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WCNY’s ‘Cycle of Health’ is back for Season 5!

Cycle of Health returns for an ALL NEW fifth season to tell the moving stories of people who are living their way to good health. An ensemble of doctors from a variety of specialties explore how a wide range of factors contribute to optimal living.

The program is hosted by Susan Kennedy, an award-winning television anchor, producer, reporter and education innovator.

Get resources about each segment, watch past episodes and engage with the show right here online!

Season 5 Highlights

  • Finding a Way to Fit Fitness into Your Life
  • How to Live to a Healthy 100
  • The Opioid Crisis in CNY
  • Hospice
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Advances in Prosthetics
Host Susan Kennedy

Host Susan Kennedy

Cycle of Health is hosted by Susan Kennedy, an accomplished television anchor, producer, reporter and education innovator who has done work for commercial television stations in Chicago and Denver, and public television in Bethlehem, Pa.

She is joined by four doctors, who take viewers around the region to meet people leading healthy lifestyles. The show’s physicians bring energy to the program through their own passion for cycling, running, swimming, exercising and other active-living hobbies.

From left are Dr. Rich O'Neill, Dr.

From left are Dr. Rich O’Neill, Dr. John Parker, Dr. Maritza Alvarado and Dr. George Stanley.

They are:

  • Dr. Rich O’Neill, a psychologist and behavioral scientist at SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Dr. George Stanley, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Syracuse Community Health Center
  • Dr. John Parker, an orthopedic surgeon at Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists
  • Dr. Maritza Alvarado, pediatrician

Season 5

Breast Cancer and Hispanic Women, Endometrial Cancer & A Reformed Couch Potato

Breast Cancer and Hispanic Women Resources:


Spanish Action League – La Liga

www.laligaupstateny.org/

Breast Cancer Services: 315-427-3315

 

St. Agatha Foundation

http://www.saintagathafoundation.org/

 

More information about Hispanics and Breast Cancer:

National Institutes of Health:

http://www.cancer.gov/about-nci/organization/crchd/cancer-health-disparities-fact-sheet

 

Susan G. Komen Foundation:

http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/Statistics.html

 

Fred Hutch Cancer Research:

https://www.fredhutch.org/en/events/cancer-in-our-communities/hispanic-americans-and-cancer.html

 

Endometrial Cancer Resources:

What is Endometrial Cancer/ American Cancer Society –

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrialcancer/detailedguide/endometrial-uterine-cancer-what-is-endometrial-cancer

 

Statistics about Endometrial Cancer/ American Cancer Society

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrialcancer/detailedguide/endometrial-uterine-cancer-key-statistics

 

Learn more about Dr. Mary Cunningham

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IfdrNwCHII

 

Reformed Couch Potato Resources:

Chasing My Kudu – Or How I Ran My First Marathon

http://www.northshire.com/ebm/9781605711843

 

Kelly’s Choice

http://www.kellyschoice.org/

Pregnancy and Parenthood

Perinatal and Post-Partum Issues Resources:

Family Perinatal Support Groups:

http://crouse.org/familysupport/

 

The American Psychological Association

http://www,apa.org/pi/women/resources/reports/postpartum-dep.aspx

 

National Institutes of Mental Health

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/postpartum-depression-facts/index.shtml

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

 

National Child and Maternal Health Education Program

www.Nichd.nih.gov/MaternalMentalHealth

 

Postpartum Resource Center of New York

http://www.postpartumny.org/

 

To find a provider in your area call: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

 

March of Dimes 2015 Premature Birth Report Card

http://www.marchofdimes.org/mission/prematurity-reportcard.aspx

Bone Marrow and Sexual Assault

Bone Marrow Resources:

Be the Match Bone Marrow Program

www.bethematch.org

 

One woman and the Be the Match Program:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqcQDC3f0js&noredirect=1

 

Sexual Assault Resources:

Vera House online and hotline resources:

Assault and Abuse:

http://www.verahouse.org/if-it-happens-to-you

 

Men’s Outreach Programs – Lead by Example

http://www.verahouse.org/programs-and-services/mens-outreach

If you or someone you know has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or domestic abuse, call the Vera House Hotline at (315) 468-3260

Onondaga County Child Welfare

http://www.ongov.net/cfs/childwelfare.html

 

Pinwheels for Prevention:

http://preventchildabuse.org/resource/pinwheels-for-prevention

 

McMahon/Ryan Advocacy Center:

http://www.mcmahonryan.org/

If you suspect that a child is being abused, call Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-342-3720

Heroin Epidemic

The heroin epidemic has touched many communities in America including Central New York. The links below will provide you with additional information as well as resources for those struggling with heroin addiction.

