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A weekly conversation on health and wellness from WRVO Public Media, Take Care draws upon the expertise of both regional guests and the country's leading authorities on medicine, technology, psychology and human behavior, health care, and public policy. Take Care explores a variety of topics that impact our lives and our choices in treating illness and enhancing wellness.
||CleanLatest in health: Study suggests moderate, team exercise best for mental health||There is a lot of scientific research showing how regular exercise can have a positive effect on one’s physical health, but its effect on mental health is relatively unclear. A study recently published in the British medical journal The Lancet sought||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe pros and cons of measuring obesity with BMI||Finding one’s body mass index (BMI) is as simple as typing in height and weight measurements into a BMI calculator. Those easy results, though, can sometimes be misleading, which is why the widespread use of BMI is troubling, according to a doctor at||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMental, physical health closely intertwined||Though current research showing mental health and physical health affect each other in many ways has come a long way, there is still more progress that needs to be made to better understand these two closely connected areas of overall health. Dr. John||12/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe history and future of public health||Our current understanding of public health is the result of modern advancements in health data collection and analysis, but that change was slow, with still more work to be done, according to our latest guest on "Take Care." Dr. Wayne LaMorte is a||12/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to bring preventive care to women in low income areas||The health of a community depends on many things, like race, income and access to care. Because of that, there continue to be barriers to health care in particular communities. But there is one model that works in central New York that has impacted a ha||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest in health: tech for your home, making a city age-friendly||For today's latest in health segment, we look at ways to make services more accessible to seniors both in and out of the home.||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking it through your later years, one transition at a time||If you look back on your life, you can probably pick out a few major transitions: from high school to college or maybe from one job to another. The transitions experienced as we reach our later years can sometimes be more complex. Carol Levine joins us||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSenolytics: Living healthier for longer with a new class of drugs||Cellular senescence -- when stress causes cells to change their function in the body -- is common and sometimes harmful in older adults, but scientists are working on medications that can help kill them. Senolytics drugs can selectively induce death of||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDepression in elderly often goes undiagnosed, untreated||According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 6 million Americans over the age of 65 suffer from depression. A large percentage of those cases, though, are never identified or treated. One of the problems in diagnosing depression in an||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHelping young mothers one door at a time||How do you help mothers and babies in need? One door at a time. WBFO's Avery Schneider spent an afternoon in an upstate New York neighborhood to see how a local agency does it.||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest in health: algorithms for diagnosing disease, the health lab of the future||For today's latest in health segment, we look at solutions for two different kinds of patients -- one for those with genetic diseases and another for healthy people looking to stay that way. First, we start with a new algorithm that could improve the||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShift toward value-based health care models not without problems||For some people, their yearly checkup is as easy as heading downstairs on their lunch break, as some companies are moving toward health care methods that put the physicians closer to the workers. That does not necessarily mean, though, that health care||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes intuitive eating and dieting have to be all or nothing?||With seemingly a new fad diet coming out every week, a recent movement has turned to anti-dieting, focusing more on wellness rather than weight. The best approach, though, may be a middle ground individualized to what each person needs, according to a||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen aging reduces your ability to bounce back, try something new and exciting||A growing trend in high-stress, demanding jobs is the “positive stress movement,” when people expose themselves to extreme temperatures, diets and exercise as a way to improve longevity. At Palo Alto Investors, though, the focus is on a far less rad||11/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEndurance: Why mind and body matters||When it comes to endurance, do you think it's all in your head? Maybe with a little more mental power the body can achieve anything. Although your brain plays a crucial roll, the relationship between mind and body is what matters most when it comes to||11/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExtremes in health and wellness||Health and wellness is a popular topic these days. It's not just exercising or eating well anymore. With increased interest comes some new ideas – and new research to back them up. Some of those ideas can seem a little extreme. That’s what we’re e||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHealth information: When it's right, when it's wrong and what it all means||Where do you get your health and wellness information? If we asked that question a few decades ago, you may have answered with the name of your primary care physician. But things have changed. In the information age, understanding what's best for your||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElectronic medical records make health care easier, still need fixing||Electronic medical records have replaced paper records in most health settings, but in the huge and varied medical world, there is room for improvement. Greg Kenien, cardiologist and chief medical information officer at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracu||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest in health: Better medical records, better patient care||What’s in the way of achieving the best possible patient outcomes? It’s a question health practitioners ask themselves daily. In some cases, it’s reporting and paperwork , in others accessibility . Today we talk about why your electronic medical r||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBe a better advocate for yourself, one medical study at a time||You may not remember the college days you spent pouring over the latest studies to make a point in that big paper due a lot sooner than you'd hoped. Spring break was far more memorable. But it's worth noting that primary sources, like medical studies an||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
If the regular episodes are too long for you, there’s usually a summarized version of each episodes that’s only a few minutes. This show answers a variety of common health questions.