The Informed Patienthttps://www.upstate.edu/informeden-usSUNY Upstate Medical University 2023smithamb@upstate.edu (Amber Smith)edcomcwt@upstate.edu (Edcomm CWT)smithamb@upstate.eduAmber SmithAmber SmithAmber Smithsmithamb@upstate.edufalseHow exercise promotes good health; future doctors focus on food; the origins of cancer: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/010520-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/010520-radioshow.mp3Mon, 6 Jan 2020 11:05:00 -0500FitnessGeneticsResearchMedical StudentCancerMedical EducationFull EpisodeRecipeDiet - NutritionPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse52:01When vaginal bleeding is related to endometrial cancerhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/010820-interview-cunningham.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/010820-interview-cunningham.mp3Wed, 8 Jan 2020 14:38:00 -0500SurgeryGeneticsCancerPathologyWomens Health - Gynecologyfalse15:12Why life expectancy is dwindling; endometrial cancer explained; exercise's value for people with diabetes: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/011220-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/011220-radioshow.mp3Fri, 10 Jan 2020 11:15:00 -0500Public HealthSurgeryFitnessGeneticsResearchPatient StoryCancerJoslin Diabetes CenterPathologyFull EpisodeWomens Health - GynecologyDiabetes - Endocrine - MetabolismPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse52:06Thoughts on motivation and leadership, from a hospital CEO and a college football coachhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/010920-babers-corona-interview-edit.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/010920-babers-corona-interview-edit.mp3Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:15:00 -0500Communityfalse22:33Explaining genetic abnormalities; coping with a digital world; refugees’ health needs: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/011920-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/011920-radioshow.mp3Fri, 17 Jan 2020 10:51:00 -0500SurgeryCommunityGeneticsInternational Health CareFull EpisodeHealth CareTechnologyfalse52:00Learning to live with sickle cell disease; leading the way on a football field or in a hospital; explaining thoracic outlet syndrome: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/012620-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/012620-radioshow.mp3Fri, 24 Jan 2020 10:46:00 -0500SurgeryGeneticsFull EpisodePhysical Therapy - RehabilitationBlood - Blood-related Conditions - HematologySickle Cell DiseaseBlood Disordersfalse51:55Thoracic outlet syndrome, which often hits pro athletes, is treated with physical therapy, surgeryhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/012220-feghali-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/012220-feghali-interview.mp3Fri, 24 Jan 2020 11:42:00 -0500SurgeryPhysical Therapy - Rehabilitationfalse14:48What's been learned about illegal or abused drugs from the past yearhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/012220-stork-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/012220-stork-interview.mp3Fri, 24 Jan 2020 11:48:00 -0500Public HealthResearchPoison Center - Toxicologyfalse16:38Infectious disease specialist puts coronavirus outbreak in perspectivehttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/012920-thomas-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/012920-thomas-interview.mp3Wed, 29 Jan 2020 16:50:00 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthInternational Health CareCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse32:55Varied efforts aim to prevent suicides in New York statehttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/012920-ramanathan-carruthers-podcast.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/012920-ramanathan-carruthers-podcast.mp3Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:30:00 -0500Public HealthPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional HealthBehavior - Behavioral DisordersSuicide Preventionfalse20:02What to make of the coronavirus outbreak; vaping's dangers and common drugs of abuse: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/020220-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/020220-radioshow.mp3Fri, 31 Jan 2020 15:16:00 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthInternational Health CareAddictionHistoryPoison Center - ToxicologySmoking - Vaping - Tobacco - NicotineCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00How breast cancer is diagnosed and treatedhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/013120-sharma-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/013120-sharma-interview.mp3Thu, 6 Feb 2020 11:40:00 -0500SurgeryCancerWomens Health - GynecologyMedical Imaging - Radiologyfalse15:05Research focuses on lessening the side effects of chemotherapyhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/013120-kerr-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/013120-kerr-interview.mp3Thu, 6 Feb 2020 11:51:00 -0500ResearchCancerChemotherapyfalse15:23How the Upstate New York Poison Center fields more than 50,000 calls per yearhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/020520-livermore-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/020520-livermore-interview.mp3Thu, 6 Feb 2020 15:51:00 -0500Public HealthCancerDrugs - Medications - PharmacyPoison Center - ToxicologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse15:56How breast cancer is detected and treated; suicide prevention efforts; trying to reduce chemotherapy's side effects: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/020920-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/020920-radioshow.mp3Thu, 6 Feb 2020 14:44:00 -0500Public HealthSurgeryResearchCancerChemotherapyFull EpisodeDrugs - Medications - PharmacyWomens Health - GynecologyPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional HealthSuicide Preventionfalse52:00Early detection of glaucoma is key to preserving visionhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/021220-ganapathy-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/021220-ganapathy-interview.mp3Wed, 12 Feb 2020 16:59:00 -0500Prevention - Preventive MedicineEye - Vision - OphthalmologyNeurosciencefalse15:09Treating male infertility; why CBD is popular; a look at head injuries: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/021620-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/021620-radioshow.mp3Fri, 14 Feb 2020 10:00:00 -0500SexualityFull EpisodeUrologyMens HealthDrugs - Medications - PharmacyEmergency Medicine - TraumaAlternative - Integrative MedicineBrain - NeurologyAnesthesia - Pain Treatmentfalse52:00Researchers seek better understanding of frontotemporal dementia, which tends to strike at a younger age than Alzheimer'shttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/021920-phillips-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/021920-phillips-interview.mp3Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:18:00 -0500Neuroscience ProgramNeurosciencefalse16:33Scientist explores how genes can help protect some people from schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, post-traumatic stress and other conditionshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/021920-glatt-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/021920-glatt-interview.mp3Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:34:00 -0500Neurosciencefalse13:35Glaucoma's effect on vision; what sort of calls the poison center deals with; how genes can shield some people from diseases: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/022320-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/022320-radioshow.mp3Fri, 21 Feb 2020 13:24:00 -0500Full Episodefalse52:00Undescended testicles, as well as testicular torsion and trauma, among common reasons why boys need to see a pediatric urologisthttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/022620-tracey-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/022620-tracey-interview.mp3Thu, 27 Feb 2020 15:37:00 -0500SurgeryCancerUrologyUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsEmergency Medicine - Traumafalse15:12What's the biology of your cancer? Treatment becomes more personalizedhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/022420-ross-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/022420-ross-interview.mp3Thu, 27 Feb 2020 15:50:00 -0500SurgeryGeneticsCancerfalse30:02Are you addicted to your smartphone?https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/022620-ringhisen-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/022620-ringhisen-interview.mp3Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:00:00 -0500false15:01In Syracuse or Ecuador, adaptive design helps people with disabilities participate more fully in daily activitieshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/022620-wentz-mcgough-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/022620-wentz-mcgough-interview.mp3Fri, 28 Feb 2020 10:41:00 -0500SurgeryCommunityInternational Health CareDisabilityPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationAdaptive Designfalse16:05The emerging world of personalized cancer treatment; adaptive design for people with disabilities: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 1, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/030120-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/030120-radioshow.mp3Fri, 28 Feb 2020 11:19:00 -0500CommunityGeneticsInternational Health CareCancerDisabilityFull EpisodePhysical Therapy - RehabilitationAdaptive DesignImmunotherapyfalse51:58A tragedy leads parents to advocate for preventing unintended medication exposures in childrenhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/021920-gillan-marraffa-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/021920-gillan-marraffa-interview.mp3Mon, 2 Mar 2020 11:16:00 -0500Patient StorySafetyDrugs - Medications - PharmacyPoison Center - ToxicologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse17:14Keeping feet and ankles strong and healthy involves several factorshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/030420-neville-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/030420-neville-interview.mp3Thu, 5 Mar 2020 09:28:00 -0500false14:27Testicular problems; smartphone addiction; dementia research: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 8, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/030820-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/030820-radioshow.mp3Thu, 5 Mar 2020 11:27:00 -0500SurgeryResearchAddictionPathologyDepressionFull EpisodeTechnologyUrologyUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsAlzheimers - DementiaPsychology - PsychiatryBehavior - Behavioral Disordersfalse51:59Understanding the spread of the novel coronavirushttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/031120-kmush-larsen-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/031120-kmush-larsen-interview.mp3Wed, 11 Mar 2020 17:49:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse30:47What life is like after traumatic brain injuryhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/031120-scandale-westby-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/031120-scandale-westby-interview.mp3Fri, 13 Mar 2020 12:55:00 -0400false15:03'Happy Period' project provides menstrual supplies to women in needhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/031120-searles-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/031120-searles-interview.mp3Fri, 13 Mar 2020 13:06:00 -0400false14:25An unusual case of pneumonia may be a new vaping hazardhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/031120-gorbonosov-macarthur-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/031120-gorbonosov-macarthur-interview.mp3Fri, 13 Mar 2020 13:15:00 -0400false14:36Vision researcher explains her work on retinal regeneration and gene therapyhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/031120-hackam-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/031120-hackam-interview.mp3Fri, 13 Mar 2020 13:41:00 -0400Researchfalse14:48Tragic death spurs call for medication safety; experts in the spread and control of diseases talk about the coronavirus outbreak: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 15, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/031520-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/031520-radioshow.mp3Fri, 13 Mar 2020 13:54:00 -0400Full EpisodeCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00What to do if you develop symptoms of COVID-19https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/031820-anderson-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/031820-anderson-interview.mp3Thu, 19 Mar 2020 11:25:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse16:02Ways to manage stress during times of crisishttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/031820-nanavati-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/031820-nanavati-interview.mp3Thu, 19 Mar 2020 11:51:00 -0400Alternative - Integrative MedicineMental Health - Emotional HealthCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse16:20Ways to help older people, who are more vulnerable, during the coronavirus outbreakhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/031820-brangman-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/031820-brangman-interview.mp3Thu, 19 Mar 2020 12:38:00 -0400Aging - GeriatricsCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse14:38COVID-19 update: the disease and prevention; coping with the anxiety; ways to help vulnerable seniors: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 22, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/032220-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/032220-radioshow.mp3Thu, 19 Mar 2020 13:08:00 -0400Full EpisodeAlternative - Integrative MedicineAging - GeriatricsCoronavirusfalse52:00Helping children and teens cope with coronavirus anxietyhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/032520-gordon-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/032520-gordon-interview.mp3Wed, 25 Mar 2020 17:57:00 -0400Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPsychology - PsychiatryCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse15:54Advice on caring for someone who has COVID-19https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/032520-shaw-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/032520-shaw-interview.mp3Thu, 26 Mar 2020 10:19:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseFitnessUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse16:09Pandemic preparations: How Upstate University Hospital handles a crisishttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/032520-corona-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/032520-corona-interview.mp3Wed, 25 Mar 2020 17:31:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse16:20Ways that you can -- and should -- continue activity, even in isolationhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/032520-sames-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/032520-sames-interview.mp3Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:18:00 -0400FitnessCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse14:08Experts at manning ventilators and helping patients breathe: How respiratory therapists prepare for the front lines of COVID-19 treatmenthttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/032520-pedicone-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/032520-pedicone-interview.mp3Thu, 26 Mar 2020 12:12:00 -0400PathologyLung - PulmonaryCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse13:20Bioethicists have already considered how to decide who gets a ventilator when supplies run shorthttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/032520-curran-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/032520-curran-interview.mp3Thu, 26 Mar 2020 12:37:00 -0400Bioethics and HumanitiesCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse17:16Explaining how and why to wash your hands thoroughlyhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/032520-bagatell-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/032520-bagatell-interview.mp3Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:27:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse15:14Eating well when you are confined to your homehttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/031820-mellen-antosh-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/031820-mellen-antosh-interview.mp3Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:58:00 -0400SurgeryDiet - NutritionCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse17:51Social workers care for the caregivers during pandemic; their tips can work for the public as wellhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/032520-obrist-hudson-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/032520-obrist-hudson-interview.mp3Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:25:00 -0400Mental Health - Emotional HealthCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse10:10What can a registered dietitian nutritionist do for you?https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/031820-franklin-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/031820-franklin-interview.mp3Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:32:00 -0400Diet - Nutritionfalse14:33Fighting the coronavirus: a hospital responds; respiratory therapists play key role; how to explain pandemic to anxious children: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 29, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/032920-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/032920-radioshow.mp3Fri, 27 Mar 2020 11:35:00 -0400Full EpisodeUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsLung - PulmonaryPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional HealthCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00A scientist explains how her research relates to Lou Gehrig's diseasehttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/031820-ridilla-interview-2.