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On today’s health and nutrition special, learn more about two debilitating conditions—Parkinson’s disease and interstitial cystitis—and discover delicious new apple varieties grown responsibly and sustainably in New York State.

First, it’s time to get a delicious taste of New York, courtesy of a grower-owned company dedicated to introducing flavorful apple varieties to consumers.

Crunch Time Apple Growers is a collective of 145 family farms that cover New York State growing the best apples and fruit in the country. Their farmers are dedicated to continuing the legacy of family farming, sustaining the environment and feeding families with the freshest, most responsibly grown apples. SnapDragon and RubyFrost apples—the two newest varieties—were created by Dr. Susan Brown of Cornell University to provide an apple that was easier to grow for farmers, thus delivering a better return on their crop, in addition to an amazingly consistent eating experience.

Then, we educate our viewers on a disease that is properly diagnosed and treated less than 20 percent of the time.

Although interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome is estimated to impact 5.5 million women and men in the United States, many patients struggle to receive a diagnosis. Some patients report seeing doctors for up to 10 years before an IC/BPS diagnosis is received. Dr. Christopher Payne and his patient Stacy Carnazzo share their medical and personal experience with IC/BPS.

Finally, we welcome representatives from the Parkinson’s Foundation, a Parkinson’s advocate and a woman who shares her experience dealing with Parkinson’s.

Parkinson’s patient Mary Padilla shares her experience with the initial symptoms and how the foundation has supported her. Parkinson’s advocate Hunter Reno joins the show to share the story of how the disease progressed for her aunt, former attorney general Janet Reno. Dreema Stokes from the Parkinson’s Foundation talks about the resources that the organization offers to sufferers and families, including a 1-800 number and online education.

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