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Join us for a whole new season of Cycle of Health beginning Thursday, May 3 at 2018.

Cycle of Health team brings you an all new season of health and wellness stories, the latest in medical research, mental health breakthroughs and transformative interviews with professionals and patients pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in healthcare today.

Viewers will hear from expert voices in the medical world throughout the country as they travel the region to explore those topics most important to Central New Yorkers. We offer you new ways to improve overall health, help with navigating complicated healthcare systems, information on the latest medical findings and useful tips on how to take advantage of the incredible resources this region has to offer. We continue to focus on dynamic lifestyle choices, nutrition and menu planning, mental health tips improvements and new fitness programs that will get the entire family up and moving.

You won’t want to miss this season of Cycle of Health where every week we bring you the trusted information and incredible inspiration you need for your own health journey.

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Dr._Brian_JohnsonContributing host for the episode Searching for a Cure: Dr. Brian Johnson

Biographical Note

Brian Johnson M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and of Anesthesia at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, as well as the Director of Addiction Medicine. He came to Upstate after almost three decades at Harvard Medical School. He recently began his one-year term as president of the Onondaga County Medical Society.

He is the former Chair of the Discussion Group on Addiction at the American Psychoanalytic Association, a Medical Society of the State of New York Addiction and Psychiatry Medicine Committee member, and an American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, Controversial Issues Committee member.

Dr. Johnson is the author of Widespread Zombification in the 21st Century, an informative book for both parents and kids on all aspects of addiction, including physical, psychological, and behavioral aspects.

SharonABrangmanContributing Host for the episode Early Onset Diseases: Sharon A Brangman, MD,

315 464-5167

Current Appointments

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, 1988, Geriatric Medicine
  • Residency: Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, 1984
  • MD: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1981

Specialties & Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Alzheimer’s Disease – Dementia
  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Urinary Incontinence


  • American Geriatrics Society, President (2010-2011), Chair Of The Board (2011-2012)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)

Web Resources

Cycle of Health – Season 9
Premiering Thursday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
Repeats: Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday at 6 p.m. On WCNY Create
Wednesdays at noon and 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 4 a.m. on HowTo, and
Saturdays at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Sundays at midnight on HowTo

COH Ep 901Episode: 901

Episode name: Pushing Teen Athletes: How far is too far?
Episode description: Learn about one teen’s journey of overcoming an injury in a sport that matters most to him.
Watch Thursdays May 03, at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

COH Ep 902Episode: 902

Episode name: Childhood Development: Raising the Bar
Episode description: Cycle of Health goes outside of the classroom to showcase unique child development programs.
Watch Thursdays May 10, at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

COH Ep 903Episode: 903

Episode name: Persevering through Pain
Episode description: Discover how people living with diseases are finding solutions in the face of adversity.
Watch Thursdays May 17, at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

COH Ep 904Episode: 904

Episode name: Searching for a Cure
Episode description: Are there still diseases and disorders for which there is no known cure?
Watch Thursdays May 24, at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

COH Ep 905Episode: 905

Episode name: Veterans and Healthcare
Episode description: Explore how local programs are aiding veterans on a daily basis.
Watch Thursdays May 31, at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

Episode: 906

Episode name: Overcoming barriers to healthcare
Episode description
Watch Thursdays June 07, at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

Episode: 907

Episode name: Early Onset Disease
Episode description
Watch Thursdays June 14, at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

Episode: 908

Episode name: Anti-Aging: The Fountain of Youth
Episode description
Watch Thursdays June 21, at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

Episode: 909

Episode name: Death and Dying
Episode description
Watch Thursdays June 28, at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

Episode: 910

Episode name: When Healthy Goes too Far
Episode description
Watch Thursdays July 05, at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

Episode: 911

Episode name: Autism Today: Living on the Spectrum
Episode description
Watch Thursdays July 12, at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

Additional Resources

Episode 913

Source Link
Dr. John Norcross, PhD, ABPP – University of Scranton and SUNY Upstate Medical University
National Weight Control Registry – Prospective investigation of long-term successful weight loss maintenance
SMART Goal setting – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time bound

Episode 907


Source Link End Use location
Alzheimer’s Association of Central New York Website
Juvenile Diabetes Central New York Chapter Website
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Website

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