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/031820-ridilla-interview-2.mp3Fri, 27 Mar 2020 11:19:00 -0400ResearchBrain - Neurologyfalse15:37Caring for someone with COVID-19; the key to proper handwashing; easy fitness ideas for the homebound: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, April 5, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/040520-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/040520-radioshow.mp3Thu, 2 Apr 2020 15:38:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseFitnessFull EpisodeCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00How to cope in a pandemic; allocating scarce medical resources; simple nutrition tips for the homebound: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, April 12, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/041220-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/041220-radioshow.mp3Fri, 10 Apr 2020 11:16:00 -0400Full EpisodeDiet - NutritionBioethics and HumanitiesMental Health - Emotional HealthCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00What it's like to oversee a pop-up coronavirus hospital in New York Cityhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/041520-tanski-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/041520-tanski-interview.mp3Thu, 16 Apr 2020 09:37:00 -0400Emergency Medicine - TraumaCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse17:18Guidelines for sleeping well when you are worried or anxioushttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/041420-culebras-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/041420-culebras-interview.mp3Thu, 16 Apr 2020 16:52:00 -0400SleepBrain - NeurologyCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse10:05How an epidemic's 'curve' is charted and what it meanshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/041420-morley-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/041420-morley-interview.mp3Thu, 16 Apr 2020 17:01:00 -0400Public HealthCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse18:45Running a pop-up coronavirus hospital; explaining the COVID-19 'curve'; getting proper sleep when stressed: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, April 19, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/041920-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/041920-radioshow.mp3Fri, 17 Apr 2020 11:27:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthFull EpisodeSleepEmergency Medicine - TraumaBrain - NeurologyCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00Pandemic creates additional challenges for those being treated for substance usehttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/041520-ringhisen-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/041520-ringhisen-interview.mp3Tue, 21 Apr 2020 15:34:00 -0400AddictionPsychology - PsychiatryCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse18:03Advice for coping with financial uncertainty during the pandemichttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/041420-steenbarger-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/041420-steenbarger-interview.mp3Tue, 21 Apr 2020 15:51:00 -0400Psychology - PsychiatryCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse12:20Nurses tell what it's like caring for patients with COVID-19 in hard-hit areahttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/042220-house-carnicelli-interview-3.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/042220-house-carnicelli-interview-3.mp3Fri, 24 Apr 2020 08:48:00 -0400NursingVolunteersCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse14:56Upstate nurses help a hard-hit downstate hospital; treating substance use issues in a pandemic; how attitude relates to finance: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday. April 26, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/042620-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/042620-radioshow.mp3Fri, 24 Apr 2020 10:40:00 -0400NursingAddictionVolunteersFull EpisodePsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional HealthCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00Rates of loneliness may be rising; here are ways to copehttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/042120-amidon-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/042120-amidon-interview.mp3Fri, 24 Apr 2020 12:06:00 -0400Mental Health - Emotional HealthCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse16:59How COVID-19 is being treated, and what has been learned about the novel coronavirus so farhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/042720-thomas-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/042720-thomas-interview.mp3Thu, 30 Apr 2020 16:47:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse37:22Are you up for cleaning your 'internal house'?https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/042820-levinsohn-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/042820-levinsohn-interview.mp3Thu, 30 Apr 2020 17:10:00 -0400Family MedicineAlternative - Integrative MedicineCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse15:16Spiritual care provided in creative ways for patients during pandemichttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/042820-culbertson-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/042820-culbertson-interview.mp3Thu, 30 Apr 2020 17:31:00 -0400Spiritual CareCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse17:37What's been learned about the coronavirus; coping with loneliness, isolation in the pandemic: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 3, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/050320-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/050320-radioshow.mp3Fri, 1 May 2020 09:21:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthMental Health - Emotional HealthCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00Respiratory virus may also impact the kidneyshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/050420-narsipur-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/050420-narsipur-interview.mp3Fri, 8 May 2020 11:06:00 -0400PathologyKidney - Renal - NephrologyCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse12:23Are strokes, other neurological problems related to COVID-19?https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/050620-masoud-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/050620-masoud-interview.mp3Fri, 8 May 2020 12:13:00 -0400StrokeBrain - NeurologyCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse14:44How COVID-19 can affect the nervous system, the kidneys and a patient's spiritual care: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 10, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/051020-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/051020-radioshow.mp3Fri, 8 May 2020 12:48:00 -0400StrokeFull EpisodeSpiritual CareBrain - NeurologyKidney - Renal - NephrologyCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00Research is underway to improve coronavirus testing, check viral levels and identify disease resistancehttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/050520-middleton-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/050520-middleton-interview.mp3Fri, 8 May 2020 15:13:00 -0400ResearchCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse17:20How the pandemic is affecting Ecuador and Uruguayhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/050520-stewart-ibarra-diaz-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/050520-stewart-ibarra-diaz-interview.mp3Fri, 8 May 2020 16:01:00 -0400International Health CareCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse14:39The pandemic may redefine a generation's ideas about itself and societyhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/050420-oneill-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/050420-oneill-interview.mp3Fri, 8 May 2020 16:33:00 -0400Psychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional HealthCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse15:27What visiting the emergency room is like during a pandemichttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/050820-paolo-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/050820-paolo-interview.mp3Fri, 8 May 2020 17:04:00 -0400Emergency Medicine - TraumaCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse13:28Expert advises on how to prepare -- but not overdo it -- for a pandemic or other emergencyhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/051320-dunham-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/051320-dunham-interview.mp3Fri, 15 May 2020 12:14:00 -0400SafetyCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse9:47Mysterious, rare inflammatory syndrome in children studied for connection to COVID-19https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/051320-shaw-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/051320-shaw-interview.mp3Fri, 15 May 2020 12:33:00 -0400Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse15:04A pediatrician discusses keeping children healthy during the pandemichttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/051220-blatt-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/051220-blatt-interview.mp3Fri, 15 May 2020 12:54:00 -0400Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse20:22Research focusing on COVID-19; emergency rooms adjust to the pandemic; using time in isolation for self-improvement: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 17, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/051720-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/051720-radioshow.mp3Fri, 15 May 2020 13:09:00 -0400ResearchEmergency Medicine - TraumaAlternative - Integrative MedicineMental Health - Emotional HealthVaccinesCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse51:59Domestic abuse likely underreported during pandemic, experts sayhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/051820-bregman-botash-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/051820-bregman-botash-interview.mp3Thu, 21 May 2020 15:42:00 -0400CommunityUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse17:08What is the role of a contact tracer?https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/051920-gupta-interview-podcast.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/051920-gupta-interview-podcast.mp3Thu, 21 May 2020 15:58:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthCommunityCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse17:02Critical care specialists oversee treatment for the sickest COVID-19 patientshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/052020-sexton-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/052020-sexton-interview.mp3Thu, 21 May 2020 16:18:00 -0400SurgeryLung - PulmonaryCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse19:05Analyzing a rare syndrome in children; how the pandemic hits other countries; psychological impact of the coronavirus: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 24, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/052420-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/052420-radioshow.mp3Fri, 22 May 2020 12:52:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseInternational Health CareFull EpisodeUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional HealthCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse51:59Researchers use cellphone data to measure Central New Yorkers' social distancinghttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/05-22-20-morley-interview-podcast.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/05-22-20-morley-interview-podcast.mp3Wed, 27 May 2020 15:32:00 -0400Public HealthResearchCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse14:28Emergency preparedness basics; contact tracing explained; why well-child checkups matter: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 31, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/053120-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/053120-radioshow.mp3Fri, 29 May 2020 09:52:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthFull EpisodeUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsEmergency Medicine - TraumaCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:01Some COVID-19 survivors require physical therapy as they recoverhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/060220-boswell-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/060220-boswell-interview.mp3Thu, 4 Jun 2020 12:52:00 -0400Physical Therapy - RehabilitationCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse16:54COVID-19 and intensive care; tracking social distancing; domestic violence in a pandemic: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 7, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/060720-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/060720-radioshow.mp3Fri, 5 Jun 2020 09:24:00 -0400Public HealthCommunityFull EpisodeUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsLung - PulmonaryCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:02How to help kids cope with stressful timeshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/060820-reagan-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/060820-reagan-interview.mp3Fri, 12 Jun 2020 14:50:00 -0400Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional HealthCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse11:09COVID-19 death rates higher for those with intellectual, developmental disabilitieshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/060520-turk-landes-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/060520-turk-landes-interview.mp3Fri, 12 Jun 2020 15:03:00 -0400ResearchDisabilityAging - GeriatricsPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse16:48When patients with COVID need physical therapy; pandemic's death rates for people with disabilities; helping kids stressed by events: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 14, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/061420-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/061420-radioshow.mp3Fri, 12 Jun 2020 15:29:00 -0400ResearchFull EpisodeAging - GeriatricsPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional HealthCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00COVID-19 precautions can be complicated for people with a history of cancerhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/060820-benjamin-interview-2.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/060820-benjamin-interview-2.mp3Fri, 12 Jun 2020 15:42:00 -0400CancerCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse12:55What to expect from this year's tick season, and some prevention tipshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/061220-thangamani-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/061220-thangamani-interview.mp3Thu, 18 Jun 2020 09:49:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthResearchfalse33:51Dealing with cancer and a pandemic; an update on ticks as warm weather arrives: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 21, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/062120-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/062120-radioshow.mp3Thu, 18 Jun 2020 10:19:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthResearchCancerFull EpisodeCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:02Army Reserve colonel from Upstate details care of COVID-19 patients in New York Cityhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/061620-goodyear-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/061620-goodyear-interview.mp3Thu, 18 Jun 2020 13:11:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseNursingCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse15:40How a COVID-19 vaccine could be developedhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/061620-thomas-interview-podcast.