Onondaga County website:

www.ongov.net/health/heroin/

 

New York State Health Department website:

www.combatheroin.ny.gov

Speech Communications

Speech Communication Resources to explore:

Learn more about how the Chat Collective inspires and engages us to communicate effectively:

http://www.chatcollective.com/

 

Learn about the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University – advancing the civic, economic and social participation of people with disabilities:

http://bbi.syr.edu/

 

Tips on ways to communicate with non-verbal people in our lives:

http://www.chatcollective.com/communications-system/

 

Learn more about Syracuse University’s Gebbie Clinic:

http://gebbie.syr.edu/index.html

Discussing Healthcare Today

This edition of Cycle of Health features a discussion with representatives from three area healthcare organizations. Listed below are their websites to learn more about the organizations and their services.

Crouse Hospital:

www.crouse.org

 

Syracuse Community Health Center:

www.schcny.com

 

Upstate Hospital:

www.upstate.edu

Full Body Donation, Obese No More

Body Donation Resources:

Anatomical Gift Program SUNY Upstate Medical University:

http://www.upstate.edu/cdb/donor/

Hospice Care and Volunteerism, End of Life Conversations and Documents

Hospice Resources:

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

http://www.nhpco.org/history-hospice-care

Hospice of CNY

https://www.hospicecny.org/imagine-a-healthcare-option

Hospice of CNY Volunteers

https://www.hospicecny.org/hospice-family-caregivers-walking-alongside-on-lifes-final-journey

 

Preparing for End of Life through Conversation and Documentation Resources:

The Conversation Project

Theconversationproject.org

Preparing Your End of Life Documents

http://www.caringinfo.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3287

End of Life Legal Information from the Visiting Nurse Service of NY

http://www.vnsny.org/caregivers/caregiving-basics/end-of-life-legal-information-the-most-important-documents/

The New Dunbar Community Center, Public Health, Sole Sisters in Health

Dunbar Community Center Resources:

The Dunbar Center and the 15th Ward articles:

http://syracusethenandnow.org/UrbanRenewal/15th_Ward.htm

http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2014/02/dunbar_center_and_black_history_month_and_15th_ward.html

Dunbar Community Center Contact Information:

Phone: 315-760-3155; email: thenewdunbar@gmail.com

 

Public Health Story Resources:

 Onondaga County Health Department

http://www.ongov.net/health/

 

Sole Sisters Story Resource:

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Programs:

http://www.syracuse.ymca.org/programs/healthy-living/fitness/diabetes-prevention.html

Positive Active Aging, Fall Prevention

Positive Active Aging, Fall Prevention  

A ProLiteracy video of Ruth Colvin sharing her passion for Literacy:

http://www.proliteracy.org/about-us/mission-vision-and-history

 

National Council on Aging: Falls Prevention Facts:

https://www.ncoa.org/news/resources-for-reporters/get-the-facts/falls-prevention-facts/

 

Onondaga County Department of Aging information:

http://www.ongov.net/agingandyouth/

 

The U.S. Census Report 2010 on Aging:

https://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/reports/c2010sr-03.pdf

 

US News and World Report: What People Who Live to 100 Have in Common:

http://money.usnews.com/money/retirement/articles/2013/01/07/what-people-who-live-to-100-have-in-common

 

From The Guardian: Aging in Britain

http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2011/aug/04/live-to-100-likely

Inspiring Fitness Instructor, Water and Obesity, Puppies and Prisoners, Electronic Medical Records

Fred Wilson: Inspiring Fitness Instructor

Fred Wilson’s Fitness After 50 website:

http://fitnessafter50.net/qualifications.html

 

Water and Obesity

Where to find the study: http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/solr/searchresults.aspx?q=childhood%20obesity%20water&fd_JournalID=75&f_JournalDisplayName=JAMA%20Pediatrics&SearchSourceType=3

Online article about the study:

http://www.syracuse.com/health/index.ssf/2016/01/post_19.html

 

Electronic Medical Records (EMRs)

Federal Government Explanation of Electronic Medical Records

https://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/electronic-medical-records-emr

 

Puppies and Prisoners

Second Chance Canine Adoption Program:

315-453-5584

Fresh Food, Friendship, and Fitness

Fresh Food, Friendship and Fitness

Metro Fitness Club

http://www.getmetrofit.com

 

Find a YMCA in your area:

www.ymca.net

 

Tips to Sustain a Healthy Lifestyle:

http://www.cdc.gov/family/tips/

 

Season 4

Kelleigh's Cause, Building a Healthy Neighborhood, and Running a Race

Kelleigh’s Cause

Learn more about Kelleigh and the way she’s helping others with AVM (arteriovenous malformation) by visiting her foundation’s website. You’ll find more about her story, the disease, the research, and ways to help!

