.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/experts/brad-j-bushman-phd-0">Dr. Brad Bushman</a> talks about the concept of "hangry," or being more angry and aggressive when you're hungry. <a href="http://www.comm.ohio-state.edu/people/faculty/userprofile/67.html">Bushman</a>, a professor of communications and psychology at Ohio State University, recently conducted a study on the subject that involved 107 couples and found that participants with lower blood glucose levels more frequently showed signs of anger.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Bushman.</strong><br /><br /> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:02:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 55366 at http://wrvo.org The science behind being 'hangry' Ensuring a healthy vacation http://wrvo.org/post/ensuring-healthy-vacation <p>As summer approaches and the weather improves, many of us begin to make plans for international travel.&nbsp; Part of the allure of vacationing in other countries is the opportunity it provides us with to experience other cultures and enjoy the sights and smells of new places.&nbsp; In order to ensure that you are able to do such things, it is important to take some necessary health precautions both before stepping on the plane and after reaching your destination.</p><p>This week on "Take Care," <a href="http://www.news.emory.edu/tags/expert/phyllis_kozarsky/index.html">Dr. Phyllis Kozarsky</a> describes the various ways in which we can prevent illness while abroad.&nbsp; Kozarsky is a professor of medicine at Emory University as well as director of <a href="http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/travelwell/">TravelWell</a>, a clinic for international travelers.&nbsp; She is also a consultant on travelers’ health with the <a href="http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel">CDC</a>.</p><p>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Dr. Kozarsky.</p><p> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 56752 at http://wrvo.org Ensuring a healthy vacation This week: how stroke affects women; plus vegan diets and kidney transplants http://wrvo.org/post/week-how-stroke-affects-women-plus-vegan-diets-and-kidney-transplants <p>Strokes that occur in women create symptoms that are different than those in men. Women may experience the classic sudden numbness or severe headache, but they may also develop arm pain, general weakness or hiccups.</p><p>Rochele Clark, Upstate Medical University's stroke program coordinator, explains the importance of calling 911 immediately. Quick action is essential to help lessen the damage from a stroke.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:48:08 +0000 HealthLink on Air 57290 at http://wrvo.org Creating healthy habits for children http://wrvo.org/post/creating-healthy-habits-children <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Everyone from doctors to educators to first lady Michelle Obama seems to be concerned about the nutrition and physical activity children in this country are getting. A recent </span>WRVO<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> community health forum asked a panel of regional experts about what is being done and what should be done to improve the diet and fitness of the children in central and northern New York.</span></p><p>A startling statistic captures why there is such concern across the country about childhood obesity rates.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:01:00 +0000 Catherine Loper 57258 at http://wrvo.org Creating healthy habits for children Rise in elder abuse cases has central New York searching for answers http://wrvo.org/post/rise-elder-abuse-cases-has-central-new-york-searching-answers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With an aging population, elder abuse is becoming more prevalent across the country and in central New York. Financial abuse has become one of the most common ways people take advantage of older Americans.</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:45:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57133 at http://wrvo.org Changes needed in cancer care system to take care of survivors http://wrvo.org/post/changes-needed-cancer-care-system-take-care-survivors <p>While someone may successfully fight off a cancer diagnosis, the battle usually doesn’t end there. Cancer survivorship brings with it a number of different issues that may inhibit a person’s ability to return back to a normal life.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.cancer.ucla.edu/Index.aspx?page=368">Dr. Patricia Ganz</a> discusses issues surrounding cancer survivorship. Dr. Ganz is a medical oncologist and director of the <a href="http://www.cancer.ucla.edu/Index.aspx?page=221">UCLA Livestrong Cancer Survivorship Center of Excellence</a>, is on the faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine, and was a co-founder of the <a href="http://www.canceradvocacy.org/">National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship</a>.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Ganz.</strong></p><p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care 54786 at http://wrvo.org Changes needed in cancer care system to take care of survivors Can it! Preserving summer's fresh fruits and vegetables http://wrvo.org/post/can-it-preserving-summers-fresh-fruits-and-vegetables <p>Berries, cucumbers and green beans oh my! If you love the freshness of summer produce, you might want to try canning fresh fruits and vegetables so you can enjoy them all year long. And now’s the time to start <a href="http://oldworldgardenfarms.com/2013/03/12/growing-a-garden-for-canning-how-to-plan-to-can-and-save-big/">planning your canning project</a>.</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” <a href="http://herbgardens.about.com/bio/Amy-Jeanroy-42668.htm">Amy Jeanroy</a>, author of “<a href="http://www.dummies.com/store/product/Canning-and-Preserving-For-Dummies-2nd-Edition.productCd-0470504552.html">Canning and Preserving for Dummies</a>,” discusses the many ways <a href="http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/canning-preserving-for-dummies-allinone-cheat-shee.html">beginning canners</a> can get started.