To maximize the impact of the initiative a series of 30-minute television programs were produced. These specials were designed for the general viewer with concrete information on taking charge of their personal health and wellness. The programs are anchored in the studio with knowledgeable health care professionals and individuals who have made positive changes in their personal health. It is geared around practical and usable information for the viewer. We also go outside of the studio and integrate personal stories and ideas from a wide variety of locations in the region. The field stories share the hands-on and personal understanding of what the viewer can do with their own health.

The My Health Counts! series is hosted by Susan Hunt. Susan Hunt began her broadcast career in Buffalo, New York, first as a radio news and sports reporter for WGR-AM radio and subsequently as Sandy Beach's news sidekick on WHTT-FM. However, it was her stint as co-host of PM Magazine that, to this day, resonates with Western New York audiences. Since then, Susan has hosted and produced numerous TV programs related to important health issues.

My Health Counts: Partnering with Your Doctor focuses on building and growing your relationship with your doctors and other health care professionals. The importance of establishing workable goals and taking the first steps to wellness is stressed.

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My Health Counts: Self-Management focuses on being an active part of your health care. Self-management is about taking responsibility, taking ownership of your body. We really need to make a commitment to changing our lifestyle, then you can address if you're healthy, if you're at risk, if you are medically managed.

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My Health Counts! Quest for Quality focuses on getting quality healthcare. Quality health care is about getting: the right care, at the right time, for the right reason.

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My Health Counts! Living with Diabetes addresses a topic directly affecting an estimated 80 million Americans who either have diabetes or are on the verge of developing it. Living well with this disease requires a combination of good medical care and effective self-management.

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Colorectal cancer is one of those subjects nobody likes to talk about. Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be. Every year over 51,000 people die of the disease. If everybody aged 50 or older had regular screening tests as many as 60% of those deaths could be prevented.

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As advances in technology and the internet bring us closer to information and each other, a new world of Participatory Medicine is evolving in which networked patients are shifting from mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health. My Health Counts! e-Patients explores what it means to be an e-patient in this information age--empowered, engaged, equipped and enabled.

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