Featuring television shows that correspond to timely health topics and articles in the magazine helps reinforce information our readers are seeking and the resources that are available to them. All shows are on Wednesdays at 8 pm and Saturdays at noon. The half hour program is produced in studio with expert guests, health professionals, and everyday people.
Watch the show at WBBZ-TV Channel 5 on Verizon FiOS, Spectrum, and DISH and Channel 67 on DirecTV.

Show Listings

Show 1. Mental Health: Getting Through COVID-19 and Getting Through the Holidays

Elizabeth Woike-Ganga, LCSW-R, President & CEO, BestSelf Behavioral Health

Show Times: Wednesday, December 9 and December 30 at 8 pm and Saturday, December 12 and January 2 at 12:30 pm

Show 2. COVID Hope: Is This the Beginning of the End? Getting Through the Next Few Months Safely, Vaccines, & More

Show Times:  Wednesday, December 16 and January 6 at 8 pm and Saturday, December 19 and January 9 at 12:30 pm.

Kenneth V. Snyder, MD, Ph.D.Vice President of Physician Quality at Kaleida Health, and UBNS neurosurgeon, UB Jacobs School of Medicine assistant professor, and John A. Sellick, Jr. DO, MS, Professor of Medicine UB Jacobs School of Medicine and leading epidemiologist WNY VA Health System and Kaleida Health and staff physician with UB Student Health Services.

Show 3. Carpal Tunnel: Pain-Free in One Day! 

Show Times: Wednesday, January 20 at 8 pm and Saturday, January 23 at 12:30 pm.

Featuring Paul P. Paterson, M.D., who will discuss a new technique not being performed anywhere else in the region allowing patients to return home on the same day as their initial office visit

Show 4. Mental Health First Aid, BiPolar Disorder, and more. Could You Make a Difference?

Hear from a person who tells the story of living and surviving bipolar disorder. Learn about why he is an icon for better mental health and survival. And learn about Mental Health First Aid, a free course available to individuals and groups that can help you make a difference in someone’s life.

Show Times: Wednesday, January 27 at 8 pm and Saturday, January 30 at noon.

Featuring Karl
Shallowhorn, Community Health Center of Buffalo

Show 5: Covid Town Hall Part I: Your Questions Answered

Show Times: Wednesday, February 10 at 8:00 pm and Saturday February 13 at noon

Featuring Kenneth V. Snyder MD, PhD, F.A.C.S., F.A.A.N.S. Vice President Physician Quality Kaleida Health, UBNS Neurosurgeon, & Assistant Professor UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Raul Vazquez MD, F.A.A.F.P, President and CEO of G-Health Enterprises, NYS COVID Task Force.

Covid questions that were asked and answered included:

– What are the risks of the Covid 19 vaccines for pregnant women and women who are nursing?
– Will the current vaccines work on the variants?
– What will be needed for us to achieve herd immunity?
– Could one shot provide enough protection?
– Were the vaccines made too quickly?
– Can I take Motrin or Tylenol for side effects?
– Why shouldn’t I take Motrin or Tylenol before I get the vaccine?

Show 5a: Covid Town Hall Part II: Your Questions Answered

Show Times: Wednesday, February 17 at 8:00 pm and Saturday February 20 at noon.

Featuring Kenneth V. Snyder MD, PhD, F.A.C.S., F.A.A.N.S. Vice President Physician Quality Kaleida Health, UBNS Neurosurgeon, & Assistant Professor UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Raul Vazquez MD, F.A.A.F.P, President and CEO of G-Health Enterprises, NYS COVID Task Force.

Show 5b: Covid Town Hall Part II: Your Questions Answered Additional Questions Not Covered on Show

Featuring Kenneth V. Snyder MD, PhD, F.A.C.S., F.A.A.N.S. Vice President Physician Quality Kaleida Health, UBNS Neurosurgeon, & Assistant Professor UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Raul Vazquez MD, F.A.A.F.P, President and CEO of G-Health Enterprises, NYS COVID Task Force.

Show 6: February 24 and 27. Less Pain and Better Sleep, Mouth Guards for Jaw Pain, TMJ, Headaches, and Sleep Apnea

Jeffrey I. Goldberg DDS PLLC, Facial Pain & Apnea Appliance Therapy.

Show 7: Colorectal Health, General Physician, P.C. Wednesday March 10 and Saturday March 13.

Featuring Dr. Joseph Mills, colorectal surgeon of General Physician, P.C. Dr. Mills will talk about the importance of getting screened for colorectal disease and why screening saves lives.

Show 8: Blood Disorders, WNY Blood Care, March 17 and 20

There are many different types of blood disorders. One that is most familiar is hemophilia. Join Laurel Reger, Executive Director of WNY Blood Care and Dr. Beverly Schaefer to learn about various blood disorders and what this amazing non-profit health organization is doing to provide treatment and support to Western New Yorkers.

Show 9: Gastroenterology, General Physician, P.C. Wed. March 24 and Sat. March 27.

Join Dr. Sultan Mahmood and P.A. Sara to learn about various digestive disorders that may be affecting you.

Show 10: Pregnancy and COVID, Featuring Sarah Berga, MD, Fertility Specialist, UBMD Ob-Gyn and Kate Glaser, March 31 and April 3.