Kelleigh.org

 

Near Westside Initiative

The Lerner Center and building healthy neighborhoods:

http://lernercenter.syr.edu/projects/NYS%20Health%20Foundation%20grant.html

 

The Near Westside Initiative opens a new box soccer court in neighborhood park:

http://www.saltdistrict.com/2015/08/new-box-soccer-court-breathes-new-life-into-a-once-vacant-skiddy-park-tennis-court/

 

Learn more about the collaborative efforts to help the Near Westside neighborhood thrive!

http://www.saltdistrict.com/

 

Reporter Race/Age is Only a Number

We ran in the popular Festival of Races – organized by Dave Oja. Check out our times, and learn about this race that appeals to elite master runners, first-timers, and families too!

http://www.festivalofraces.com/

Eye Donation, Corneal Transplant, and Eye Cancer

Eye Donation/Cornea Transplants

More information about corneal transplants from the Mayo Clinic:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cornea-transplant/basics/definition/prc-20014357

 

Eye and Tissue Bank

Learn more about the need for donations and find out how to become a donor by checking out the Central New York Eye and Tissue Bank:

http://www.cnyetb.com/

 

Eye Cancer/Mike Lamb

More details about Choroidal melanoma:

This report is from the National Institutes of Health:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3339671/

 

Information from the American Cancer Society:

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/eyecancer/detailedguide/eye-cancer-staging

 

Mike Lamb praises the physicians who helped/are helping him:

Dr. Marc Safran, Clay Eye Center

Dr. Rajeev Seth, Retina Vitreous Surgeons of Syracuse

Dr. Carol Shields, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia

Dr. Paul Finger, The New York Eye Cancer Center

Fibromyalgia and Laborists/Hospitalists

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia description including symptoms:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fibromyalgia/basics/definition/con-20019243

 

 

Laborists/Hospitalists

Here’s some more information about hospitalists:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospital_medicine

 

Here’s a link to Dr. Weinstein’s OBGYN Practice.

http://www.howardweinsteinmdobgyn.com/

 

Did you see that necklace that Kim wore – it’s also a teething ring for babies!

www.shopjujubaby.com

Fecal Transplants and Managed Long Term Care

Fecal Transplant

Another story about fecal transplants in CNY:

http://www.syracuse.com/health/index.ssf/2015/03/poop_as_medicine_syracuse_hospitals_fight_deadly_infection_with_human_waste.html

 

Does insurance cover fecal transplants?

http://www.syracuse.com/health/index.ssf/2015/03/fecal_transplant_does_insurance_cover_treatment_for_deadly_infection.html

  

Managed Long term care  

ICIRCLE Care is just one example of a managed long term care program being offered to Medicaid eligible, chronically ill people in NYS. Learn more here:

http://www.icirclecny.org/

Value of Vaccines and Jill Walsh - Multiple Sclerosis

Value of Vaccines

Data from the World Health Organization:

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/2/07-040089/en/

 

Jill Walsh – Multiple Sclerosis

The National MS Society – lots of information here!

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS

 

Jill is set to race in the Paralympics in Rio in 2016:

http://www.rio2016.com/en/the-games/paralympic/event

Elective Birth Procedures and New Year's Resolutions

ELECTIVE BIRTH PROCEDURES

More details from the American Congress of OBGYNs:

http://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Elective-Delivery-Before-39-Weeks

 

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

Here’s more information about Dr. Norcross’s book “Changeology.”

http://www.changeologybook.com/dr-john-norcross/

Stroke Device, Heart Health in Kids, Coming back from Injury

Stroke Device

Bill now has a Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor.

Here’s more information about the use of the monitor:

From the Cayuga Medical Center: http://www.cayugamed.org/content.cfm?page=archive&newsID=91

From the manufacturer, Medtronic:

https://www.medtronic.com/patients/fainting/device/our-insertable-cardiac-monitors/reveal-linq-icm/

 

Heart Health in Kids

More tips from the American Heart Association:

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/HealthierKids/Healthier-Kids_UCM_304156_SubHomePage.jsp

 

Coming Back from Injury

There is a great deal of information on the Internet, but it is really best to talk to your physician or trainer about the best way to re-enter your exercise routine following an injury.

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners, and Exercise as We Age

Who is treating me?

