Getting appropriate after-care for an elderly relative with a complex medical case after they’ve been hospitalized can be a daunting challenge. To that end, the Healthcare Association of New York State penned a white paper on the issue titled “Complex case discharge delays must be addressed.” Victoria Aufiero, senior director, insurance, managed care, and behavioral health from HANYS, is my guest.
Parents struggle to make sense of and deal with the loss when a child dies. That's something Kristin and Tom Polizzi know. They lost their son Charlie in 2017 from congenital diaphragmatic hernia. From that loss Charlie Polizzi's Warrior of the Angels was founded -- and it's expanded since then.
A lovely young mother of two lost her battle with breast cancer in 2007. She was only 37. But given who she was and the heart she had, she knew she wanted part of her legacy to help other children like hers -- those who lost a parent. So Kelly's Angels was born due to the tremendous work of her husband Mark Mulholland.
It’s been a fast-moving couple of days regarding COVID-19 -- from the reintroduction of the paused Johnson & Johnson vaccine to falling positivity rates and the CDC saying fully-vaccinated people can ditch their masks while outside. The governor has also further loosed restrictions on gatherings. Dr. Elizabeth Whalen is the Albany County health commissioner and my guest as we sort out all this info.
This is National Stress Awareness Month. Even as the world begins to reopen, stress hasn't gone away -- especially for those providing care for loved ones. The Alzheimer's Foundation of America has created six points. Jennifer Reeder, the director of educational and social services for the AFA is my guest.
Studies show there was an increase in alcohol consumption as we stayed home during the height of the pandemic. Of all the concerns increased drinking brings there's one that travels under the radar -- the increased risk for esophageal cancer.
“Star Trek” fans are familiar with the hand scanner used by Dr. McCoy. We're on our way to something like that. It's called the Vscan Air. Dr. Kyle Leonard from Hudson Headwaters Health Network has used it and is here to talk about it.
Everyone is chomping at the bit to get back to normal. Yes, vaccination rates are rising, but so are infection rates in some areas. Dr. David Holtgrave, the dean of the School of Public Health at University at Albany, recently released a set of six interim COVID goals for April, May and June to get us to that day we celebrate our freedom.
We're working our way to life the way it was before the pandemic. But it will not look the way it did more than a year ago. Changes we've adopted will stick around -- and for many fear of contagion will linger. Tom Templeton is a psychotherapist and my guest to discuss this.
Thanks to COVID-19, school sports have been re-ordered. Rather than football in the fall, kids are playing it now. That’s just one sport that puts a kids head in the line of danger. How many blows are too many? How to protect them? What do we know now about concussion, treatment, and long-term effects?
The experience of white and Black Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is different and that affects care and treatment. Joining us to discuss this is Dr. Julia Hastings, an associate professor at the University at Albany School of Public Health and School Social Welfare. and Beth Smith Boivin, executive director of the Alzheimer's Association Northeastern New York chapter.