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/061620-thomas-interview-podcast.mp3Fri, 19 Jun 2020 12:07:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseResearchVaccinesCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse45:40How quickly can a COVID-19 vaccine be achieved, and how would it work?https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/062820-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/062820-radioshow.mp3Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:53:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseResearchFull EpisodeCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00New study examines household contacts of people who test positive for COVID-19https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/062420-anderson-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/062420-anderson-interview.mp3Mon, 29 Jun 2020 15:15:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseResearchCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse28:32Study to examine COVID-19 households; Upstate nurse practitioner recounts caring for COVID-19 patients in thick of New York City pandemic: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 5, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/070520-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/070520-radioshow.mp3Thu, 2 Jul 2020 16:26:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseResearchNursingFull EpisodeCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00Canastota farmer shares how he survived tough bout with COVID-19https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/070120-duffy-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/070120-duffy-interview.mp3Thu, 2 Jul 2020 17:03:00 -0400Patient StoryCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse15:08Teen angst -- a problem in normal times -- may be heightened by pandemichttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/070320-rapke-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/070320-rapke-interview.mp3Wed, 8 Jul 2020 10:02:00 -0400Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional HealthCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse17:35Living with a brain injury; common foot problems; advice on eating well from a nutrition expert: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 12, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/071220-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/071220-radioshow.mp3Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:18:00 -0400Full EpisodeDiet - NutritionBrain - NeurologyPhysical Therapy - Rehabilitationfalse52:00Dealing with angst; a dramatic recovery from COVID-19; a possible new hazard from vaping: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 19, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/071920-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/071920-radioshow.mp3Fri, 17 Jul 2020 10:26:00 -0400ResearchMedical StudentPatient StoryFull EpisodeUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsLung - PulmonaryPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional HealthSmoking - Vaping - Tobacco - NicotineCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:01Don't look for motives in mass killings; focus on mental health, says psychiatristhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/071420-pies-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/071420-pies-interview.mp3Fri, 17 Jul 2020 13:04:00 -0400ResearchPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional HealthBehavior - Behavioral Disordersfalse15:32Scientist hopes study of electrical disturbances in the heart and brain could lead to new therapieshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/071620-auerbach-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/071620-auerbach-interview.mp3Mon, 20 Jul 2020 16:48:00 -0400ResearchHeart - CardiovascularBrain - NeurologyNeurosciencefalse14:41Sleep is important during recovery from stroke, researchers sayhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/071520-klingman-fulk-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/071520-klingman-fulk-interview.mp3Mon, 20 Jul 2020 17:09:00 -0400ResearchNursingStrokeSleepPhysical Therapy - Rehabilitationfalse15:31'It's not a sprint': Epidemiologists discuss the marathon efforts against the COVID-19 pandemichttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/071420-kmush-larsen-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/071420-kmush-larsen-interview.mp3Mon, 20 Jul 2020 17:25:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseResearchCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse43:12New formula aims to reduce complications after kidney transplantshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/072020-pankewycz-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/072020-pankewycz-interview.mp3Wed, 22 Jul 2020 09:55:00 -0400SurgeryResearchDrugs - Medications - PharmacyOrgan Donation - TransplantKidney - Renal - Nephrologyfalse15:55What’s known, what’s needed, what’s next in ‘marathon’ effort against pandemic: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 26, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/072620-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/072620-radioshow.mp3Fri, 24 Jul 2020 10:28:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthResearchFull EpisodeCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00Sleep challenges after a stroke; is mental illness related to violence?; exploring electrical disturbances in the heart and brain: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/080220-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/080220-radioshow.mp3Fri, 31 Jul 2020 08:29:00 -0400ResearchNursingStrokePathologyFull EpisodeSleepHeart - CardiovascularBrain - NeurologyPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional HealthBehavior - Behavioral DisordersNeurosciencefalse52:01Researching the degeneration of nerves; seeking the possible regeneration of retinas; helping needy women with menstrual supplies: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/080920-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/080920-radioshow.mp3Thu, 6 Aug 2020 16:10:00 -0400CommunityResearchVolunteersFull EpisodeWomens Health - GynecologyBrain - NeurologyEye - Vision - OphthalmologyNeurosciencefalse52:00What's involved, what's expected in the COVID-19 vaccine testing at Upstatehttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/080520-thomas-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/080520-thomas-interview.mp3Sun, 9 Aug 2020 14:46:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseResearchVolunteersVaccinesCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse29:38Potential COVID vaccine undergoes testing at Upstate; a way to reduce transplant complications: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/081620-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/081620-radioshow.mp3Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:12:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseResearchFull EpisodeDrugs - Medications - PharmacyOrgan Donation - TransplantKidney - Renal - NephrologyVaccinesCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:01Resources aim to help colleges deal with the pandemichttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/081320-stewart-indelicato-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/081320-stewart-indelicato-interview.mp3Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:32:00 -0400Public HealthPrevention - Preventive MedicineCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse11:27Wellness advice for working from home: Set boundaries, make plans, stay engagedhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/081320-nanavati-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/081320-nanavati-interview.mp3Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:49:00 -0400Health CareFamily MedicineAlternative - Integrative MedicineMental Health - Emotional HealthCoronavirusfalse16:39Faces and hands take a beating during pandemic; dermatologist suggests ways to keep them in good shapehttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/081720-farah-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/081720-farah-interview.mp3Wed, 19 Aug 2020 14:14:00 -0400Dermatology - Skin CareCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse20:25Pandemic-related skin problems; staying well while working from home; helping colleges cope with COVID-19 restrictions: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/082320-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/082320-radioshow.mp3Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:28:00 -0400Public HealthFull EpisodeFamily MedicineAlternative - Integrative MedicinePrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional HealthDermatology - Skin CareCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:04Prevention is best defense again lead poisoninghttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/082120-hobart-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/082120-hobart-interview.mp3Thu, 27 Aug 2020 17:18:00 -0400Public HealthSafetyUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse16:52Advice for returning to school during the pandemichttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/082020-shaw-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/082020-shaw-interview.mp3Thu, 27 Aug 2020 17:39:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthDepressionUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse30:01A pediatrician’s view of kids returning to school this fall; preventing lead poisoning in children: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/083020-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/083020-radioshow.mp3Fri, 28 Aug 2020 10:25:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthFull EpisodeUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00A seasonal reminder: Flu vaccine is even more important during COVID-19 pandemichttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/082820-bagatell-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/082820-bagatell-interview.mp3Fri, 28 Aug 2020 17:11:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthVaccinesCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse20:45How Upstate helped run a pop-up hospital and relieve exhausted medical staffs in COVID-stricken New York City area: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/090620-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/090620-radioshow.mp3Wed, 2 Sep 2020 16:28:00 -0400NursingVolunteersFull EpisodeEmergency Medicine - TraumaCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:06What to keep in mind when making food choices in lean timeshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/090220-nanavati-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/090220-nanavati-interview.mp3Tue, 8 Sep 2020 14:24:00 -0400Family MedicineDiet - NutritionAlternative - Integrative MedicineCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse17:19COVID-19 patients recovering at home get services, support through special clinichttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/090820-dhamoon-nanno-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/090820-dhamoon-nanno-interview.mp3Fri, 11 Sep 2020 11:07:00 -0400NursingCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse15:52Good nutrition in a stressful time; dealing with cancer during the pandemic; support for COVID-19 patients at home: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/091320-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/091320-radioshow.mp3Fri, 11 Sep 2020 11:38:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseNursingCancerFull EpisodeFamily MedicineDiet - NutritionCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00Surgeon explains advantages of different treatments for common heart problemshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/090920-waterford-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/090920-waterford-interview.mp3Fri, 11 Sep 2020 16:22:00 -0400SurgeryHeart - Cardiovascularfalse23:59Course challenges medical students to avoid biases in decision makinghttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/091020-caruso-brown-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/091020-caruso-brown-interview.mp3Fri, 11 Sep 2020 16:29:00 -0400Medical EducationBioethics And Humanitiesfalse18:26Neurosurgeon explains his critical-care specialty and the role of the neuro intensive care unithttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/091120-beutler-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/091120-beutler-interview.mp3Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:47:00 -0400SurgeryBrain - NeurologyBrain - Spine - NeurosurgeryNeurosciencefalse13:04An overview of common sports injuries and how they're treatedhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/091320-vredenburgh-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/091320-vredenburgh-interview.mp3Wed, 16 Sep 2020 17:04:00 -0400SurgeryBones - Joints - Orthopedicsfalse13:52Ways to treat atrial fibrillation and faulty heart valves; the flu vaccine's importance this season: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/092020-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/092020-radioshow.mp3Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:19:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthSurgeryFull EpisodeHeart - CardiovascularVaccinesCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00New program offers specialized care for tumors of the brain and spinehttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/091420-nasany-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/091420-nasany-interview.mp3Fri, 18 Sep 2020 17:03:00 -0400CancerBrain - NeurologyNeurosciencefalse15:24Drug trial aims to find new treatment for lupushttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/091620-perl-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/091620-perl-interview.mp3Fri, 18 Sep 2020 17:17:00 -0400ResearchDrugs - Medications - PharmacyRheumatologyfalse18:57Heart failure can be treated with medicines, lifestyle changeshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/091820-zmitrowitz-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/091820-zmitrowitz-interview.mp3Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:41:00 -0400Heart - Cardiovascularfalse31:15Specialized care for brain and spine tumors; dealing with heart failure: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/092720-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/092720-radioshow.mp3Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:53:00 -0400CancerFull EpisodeHeart - CardiovascularBrain - NeurologyNeurosciencefalse52:00Some people recovering from COVID-19 may benefit from pulmonary rehabilitationhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/092120-bowman-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/092120-bowman-interview.mp3Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:38:00 -0400Physical Therapy - RehabilitationCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse15:53How the pandemic impacts local refugeeshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/092120-shaw-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/092120-shaw-interview.mp3Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:56:00 -0400CommunityUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse15:24Explaining critical care neurosurgery; treating everyday sports injuries; exploring bias in teaching: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/100420-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/100420-radioshow.mp3Fri, 2 Oct 2020 10:16:00 -0400SurgeryMedical EducationFull EpisodeBones - Joints - OrthopedicsBrain - Spine - NeurosurgeryBioethics And HumanitiesNeurosciencefalse52:01How COVID-19 is affecting the homelesshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/092220-lehmann-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/092220-lehmann-interview.mp3Fri, 2 Oct 2020 15:14:00 -0400Public HealthCommunityCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse15:07Polio, a paralyzing disease that is now mostly, but not entirely, a memoryhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/100120-meyer-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/100120-meyer-interview.mp3Fri, 2 Oct 2020 17:01:00 -0400HistoryUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsBrain - NeurologyVaccinesNeurosciencefalse15:13Testing a possible treatment for lupus; how the pandemic hit the Syracuse area's refugees and homeless: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/101120-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/101120-radioshow.mp3Mon, 12 Oct 2020 14:38:00 -0400CommunityResearchFull EpisodeDrugs - Medications - PharmacyCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00How trauma care has been impacted by COVID-19https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/100720-marx-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/100720-marx-interview.mp3Wed, 14 Oct 2020 09:14:00 -0400Intensive care - critical careEmergency Medicine - TraumaCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse15:59Physical therapist explains lymphedema, how to treat ithttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/100620-bateson-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/100620-bateson-interview.mp3Wed, 14 Oct 2020 09:51:00 -0400CancerPhysical Therapy - Rehabilitationfalse15:50Physical therapy for COVID patients; polio and post-polio syndrome; advances in trauma care: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020Matt Bowman explains how rehabilitation may help some people who are recovering from COVID-19. Neurologist. Neurologist Jenny Meyer, MD, addresses polio and post-polio syndrome Jenny Meyer, MD, addresses polio and post-polio syndrome. Trauma surgeon. Trauma surgeon Bill Marx, DO, tells of advances in trauma care and how it has been affected by the pandemic.  