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WCNY’s ‘Cycle of Health’ is back for Season 4!

Cycle of Health returns for an ALL NEW fourth 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.

Season 4 Highlights:

  • Diagnosis  |  Meet a man who was diagnosed with cancer, and found  many inequities in finding help. See how he’s changed the system and how others have been impacted.
  • Crisis  |  Get tips from a patient advocate about where to find help when a major health crisis strikes.
  • Training  |  Watch a woman tackle a new training technique and see how she is teaching others how to do it too.
  • Personal Health  |  Dr. O’Neill cycles into a skin cancer diagnosis: his own. Follow his journey as he navigates his personal health and healing.
  • Paralympics  |  Race to keep up with an Army Vet and mother of two who was blinded after a nasty fall. Now she’s headed to the Paralympics.
  • Farm Fresh |  Meet a Girl Scout who is working on a farm to fill food pantries with fresh produce .
  • Aches and Pains  |  Learn how a woman fuels her soul with music to help her aches and pains.

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

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 4

Purposeful Living, Pelvic Pain, and Farm to Pantry

Skin Cancer, Teen Tanning, Blind Cyclist

Bone Marrow, Chi Running

Season 3

Scoliosis Rod, Positive Parenting

Self Harming, Living with HIV

Genetic Counseling, Alcoholism

Teen Contraception, Hearing Loss in Children, Stress at Work

ALS, Eating Disorders, Blind Faith: Angela Winfield

Self-defense, Workplace Wellness

Food Baby, Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy, Super Mom

Domestic Violence, Calming Kids, Infertility

Young Widow, LHON Eye Disease, Music and Alzheimers

Brain Tumor, Menopause, Make a Wish

Cystic Fibrosis, SIDS, Keeping Fit

Palliative Care, No Regrets

Parkinson's Disease, Stem Cell Girl, Running Streak

Designing Healthier Communities, Lyme Disease, Father and Son Training

Skin Cancer, Refugee Health, Benefits of Singing

Opiate Addiction, Veterans, and Senior Tri-Athletes

Farmer Hub, Urban Garden, and Plant a Row

Concussions, Fractures, and Lenny Tucker

Flow/Happiness, Tourette's Syndrome, and Stroke

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

Tissue Cancer, Equine Therapy, and Prescription Adherence

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

Dental Crisis, Ayurvedic Medicine, Hip Replacement

Special Needs/Schools, Prostate Cancer, Fibroids/Endometriosis

Season 2

Meditation, Massage, Herbs

School Nurses, Antidepressants, Eye Health

Thursdays at 8 p.m. with a repeat Sundays at 1 p.m.

Saturdays at 3 a.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m.

Wednesdays at noon, 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. (Thursday) with a Saturday repeat at 8 a.m., 4 p.m. and midnight.

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