Cycle of Health
Hit WCNY health program ‘Cycle of Health’ returns for Season 2
WCNY’s “Cycle of Health” returns for a second 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.
It airs at 8 p.m. Thursday nights on WCNY. For viewing information, visit wcny.org/wheretowatch.
New to Season 2, doctors Rich O’Neill, Maritza Alvarado, George Stanley and John Parker will join host Susan Kennedy at the end of each episode for a reflective conversation about the people and subjects that viewers met during the show.
What’s in store for Season 2?
• Meet a veteran who fought for our country – and now fights to stay healthy, safe and sober. See how he inspires others to do the same.
• Run alongside a seventy-something triathlete who gets the most out of every step of life.
• Learn first-hand what it’s like living with depression.
• See how using a smart phone and other technologies might cause damage to your health.
• Meet a woman who is pregnant and still pushing it at the gym.
Following each episode, resources will be available online for more information about the show’s subjects.
Underwriting for Season 2 of “Cycle of Health” is provided by Eye Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Central New York and Central New York Eye and Tissue Bank.
Thursdays at 8 p.m. with a repeat Sundays at 1 p.m.
Saturdays at 3 a.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m.
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Wednesdays at noon, 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. (Thursday) with a Saturday repeat at 8 a.m., 4 p.m. and midnight.
Cycle of Health will be 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’ll be 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
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?