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Amy Jeanroy.</strong></p><p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 56930 at http://wrvo.org Can it! Preserving summer's fresh fruits and vegetables This week: progress against cancer; a new tool for diagnosing lung cancer http://wrvo.org/post/week-progress-against-cancer-new-tool-diagnosing-lung-cancer <p>Cancer can be brought under control in this century, the leader of the American Cancer Society said during a recent trip to Syracuse. More advocacy is key, said John Seffrin, the society’s chief executive officer.</p><p>“We have to have people speak up and say, ‘we need more money for research,’ ‘we need to insure that people are protected from second-hand smoke,’ and ‘we need to make sure that if someone has cancer, they get the care they need,’” Seffrin said.</p><p>Already, medical science knows how to prevent more than half of all cancers from occurring, Seffrin said.</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 13:12:33 +0000 HealthLink on Air 57291 at http://wrvo.org New York working towards statewide health records system http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-working-towards-statewide-health-records-system <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hospitals have been working for years to digitize patient medical records, but now New York state is expanding a system to centralize the record-keeping of multiple hospitals.</span></p><p>A patient’s medical history may be in the computer at their primary care doctor’s office. And their records may be digitized at the hospital they’ve been treated at, "however, many of those systems can’t easily or fluently communicate with one another," said Dr. Rainu Kaushal, who chairs the Weill Cornell Medical College’s healthcare policy program.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:31:29 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56911 at http://wrvo.org New York working towards statewide health records system Cancer survivorship brings its own set of issues http://wrvo.org/post/cancer-survivorship-brings-its-own-set-issues <p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 54784 at http://wrvo.org Schumer wants to increase number of doctors nationwide http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-wants-increase-number-doctors-nationwide <p></p><p>Sen. Charles Schumer wants to increase the number of primary care physicians in the United States, particularly in rural areas like upstate New York.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:37:44 +0000 Gino Geruntino 56844 at http://wrvo.org Schumer wants to increase number of doctors nationwide New bill honors Vietnam vet that died from Agent Orange exposure http://wrvo.org/post/new-bill-honors-vietnam-vet-died-agent-orange-exposure <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rep. Dan </span>Maffei<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (D-Syracuse) has introduced a new bill to compensate Vietnam War veterans sickened by the chemical Agent Orange he says is more comprehensive than previous efforts.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr4408" target="_blank">Maffei's bill</a> is named by Larry Hackett, who died in 2006, more than three decades after his service in the army.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:52:36 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56827 at http://wrvo.org New bill honors Vietnam vet that died from Agent Orange exposure Health forum: childhood nutrition and physical fitness http://wrvo.org/post/health-forum-childhood-nutrition-and-physical-fitness <p></p><p><strong>This forum will air on Sunday, June 15 at 7 p.m. on WRVO. Listen locally <a href="http://wrvo.org/about-wrvo-public-media">on your radio</a>, <a href="http://wrvo.org/mobile-streaming">on your smart phone or tablet device</a>, or <a href="http://wrvo.org/player">online</a>.</strong></p><p>Keeping children healthy sounds like it's something that should be everyone's goal but <em>how</em> to keep America's youth healthy can be very controversial.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:12:54 +0000 WRVO 56821 at http://wrvo.org Health forum: childhood nutrition and physical fitness From Hoffman to high schools, heroin use is on the rise http://wrvo.org/post/hoffman-high-schools-heroin-use-rise <p>Two years ago, the use and abuse of drugs called bath salts seemed to be in the news every day. This year, it’s heroin. The number of heroin deaths is on the rise in a staggering way. But why has this drug that’s been around for more than 100 years experiencing a resurgence now?</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More ' to hear our interview with J. David Goodman.</strong></p><p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 23:12:28 +0000 Take Care Staff 56613 at http://wrvo.org From Hoffman to high schools, heroin use is on the rise How the sun and you car can create a dangerous situation http://wrvo.org/post/how-sun-and-you-car-can-create-dangerous-situation <p>It’s summertime. It’s hot. Your car has been parked in the blazing sunshine all day. You get in and the seats feel like they’re burning your legs and the steering wheel is untouchable. You may think of it as uncomfortable, an inconvenience. But a car’s interior can reach a temperature high enough to be <a href="http://www.ggweather.com/heat/">dangerous.</a></p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Jan Null.</strong></p><p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 56614 at http://wrvo.org How the sun and you car can create a dangerous situation This week: reducing complications in diabetes http://wrvo.org/post/week-reducing-complications-diabetes <p>The sharp reduction in diabetic complications is encouraging news for more than 21 million Americans who have been diagnosed with the disease. Federal researchers recently showed about 2/3 fewer heart attacks, 50 percent fewer strokes and amputations, and 30 percent fewer incidents of kidney failure among people with diabetes over the past two decades.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 20:42:05 +0000 HealthLink on Air 56612 at http://wrvo.org