It's estimated 1 million Americans are living with multiple sclerosis. It's a disease that sees the body attack its own central nervous system. For some, the disease is unrelenting. Others experience periodic flares. So how does one live with this? Delaney Parker got the diagnosis 13 years ago and has now penned a book about a woman’s journey.
When the body fights infection, we expect to get well. But sometimes there's an overactive response and in essence the body turns on itself. The result is sepsis. More than 1 million people develop sepsis in the country every year and 15 to 30% of them will die. That makes recognition of the problem a matter of life and death.
The changing color of the leaves is a reminder that it's time for our health insurance selections. The Medicare annual enrollment period has begun. If you’re eligible, what do you need to know? To help us sort things out is Dr. Joshua Ardise, medical director for Empire Blue Cross.
Food insecurity was an issue before COVID. It's only been exacerbated since the pandemic hit. So how to get food to the hungry? That's at the heart of the mission of Feeding New York State and the partnerships it's formed to fill stomachs.
It may seem crazy to some, but the appeal of competing in a triathlon is growing. The event involves swimming, biking, and running. There is a variety of distances for these races, but the fact remains the same, you have to cross the line after completing all those events. So who's toeing the line and why are more people doing it.
Sometimes it seems as if one medical journal contradicts another in a short span of time. How to know which is right? And are some just posting anything for a buck? Dr. Joe Bertino, the editor of the well-respected Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, helps us sort it out.
I've lost count of the inquiries from viewers and friends about extra care for their elderly loved ones -- care to be provided both in the home or in a supporting living situation like assisted living. Your first call might be to the Eddy Visiting Nurse & Rehab Association.
We know this has been an emotionally difficult time -- especially for our children. That's why the Mental Health Association of New York State has a new program. Brandon Beachamp, the director of MHANYS School Mental Health Resources and Training Center, is here to fill us in.
The Olympians and Paralympians we cheered this summer are a reminder of what humans can achieve. We may never reach those heights, but with support and training we can all be our best -- including people with special needs. That's where STRIDE Adaptive Sports comes in.
As we slip from summer into autumn, how we care for ourselves needs to change. The air gets colder, days get shorter, and the lazier tempo of the summer picks up speed. That's why Emily Francis is my Health Beat guest. She's a wellness advocate and author.
Trying to keep up with COVID information is a never-ending task. There's been much new research on transmission, waning immunity from vaccine, support for a booster shot. To help sort it out, we're joined again by Dr. David Holtgrave, dean of the School of Public Health at UAlbany.