Health Link

Health Link

The Capital Region's in-depth source for health and medical information.

Healthy Smiles

Healthy Smiles

Learn how to improve oral health care for yourself and your family.

Nutrition Tips

Nutrition Tips

Nutritionist Ellie Wilson offers suggestions on healthy cooking and eating for families.

From nutrition tips, to disease awareness, WMHT has the resources you need. View health program descriptions and preview programs below.

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The Sandwich Generation

Are you caring for both an older relative and your own children?  If so, you’re part of the “sandwich generation”.  Some 20 million Americans find themselves squeezed by these demands.  These caregivers are at risk for stress, depression and other health problems.  On the next HEALTH LINK we’ll share useful tips and offer resources to help those feeling pressured by the demands of caregiving.

Watch:
Thursday, April 11 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 14 at 10:30am

GUESTS

Michelle Mazzacco
Michelle Mazzacco is the Vice President of Eddy Visiting Nurse Association.  Michelle directly manages numerous programs and services for Sandwich caregivers. She is also able to speak on the entire continuum of Eddy and St. Peter’s Health Partners services that are available for people in that situation.

Maureen Hopkins
Maureen Hopkins is the General Manager of Home Instead Senior Care.  Home Instead Senior Care has been helping families in Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties since 2000 by offer services that enable many seniors to remain and live independently in their home.

Clare Colamaria
Clare Colamaria is the Founder/ President and CEO of A Senior’s Choice, a local organization that works hand in hand with families to help them make tough decisions when it comes to eldercare living transitions, or in securing a safe environment at home. 

RESOURCES

AARP Caregiving Resource Center

About.com - How to Avoid Sandwich Generation Problems 

caregiver.com

The National Caregivers Library by FamilyCare America, Inc

New York State Office for the Aging

Learn about warning signs of heroin and prescription drug abuse; treatment and recovery.

NPR Health News

Health Link Resources

Visit The Medical Library Association onlineThe Medical Library Association (MLA) finds the Web sites below particularly useful in deciphering 'medspeak' for health consumers. Sites are listed in alphabetical, not ranked, order:

Cancer.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
familydoctor.org
healthfinder®
HIV InSite
Kidshealth®
Mayo Clinic
MEDEM: an information partnership of medical societies
MedlinePlus (English | Español)
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health

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