Say vaccination these days and most people think about the scramble to get an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. But primary care physicians are also thinking routine vaccinations, especially for children, which have been put off during the pandemic.
Working from home has been both a plus and minus during the pandemic. On the minus side -- the back and neck pain many are experiencing because their home office space isn't conducive to spending hours in. So how do we correct that and more importantly, relieve the pain? Dr. Ashley Bertorelli, owner of the Green Room Physical Therapy and consultant for CDPHP is here to help.
Supporting the power of potential -- that's what AIM Services says is at the heart of it's mission. It provides residential & community-based services and care for people with disabilities & traumatic brain injuries in Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties. Chris Lyons is the executive director and my guest for this edition of Health Beat.
Helping those less fortunate in our community has taken on a much bigger dimension since the pandemic hit. That's where Jewish Family Services comes in. Jane Ginsburg is the president of JFS and is my guest.
The pandemic has had a devastating impact on mental health. That's made extremely clear by the 99 deaths from opioid overdoses in Albany County last year. That's a 60% increase from 2019. Benita Zahn hosts a special edition of “Health Beat” with a focus on mental health during the pandemic.
February is Heart Health Month. That means we have to pay attention to our blood pressure. Dr. Craig Hersh, Empire Blue Cross chief medical officer, is here to explain and help us keep our numbers in the safe range.
February is American Heart Month. So all things heart awareness and how to protect our ticker are front and center. Dr. Nish Patel is a structural and interventional cardiologist with Albany Associates in Cardiology -- and my guest to help raise awareness about the heart disease, which claims more than 600,000 American lives every year.
Yes, the vaccine has arrived. But yes, we have to keep wearing masks. Now there's a push to double mask. So what's up with that? Dr. Kevin Gallagher is the chief medical informatics officer at Hudson Headwaters Health Network to explain.
With deaths from opioids once again climbing in part due to the pandemic, the feds made a move recently that can help save lives. It now allows doctors to prescribe buprenorphine without the red tape that was once involved. Dr. Sheila Vakharia, deputy director of the Department of Research & Academic Engagement at the Drug Policy Alliance, joins me to explain the importance of this.
The numbers are startling -- 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Those are the figures from the CDC. Incidences have been on the rise during the pandemic. Sarah McGaughnea, Unity House's director of community engagement for domestic violence services, talks about how to prevent it and how to help those affected.
How many of you have struggled to take weight off and then keep it off. Amy Freinburg-Trufas walked that path -- and then things changed. What was it that has helped her get off the lose and gain cycle?