Many women of childbearing age have lots of questions surrounding the safety of the COVID vaccine for women of childbearing age. Learn what happened to Kate Glaser of Make a Wish and Hope Rises and why the NYTimes did an article about her. Kate had COVID while pregnant before the vaccine was ever available. Hear her story and hear the answers to many of your questions.

Show 11. Carpal Tunnel: Pain-Free in One Day! April 7 and April 10.

Featuring Paul P. Paterson, M.D., of General Physician, P.C. who will discuss a new technique not being performed anywhere else in the region allowing patients to return home on the same day as their initial office visit. See a live procedure being performed.

Show 12. Screening During COVID: Breast and Lung Cancer – April 4 and 17.

Dr. Anna M. Chen, D.O. Director of Women’s Imaging at Windsong Radiology and Raja S. Cheruvu, M.D., Director of Windsong Radiology Lung Screening Program will discuss the importance of screening for breast and lung cancer, even during COVID. Patients will also tell their stories.

Show 13. When Should You Consider Bariatric (Weight-Loss) Surgery? April 21 and 24.

Featuring Mark Cavaretta, MD, FACS, FASMBS and Bala G. Thatigotla, MD, FACS, MRCS, FASMBS, CHCQM, Trinity Medical WNY. The doctors will provide an overview of when to consider bariatric weight-loss surgery.

Show 14. Mental Health and Youth, Nursing and Mental Health, and More – April 28 and May 1.

Spectrum Behavioral Services
Samantha Latshaw is joined by Kevin Beckman, Robert Cannata, Shanese Mills and Wesley Sheffield from Spectrum Health & Human Services to discuss the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on mental health and where to turn to if you or a loved one is struggling.

Show 15. Save the Michaels of the World

Avi and Julie Israel founded Save the Michaels after their son Michael took his life. Learn about the legacy the Israels have created in their son’s name, and how they are saving other Michaels of the World through their non-profit organization and its programs.

Show 16. Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery
Marcus Romanowski, MD, FAAOS and Cindy Romanowksi, MD of General Physician, P.C.

A unique husband and wife partnership discusses knee and hip replacement surgery, including outpatient partial knee replacements. Learn about the entire continuum of care from preoperative education through surgery to a customized postoperative physical therapy plan for all of their patients that result in rbetter overall outcomes, less complications, and accelerated recovery rates.

Show 17. Joint Replacement (Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery) – June 9 and 12
Joseph P. Falcone, MD, DO of General Physician, P.C.

Dr. Falcone explains knee and hip replacement surgery, educating us on first attempts at hip surgery dating back to the 1800s! He illustrates, using actual replacement devices, how these surgeries are done, and talks about the great outcomes that allow people to resume their lives and move freely without pain.

Show 18. Being the Best Father You Can Be (The Buffalo Fatherhood Initiative) – June 16 and 19
Buffalo Prenatal and Perinatal Network

Antoine Johnson, Program Director, LuAnne Brown, Executive Director of the Buffalo Fatherhood Initiative of Buffalo Prenatal and Perinatal Network, discuss how becoming a men can become better better fathers and husbands, with appearances by other local dads who participated in the program.

Show 19. Pain Relief Naturally Without Prescription Medication -June 23 at 8 pm and July 10 at 10:30 am

Christian Milioto, DC, WNY Pain and Integrative Medicine
Dr. Milioto will discuss treatments to relieve pain, tingling, burning, and neuropathy due to spinal stenosis and sciatica and more.

Show 20. The Health of Refugees. Show Times: Wednesday, July 14 at 8pm and Saturday July 17th at noon. Wednesday, August 11 at 8 pm and Saturday August 14 at noon

Featuring Dr. Anna Mongo, Chief Program Officer Jericho Road Community Center, Dr. Molly Carr, Executive Director, Jewish Family Services of Western New York, and Ali Kadhum, Managing Case Supervisor of BestSelf Behavioral Health

Show 21. Movement of Joy
Show Times: Wednesday, July 21 at 8pm and Saturday July 24 at Noon. Wednesday, August 18 at 8 pm and Saturday August 21 at noon

Featuring Naila Ansari, Assistant Professor Theatre, Dance, and Africana Studies at Buffalo State College, Founder Movement of Joy, Award-Winning Choreographer and Performer, and Dance Director of Ujima Theatre

Show 22. What Questions or Concerns Should You Have When Visiting Your Primary Care Doctor?
Show Times: Wednesday, July 28 at 8pm and Saturday July 31 at Noon. Wednesday, August 25 at 8 pm and Saturday August 28 at noon

Featuring Richard Charles, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for General Physician, P.C., discusses the vital role a primary care doctor can have on a patients well-being, what questions you should ask your doctor, what should your doctor be aware of?

Show 23. Pelvic floor issues are not a normal part of getting older. Sept. 15 and 18

Urogynecologist Dr. Armen Kirakosyan explains surgical & non-surgical ways of treating common conditions that women experience.

Show 24. Part 1 of a Covid Town Hall with Dr. Raul Vazquez, President & CEO of G-Health Enterprises and Urban Family Practice. Sept. 22 and 25

Show 25. Part 2 of a Covid Town Hall with Dr. Raul Vazquez, President & CEO of G-Health Enterprises and Urban Family Practice. Sept 29 and Oct. 2