Bill Marx, DO, tells of advances in trauma care and how it has been affected by the pandemic. ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/101820-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/101820-radioshow.mp3Fri, 16 Oct 2020 12:03:00 -0400Full EpisodeCritical careIntensive careEmergency Medicine - TraumaBrain - NeurologyPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationNeuroscienceCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00Factors to consider when choosing a beveragehttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/100720-nanavati-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/100720-nanavati-interview.mp3Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:28:00 -0400FitnessFamily MedicineDiet - Nutritionfalse28:21Breast cancer update: the latest on prevention, screening, treatmenthttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/100820-sharma-charlamb-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/100820-sharma-charlamb-interview.mp3Thu, 22 Oct 2020 16:54:00 -0400SurgeryCancerWomens Health - Gynecologyfalse32:32Pandemic appears to have spawned teeth grinding, other dental concernshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/101220-smith-diflorio-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/101220-smith-diflorio-interview.mp3Fri, 23 Oct 2020 10:54:00 -0400Teeth - oral health -dental healthCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse17:27An update on breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention; physical therapy for lymphedema: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/102520-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/102520-radioshow.mp3Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:47:00 -0400SurgeryCancerFull EpisodeWomens Health - GynecologyPhysical Therapy - Rehabilitationfalse52:00Health considerations when quenching one's thirst; dental issues stemming from the pandemic: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/110120-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/110120-radioshow.mp3Mon, 2 Nov 2020 12:36:00 -0500Full EpisodeDiet - NutritionTeeth - oral health -dental healthCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00Precautions for senior citizens who take multiple medicationshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/101320-brangman-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/101320-brangman-interview.mp3Mon, 2 Nov 2020 16:57:00 -0500Drugs - Medications - PharmacyAging - Geriatricsfalse16:58New robotic tool assists in brain surgeries, including for epilepsyhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/102020-reddy-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/102020-reddy-interview.mp3Wed, 4 Nov 2020 11:54:00 -0500SurgeryTechnologyBrain - Spine - NeurosurgeryNeurosciencefalse14:20Mental health network serves hundreds of college students from SUNY campuseshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/102620-lucas-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/102620-lucas-interview.mp3Wed, 4 Nov 2020 11:58:00 -0500Psychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse15:02Why some hemorrhoids need treatmenthttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/102320-go-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/102320-go-interview.mp3Wed, 4 Nov 2020 12:09:00 -0500SurgeryDigestive - Gastrointestinalfalse15:48Are your medical wishes known if you someday can't speak for yourself?https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/102620-canuso-reiner-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/102620-canuso-reiner-interview.mp3Wed, 4 Nov 2020 12:32:00 -0500Death - Dyingfalse19:00Safety, flexibility are cited as keys to celebrating holidays in a pandemichttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/102120-nanavati-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/102120-nanavati-interview.mp3Wed, 4 Nov 2020 13:14:00 -0500CommunityFamily MedicineAlternative - Integrative MedicineCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse14:31Telehealth means you can see an emergency-room doctor without leaving home https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/101320-paolo-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/101320-paolo-interview.mp3Wed, 4 Nov 2020 11:12:00 -0500TechnologyEmergency Medicine - TraumaCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse15:10Preventing the overmedication of seniors; consulting an emergency physician remotely; using a robotic tool in brain surgery: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/110820-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/110820-radioshow.mp3Fri, 6 Nov 2020 14:46:00 -0500SurgeryFull EpisodeTechnologyDrugs - Medications - PharmacyEmergency Medicine - TraumaAging - GeriatricsBrain - Spine - NeurosurgeryNeurosciencefalse52:00How those wearing masks can communicate with people who have a hearing losshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/110920-nicholas-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/110920-nicholas-interview.mp3Thu, 12 Nov 2020 16:47:00 -0500Ear Nose And Throat - OtolaryngologyCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse16:35Pandemic poetry is featured in 20th anniversary issue of The Healing Musehttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/110320-neilen-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/110320-neilen-interview.mp3Thu, 12 Nov 2020 16:56:00 -0500Bioethics And HumanitiesCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse15:51How to celebrate the holidays safely in a pandemic; hemorrhoid problems and treatments; making your medical last wishes known in advance: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/111520-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/111520-radioshow.mp3Fri, 13 Nov 2020 10:27:00 -0500SurgerySafetyFull EpisodeDigestive - GastrointestinalDeath - dyingCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00Neurologist explains new drug combination for patients with ALShttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/110520-meyer-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/110520-meyer-interview.mp3Thu, 19 Nov 2020 13:00:00 -0500Drugs - Medications - PharmacyBrain - NeurologyNeurosciencefalse13:54A look at reflux and cancer of the esophagushttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/110920-wallen-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/110920-wallen-interview.mp3Thu, 19 Nov 2020 13:08:00 -0500SurgeryCancerDigestive - Gastrointestinalfalse16:45Prostate cancer's diagnosis, treatment and possible riskshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/111320-jacob-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/111320-jacob-interview.mp3Thu, 19 Nov 2020 13:17:00 -0500SurgeryCancerSexualityUrologyMens Healthfalse30:14A new treatment for Lou Gehrig's disease; a mental health network for college students; literary and visual arts journal marks 20 years: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/112220-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/112220-radioshow.mp3Fri, 20 Nov 2020 10:55:00 -0500Full EpisodeDrugs - Medications - PharmacyBrain - NeurologyPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional HealthBioethics And HumanitiesNeuroscienceCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00How exercise promotes good health; future doctors focus on food; the origins of cancer: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/112920-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/112920-radioshow.mp3Fri, 27 Nov 2020 10:00:00 -0500FitnessResearchMedical StudentCancerMedical EducationFull EpisodeDiet - NutritionPhysical Therapy - Rehabilitationfalse52:01A year into the coronavirus outbreak, what's known and what's likely to comhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/113020-thomas-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/113020-thomas-interview.mp3Thu, 3 Dec 2020 11:00:00 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthResearchVaccinesCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse45:54The pandemic, the vaccines and what's next: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/120620-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/120620-radioshow.mp3Fri, 4 Dec 2020 13:27:00 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthFull EpisodeVaccinesCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00Drug overdose deaths rise during the pandemichttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/111720-sullivan-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/111720-sullivan-interview.mp3Mon, 7 Dec 2020 17:45:00 -0500AddictionDrugs - Medications - PharmacyEmergency Medicine - TraumaCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse15:36Advice for getting through a winter of pandemic discontenthttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/120220-nanavati-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/120220-nanavati-interview.mp3Tue, 8 Dec 2020 10:31:00 -0500DepressionFamily MedicineAlternative - Integrative MedicineMental Health - Emotional HealthDeath - DyingCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse16:53Mother-daughter research team compares COVID-19 to previous pandemics in new bookhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/112020-kavey-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/112020-kavey-interview.mp3Tue, 8 Dec 2020 16:21:00 -0500Public HealthHistoryCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse16:09Explaining diseases of the retina, their risk factors and treatmenthttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/111120-yazdanyar-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/111120-yazdanyar-interview.mp3Tue, 8 Dec 2020 17:14:00 -0500Researchfalse16:26Masks challenge the hard of hearing; retinal diseases and eye health; explaining esophageal cancer: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/121320-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/121320-radioshow.mp3Thu, 10 Dec 2020 16:42:00 -0500SurgeryResearchCancerFull EpisodeEar Nose And Throat - OtolaryngologyEye - Vision - OphthalmologyCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00Prostate cancer explained; the pandemic and overdose deaths: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/122020-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/122020-radioshow.mp3Thu, 17 Dec 2020 13:19:00 -0500CancerFull EpisodeUrologyMens HealthDrugs - Medications - PharmacyEmergency Medicine - TraumaCOVID-19Coronavirusfalse52:00Treating kidney stones; caring for wounds and arterial disease; dealing with violence’s traumatic wake: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/122720-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/122720-radioshow.mp3Wed, 23 Dec 2020 10:17:00 -0500SurgeryCommunityFull EpisodeUrologyKidney - Renal - NephrologyMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse52:00Cardiac surgeon explains how the TT Maze procedure treats atrial fibrillationhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2020/122120-waterford-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/122120-waterford-interview.mp3Thu, 31 Dec 2020 12:20:00 -0500SurgeryStrokeHeart - Cardiovascularfalse15:57Reconsidering appendectomies; ticks and tick-borne diseases; lifelong advice on eating well: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019Surgeon Moustafa Hassan, MD, tells why some doctors are rethinking appendectomies. . Tick-borne disease expert Brian Leydet, PhD, talks about ticks and the illnesses they spread Tick-borne disease expert Brian Leydet, PhD, talks about ticks and the illnesses they spread. . Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin gives advice for eating well across the lifespan. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin gives advice for eating well across the lifespan.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0104-reconsidering-appendectomies-ticks-and-tick-borne-diseases-lifelong-advice-on-eating-well-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-jan-6-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26558Fri, 4 Jan 2019 06:19:00 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthSurgeryResearchEmergency Medicine - TraumaDiet - NutritionSustainability - Environmentfalse51:53Surgical options to repair a herniated diskLawrence Chin, MD, who leads the neurosurgery department at Upstate, describes how surgery can repair a herniated disk when pain and other symptoms become severe. A minimally invasive technique called microdiscectomy is one popular method, with some patients able to go home the same day., who leads the neurosurgery department at Upstate, describes how surgery can repair a herniated disk when pain and other symptoms become severe. A minimally invasive technique called microdiscectomy is one popular method, with some patients able to go home the same day.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0104-surgical-options-to-repair-a-herniated-disk.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26608Fri, 4 Jan 2019 05:08:05 -0500SurgeryBrain - Spine - Neurosurgeryfalse15:11Stroke experts answer listeners' questions; what a diaper bank can accomplish: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019Stroke experts Hesham Masoud, MD, and nurse Josh Onyan field a variety of questions about stroke. Pediatrician. Pediatrician Winter Berry, MD, explains how a community diaper bank helps new parents. Winter Berry, MD, explains how a community diaper bank helps new parents.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0110-stroke-experts-answer-listeners-questions-what-a-diaper-bank-can-accomplish-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-jan-13-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26633Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:17:00 -0500Public HealthCommunityStrokeUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsBrain - NeurologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse52:00Do marijuana compounds help treat pain?work, described as the first systematic review of experimental research on the effects of cannabis on pain, was published in the American Medical Association Journal JAMA Psychology. De Vita discusses cannabinoids, the chemical compounds in marijuana that provide its medicinal and recreational properties. Two of the hundreds of cannabinoids people may have heard of include THC, the component that creates the high, and CBD, which has been looked to for relief of pain, anxiety and some movement disorders. For people looking at CBD products to relieve their pain, De Vita says to "calibrate your expectations" and notes that CBD products are not well regulated.. De Vita discusses cannabinoids, the chemical compounds in marijuana that provide its medicinal and recreational properties. Two of the hundreds of cannabinoids people may have heard of include THC, the component that creates the high, and CBD, which has been looked to for relief of pain, anxiety and some movement disorders. For people looking at CBD products to relieve their pain, De Vita says to "calibrate your expectations" and notes that CBD products are not well regulated.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0117-do-marijuana-compounds-help-treat-pain.