LeMoyne has thriving Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner programs:

http://lemoyne.edu/

Note: So Does Upstate

 

Older Exercise

http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/sgr/olderad.htm

 

http://nihseniorhealth.gov/exerciseforolderadults/healthbenefits/01.html

 

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/exercise-fitness/exercise-and-fitness-as-you-age.htm

 

More about the great Vitality Programs at SUNY Upstate – keep moving!

http://www.upstate.edu/vitality/

Refugee Health and Engagement, and Saying Goodbye

Refugee Health

Links to Refugee Health Services from various agencies across CNY:

  1. Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees: https://www.mvrcr.org/
  2. Catholic Charities Refugee Services: https://ccoc.us/services/refugee-services
  3. The Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York: http://www.hfwcny.org/Tools/Broadcaster/frontend/itemcontent.asp?jPageNumber=3&IID=67&ItemID=0&projflag=0&type=22&size=1&phase=2&lngDisplay=14&strMetaTag=

A report on the status of Refugees in CNY from Syracuse.com:

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/06/refugees_in_syracuse_-_a_compr.html

 

ON SET with Dr. Morrow – REFUGEE ENGAGEMENT

The Somali-Bantu Association – of which Dr. Morrow is a member.

http://www.somalibantucommunity.org/

315-214-4480

 

More about the expertise of Cynthia Morrow:

http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/pa/cpr/Morrow,_Cynthia/

 

Saying Goodbye

Ask your doctor to recommend a psychologist should you need help in coping with grief. There are various articles and sources online too, so you can learn more about the process of grief.

American Psychological Association:

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/grief.aspx

 

Caring.com:

https://www.caring.com/articles/stages-of-grief

 

An article about a study linking overwhelming grief to depression:

http://news.stanford.edu/pr/94/940829Arc4145.html

Adult and Pediatric Pain Management and Humanitarian Help

Managing Music and Pain

 Learn more about Physical Therapist Michael Costello and his work in physical therapy.  Here’s a link to his bio:

http://www.cayugamed.org/PTcontent.cfm?profileID=7&serviceID=95

 

L’il Anne and Hot Cayenne

So fun!  Anne’s Band is a blend of rock and blues and funk and country with some upbeat Zydeco weaving it all together!

Here’s their Facebook Page:

http://www.cayugamed.org/PTcontent.cfm?profileID=7&serviceID=95

 

Pediatric Pain Management

Detailed article from the National Institute of Health about acute pain  management in kids:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3004641/

 

And more from the American Academy of Pediatrics:

http://www.aapd.org/media/policies_guidelines/p_painmanagement.pdf

 

Humanitarian Help

Jill joins the Heart to Heart Organization for their humanitarian trips.  Learn more here:

http://www.hearttoheart.org/welch-allyn-volunteer-team-in-haiti-part-two/

 

Kim is part of Operation Walk Syracuse.  Learn more about their generous aid trips:

http://operationwalksyracuse.org/blog/

Purposeful Living, Pelvic Pain, and Farm to Pantry

Purposeful Living – Long Term Care

Long term care-giving information:

 

Family Caregiver Alliance:

https://caregiver.org/selected-long-term-care-statistics

 

Leading Age:

http://www.leadingage.org/10_New_Powerful_Senior_Living_Stats.aspx

 

Onondaga County Office for Aging:

http://www.ongov.net/aging/

 

Here’s more information about The Cottages at Garden Grove:

http://www.cottagesatgardengrove.org/

 

Pelvic Pain

Information about what a pelvic physical therapist is:

http://www.trumblephysicaltherapy.com/#!about-trumble-physical-therapy/c18rd

 

Farm to Food Pantry Update

Read more about Matthew 25 Farm and volunteer opportunities:

http://www.matthew25farm.com/

 

The Girl Scouts are about more than just cookies!  See how you can help the future leaders of our world:

http://www.girlscouts.org/

 

Find a food pantry in your area:

www.foodpantries.org

 

For information about the Central New York Food Bank:

www.foodbankcny.org

Skin Cancer, Teen Tanning, Blind Cyclist

Skin Cancer

Information about skin cancer can be found from a variety of foundations and agencies including:

The Skin Cancer Foundation

http://www.skincancer.org/

 

The American Academy of Dermatology

https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q—t/skin-cancer

 

On Set – Teens/Tanning and Skin Cancer

Learn more about skin cancer prevention and detection:

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-melanoma/moreinformation/skincancerpreventionandearlydetection/

 

The World Health Organization’s formal warning against tanning beds:

http://www.skincancer.org/news/tanning/tanning-beds-who-issues-official-warning

 

Blind Cyclist

Track her success!  Shawn Cheshire’s Very Own Website – great blog, photos, and other interesting stuff:

http://www.shawncheshire.org/media.html

 

Various feature articles about Shawn can be found at Disabled Sports USA:

http://www.disabledsportsusa.org/about-us/testimonials/athlete-profile-shawn-cheshire/

 

A local profile of Shawn:

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/10/cny_woman_blinded_by_accident_now_training_for_2016_paralympics.html

Bone Marrow, Chi Running

Bone Marrow:

This is a link to the foundation that Bill Pomeroy founded.  It funds his passion for preserving history – and his passion for saving lives.

http://www.wgpfoundation.org/

If you are between the ages of 18-44 and in general good health, you too could donate your bone marrow.  Below is a link to an online drive to help find a match for Baby King and others in need of bone marrow.

http://join.bethematch.org/babyking

 

Late Blooming Runner:

Learn more about Maryann’s Chi Running classes and technique by going here:

http://www.SoulRunner.us/

 

Season 3

Genetic Counseling, Alcoholism

Genetic Counseling

 

For more information about Ehlers-Danlos please visit the national foundation’s website:

www.ednf.org

 

There are genetic counselors across Central New York.  Here’s a list from the NY Dept. of Health.  Also, ask your physician for a recommendation:

https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/cancer/genetics/genetic_counselors.htm

 

In addition, here’s a link to a regional genetic counseling council in Baltimore,  recommended by the woman featured in this Cycle of Health program, Mischel Satunas:

www.gbmc.org/genetics

 

 

Alcoholism

 

For more information:

http://www.alcoholdrugcouncil.org/index.html

http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/alcohol-use.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/pdfs/alcoholyourhealth.pdf

Teen Contraception, Hearing Loss in Children, Stress at Work

Teen Contraception

For more information visit:

 

American Academy of Pediatrics – Contraception for Adolescents

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/134/4/e1244.fnll.html

 

The American Congress of OBGYNs:

http://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Adolescent-Health-Care/Adolescents-and-Long-Acting-Reversible-Contraception

 

Planned Parenthood:

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-info/birth-control

 

 

Hearing Loss in Children

 

For more information about hearing issues:

http://www.babyhearing.org/Audiologists/factSheets/LateOnsetArticle.pdf

 

http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/Prevalence-and-Incidence-of-Hearing-Loss-in-Children/

 

More about the Speech and Language Hearing Clinics at SU – The Gebbie Clinics:

http://csd.syr.edu/gebbie/

 

 

Stress at Work

 

Learn more about Kris Byron and her research:

http://whitman.syr.edu/Directory/showInfo.aspx?id=249

 

Learn more about The Ridge Restaurant

http://www.golfattheridge.com/

 

Learn more about Melinda’s nonprofit Clear Path for Veterans, which was recently honored as nonprofit of the year!:

http://clearpath4vets.com/

ALS, Eating Disorders, Blind Faith: Angela Winfield

ALS

For more information about ALS:

ALS Association

http://www.alsa.org/about-als/what-is-als.html

 

 

Eating Disorders

 

For information, personal stories, access to help, go to:

www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

 

Find help, friends and good food at Ophelia’s Place and Café at 407:

www.cafeat407.org

www.opheliasplace.org

 

Blind Faith: Angela Winfield

 

More information about Angela and her company Blind Faith:

www.angelawinfield.com

Self-defense, Workplace Wellness

Self Defense

For more information:

http://www.impactdewitt.com/

 

Workplace Wellness

More about Ithaca College’s Mind, Body and Me program:

http://www.ithaca.edu/hr/benefits/wrklife/mindbodyme/

 

More about Healthy Syracuse program:

www.healthysyracuse.org

Food Baby, Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy, Super Mom

Food Baby

Learn more about the Kirch Develop:

https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/childrens-hospital/developmental-disabilities/services/kirch.aspxment Services Center:

 

Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy

For more information:

 

The Charlie Foundation

www.CharlieFoundation.org

 

The Epilepsy Foundation

http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/dietary-therapies/ketogenic-diet

 

University of Rochester Medical Center – Strong Epilepsy Center

(585) 341-7500

 

The Epilepsy Pralid, Inc.

www.epiny.org

 

 

Super Mom

For more details about the sandwich generation:

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/01/30/the-sandwich-generation/

Domestic Violence, Calming Kids, Infertility

Domestic Violence

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

1 (800) 799-SAFE (7233)

http://www.thehotline.org/

 

Vera House in CNY

http://www.verahouse.org/about-us

 

Calming Kids

For more information about the video game study:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16972829

http://www.pedsanesthesia.org/meetings/2005winter/man/2005%20P53_Tran.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16972829

