New Sutter Health TV Program Features the Latest Health News and Inspiring Real-Life Stories
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 3, 2004 -- The Sutter Health network of doctors and hospitals is set to debut a series of new, locally produced health and medical television programs that will air in two major media markets in Northern California. Called Your Health, the shows will premiere Saturday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Bay Area on KPIX Channel 5 and Sunday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m. on KCRA Channel 3 in Sacramento and the San Joaquin Valley. New half-hour programs in the series will air monthly.
Hosted by veteran television health journalist and news anchor Beth Ruyak, Your Health will keep viewers informed on the latest health news and medical breakthroughs, as told through inspiring real-life stories. "It's always gratifying to hear about people who have made the successful journey through a diagnosis and treatment," said Ruyak. "Television research reveals time and again that viewers are interested in health and medicine. We hope to provide people with information to help them take charge of their health."
The Idea Factory, an award-winning broadcast production company based in Sacramento, produces the magazine-style show. The programs will offer practical health tips, highlights of recent health studies, and interviews with leading Northern California physicians on a variety of issues. Tom Hopkins, M.D., a Sutter Health-affiliated internal medicine physician and a frequent contributor to television news programs, will be a regular on the show.
The first program will introduce viewers to a vivacious five-year-old Sacramento girl who hasn't let Type 1 diabetes slow her down. The show will also profile a Marin County man's triumphant battle against prostate cancer, followed by an in-depth physician interview on prostate cancer. Other stories will cover a high-fat diet from the Mediterranean region that is actually healthy, what you should know about belly fat, plus some surprising new information about the birth control pill.
The show will repeat on Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. on KPIX and on Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m. on KCRA