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Seasons and Episodes

Menopause

The average life span of a woman in the United States is 84 years. That means that many women will spend a full half of their lives as post-menopausal. Source:  Office on Women's Health What is menopause? Menopause is when your periods stop permanently and you can no...

Cardiac Comeback

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, yet many people who have had heart attacks never start or continue their cardiac rehabilitation. Source:  American Heart Association What does cardiac rehab involve? Cardiac rehabilitation doesn’t...

HIV

In 1981 the U.S. identified its first patient in what would become the AIDS epidemic. Today, people with access to testing, early intervention, and effective treatments can expect to live long, healthy lives. Source:  Avert.org What is HIV? HIV is a virus that attacks...

Caregiving Through Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s is a cause for stress, exhaustion, depression, caregiver burnout, and other health problems for the caregiver. A diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease can be devastating for a person and their loved ones.  Caregiving issues...

Alcoholism

Alcoholism reduces a person’s life expectancy an average of 10 years. Severe cognitive problems are common, and approximately 10% of all dementia cases are related to alcohol consumption, making it the second leading cause of dementia. Source: National Institute on...

Corneal Transplant

A healthy cornea is a key to good vision.  If your cornea is damaged by disease, infection, or an injury, the resulting scars can dramatically affect your vision.   Source: American Academy of Opthalmology About Corneal Transplant The cornea is the clear, front...

Bladder Cancer

While bladder cancer is a cancer not talked about as much as others, the chance men will develop it during their life is about 1 in 27. It’s important to recognize the signs of bladder cancer so it can be treated early, as muscle-invasive bladder cancer needs...

Childhood Vaccines

Vaccines save lives. However, parents who believe that vaccines are linked to childhood conditions such as autism, are opting their children out. And the current measles outbreak shows just how a deadly disease can make a comeback when vaccination rates decline....

Depression

Depression is a treatable brain disease. But while 25 million people in the U.S. suffer from depression, there is still a stigma surrounding the disease, and this prevents people from reaching out for help. Source: Mayo Clinic Depression is a mood disorder that causes...