What happens when a child ages out of public school but can't move onto college because pf a developmental or intellectual disability? That's where the College Experience Program comes in. Administered by Living Resources and the College of Saint Rose, it's changed the lives of 100 local young adults over the past 14 years.
Tackling the opioid crisis means reducing the number of people who get hooked, helping those addicted break free, and saving lives of those who overdose. To that end, research at Albany Medical Center can help.
ALS is a progressive neuro-degenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord -- and it's fatal. So when the disease struck Michael Casey, his family went into action and hasn't stopped -- even after Mike died. He was just 39. The family didn't quit, now taking an active role in raising money to find a cure.
Mitral regurgitation is a condition in which your heart's mitral valve doesn't close tightly. Treating it can be dicey for some people. That's where a new procedure is helping. It's called transcatheter mitral valve repair with MitraClip therapy.
Assessing the health of communities and insuring they stay vital -- that's one way of describing the field of public health. It's broad, challenging, and ever changing. It's all in the sights of Dr. David Holtgrave, the dean of the School of Public Health at the University at Albany.
Too often we've seen tragedy happen when a person with intellectual and developmental disabilities runs into trouble in a social setting, particularly if police are involved. Now they can obtain standardized ID cards to help first responders better interact with this population.
Eating disorders don't discriminate and they can be deadly. That's why National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is so critical. This year's theme for the week of intense outreach in the community is dubbed "Come as you are."
Finding dental care when you don't have health insurance or your insurance doesn't cover dental services is very difficult. Enter the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, supported by St. Peter's Health Partners. It provides that care for free. It's making a very big difference in the lives of those who are treated.
As we approach March, a viewer reached out to me asking if I could devote a program to colorectal cancer, as March is colorectal cancer awareness month. While this cancer was once considered a disease of older adults, we have seen an increase in the number of young adults being diagnosed.