Healthbeat Brooklyn

Season 2009 Episode 10.13.09

HB Eps. 34

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HB Eps. 34
Original Cablecast Date: 10/6/2009Brooklyn Women & Cancer: Poverty can mean a lower chance of surviving cancer - mostly because lower-income people don't get screened often or early enough. Learn about Brooklyn Hospital's Breast Health Partnership, aimed at screening women for breast (and cervical) cancer, and meet a patient who is now cancer-free.Too Many Kids with Diabetes: Juvenile diabetes is rising quickly. Why? What's the current state of treatment? Host Monica Sweeney, MD, talks to Dr. Mary Ann Banerji, Director of the Diabetes Treatment Center at SUNY Downstate.Still Kicking: Pull up a chair and give me ten! Exercise for seniors from communities of color, run by the WeCOACH program. Using a six-week fitness course, the initiative addresses chronic medical conditions and helps to draw older people out of their social isolation.Fresh and Healthy: A hospital with a farmer's market? We walk you through Lutheran Medical Center's Greenmarket (every Thursday through Nov. 19), designed to get the Sunset Park community eating its recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. After you see the beautiful produce these vendors have to offer, eating 2 - 8 a day will be a joy!moreless

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