Cycle of Health
WCNY’s ‘Cycle of Health’ is back for Season 3!
Cycle of Health returns for an ALL NEW third 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.
New in season 3:
- Meet a couple learning how to live, love and even laugh with Parkinson’s disease.
- Root for a young girl whose own stem cells keep her cancer free.
- Learn the real value of your annual trip to the doctor.
- Meet a man who hasn’t missed a day of running in 30 years.
- See how palliative care gives families the strength to carry on.
- Meet a chef who is rethinking priorities after doctors found a tumor in her brain.
- See how living well during menopause takes more than just managing hot flashes.
- Sing along with the “forget me nots,” and learn how music aids Alzheimer’s patients.
Get resources about each segment, watch past episodes and engage with the show right here online!
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.
- 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
For more information about Cystic Fibrosis:
American SIDS Institute
New research about SIDS from the NIH:
Keeping Fit On Stage and Off
Want to learn more about the productions at Syracuse Stage?
Or call 315-443-3275
More information about Palliative Care
For more information about Hospice Care and Palliative Care:
Hospice Foundation of America:
The Center to Advance Palliative Care – National Organization
Hospicare & PalliativeCare Services (serving Tompkins and Cortland counties):
Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State:
Caring Connections, from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization:
Compassion and Support (a coalition based in Rochester):
Family Caregiver Alliance:
Hospice Foundation of America:
Pallimed (a hospice and palliative medicine blog):
Internet Resources focused on grief and loss:
Grief Loss Recovery:
AARP Foundations: Grief and Loss:
What’s Your Grief:
Elaine Mansfield’s blog on grief and healing:
The Conversation Project (helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care)
National Healthcare Decisions Day (April 16 each year, a day dedicated helping people think about their wishes for end-of-life care):
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
Hope for Bereaved
4500 Onondaga Blvd.
Syracuse, New York 13219
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.”
For more information about Parkinson’s Disease symptoms, treatment and research:
National Parkinson’s Foundation
Stem Cell Girl
For more of Delaney’s story go to:
Check out the latest tally of Joe Raffa’s running streak! Remember he’s #63 on the list:
Designing Healthier Communities
More on the Healthy Shopper Rewards Project
For more information about the Kresge Foundation, its mission and grants go to www.kresge.org.
More information about Lyme disease can be found here:
Father and Son Training
USA Triathlon Kids Guide
The National Institutes of Health
More information on skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment can be found through your dermatologist or the American Cancer Society:
Find a body map and photos of skin cancers here:
For more information about the United State’s Refugee Resettlement Act:
Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees
Benefits of Singing
Singing changes your brain:
Does singing make you happy:
Health benefits of singing:
More about the rising concern of opiate addiction from the Centers for Disease Control:
Opiate Addiction FAQs:
Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
More about substance abuse in military life/veterans: http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/substance-abuse-in-military-life
Get help through our Veterans Association:
Clear Path for Veterans
More people over 50 are training for triathlons:
Never too late to start:
A 90 year old tri-athlete:
More information about FarmShed CNY:
More information about Side Hill Farmers:
More information about small sized farms:
More information about the Food Studies Program at Syracuse University:
Plant a Row
Here’s more about the “root” of the Plant a Row national campaign:
Here’s information about Food Banks, many provide fresh produce to clients:
Find out the signs of a concussion, and way to prevent and treat a concussion in kids and adults:
Stress Fracture Information:
Overuse Injuries in Children:
One of the projects that inspires Lenny Tucker:
TED talk from the author of FLOW: The Secret to Happiness, one of the concepts discussed by Dr. Richard O’Neill:
More details about SMART training, self management and recovery training:
The free medical/dental clinic founded by Satterly and her team:
Amaus Health Services:
For more information about symptoms and therapies for Tourettes from the Tourettes Syndrome Association:
Read more about US Soccer Goalie and Tourette’s sufferer Tim Howard:
More FAQs about Tourettes from the National Institutes of Health:
More information can be found here:
National Stroke Association:
Centers for Disease Control
American Heart Association has these tips specifically for women:
Read more about Gary’s journey as featured in the Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Rehabilitation webpage:
Basic guidelines for remaining active while pregnant:
From the Mayo Clinic:
From the American Pregnancy Association:
From the American Congress of OBGYNs:
Women and Heart Disease
Check out Leisha’s Counseling, Coaching, Consulting Business, “Her Heart Beat”:
Check out Gwen’s Leadership Consulting Business, “Gwen Inc.”:
Information on Causes, Symptoms and Treatments of Heart Disease in Women, can be found here at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute:
And here at the American Heart Association – Go Red For Women Campaign website, find important information on Risk Factors and Symptoms:
Arranging for pet therapy in Central New York:
The effectiveness and benefits of pet therapy:
More pet therapy programs and information:
About 12,000 are expected to be diagnosed in a year:
What exactly is tissue cancer:
Various articles about the value of equine therapy:
From the Ground Up
Various articles detailing studies about prescription non-adherence:
Power of Sleep
How much sleep do we really need? Find out here:
All you need to know about the value of sleep from the Centers for Disease Control:
Can less sleep mean more illness?
Breast Cancer Among Women of Color
The Sisters Network:
Health and Human Services:
Susan G Komen facts on Breast Cancer and Women of Color:
Learn more about inclusion education and the Jowonio School, founded by Peter Knoblock:
Autism information from the Centers for Disease Control:
Autism Facts from the Neurological Institute:
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:
Saint Joseph’s Hospital Health CenterDental Services:
Some more information about the Dental Dilemma – a rising instance of dental issues seen in the ER:
General information about Ayurveda from the National Institutes of Health:
More about Lyric Soprano Christine Powers, featured in the Ayurveda segment:
More about Dr. Steve Wechsler featured in the Ayurveda segment:
To find out if you’re a candidate for hip replacement surgery, you can start the search by checking out:
Risks of delaying surgery:
US Dept. of Education on Special Needs:
National Center for Learning Disabilities
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
National Center for Education Statistics:
Symptoms of Prostate Cancer:
Options of treating Prostate Cancer:
Both are relatively common, to see symptoms and treatment options:
Information about the ZEN Center:
How To Meditate:
Why Meditation may help reduce stress, some scientific proof:
Wall Street Journal article describing recent studies on massage:
Herbal Remedy information from the National Institute of Health:
Shopping for herbs in Syracuse:
Caseload information from the National Association of School Nurses:
An NIH abstract study, and other articles, about the possible over-use of anti depressants:
The effect of blue light on ocular health:
Blue light’s dark side:
What is the macula?
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