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26650Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:13:57 -0500ResearchDrugs - Medications - PharmacyAnesthesia - Pain TreatmentPsychology - Psychiatryfalse15:50How the "Exercise is Medicine" initiative got started and what it recommendsExercise is Medicine ," an effort to ingrain a fitness philosophy into the health care system and communities. Upstate exercise physiologist ," an effort to ingrain a fitness philosophy into the health care system and communities. Upstate exercise physiologist Carol Sames, PhD, Carol Sames, PhD, shares research that proves the medical benefits of exercise, along with methods health care providers are using to inspire their patients to be active. Sames is the director of Upstate's Vitality Fitness Program and also an associate professor of physical therapy education. shares research that proves the medical benefits of exercise, along with methods health care providers are using to inspire their patients to be active. Sames is the director of Upstate's Vitality Fitness Program and also an associate professor of physical therapy education. Click here Click here for a detailed look at current exercise guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. for a detailed look at current exercise guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0117-how-the-exercise-is-medicine-initiative-got-started-and-what-it-recommends.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26663Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:14:19 -0500Public HealthCommunityFitnessfalse15:09Testing for colon cancer; infections stemming from drug abuse; the importance of vitamin A: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019Gastroenterologist Sekou Rawlins, MD, talks about colon cancer screening. . Infectious disease expert Timothy Endy, MD, discusses deadly infections that may result from drug abuse Infectious disease expert Timothy Endy, MD, discusses deadly infections that may result from drug abuse. . Pediatric gastroenterologist Aamer Imdad, MBBS, explains the important role of vitamin A. Pediatric gastroenterologist Aamer Imdad, MBBS, explains the important role of vitamin A.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0118-testing-for-colon-cancer-infections-stemming-from-drug-abuse-the-importance-of-vitamin-a-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-jan-20-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26680Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:53:00 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthResearchCancerAddictionUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsDiet - NutritionDigestive - GastrointestinalPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse51:59Minimally invasive back surgery; how anyone can benefit from exercise; cannabinoids and pain relief: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019Lawrence Chin, MD, explains the minimally invasive back surgery called microdiscectomy. Exercise physiologist. Exercise physiologist Carol Sames, PhD, talks about the "Exercise is Medicine" initiative Carol Sames, PhD, talks about the "Exercise is Medicine" initiative. . Martin De Vita, a doctoral candidate in psychology, discusses the use of cannabinoids -- marijuana derivatives -- to relieve pain. Martin De Vita, a doctoral candidate in psychology, discusses the use of cannabinoids -- marijuana derivatives -- to relieve pain.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0124-minimally-invasive-back-surgery-how-anyone-can-benefit-from-exercise-cannabinoids-and-pain-relief-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-jan-27-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26692Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:04:00 -0500SurgeryFitnessResearchDrugs - Medications - PharmacyAging - GeriatricsBrain - Spine - NeurosurgeryAnesthesia - Pain TreatmentPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse52:00Researchers who run analyze the runner's highSteve Hicks, MD, PhD, teamed up with Upstate scientist, teamed up with Upstate scientist Frank Middleton, PhD Frank Middleton, PhD, for, for the study, which was published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise the study, which was published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. They found that multiple molecular signaling pathways may converge to produce a runner's high. All humans express the molecules involved, although not everyone experiences a runner's high. "It's simply a matter of expressing those genes in the right amounts during your run," Hicks explains. He is a pediatrician and scientist at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa. Middleton holds multiple appointments at Upstate in neuroscience and physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, pediatrics and psychiatry and behavioral sciences. While their study was not designed to look for conditions that make it more or less likely for a runner's high to occur, they noticed one factor that might have an impact: the time a runner last ate before running. The runners who achieved a high ate, on average, an hour before their run. Those who did not get the runner's high ate about four hours before their run.. They found that multiple molecular signaling pathways may converge to produce a runner's high. All humans express the molecules involved, although not everyone experiences a runner's high. "It's simply a matter of expressing those genes in the right amounts during your run," Hicks explains. He is a pediatrician and scientist at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa. Middleton holds multiple appointments at Upstate in neuroscience and physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, pediatrics and psychiatry and behavioral sciences. While their study was not designed to look for conditions that make it more or less likely for a runner's high to occur, they noticed one factor that might have an impact: the time a runner last ate before running. The runners who achieved a high ate, on average, an hour before their run. Those who did not get the runner's high ate about four hours before their run.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0125-researchers-who-run-analyze-the-runners-high.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26734Fri, 25 Jan 2019 11:55:00 -0500FitnessResearchBrain - NeurologyNeurosciencefalse15:37Upstate-St. Camillus program treats people recovering from illness and addictiontreatment program for those suffering from illness and addiction. Since it began in April 2018, about 40 people have successfully completed the program, according to nurse Kelly Mussi, assistant director of transitional care at Upstate, and nurse Suzanne Wheeler, case manager in the department of transitional care. They explain how the program, funded by a $2.1 million grant, helps people off drugs while freeing up hospital beds for other patients. After a patient is stabilized, he or she is transferred to a special unit at St. Camillus to recover for four to six weeks. http://upstateonline.info/static/December20-December272018/blog/story-1/index.html. Since it began in April 2018, about 40 people have successfully completed the program, according to nurse Kelly Mussi, assistant director of transitional care at Upstate, and nurse Suzanne Wheeler, case manager in the department of transitional care. They explain how the program, funded by a $2.1 million grant, helps people off drugs while freeing up hospital beds for other patients. After a patient is stabilized, he or she is transferred to a special unit at St. Camillus to recover for four to six weeks. http://upstateonline.info/static/December20-December272018/blog/story-1/index.html]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0125-upstate-st-camillus-program-treats-people-recovering-from-illness-and-addiction.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26744Fri, 25 Jan 2019 11:52:36 -0500Infectious DiseaseCommunityNursingAddictionfalse15:24Nurse volunteers to provide medical care in Guatemalaclick here. .        ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0131-nurse-volunteers-to-provide-medical-care-in-guatemala.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26803Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:20:24 -0500International Health CareNursingVolunteersfalse14:29Nonprofit group offers varied efforts to support those affected by mental illnessSyracuse chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She talks about her personal experience with mental illness -- as a mother and as a nurse. She also talks about the services offered by NAMI Syracuse, including support groups, crisis intervention training, a speakers' bureau and a program called "Ending the Silence," designed to educate middle and high school students. Among the possible signs of mental illness: a change in sleep patterns, appearance and/or appetite; a loss of interest in things for which you previously had a passion; feeling bad or a loss of energy; stating that one feels depressed; and feelings of anxiety or worry. Since these symptoms may have a medical cause, Byrnes encourages an appointment with a health care provider.  She talks about her personal experience with mental illness -- as a mother and as a nurse. She also talks about the services offered by NAMI Syracuse, including support groups, crisis intervention training, a speakers' bureau and a program called "Ending the Silence," designed to educate middle and high school students. Among the possible signs of mental illness: a change in sleep patterns, appearance and/or appetite; a loss of interest in things for which you previously had a passion; feeling bad or a loss of energy; stating that one feels depressed; and feelings of anxiety or worry. Since these symptoms may have a medical cause, Byrnes encourages an appointment with a health care provider. ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0131-nonprofit-group-offers-varied-efforts-to-support-those-affected-by-mental-illness.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26811Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:24:19 -0500Allergies - AsthmaPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse18:30Science behind the 'runner's high'; medical mission leads to Guatemala; people with addictions treated through dual effort: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019Frank Middleton, PhD, and Upstate graduate Steve Hicks, MD, PhD, share their research on the "runner's high." Nurse Nurse Susan Thomas tells about her medical mission work in Guatemala Susan Thomas tells about her medical mission work in Guatemala. Nurses. Nurses Kelly Mussi and Suzanne Wheeler discuss an addiction treatment partnership between Upstate University Hospital and The Centers at St. Camillus. Kelly Mussi and Suzanne Wheeler discuss an addiction treatment partnership between Upstate University Hospital and The Centers at St. Camillus.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0131-science-behind-the-runners-high-medical-mission-leads-to-guatemala-people-with-addictions-treated-through-dual-effort-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-feb-3-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26818Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:12:00 -0500Infectious DiseaseResearchNursingAddictionVolunteersBrain - Neurologyfalse52:05Flu season update; treating, preventing scald burns, frostbite; group works to help those with mental illness: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019Jarrod Bagatell, MD, discusses this season's influenza outbreak. Burn program manager. Burn program manager Tamara Roberts talks about frostbite, scald burns and more Tamara Roberts talks about frostbite, scald burns and more. . Marla Byrnes tells about the work and goals of the Syracuse chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Marla Byrnes tells about the work and goals of the Syracuse chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0208-flu-season-update-treating-preventing-scald-burns-frostbite-group-works-to-help-those-with-mental-illness-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-feb-10-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26851Fri, 8 Feb 2019 10:39:00 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthCommunityVolunteersSafetyPsychology - PsychiatryPrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional HealthBurns - Clark Burn Centerfalse52:00When surgery is needed to remove a spinal tumorMichael Galgano, MD, discusses spinal tumors and their two main types: those that occur within the spinal cord and those in the spinal column or backbone. Tumors may be cancerous or benign. Some are slow growing and can be monitored without immediate intervention, and others need to be removed surgically. Some may require chemotherapy or radiation. Galgano explains that most tumors in the spinal cord are the result of cancers that have traveled from elsewhere in the body, often the lung, breast or prostate. Surgeries to remove these tumors are delicate operations that harbor significant risk., discusses spinal tumors and their two main types: those that occur within the spinal cord and those in the spinal column or backbone. Tumors may be cancerous or benign. Some are slow growing and can be monitored without immediate intervention, and others need to be removed surgically. Some may require chemotherapy or radiation. Galgano explains that most tumors in the spinal cord are the result of cancers that have traveled from elsewhere in the body, often the lung, breast or prostate. Surgeries to remove these tumors are delicate operations that harbor significant risk.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0211-when-surgery-is-needed-to-remove-a-spinal-tumor.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26862Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:39:22 -0500SurgeryCancerBrain - Spine - Neurosurgeryfalse14:35Understanding the role of the child life specialistchild life specialist. Gina Lozito, the child life manager at the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, explains the role of these specialists. They're stationed throughout the hospital, so they can be available in inpatient rooms, the emergency department, operating rooms and radiology and outpatient offices. They help relieve stress by building rapport with children and help children and their families understand what's happening medically. Lozito explains the educational requirements for child life specialists, who must complete a 600-hour internship in their final semester.. Gina Lozito, the child life manager at the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, explains the role of these specialists. They're stationed throughout the hospital, so they can be available in inpatient rooms, the emergency department, operating rooms and radiology and outpatient offices. They help relieve stress by building rapport with children and help children and their families understand what's happening medically. Lozito explains the educational requirements for child life specialists, who must complete a 600-hour internship in their final semester.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0211-understanding-the-role-of-the-child-life-specialist.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26866Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:39:09 -0500Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - Pediatricsfalse15:05How to prevent, treat scalds and frostbite, from Upstate's Clark Burn CenterUpstate's Clark Burn Center, which serves patients from 41 counties in New York and Pennsylvania., which serves patients from 41 counties in New York and Pennsylvania.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0208-how-to-prevent-treat-scalds-and-frostbite-from-upstates-clark-burn-center.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26871Fri, 8 Feb 2019 10:37:01 -0500Public HealthEmergency Medicine - TraumaPrevention - Preventive MedicineBurns - Clark Burn Centerfalse14:32What hernias are and how they are repairedMoustafa Hassan, MD, director of, director of Upstate's Hernia and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Program Upstate's Hernia and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Program. He and nurse navigator Shawna White explain what to expect if you're diagnosed with a hernia. . He and nurse navigator Shawna White explain what to expect if you're diagnosed with a hernia. ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0211-what-hernias-are-and-how-they-are-repaired.