As of Nov. 23, there are three vaccine candidates showing 90 percent or better protection. Despite that, the warning about avoiding large groups, wearing a mask, and social distancing continues. And the numbers keep climbing.
When your childhood gives you lemons, sometimes you're able to turn that into lemonade. Such is the story of Greg Cohane, who says his was a toxic childhood. Now he and his partner Bob Bascom-Cohane created Everything UR, an apparel line based on one-word positive affirmations.
When a vaccine for COVID-19 is finally approved, the next hurdle is rolling it out and getting people inoculated. That's where your local pharmacy comes into play. So how to get it done? That's something my guest, Tom D'Angelo, president of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York, is working on.
As the number of COVID-19 cases keeps climbing, the pressure to bring a vaccine to market increases. So does the pressure to find a treatment that will stop the virus from wreaking havoc on those infected. There's much going on in the pharmaceutical world. So I’ve asked Dr. Joe Bertino, editor of the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, to be my guest again.
Elective surgery was put on hold during the height of the pandemic. Now that it's resumed, there's a particular type of surgery seeing great interest -- bariatric surgery. The procedure known as gastric bypass helps the morbidly obese shed weight. It's now well-documented that obesity raises your risk of complications, even death, if you contract COVD-19. Joining me now is Dr. Jessica Zaman, a bariatric surgeon at Albany Med.
As we wrap up Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the need to support women who've been diagnosed, to encourage women to be screened, the need to fund research to find a cure -- none of that goes away. That's why the American Cancer Society runs Hope House, which right now has gone virtual.
Heart disease remains one of the top killers. How to tame that may be tied to inflammation. Dr. Gabrielle Fredman is a researcher and assistant professor at Albany Medical College and has been doing cutting edge research into this.
Most seniors resist moving into a nursing home -- preferring to live at home. How to do that is a challenge. That's why Hudson Headwaters Health Network is crafting the PACE program. It stands for Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. Linda Spokane, vice president for population health at Hudson Headwaters, fills us in.
Some folks are opposed to wearing masks, but there's enough evidence to warrant wearing them to prevent transmission of coronavirus. Marianne Simon, director of behavioral and therapeutic supports at the Wildwood Programs, discusses how to help the disability community wear them