The American Diabetes Association is a network of over 1 million volunteers, people with diabetes, health care professionals, and staff members who strive for a life free of diabetes and its burdens. Market Director, Felix Perez and Development
Director, Laura Greenaway visit to share the work of the American Diabetes Association in the Capital District.
Cardiovascular, or cardio, exercise is any kind of exercise that keeps your heart rate up for a suspended period of time. We know that we need at 30 minutes a day or 150 minutes of activity a week to stay healthy. Dr. Kevin Woods explains how cardio
exercise can help your arteries and improve your heart health.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. People with type 2 diabetes have more than two times the risk for developing heart disease. Theresa Beshara from St. Peter’s Diabetes and Endocrine Care, shares how you can assess your risk of diabetes and
how it impacts your heart health.
For years, doctors thought the connection between mental health and heart health was strictly behavioral – such as the person who is feeling down seeking relief from smoking, drinking or eating fatty foods. That thinking has started to change. Dr. Connor Healey is in studio to discuss the connection between your mental health and heart health.
A cardiac catheterization lab, also known as a “Cardiac Cath Lab,” is a special hospital room where doctors perform minimally invasive tests and procedures to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. Dr. Brion Winston performs cardiac procedures and interventions at St. Peters and Albany Medical Center. He takes us inside the Cath lab today to talk about the future of cardiac intervention with the NobleStitch procedure.
Over the past 2 decades, the obesity epidemic has led to a dramatic increase in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in the U.S. It is estimated that over 35 million U.S. adults have diabetes, of which 90-95% of cases are T2D. Alarmingly, an additional 92 million U.S. adults have prediabetes. In a recent opinion article published by the American College of Cardiology, experts have stated that "it's time for Cardiology to... Read more
Millions of Americans suffer from vascular disease. With the increase in obesity and Type II diabetes in Americans and as the population ages, vascular diseases are becoming epidemic. Dr. Manish Mehta founded the Center Vascular Health and is here to
bring light to the importance of healthy blood flow in
Catrina K is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist. She joins us today to talk National Fruits & Veggies Month™ (NFVM). One of the challenges of a healthy lifestyle is trying to find new or creative ways to add fresh fruits and vegetables to our daily diet. Catrina is in the WGY studio today to share some tips on getting fresh this month!
For decades, US taxpayers have been lamenting the high cost of health care. Since the mid-1980s, Americans have had double-digit spending on health care. Despite this investment, Americans are less healthy than their European and Scandinavian
counterparts across an array of health measures. 80% of registered voters in a recent Gallup poll said that Healthcare is a very important issue. Dr. Connor Healey is in-studio today to ... Read more
September is National Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Awareness Month. Dr. Lance Sullenberger checks in today to talk about this common heart rhythm abnormality that affects about 3 million Americans. We’ll also discuss the new technology, like the Apple Watch, that is helping physicians and patients monitor and detect Afib before it develops into a cardiac event.
The concept of using an implantable device to manage arrhythmias and heart failure started over 50 years ago. Since then, we have seen these devices improve patient
outcomes from atrial fibrillation, arrhythmias, and heart failure. Maryellen King is a Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Cardiac Devices. She's here today to discuss how this technology continues to evolve to meet the needs of today’s heart patients.
Heart failure, also called congestive heart failure, is when the heart doesn’t pump blood as well as it needs to. While more than 200,000 cases are diagnosed every year, heart failure is typically found in patients over 65. Dr. Heather Stahura is in studio
to discuss the recent shift showing a rise in people under the age of 65, some being diagnosed in their early 40's with heart failure.
Palliative Care focuses on relief from pain, the symptoms and the stress of serious illness with a goal of improving quality of life for patients and their families. It is a team-based approach, involving specialty-trained doctors, nurses, and social workers
who work with the patient's other health care providers to offer an extra layer of support. Dr. George Giokas visits with us today to discuss providing this level of c... Read more
One of America’s greatest achievements over much of the past century has been a huge decline in death rates from heart disease and strokes. Anti-smoking campaigns,
medications to control blood pressure and cholesterol, and surgical advances have extended millions of lives, fundamentally reshaping the U.S. population. Dr. Robert
Benton, Chief of Cardiology at Samaritan Hospital, is in-studio today to discuss how a "hea... Read more
Today, technology is bridging gaps in health care coverage offering a virtual solution for patients to communicate with their doctor when distances, location, or access present physical barriers. Telemedicine and remote medicine also offers remote-monitoring, as well as virtual consultations. Maryellen King is the Manager of Remote Monitoring and NP/PA Services at CCA. She sits down with us today to discuss how telemedicine is grow... Read more