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26875Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:39:40 -0500Surgeryfalse15:07It's cold and flu season; are you protected?Jarrod Bagatell, MD, director of employee and student health at Upstate Medical University. At the end of January, influenza in Central New York was considered widespread, he says. Flu symptoms can resemble those of a common cold -- aches, chills and fever, along with a cough and headache -- but typically come on more suddenly and are much more severe. Possible complications from the flu -- including pneumonia, sepsis and dehydration -- can be deadly, which is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends almost everyone older than 6 months should be vaccinated annually., director of employee and student health at Upstate Medical University. At the end of January, influenza in Central New York was considered widespread, he says. Flu symptoms can resemble those of a common cold -- aches, chills and fever, along with a cough and headache -- but typically come on more suddenly and are much more severe. Possible complications from the flu -- including pneumonia, sepsis and dehydration -- can be deadly, which is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends almost everyone older than 6 months should be vaccinated annually.            ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0208-its-cold-and-flu-season-are-you-protected.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26879Fri, 8 Feb 2019 10:36:00 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse15:53Resiliency and teamwork are crucial to a hospital or a football teamDino Babers and Upstate University Hospital Chief Executive Officer and Upstate University Hospital Chief Executive Officer Robert Corona, DO, Robert Corona, DO, share their philosophies on leadership, team building and resiliency. Trust is a key component for both men. Babers explains his strategy for getting all of his players on the same page. Corona, a neuropathologist, points out that humans have evolved as a species in part because of their ability to work as a team. The two community leaders also talk about resiliency. share their philosophies on leadership, team building and resiliency. Trust is a key component for both men. Babers explains his strategy for getting all of his players on the same page. Corona, a neuropathologist, points out that humans have evolved as a species in part because of their ability to work as a team. The two community leaders also talk about resiliency.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0214-resiliency-and-teamwork-are-crucial-to-a-hospital-or-a-football-team.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26983Thu, 14 Feb 2019 07:14:29 -0500false17:31Researchers working toward a heroin vaccine are both hopeful and cautiousStephen Thomas, MD, explains the process of creating a new vaccine, which is tried in laboratory animals before it's considered for human trials. He sees this vaccine as one of multiple tools that people fighting heroin addiction might use to achieve sobriety. explains the process of creating a new vaccine, which is tried in laboratory animals before it's considered for human trials. He sees this vaccine as one of multiple tools that people fighting heroin addiction might use to achieve sobriety.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0215-researchers-working-toward-a-heroin-vaccine-are-both-hopeful-and-cautious.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27025Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:23:41 -0500ResearchAddictionDrugs - Medications - PharmacyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse23:39He kept sports in his life after losing a leg to cancer in high schoolClick here to see what he can do as an adaptive athlete in a video called "I Train So I Can," sponsored by the Merrell footwear company. to see what he can do as an adaptive athlete in a video called "I Train So I Can," sponsored by the Merrell footwear company.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0215-he-kept-sports-in-his-life-after-losing-a-leg-to-cancer-in-high-school.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27029Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:22:44 -0500Patient StoryCancerDisabilityfalse14:17Explaining spinal tumors; active athlete has dealt with cancer, amputation; what child life specialists do: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019Michael Galgano, MD, tells about spinal tumors. . Dan Kosick shares his story of cancer survival and becoming an adaptive athlete Dan Kosick shares his story of cancer survival and becoming an adaptive athlete. . Gina Lozito, child life manager at the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, explains the role of a child life specialist. Gina Lozito, child life manager at the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, explains the role of a child life specialist.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0215-explaining-spinal-tumors-active-athlete-has-dealt-with-cancer-amputation-what-child-life-specialists-do-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-feb-17-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27035Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:25:00 -0500SurgeryPatient StoryCancerDisabilityHealth CareersUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsBrain - Spine - Neurosurgeryfalse52:01Upstate faculty member fulfills lifelong dream of appearing on 'Jeopardy!'Rachel Fabi, PhD ?" perhaps you were watching. She's back from California, where the popular television game show is recorded, and she tells about her experience as a contestant. ?" perhaps you were watching. She's back from California, where the popular television game show is recorded, and she tells about her experience as a contestant.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0221-upstate-faculty-member-fulfills-lifelong-dream-of-appearing-on-jeopardy.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27080Thu, 21 Feb 2019 06:29:25 -0500Public HealthEntertainmentBioethics and HumanitiesPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse8:33Medical student helps research rare neurologic condition clustered in Dominican RepublicFrank Middleton, PhD, and Alfred "Aj" Espinoza, a first-year medical student. Espinoza explains that in this disease, iron accumulates in the brain, affecting speech and causing muscle spasms and contractions and trouble walking. The illness was first described by German physicians in 1922. Part of the current research attempts to understand why some people with PKAN have severe symptoms, while others have mild symptoms. and Alfred "Aj" Espinoza, a first-year medical student. Espinoza explains that in this disease, iron accumulates in the brain, affecting speech and causing muscle spasms and contractions and trouble walking. The illness was first described by German physicians in 1922. Part of the current research attempts to understand why some people with PKAN have severe symptoms, while others have mild symptoms. Click here Click here to see a video titled "Tough as Iron" about PKAN and to see a video titled "Tough as Iron" about PKAN and click here f click here f or a detailed scientific report. or a detailed scientific report.        ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0222-medical-student-helps-research-rare-neurologic-condition-clustered-in-dominican-republic.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27088Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:57:00 -0500GeneticsResearchMedical StudentBrain - NeurologyNeurosciencefalse14:55What ethics has to do with health policyRachel Fabi, PhD, discusses the ethics of health policy. She explains the difference between refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants and discusses some of her recent published work., discusses the ethics of health policy. She explains the difference between refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants and discusses some of her recent published work.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0222-what-ethics-has-to-do-with-health-policy.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27096Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:56:39 -0500ResearchBioethics and Humanitiesfalse14:24Malaria outbreaks among ways Venezuelan crisis is straining Latin America's health care systemsAnna Stewart-Ibarra, PhD, and fourth-year medical student Dan Farrell talk about the spread of malaria in places where the disease had been eliminated., and fourth-year medical student Dan Farrell talk about the spread of malaria in places where the disease had been eliminated.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0222-malaria-outbreaks-among-ways-venezuelan-crisis-is-straining-latin-americas-health-care-systems.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27103Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:57:20 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthResearchMedical StudentInternational Health Carefalse13:57End-of-life issues - palliative care, quality of life, assisted suicide - explored in new book"Finishing Our Story: Preparing for the End of Life" is designed to help people understand this final stage. The book is written by is designed to help people understand this final stage. The book is written by Gregory Eastwood, MD Gregory Eastwood, MD, a physician and ethicist who served for many years as president of Upstate Medical University. Eastwood discusses the dying process, how the quality of life may influence a person's death, physician-assisted suicide, palliative care and the importance of making one's wishes known., a physician and ethicist who served for many years as president of Upstate Medical University. Eastwood discusses the dying process, how the quality of life may influence a person's death, physician-assisted suicide, palliative care and the importance of making one's wishes known.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0222-end-of-life-issues-palliative-care-quality-of-life-assisted-suicide-explored-in-new-book.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27122Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:57:00 -0500Aging - GeriatricsBioethics and HumanitiesDeath - dyingfalse15:39Understanding hernias and their treatment; working toward a heroin vaccine; appearing on 'Jeopardy!': Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019Moustafa Hassan, MD, and nurse navigator Shawna White explain how hernias are diagnosed and treated. Physician scientist. Physician scientist Stephen Thomas, MD, tells about his work on a heroin vaccine Stephen Thomas, MD, tells about his work on a heroin vaccine. Assistant professor. Assistant professor Rachel Fabi, PhD, shares her experience as a contestant on the TV game show "Jeopardy!" Rachel Fabi, PhD, shares her experience as a contestant on the TV game show "Jeopardy!"      ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0221-understanding-hernias-and-their-treatment-working-toward-a-heroin-vaccine-appearing-on-jeopardy-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-feb-24-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27124Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:27:00 -0500Public HealthSurgeryResearchEntertainmentDrugs - Medications - PharmacyBioethics and HumanitiesPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse52:02International research shows at least a dozen genetic variants increase the risk of ADHDRecent international research involving a scientist at Upstate Medical University is giving new insight into the biology behind attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. involving a scientist at Upstate Medical University is giving new insight into the biology behind attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Stephen Faraone, PhD Stephen Faraone, PhD, explains that certain genetic variants can increase a person's risk for developing ADHD. Faraone is a Distinguished Professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and a professor of neuroscience and physiology. He and colleagues published their work in the journal Nature Genetics., explains that certain genetic variants can increase a person's risk for developing ADHD. Faraone is a Distinguished Professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and a professor of neuroscience and physiology. He and colleagues published their work in the journal Nature Genetics.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0225-international-research-shows-at-least-a-dozen-genetic-variants-increase-the-risk-of-adhd.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27112Mon, 25 Feb 2019 10:24:00 -0500GeneticsResearchPsychology - PsychiatryBehavior - Behavioral DisordersNeurosciencefalse15:15ADHD's genetic component; disease outbreaks and civil unrest; issues surrounding death and dying: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 3, 2019phen Faraone, PhD, explains how certain genetic variants can raise the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Researcher, or ADHD. Researcher Anna Stewart-Ibarra, PhD, and medical student Dan Farrell discuss a malaria outbreak in the wake of the Venezuelan crisis Anna Stewart-Ibarra, PhD, and medical student Dan Farrell discuss a malaria outbreak in the wake of the Venezuelan crisis. Medical ethicist. Medical ethicist Gregory Eastwood, MD, explores end-of-life issues from his new book, "Finishing Our Story." Gregory Eastwood, MD, explores end-of-life issues from his new book, "Finishing Our Story."]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0228-adhds-genetic-component-disease-outbreaks-and-civil-unrest-issues-surrounding-death-and-dying-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-march-3-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27215Thu, 28 Feb 2019 06:44:00 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthGeneticsResearchMedical StudentInternational Health CareAging - GeriatricsBioethics and HumanitiesDeath - dyingBehavior - Behavioral Disordersfalse52:01Chief nurse shares her breast cancer story, including combination treatment of surgery and radiationNancy Page 's images. Page, chief nursing officer at Upstate University Hospital, underwent a biopsy and was diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ. At age 59, she became one of the estimated 60,000 women who receive the diagnosis each year. Page shares her personal story and how she decided to undergo 's images. Page, chief nursing officer at Upstate University Hospital, underwent a biopsy and was diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ. At age 59, she became one of the estimated 60,000 women who receive the diagnosis each year. Page shares her personal story and how she decided to undergo intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), a procedure combining surgery to remove the tumor with radiation delivered to the tumor space., a procedure combining surgery to remove the tumor with radiation delivered to the tumor space.        ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0308-chief-nurse-shares-her-breast-cancer-story-including-combination-treatment-of-surgery-and-radiation.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27224Fri, 8 Mar 2019 05:37:39 -0500SurgeryNursingCancerMedical Imaging - Radiologyfalse14:54How teamwork, resiliency affect football ... or a hospital; ethics in public health; researching a rare, devastating condition: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 10, 2019Syracuse University head football coach Dino Babers and Upstate University Hospital CEO Robert Corona, DO, discuss teamwork and resiliency. . Rachel Fabi, PhD, explains how ethics fits into public health policy Rachel Fabi, PhD, explains how ethics fits into public health policy. Medical student. Medical student Alfred "Aj" Espinoza tells about research Alfred "Aj" Espinoza tells about research on a on a rare neurological condition rare neurological condition. .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0308-how-teamwork-resiliency-affect-football-or-a-hospital-ethics-in-public-health-researching-a-rare-devastating-condition-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-march-10-20.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27259Fri, 8 Mar 2019 04:59:00 -0500Public HealthGeneticsResearchMedical StudentFull EpisodeBrain - NeurologyBioethics and Humanitiesfalse52:01How cancer can affect a pregnancyhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0308-how-cancer-can-affect-a-pregnancy.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27278Fri, 8 Mar 2019 06:13:19 -0500CancerWomens Health - GynecologyMaternity - Obstetricsfalse14:30Perspectives on breast cancer: a nursing officer becomes a patient; simultaneous radiation and surgery; avoiding chemotherapy: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 17, 2019chief nursing officer Nancy Page shares her personal experience with early-stage breast cancer. Surgeon. Surgeon Lisa Lai, MD, and radiation oncologist Anna Shapiro, MD, tell about a procedure that combines surgery and radiation therapy Lisa Lai, MD, and radiation oncologist Anna Shapiro, MD, tell about a procedure that combines surgery and radiation therapy. Oncologist. Oncologist Abi Siva, MD, discusses which women with breast cancer may be able to safely skip chemotherapy. Abi Siva, MD, discusses which women with breast cancer may be able to safely skip chemotherapy.