ROC Your Health Radio
The Importance of FAST Stroke Treatment
According to the Stroke Center, stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year. Three out of four stroke patients don't receive treatment fast enough for the best chance of a full recovery. Listen as Dr. John Cullen discusses the life-saving stroke care provided at Rochester Regional Health.
Living With Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the bone channel occupied by the spinal nerves or the spinal cord. Spinal stenosis occurs in many patients in their 50's and 60's but is not limited to that age group. Symptoms of spinal stenosis depend on the location and severity of the diseased area of the spine, and can include pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, and loss of function. Listen as Matthew L. Dashnaw, MD discusses spinal stenosis and treatment options available at Rochester Regional Health.
Keeping Your Heart Healthy as You Age
The best treatment for heart disease is to stop it from occurring in the first place. There are many steps you can take to keep your heart healthy at any age. Listen as Dr. Ryan Hoefen, Director of noninvasive Cardiology at Rochester Regional Health's Unity Hospital, discusses ways for you to take great care of your heart and possibly prevent heart disease in the first place.
The Latest Treatments For Heart Failure
The CardioMEMS™ is a permanently implantable system designed to wirelessly measure and monitor cardiac activity in patients with congestive heart failure. The CardioMEMS™ HF System is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure (HF) monitoring system proven to significantly reduce heart failure hospital admissions and improve quality of life in NYHA class III patients. Listen in as Scott Feitell, DO explains this new life saving procedure.
Living with Food and Nut Allergies
There has been a substantial increase in food and nut allergies in recent years. Over 15 million Americans are now affected by food allergy, and roughly one percent of Americans have a peanut or tree nut allergy. Although the vast majority of these individuals do very well with the avoidance of their food allergen, serious and unexpected reactions can occur. Listen in as S Shahzad Mustafa, MD discusses food allergies and the latest treatments that may help you to minimize allergies to...
Bariatric Surgery 101
Weight loss surgery helps people with extreme obesity to lose weight. It may be an option if you cannot lose weight through diet and exercise or have serious health problems caused by obesity. Dr. DiBenedetto discusses weight loss surgery and how the team at Rochester Regional use guidelines set by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery.