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WCNY’s ‘Cycle of Health’ Returns with Season 17 on May 23

WCNY, Central New York’s public communications organization, will premiere season 17 of its television series, “Cycle of Health” on Thursday, May 23 at 8:30 p.m. on WCNY-TV. In the new season, host Dr. Richard O’Neill will lead engaging discussions with Central New York’s foremost medical experts. Explore the latest research and get a glimpse into the exciting future of medicine.

In the season premiere, we’ll delve into the challenges of nicotine dependency and the support provided by programs like MINDOnline at Upstate University for quitting this addictive substance. Additionally, we’ll explore the initiatives led by local teens to combat the increasing use of nicotine in their generation.

The eight-part television series will air on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. through mid-July on WCNY-TV. The series is sponsored by St. Joseph’s Health, Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI), Eye Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons of CNY, Guthrie, Kinney Drugs, and Nascentia Health.

Each episode will be available to stream immediately after it airs at For viewing information, visit To learn more about the show, visit

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About WCNY

WCNY was founded in 1965 as The Educational Television Council of Central New York. Today, it is a public communications organization that produces content across multiple platforms, including television and radio programs, dynamic web and targeted email content, the WCNY CONNECT magazine, and social media. Through its media platforms, in-person and virtual events, WCNY brings local coverage and educational services to Central New Yorkers. WCNY operates four digital, pledge-free broadcast television channels and three radio stations. Classic FM is one of the few radio stations in the world dedicated to locally programmed classical music, and Community FM features local people and local perspectives on immigration, education, veterans, health, arts, science and culture. Learn more at


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