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0315-perspectives-on-breast-cancer-a-nursing-officer-becomes-a-patient-simultaneous-radiation-and-surgery-avoiding-chemotherapy-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-march-17-201.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27358Fri, 15 Mar 2019 05:53:00 -0400SurgeryPatient StoryNursingCancerFull EpisodeWomens Health - GynecologyMedical Imaging - Radiologyfalse52:02A range of conditions can affect the thyroid glandNidhi Bansal, MBBS, talks about thyroid problems, which can range from disorders that are harmless and need no treatment to something that can be life-threatening. She is an assistant professor of medicine at Upstate and associate director of the thyroid program., talks about thyroid problems, which can range from disorders that are harmless and need no treatment to something that can be life-threatening. She is an assistant professor of medicine at Upstate and associate director of the thyroid program.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0315-a-range-of-conditions-can-affect-the-thyroid-gland.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27370Fri, 15 Mar 2019 06:15:31 -0400Joslin Diabetes CenterDiabetes - Endocrine - Metabolismfalse15:21What is the outlook for someone with pancreatic cancer?Mashaal Dhir, MD, explains. Pancreatic cancer is often discovered only after it has advanced, he notes, and the most common type of pancreatic cancer is adenocarcinoma, which arises in the ducts of the pancreas. Symptoms may include jaundice -- a yellowing of the skin and eyes -- along with pain, loss of appetite and weight loss. Treatments may include surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation, and some patients may qualify for clinical trials involving immunotherapy., explains. Pancreatic cancer is often discovered only after it has advanced, he notes, and the most common type of pancreatic cancer is adenocarcinoma, which arises in the ducts of the pancreas. Symptoms may include jaundice -- a yellowing of the skin and eyes -- along with pain, loss of appetite and weight loss. Treatments may include surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation, and some patients may qualify for clinical trials involving immunotherapy.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0321-what-is-the-outlook-for-someone-with-pancreatic-cancer.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27414Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:44:38 -0400SurgeryCancerPancreas - Liver - Gallbladder - Bile DuctsDigestive - Gastrointestinalfalse15:03McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center fights persistent problem of child abuseAnn Botash, MD, medical director of the, medical director of the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center. She explains how the agency helps victims of abuse and neglect. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and McMahon Ryan raises awareness by placing blue pinwheels throughout the community. The. She explains how the agency helps victims of abuse and neglect. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and McMahon Ryan raises awareness by placing blue pinwheels throughout the community. The statewide hotline statewide hotline to report suspected child abuse is 1-800-342-3720. to report suspected child abuse is 1-800-342-3720.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0321-mcmahon-ryan-child-advocacy-center-fights-persistent-problem-of-child-abuse.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27422Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:44:54 -0400CommunitySafetyUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse15:12New doctors polish communication skills through theater artsStephen Knohl, MD, a professor of medicine and residency program director at Upstate, teams with, a professor of medicine and residency program director at Upstate, teams with Stephen Cross Stephen Cross, a professor of drama at SU, to discuss the program., a professor of drama at SU, to discuss the program.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0321-new-doctors-polish-communication-skills-through-theater-arts.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27434Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:44:15 -0400Medical Educationfalse26:13Treating pancreatic cancer; how an agency helps abused children; how cancer affects pregnant women: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 24, 2019Mashaal Dhir, MD, talks about the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Pediatrician. Pediatrician Ann Botash, MD, discusses child abuse and the role of the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center Ann Botash, MD, discusses child abuse and the role of the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center. Gynecologic oncologist. Gynecologic oncologist Molly Brewer, MD, DVM, explains what happens when a pregnant woman has cancer. Molly Brewer, MD, DVM, explains what happens when a pregnant woman has cancer.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0322-treating-pancreatic-cancer-how-an-agency-helps-abused-children-how-cancer-affects-pregnant-women-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-march-24-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27442Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:49:00 -0400Public HealthSurgeryCancerChemotherapyUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPancreas - Liver - Gallbladder - Bile DuctsMaternity - ObstetricsDigestive - GastrointestinalMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse52:01Concussion's psychological aftereffects; preserving limbs in the face of arterial disease; all about the thyroid: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 31, 2019Angelina Rodner, PhD, discusses the psychological effects of concussio n. Vascular surgeon and wound care expert n. Vascular surgeon and wound care expert Palma Shaw, MD, tells about limb preservation for patients with arterial diseases Palma Shaw, MD, tells about limb preservation for patients with arterial diseases. Endocrinologist. Endocrinologist Nidhi Bansal, MBBS, explains the importance of the thyroid gland. Nidhi Bansal, MBBS, explains the importance of the thyroid gland.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0401-concussions-psychological-aftereffects-preserving-limbs-in-the-face-of-arterial-disease-all-about-the-thyroid-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-march-31-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27476Mon, 1 Apr 2019 05:10:00 -0400SurgeryFull EpisodeBrain - NeurologyDiabetes - Endocrine - MetabolismPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationPsychology - PsychiatryPrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse52:01When to be concerned about a wound that doesn't healPalma Shaw, MD, explains the efforts made to help preserve the limbs of patients with arterial diseases. Certain conditions, including diabetes, can put a person at risk for needing amputation. She talks about the reasons some wounds don't heal and the role of a limb preservation team. explains the efforts made to help preserve the limbs of patients with arterial diseases. Certain conditions, including diabetes, can put a person at risk for needing amputation. She talks about the reasons some wounds don't heal and the role of a limb preservation team.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0328-when-to-be-concerned-about-a-wound-that-doesnt-heal.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27479Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:32:00 -0400SurgeryDiabetes - Endocrine - Metabolismfalse14:57Anxiety and post-traumatic stress can follow a concussionAngelina Rodner, PhD, explains that headaches, dizziness, visual problems and emotional disturbances may signal that recovery will be prolonged. Depending on the injury that caused the concussion, she says a person may grapple with anxiety and/or post-traumatic stress disorder. This can complicate treatment, recovery and outcome. Rodner is a clinical psychologist and a member of the Upstate Concussion Center team., explains that headaches, dizziness, visual problems and emotional disturbances may signal that recovery will be prolonged. Depending on the injury that caused the concussion, she says a person may grapple with anxiety and/or post-traumatic stress disorder. This can complicate treatment, recovery and outcome. Rodner is a clinical psychologist and a member of the Upstate Concussion Center team.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0328-anxiety-and-post-traumatic-stress-can-follow-a-concussion.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27486Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:32:27 -0400Brain - NeurologyPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse15:14If you take aspirin to prevent heart disease, it may be time to discuss it with your doctorRobert Carhart, MD, tells about, tells about new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association that address the best ways to prevent heart disease. He explains how some patients who are at higher risk may still be advised to take aspirin, typically a baby aspirin per day. The guidelines also address physical activity, diet, tobacco use, diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure. Carhart tells what people can do to lower their risk of developing heart disease. that address the best ways to prevent heart disease. He explains how some patients who are at higher risk may still be advised to take aspirin, typically a baby aspirin per day. The guidelines also address physical activity, diet, tobacco use, diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure. Carhart tells what people can do to lower their risk of developing heart disease.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0329-if-you-take-aspirin-to-prevent-heart-disease-it-may-be-time-to-discuss-it-with-your-doctor.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27497Fri, 29 Mar 2019 09:09:59 -0400Drugs - Medications - PharmacyHeart - Cardiovascularfalse15:14Incidence of stroke in younger people on the rise; here's how you can reduce your riskHesham Masoud, MD, explains why strokes  -- often associated with senior citizens -- appear to be increasing among people in their 50s and younger. He goes over the warning signs and symptoms and when you should summon immediate help. He also describes the care provided by stroke experts at Upstate University Hospital., explains why strokes  -- often associated with senior citizens -- appear to be increasing among people in their 50s and younger. He goes over the warning signs and symptoms and when you should summon immediate help. He also describes the care provided by stroke experts at Upstate University Hospital.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0329-incidence-of-stroke-in-younger-people-on-the-rise-heres-how-you-can-reduce-your-risk.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27509Fri, 29 Mar 2019 09:09:39 -0400StrokeBrain - Neurologyfalse27:35Younger people experiencing strokes; theater as a rehearsal for medical communication; Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, April 7, 2019Hesham Masoud, MD, discusses the rise in numbers of young people having strokes. Professors. Professors Stephen Knohl, MD, from Upstate Medical University, and Stephen Cross, from Syracuse University, tell about a theater program that's helping young doctors polish their communication skills. Stephen Knohl, MD, from Upstate Medical University, and Stephen Cross, from Syracuse University, tell about a theater program that's helping young doctors polish their communication skills.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0405-younger-people-experiencing-strokes-theater-as-a-rehearsal-for-medical-communication-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-april-7-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27551Fri, 5 Apr 2019 05:57:00 -0400CommunityStrokeMedical EducationFull EpisodeBrain - NeurologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse58:56Do restrictions on firearms reduce the number of gun deaths?Christopher Morley, PhD, who chairs the department of public health and preventive medicine at Upstate. Using data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he and a colleague make the case that New York provides a natural experiment for the effectiveness of policy in preventing deaths by firearms. "Despite being densely populated, counties in and around New York City with stronger restrictions have lower gun death rates," their research concludes. Morley also talks about the lasting impact of 1937 "redline" segregation in Syracuse. who chairs the department of public health and preventive medicine at Upstate. Using data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he and a colleague make the case that New York provides a natural experiment for the effectiveness of policy in preventing deaths by firearms. "Despite being densely populated, counties in and around New York City with stronger restrictions have lower gun death rates," their research concludes. Morley also talks about the lasting impact of 1937 "redline" segregation in Syracuse.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0409-do-restrictions-on-firearms-reduce-the-number-of-gun-deaths.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27560Tue, 9 Apr 2019 09:40:07 -0400Public HealthCommunityResearchPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse25:43The development of oral insulin: Can a pill replace an insulin injection?Ramachandra Naik, MD, tells about a national study that's underway involving a pill form of insulin. Naik is a professor of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at Upstate and the assistant dean for translational and clinical research programs. The medication being studied is made by Oramed Pharmaceuticals and designed for people with Type 2 diabetes --  the more common form of the disease, formerly called adult-onset diabetes. Insulin has been injected into the bloodstream because if it were taken by mouth, the digestive system would break it down before it could be put to use by the body. Naik explains that the new pill is has a protective coating, allowing the insulin to enter the bloodstream once it arrives in the intestinal tract., tells about a national study that's underway involving a pill form of insulin. Naik is a professor of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at Upstate and the assistant dean for translational and clinical research programs. The medication being studied is made by Oramed Pharmaceuticals and designed for people with Type 2 diabetes --  the more common form of the disease, formerly called adult-onset diabetes. Insulin has been injected into the bloodstream because if it were taken by mouth, the digestive system would break it down before it could be put to use by the body. Naik explains that the new pill is has a protective coating, allowing the insulin to enter the bloodstream once it arrives in the intestinal tract.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0409-the-development-of-oral-insulin-can-a-pill-replace-an-insulin-injection.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27567Tue, 9 Apr 2019 09:38:47 -0400Joslin Diabetes CenterDiabetes - Endocrine - Metabolismfalse15:24National Institute of Mental Health official shares her passion for scienceSusan Amara, PhD, scientific director of the intramural research program at the National Institute of Mental Health, speaks about her scientific research, which includes how medications work in the treatment of both attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and depression, and what new treatments might be possible, as well. She visited Upstate Medical University to speak to students about the importance of scientific research. scientific director of the intramural research program at the National Institute of Mental Health, speaks about her scientific research, which includes how medications work in the treatment of both attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and depression, and what new treatments might be possible, as well. She visited Upstate Medical University to speak to students about the importance of scientific research.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0409-national-institute-of-mental-health-official-shares-her-passion-for-science.