 

For more information about the sensory room at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Upstate Medical University:

http://www.upstate.edu/gch/kids/childlife/

 

Infertility

For more information about infertility:

The National Infertility Association:

http://www.resolve.org/about/fast-facts-about-fertility.html

Young Widow, LHON Eye Disease, Music and Alzheimers

Young Widow

For more information:

Widownet: www.widownet.org

Widow to Widow: Thoughtful Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life, book by Genevieve Ginsburg

For additional grief and loss resources, see also Palliative Care and No Regrets in the list of resources

 

LHON Eye Disease

For more information about this eye disease:

 

LHON.org

www.lhon.org

 

Flaum Eye Institute

https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/eye-institute.aspx

 

Music and Alzheimers

 

More information about the value of music for Alzheimer’s patients:

http://www.alzfdn.org/EducationandCare/musictherapy.html

Brain Tumor, Menopause, Make a Wish

Brain Tumor

For information:

The American Brain Tumor Association:

http://www.abta.org/brain-tumor-information/symptoms/

 

Menopause

For more information about menopause:

 

Women’s Wellness Place

http://thewomenswellnessplace.com/

 

For more details from the National Institute on Aging:

http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/menopause

 

 

Make A Wish

 

For more information about CNY’s Make A Wish chapter:

http://cny.wish.org/

Cystic Fibrosis, SIDS, Keeping Fit

Cystic Fibrosis

For more information about Cystic Fibrosis:

www.cf.org

 

SIDS

American SIDS Institute

http://sids.org/

New research about SIDS from the NIH:

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2014/nichd-24.htm

Sudden Infant and Child Death Resource Center

Central New York Region
315-251-1400, x118

 

Keeping Fit On Stage and Off

Want to learn more about the productions at Syracuse Stage?
www.SyracuseStage.org
Or call 315-443-3275

Palliative Care, No Regrets

Palliative Care

More information about Palliative Care

http://getpalliativecare.org/whatis/

For more information about Hospice Care and Palliative Care:

http://www.nhpco.org/about/hospice-care

Hospice Foundation of America:

www.hospicefoundation.org

The Center to Advance Palliative Care – National Organization

https://www.capc.org/

Hospicare & PalliativeCare Services (serving Tompkins and Cortland counties):

http://www.hospicare.org

Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State:

http://www.hpcanys.org/index.asp

Caring Connections, from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization:

http://www.caringinfo.org

Compassion and Support (a coalition based in Rochester):

http://www.compassionandsupport.org/index.php

Family Caregiver Alliance:

https://caregiver.org/

Hospice Foundation of America:

http://hospicefoundation.org/

Pallimed (a hospice and palliative medicine blog):

http://www.pallimed.org/search?q=Grief&x=0&y=0

 

No Regrets

Internet Resources focused on grief and loss:

Grief Net:

www.griefnet.org

Grief Loss Recovery:

www.recover-from-grief.com

AARP Foundations: Grief and Loss:

www.aarp.org/relationships/grief-loss/

What’s Your Grief:

http://www.whatsyourgrief.com/

Elaine Mansfield’s blog on grief and healing:

http://elainemansfield.com/blog/

The Conversation Project (helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care)

http://theconversationproject.org/

National Healthcare Decisions Day (April 16 each year, a day dedicated helping people think about their wishes for end-of-life care):

http://www.nhdd.org/

 

Books on grief and loss:

A Time to Grieve: Meditations for Healing After the Death of a Loved One by Carol Staudacher

Life after Loss by Bob Diets

Swallowed By a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Grief by Thomas R. Golden

When Parents Die: A Guide for Adults by Edward Myer

Counseling, Education and Information Resources

Center for Living with Loss at Hospice

990 Seventh North Street

Liverpool, New  York  13088

315-634-1100

www.hospicecny.org/bereavement-care.html

 

Hope for Bereaved

4500 Onondaga Blvd.

Syracuse, New York  13219

315-475-4673

www.hopeforbereaved.com

 

Update from Ryan Gorke (Special Olympian)

“I went to Rome New York with my SPECIAL OLYMPICS Swim Team. I won Fifth Place in the Backstroke. I won Fourth Place in the Freestyle. And I won First Place in The 4-50 Medeley Relay.”

