“Take Care,” an award-winning program, debuted a year ago on WRVO Public Media as a new half-hour locally produced health and wellness program.
Hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen have hosted 50 distinct shows since then with regional and national experts on a variety of topics.
From developments in disease research to advances in nutrition to dissecting popular health myths, “Take Care” has supplied its listeners with intelligent and useful health information.
Over the past year, listeners have heard from doctors and experts at the Mayo Clinic, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Cleveland Clinic, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and more.
Many of the guests have written best-selling novels or have written extensively on their topics – like Gretchen Reynolds, health blogger for the New York Times.
Some “Take Care” guests are considered world experts in their field. These include:
- Charles Hennekens, the first to discover that aspirin prevents a first heart attack, reduces mortality when given during a heart attack, and benefits a wide range of heart attack survivors;
- Dr. Norman Kaplan, who wrote the text book on hypertension; and
- Dr. Lynn Schuchter, who is at the forefront of research into melanoma.
These are just some of the people behind the vast knowledge base “Take Care” has established thus far.
Whether it’s basic information to help you understand a diagnosis or an in-depth look at the science behind food packaging, “Take Care” provides interesting and engaging information to a broad listener base.
Rapp and Lowen ask the right questions to help you pursue a healthy lifestyle.
“Asking specific questions of a guest who’s the leading authority in his or her field — and getting lengthy, detailed answers — that’s something a brief news story doesn’t have time for,” Lowen said.
“Listeners have wondered how we’re able to get top national experts on the show. The answer’s simple. They’re passionate about their work, about treating and preventing disease, and they want to educate the average health care consumer,” Lowen said.
“They’re excited by the opportunity to speak at length, and that’s what ‘Take Care’ is — a give-and-take that brings complex medical and health issues down to a conversational level that everybody can understand,” she said.
“Take Care” airs each Sunday at 6:30 p.m. and is also available for playback or download on the WRVO website.
Podcasts of “Take Care” are also available on iTunes.
“Take Care” marks the fourth collaboration of co-hosts/co-producers Rapp and Lowen, who previously co-hosted and produced the award-winning women’s issues program “Women’s Voices” from 1998-2006, first on WAER-FM, then on Time Warner Channel 13 and WCNY-TV.