Tune in to Health and Medicine in Tri-State Area

November 9, 2017

On Call: Health + Medicine is a new public television talk show focused on examining state-of-the-art health care solutions, medical advances, and promising research. Hosted by PBS NewsHour Weekend anchor Hari Sreenivasan and produced by WNET station WLIW, On Call invites leading physicians and scientists from NewYork-Presbyterian and other tri-state area hospitals to discuss new research and cutting-edge treatment of stroke, heart disease, mental health, and more. Each episode of this five-part series examines issues shaping the future of healthcare, showcases visionary ideas and innovation models, and discusses steps that individuals and communities can take to further their own health.

Five episodes will air on THIRTEEN and WLIW21, and stream on both sites, PBS and THIRTEEN Explore OTT (Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV) and mobile apps, and the official program site oncallhealthmed.org.

Episode 1 – Stroke: Lifesaving Information


Premieres November 2, 2017 at 8:30pm on WLIW21; November 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm on THIRTEEN
Stroke, a disease which affects the arteries leading to and within the brain, is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, according to the American Stroke Association. But breakthroughs in medicine are improving a patient’s chances for a full recovery and researchers are making significant strides in stroke treatment and prevention. In this episode, On Call: Health + Medicine host Hari Sreenivasan and a panel of expert physicians discuss how the right care—administered right away—can save lives. Watch the full episode now.

Guests

Dr. Herbert Pardes, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at NewYork-Presbyterian
Dr. Kevin Sheth, Chief of the Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology, Associate Chair of Research at Yale School of Medicine
Dr. Matthew Fink, Neurologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Episode 2 – Adolescents & Mental Health


Premieres November 9, 2017 at 8:30pm on WLIW21; November 12, 2017 at 7:30pm on THIRTEEN
Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental illness in the United States, and the highest risk for developing one occurs during adolescence. Twenty-five percent of children between 13 and 18 years of age experience some form of anxiety disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. In this episode, On Call: Health + Medicine host Hari Sreenivasan and a team of expert panelists discuss how to recognize the signs of a mental or emotional disorder and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention.

Guests

Dr. Herbert Pardes, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at NewYork-Presbyterian and former President of the American Psychiatric Association
Dr. John Walkup, Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Co-Director, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Episode 3 – Heart Disease


Premieres November 16, 2017 at 8:30pm on WLIW21; November 19, 2017 at 7:30pm on THIRTEEN
According to the American Heart Association, over 85 million Americans are coping with some form of heart disease. What can be done to prevent it, and what new therapies and treatments are on the horizon? On Call: Health + Medicine host Hari Sreenivasan asks these questions and more to a panel of leading cardiologists and physicians, sharing important information that could help save your life.

Guests

Dr. Herbert Pardes, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at NewYork-Presbyterian
Dr. Mark Russo, Cardiac Surgeon and Director, Center for Aortic Diseases at RWJBarnabas Health
Dr. Martin Leon, Director of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Episode 4 – PTSD: Healing the Warrior Brain

Premieres November 30, 2017 at 1:30am on WLIW21; November 26, 2017 at 7:30pm on THIRTEEN
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder may affect as many as 20 percent of veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to experts. Yet, there are significant obstacles to getting the right diagnosis and treatment. Meanwhile, advancements in technology and research are making strides in improving treatment for veterans with PTSD. Experts in psychiatric health join On Call: Health + Medicine host Hari Sreenivasan for an in-depth discussion about overcoming stigma and available therapies for our nation’s service members and veterans.

Guests

Dr. Herbert Pardes, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at NewYork-Presbyterian and former President of the American Psychiatric Association
Dr. JoAnn Difede, Director of the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Episode 5 – Genomic & Precision Medicine

Premieres December 7 at 8:30pm on WLIW; December 3, 2017 at 7:30pm on THIRTEEN
Genomic medicine is an emerging medical field that utilizes information from an individual’s DNA as part of their clinical care, enabling higher levels of precision for individualized diagnosis and treatment. Already, genomic medicine is making an impact in the fields of oncology, pharmacology, and infectious disease. In this episode, On Call: Health + Medicine host Hari Sreenivasan and a panel of experts in genomic and precision medicine discuss that latest breakthroughs in this extraordinary field.

Guests

Dr. Herbert Pardes, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at NewYork-Presbyterian
Dr. Robert Darnell, Founding Director & CEO of the New York Genome Center at The Rockefeller University
Dr. Wendy Chung, Clinical Geneticist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center