Parkinson's Disease, Stem Cell Girl, Running Streak

Parkinson’s Disease

For more information about Parkinson’s Disease symptoms, treatment and research:

National Parkinson’s Foundation

http://www.parkinson.org/

 

Stem Cell Girl

For more of Delaney’s story go to:

www.urmc.rochester.edu/childrens-hospital/giving/patients/spotlight/Delaney-Doyle.aspx

 

Running Streak

Check out the latest tally of Joe Raffa’s running streak!   Remember he’s #63 on the list:

http://www.runeveryday.com/lists/USRSA-Active-List.html

 

Designing Healthier Communities, Lyme Disease, Father and Son Training

Designing Healthier Communities

More on the Healthy Shopper Rewards Project

http://lernercenter.syr.edu/projects/Healthy-Shopper-Rewards.html

For more information about the Kresge Foundation, its mission and grants go to www.kresge.org.

Lyme Disease

More information about Lyme disease can be found here:

www.cdc.gov/lyme

www.empirestatelymediseaseassociation.org

Father and Son Training

Xterra Triathlon

http://www.xterrasyracuse.com

USA Triathlon Kids Guide

http://www.xterrasyracuse.com

The National Institutes of Health

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001977.htm

Skin Cancer, Refugee Health, Benefits of Singing

Skin Cancer

More information on skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment can be found through your dermatologist or the American Cancer Society:

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-melanoma/moreinformation/skincancerpreventionandearlydetection/skin-cancer-prevention-and-early-detection-what-is-skin cancer?gclid=CJX3ofecscACFScV7Aod0HAAFg

Find a body map and photos of skin cancers here:

http://www.skincancer.org/

Refugee Health

For more information about the United State’s Refugee Resettlement Act:

http://www.state.gov/j/prm/ra/

Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees

www.mvrcr.org

Benefits of Singing

Singing changes your brain:

http://ideas.time.com/2013/08/16/singing-changes-your-brain/

Does singing make you happy:

http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/singing-happy1.htm

Health benefits of singing:

http://barbershop.org/news-a-events-main/291-health-benefits-of-singing.html

Opiate Addiction, Veterans, and Senior Tri-Athletes

Farmer Hub, Urban Garden, and Plant a Row

Farmer Hub

More information about FarmShed CNY:

www.farmshedcny.com

More information about Side Hill Farmers:

http://www.sidehillfarmers.com/

More information about small sized farms:

www.celsias.com/article/small-farms-rise

www.epa.gov/oecaagct/ag101

Urban Garden

More information about the Food Studies Program at Syracuse University:

http://falk.syr.edu/FoodStudies/

Plant a Row

Here’s more about the “root” of the Plant a Row national campaign:

http://www.growarow.org/about.htm

Here’s information about Food Banks, many provide fresh produce to clients:

http://www.foodbankcny.org/

http://money.howstuffworks.com/economics/volunteer/organizations/food-bank.htm

Concussions, Fractures, and Lenny Tucker

Concussions

Find out the signs of a concussion, and way to prevent and treat a concussion in kids and adults:

http://kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/home/concussions.html

http://www.chop.edu/service/concussion-care-for-kids/home.html

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/sports/facts.html

Fractures

Stress Fracture Information:

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00112

http://www.faqs.org/sports-science/Pl-Sa/Recurrent-Stress-Fractures.html

Overuse Injuries in Children:

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00613

Lenny Tucker

One of the projects that inspires Lenny Tucker:

www.felderstadium.org

Flow/Happiness, Tourette's Syndrome, and Stroke

Flow/Happiness

 

TED talk from the author of FLOW: The Secret to Happiness, one of the concepts discussed by Dr. Richard O’Neill:

http://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow?language=en

More details about SMART training, self management and recovery training:

http://www.smartrecovery.org/resources/library/Tools_and_Homework/Encyclopedia/rules_happiness.htm

The free medical/dental clinic founded by Satterly and her team:

Amaus Health Services:

http://www.cathedralsyracuse.org/amausmedicalservices.html

Tourette’s

For more information about symptoms and therapies for Tourettes from the Tourettes Syndrome Association:

http://www.tsa-usa.org

Read more about US Soccer Goalie and Tourette’s sufferer Tim Howard:

http://www.tsa-usa.org/news/TimHowardHero0714.html

More FAQs about Tourettes from the National Institutes of Health:

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tourette/detail_tourette.htm

Stroke

More information can be found here:

National Stroke Association:

http://www.stroke.org

Centers for Disease Control

http://www.cdc.gov/stroke/

American Heart Association has these tips specifically for women:

https://www.goredforwomen.org/about-heart-disease/symptoms_of_heart_disease_in_women/symptoms-of-a-stroke/

Read more about Gary’s journey as featured in the Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Rehabilitation webpage:

http://faxtonstlukes.com/news/mon-2014-05-19-0000/faxton-st-luke’s-healthcare-highlights-area’s-only-stroke-center-for

