food safety http://wrvo.org en This week: mastectomy -- one procedure, various approaches http://wrvo.org/post/week-mastectomy-one-procedure-various-approaches <p>We'll hear from a surgeon at Upstate Medical University, Dr. Prashant Upadhyaya, with expertise in plastic surgery and breast care. Upadhyaya explains the various surgical techniques and the options available to women, like having breast reconstruction surgery as part of a mastectomy.</p><p>"A lot of patients now actually wake up with their breast intact," says Dr. Upadhyaya.</p><p>Also on the program this week: an update on a new cystic fibrosis drug. Plus, food safety advice for mothers-to-be.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 15:00:10 +0000 HealthLink On Air 55816 at http://wrvo.org Proposed FDA rules for produce farms to be changed http://wrvo.org/post/proposed-fda-rules-produce-farms-be-changed <p>The Food and Drug Administration is, for the first time, proposing new food safety rules for produce farmers across the country. The FDA asked for comments on the rules this year and thousands of upstate farmers responded. Many of them criticized the rules, saying they could spoil their livelihood. So the FDA announced last week they would re-draft some of the contentious rules.</p><p>Richard Ball runs Scoharie Farms on Route 30 outside of Albany. He walks over to a metal gate closing in one of his fields and yanks up the hood on his coat, blocking the wind.</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:06:00 +0000 Monica Sandreczki 49111 at http://wrvo.org Mobile app could track foodborne illness with a single tweet http://wrvo.org/post/mobile-app-could-track-foodborne-illness-single-tweet <p></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 09:59:16 +0000 Kate O'Connell 43564 at http://wrvo.org Mobile app could track foodborne illness with a single tweet Upcoming topics: allergies, apps to keep you healthy and the leading authority on aspirin http://wrvo.org/post/upcoming-topics-allergies-apps-keep-you-healthy-and-leading-authority-aspirin <p>Coming up on Take Care, we'll talk with an allergist to see if there's any relief in sight for seasonal sufferers. With symptoms like itchy eyes, a runny nose and a scratchy throat, the living isn't easy for those with allergies the summer.</p><p>Plus, a national travel writer gives advice on easy ways to stay healthy while you're away from home.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:24:35 +0000 Leah Landry 39078 at http://wrvo.org Upcoming topics: allergies, apps to keep you healthy and the leading authority on aspirin