Pregnancy/Exercise, Women and Heart Disease, and Pet Therapy

Pregnancy/Exercise

Basic guidelines for remaining active while pregnant:

From the Mayo Clinic:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/pregnancy-and-exercise/art-20046896

From the American Pregnancy Association:

http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/exercise-during-pregnancy.html

From the American Congress of OBGYNs:

http://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Exercise-During-Pregnancy

Women and Heart Disease

Check out Leisha’s Counseling, Coaching, Consulting Business, “Her Heart Beat”:

www.herheartbeat.com, 315-663-1712

Check out Gwen’s Leadership Consulting Business, “Gwen Inc.”:

www.gweninc.com, 315-252-6326

Information on Causes, Symptoms and Treatments of Heart Disease in Women, can be found here at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute:

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hdw/

And here at the American Heart Association – Go Red For Women Campaign website, find important information on Risk Factors and Symptoms:

https://www.goredforwomen.org/home/about-heart-disease-in-women/facts-about-heart-disease/

Pet Therapy

Arranging for pet therapy in Central New York:

www.pawsofcny.org

www.petpartners.org

The effectiveness and benefits of pet therapy:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/consumer-health/in-depth/pet-therapy/art-20046342

More pet therapy programs and information:

http://www.aspca.org/nyc/aspca-animal-assisted-therapy-programs

http://www.tdi-dog.org/

https://www.akc.org/akctherapydog/organizations.cfm

Power of Sleep, Breast Cancer Among Women of Color, and Autism

Power of Sleep

How much sleep do we really need?  Find out here:

http://sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need

All you need to know about the value of sleep from the Centers for Disease Control:

www.cdc.gov/sleep

Can less sleep mean more illness?

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/insomnia/expert-answers/lack-of-sleep/faq-20057757

Breast Cancer Among Women of Color

Colorlines:

http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/11/breast_cancer_awareness.html

The Sisters Network:

www.sistersnetworkinc.org

Health and Human Services:

http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/assets/pdf/checked/bcrg2005.pdf

Susan G Komen facts on Breast Cancer and Women of Color:

http://ww5.komen.org/uploadedFiles/Content_Binaries/Mortality%20Report%202-pager_FINAL.pdf

Autism

Learn more about inclusion education and the Jowonio School, founded by Peter Knoblock:

www.jowonio.org

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/05/peter_knoblocks_vision_create.html

Autism information from the Centers for Disease Control:

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html

Autism Facts from the Neurological Institute:

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm

Dental Crisis, Ayurvedic Medicine, Hip Replacement

Dental Health Crisis

If you or someone you know needs access to free or discounted Dental and/or Medical care, call your county health service.  And if you are in the Central NY area, contact Amaus Medical/Dental Services at Cathedral, the clinic featured in this episode:

Amaus Medical/Dental Services at Cathedral:
315-424-1911

http://www.cathedralsyracuse.org/amausmedicalservices.html

Saint Joseph’s Hospital Health CenterDental Services:

http://www.sjhsyr.org/dental#.VAdKISgoxUQ

Some more information about the Dental Dilemma – a rising instance of dental issues seen in the ER:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140401142204.htm

Ayurvedic Medicine

General information about Ayurveda from the National Institutes of Health:

http://nccam.nih.gov/health/ayurveda/introduction.htm

More about Lyric Soprano Christine Powers, featured in the Ayurveda segment:

www.christinepowers.com

More about Dr. Steve Wechsler featured in the Ayurveda segment:

http://www.drsteveradio.com/about.htm

Hip Replacement

To find out if you’re a candidate for hip replacement surgery, you can start the search by checking out:

http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Hip_Replacement/

Risks of delaying surgery:

http://bonesmart.org/hip/what-are-risks-of-delaying-my-hip-replacement-surgery/

Special Needs/Schools, Prostate Cancer, Fibroids/Endometriosis

 

Season 2

Meditation, Massage, Herbs

Meditation

Information about the ZEN Center:

www.zencenterofsyracuse.org

How To Meditate:

www.how-to-meditate.org

Why Meditation may help reduce stress, some scientific proof:

www.health.harvard.edu/blog/mindfulness-meditation-may-ease-anxiety-mental-stress-201401086967

Massage

Wall Street Journal article describing recent studies on massage:

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304537904577277303049173934

Griffin-Nolan’s Spa:

www.theartofmassageonline.com

Herbs

Herbal Remedy information from the National Institute of Health:

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/herbalmedicine.html

Shopping for herbs in Syracuse:

www.natur-tyme.com

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