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27575Tue, 9 Apr 2019 09:39:46 -0400ResearchDepressionDrugs - Medications - PharmacyMental Health - Emotional HealthBehavior - Behavioral Disordersfalse14:33Yes, child trafficking takes place in Central New YorkAlicia Pekarsky, MD. She's an assistant professor of pediatrics at Upstate who works in the Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation Program at the She's an assistant professor of pediatrics at Upstate who works in the Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation Program at the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center in Syracuse. She talks about the signs that may suggest a child is being trafficked for commercial sex. Precise numbers are difficult to gather, but Pekarsky says some 400 phone reports were received about minor victims of sex trafficking in New York state last year, a number that is likely much larger. Children who are used for commercial sex acts often are moved from city to city. New York state offers a hotline for reports of trafficking and sexual exploitation: in Syracuse. She talks about the signs that may suggest a child is being trafficked for commercial sex. Precise numbers are difficult to gather, but Pekarsky says some 400 phone reports were received about minor victims of sex trafficking in New York state last year, a number that is likely much larger. Children who are used for commercial sex acts often are moved from city to city. New York state offers a hotline for reports of trafficking and sexual exploitation: 315-218-1966 315-218-1966. Pekarsky notes three additional resources:. Pekarsky notes three additional resources: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the, the Polaris Project Polaris Project and the and the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Child Welfare Information Gateway.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0409-yes-child-trafficking-takes-place-in-central-new-york.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27571Tue, 9 Apr 2019 09:40:32 -0400CommunitySafetySexualityUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse14:38Rethinking aspirin for heart health; what research says on gun laws, violence; proposed insulin pill offers alternative to injections; Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday. April 14, 2019Robert Carhart, MD, addresses revised guidelines on the use of aspirin to prevent heart disease. Medical social scientist. Medical social scientist Christopher Morley, PhD, talks about research on gun restrictions and the impact of gun violence Christopher Morley, PhD, talks about research on gun restrictions and the impact of gun violence. Endocrinologist. Endocrinologist Ramachandra Naik, MD, shares news about trials of an insulin pill that could let people with diabetes avoid injections. Ramachandra Naik, MD, shares news about trials of an insulin pill that could let people with diabetes avoid injections.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0409-rethinking-aspirin-for-heart-health-what-research-says-on-gun-laws-violence-proposed-insulin-pill-offers-alternative-to-injections-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-april.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27630Tue, 9 Apr 2019 11:21:00 -0400Public HealthCommunityResearchJoslin Diabetes CenterFull EpisodeDrugs - Medications - PharmacyHeart - CardiovascularDiabetes - Endocrine - Metabolismfalse52:01Are you and your family adequately protected against measles outbreaks?Jana Shaw, MD, who specializes in infectious disease, explains the importance of vaccination. She says in order for a community to be protected against measles, at least 95 percent of the people within that community need to be vaccinated. This helps protect people who are vulnerable to disease, or who cannot be vaccinated because of medical problems, such as an impaired immune system. Shaw also shares the results of who specializes in infectious disease, explains the importance of vaccination. She says in order for a community to be protected against measles, at least 95 percent of the people within that community need to be vaccinated. This helps protect people who are vulnerable to disease, or who cannot be vaccinated because of medical problems, such as an impaired immune system. Shaw also shares the results of a recent study a recent study she conducted that showed middle school children are interested in knowing more about vaccines and want to participate in decisions about vaccination. she conducted that showed middle school children are interested in knowing more about vaccines and want to participate in decisions about vaccination.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0410-are-you-and-your-family-adequately-protected-against-measles-outbreaks.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27648Wed, 10 Apr 2019 11:11:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthAdolescentsExpert AdviceUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - Pediatricsfalse17:06Making sense of a pathology reportPathologist Rohin Mehta, MD, offers to help patients understand their pathology reports after breast cancer surgeries or biopsies. He cautions patients to read their reports, circle anything they don't understand, and ask their physicians for explanations. Mehta is the medical director of pathology and clinical pathology at Upstate's community campus. , offers to help patients understand their pathology reports after breast cancer surgeries or biopsies. He cautions patients to read their reports, circle anything they don't understand, and ask their physicians for explanations. Mehta is the medical director of pathology and clinical pathology at Upstate's community campus. ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0410-making-sense-of-a-pathology-report.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27661Wed, 10 Apr 2019 12:04:18 -0400Expert AdviceCancerIllnessPathologyfalse15:56Why measles has re-emerged as an infectious threat; child sex trafficking in Central New York; mental health research: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, April 21, 2019Alicia Pekarsky, MD, an expert on child abuse, discusses child sex trafficking in Central New York. Upstate pediatric infectious disease expert. Upstate pediatric infectious disease expert Jana Shaw, MD, provides an overview of childhood vaccinations and the recent re-emergence of measles. Jana Shaw, MD, provides an overview of childhood vaccinations and the recent re-emergence of measles. Researcher Researcher Susan Amara, PhD, shares some of the studies underway at the National Institute of Mental Health, where she is scientific director of intramural research. Susan Amara, PhD, shares some of the studies underway at the National Institute of Mental Health, where she is scientific director of intramural research.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0419-why-measles-has-re-emerged-as-an-infectious-threat-child-sex-trafficking-in-central-new-york-mental-health-research-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-april-21-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27672Fri, 19 Apr 2019 04:16:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthCommunityResearchAdolescentsAddictionSafetyIllnessFull EpisodeDrugs - Medications - PharmacyUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPsychology - PsychiatryPrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse52:01Communication-assistance devices help people with ALSALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, losing the ability to speak can be frustrating and emotionally devastating. But technology today is offering ways to maintain communication so that a person still has some independence, explains or Lou Gehrig's disease, losing the ability to speak can be frustrating and emotionally devastating. But technology today is offering ways to maintain communication so that a person still has some independence, explains speech-language pathologist Jenna Gardner. speech-language pathologist Jenna Gardner. She tells about the "voice library" for Upstate patients and the transitional devices that can help patients maintain communication using an iPad with an app called Predictable. She tells about the "voice library" for Upstate patients and the transitional devices that can help patients maintain communication using an iPad with an app called Predictable.        ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0418-communication-assistance-devices-help-people-with-als.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27676Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:29:00 -0400Brain - Neurologyfalse15:18Which milk or milk alternative is the right one for you?so many more milk choices are available today than ever before. But not all milk products are equivalent. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin talks us through the non-dairy alternatives and milks that are grain based, nut based, legume based and seed based. Franklin refers to a chart from "The Plant-Powered Diet" by registered dietitian nutritionist Sharon Palmer called the are available today than ever before. But not all milk products are equivalent. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin talks us through the non-dairy alternatives and milks that are grain based, nut based, legume based and seed based. Franklin refers to a chart from "The Plant-Powered Diet" by registered dietitian nutritionist Sharon Palmer called the "Plant-based Dairy Alternatives Guide."  "Plant-based Dairy Alternatives Guide." ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0418-which-milk-or-milk-alternative-is-the-right-one-for-you.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27678Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:26:00 -0400Expert AdviceDiet - NutritionAlternative - Integrative MedicineAllergies - AsthmaDigestive - Gastrointestinalfalse15:25Making sense of a pathology report; milk and milk alternatives; communication help for people with Lou Gehrig's disease: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, April 28, 2019Rohin Mehta explains how to read a pathology report. Registered dietitian nutritionist. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin discusses milk and milk alternatives Maureen Franklin discusses milk and milk alternatives. Speech language pathologist. Speech language pathologist Jenna Gardner tells about improving communication for people with Lou Gehrig's disease. Jenna Gardner tells about improving communication for people with Lou Gehrig's disease.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0426-making-sense-of-a-pathology-report-milk-and-milk-alternatives-communication-help-for-people-with-lou-gehrigs-disease-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-april-28-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27750Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:50:00 -0400The Healing MusePathologyFull EpisodeDiet - NutritionBrain - Neurologyfalse52:01What to know about strokes, their treatment; sleep apnea and its risks: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 5, 2019Hesham Masoud, MD, and stroke outreach program coordinator and nurse Josh Onyan discuss stroke symptoms and the treatments available at a comprehensive stroke center. Neurologist Neurologist Antonio Culebras, MD, tells how sleep apnea increases the risk for stroke. Antonio Culebras, MD, tells how sleep apnea increases the risk for stroke.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0501-what-to-know-about-strokes-their-treatment-sleep-apnea-and-its-risks-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-may-5-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27921Wed, 1 May 2019 11:20:00 -0400The Healing MuseStrokeFull EpisodeSleepBrain - Neurologyfalse52:02How deep brain stimulation can relieve symptoms of Parkinson's and other conditionsDuemani Reddy, MD, explains "deep brain stimulation," a procedure that implants electrodes in the brain to treat essential tremor or involuntary movements associated with Parkinson‘s disease, dystonia and other conditions., explains "deep brain stimulation," a procedure that implants electrodes in the brain to treat essential tremor or involuntary movements associated with Parkinson‘s disease, dystonia and other conditions.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0501-how-deep-brain-stimulation-can-relieve-symptoms-of-parkinsons-and-other-conditions.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27936Wed, 1 May 2019 08:17:00 -0400TechnologyBrain - NeurologyBrain - Spine - Neurosurgeryfalse15:11Deep brain stimulation for nervous-system disorders; explaining diabetes types 1 and 2; Salvation Army's health-related services: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 12, 2019Duemani Reddy, MD, describes deep brain stimulation. Nurse practitioner/diabetes educator. Nurse practitioner/diabetes educator Cassandra Bradford tells about type 1 and type 2 diabetes Cassandra Bradford tells about type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Salvation Army. Salvation Army Maj. David Dean explains the health-related services his organization provides in the Syracuse area. Maj. David Dean explains the health-related services his organization provides in the Syracuse area.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0510-deep-brain-stimulation-for-nervous-system-disorders-explaining-diabetes-types-1-and-2-salvation-armys-health-related-services-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-may-12-2.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27949Fri, 10 May 2019 06:58:00 -0400SurgeryCommunityThe Healing MuseJoslin Diabetes CenterFull EpisodeTechnologyAutoimmuneBrain - NeurologyBrain - Spine - NeurosurgeryDiabetes - Endocrine - Metabolismfalse52:01DASH diet addresses many health needs; ER doctors' role in fighting opioid overdoses; what an otolaryngologist does: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 26, 2019Maureen Franklin explains the time-tested DASH diet and and its benefits its benefits. . Jay Brenner, MD, tells how emergency physicians play a role in preventing opioid overdoses Jay Brenner, MD, tells how emergency physicians play a role in preventing opioid overdoses. Ear, nose and throat specialist. Ear, nose and throat specialist Sherard Tatum, MD, discusses his field of medicine, known as otolaryngology. Sherard Tatum, MD, discusses his field of medicine, known as otolaryngology.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0523-dash-diet-addresses-many-health-needs-er-doctors-role-in-fighting-opioid-overdoses-what-an-otolaryngologist-does-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-may-26-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27964Thu, 23 May 2019 07:16:00 -0400The Healing MuseAddictionFull EpisodeDrugs - Medications - PharmacyEmergency Medicine - TraumaDiet - NutritionAnesthesia - Pain TreatmentEar Nose And Throat - OtolaryngologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse51:59Reconstructive urologist from Africa discusses obstetrical fistula repair and its social stigmaFocus Fistula Mozambique, traveled from Africa to speak at Upstate about his efforts to prevent and treat fistulas. In this interview, he describes the medical issues and social stigmas involved and prevention and education efforts. Accompanying him in the interview is urologist, traveled from Africa to speak at Upstate about his efforts to prevent and treat fistulas. In this interview, he describes the medical issues and social stigmas involved and prevention and education efforts. Accompanying him in the interview is urologist Dmitriy Nikolavsky, MD Dmitriy Nikolavsky, MD, the director of reconstructive urology at Upstate., the director of reconstructive urology at Upstate.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0510-reconstructive-urologist-from-africa-discusses-obstetrical-fistula-repair-and-its-social-stigma.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27975Fri, 10 May 2019 06:25:00 -0400Public HealthSurgeryInternational Health CareSexualityUrologyMaternity - Obstetricsfalse15:04Surgeon explains how burn care begins with preventionClark Burn Treatment Center at Upstate University Hospital talks about safety around campfires, gas grills and charcoal grills and provides advice for the safe handling of gasoline. at Upstate University Hospital talks about safety around campfires, gas grills and charcoal grills and provides advice for the safe handling of gasoline. Jessica Summers, MD Jessica Summers, MD, also explains how to care for someone who has been burned. First is to stop the burning process, which may mean following the "stop, drop and roll" instructions, or removing burning clothes. Burn care begins with prevention, also explains how to care for someone who has been burned. First is to stop the burning process, which may mean following the "stop, drop and roll" instructions, or removing burning clothes. Burn care begins with prevention]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0510-surgeon-explains-how-burn-care-begins-with-prevention.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=27995Fri, 10 May 2019 06:27:00 -0400SurgerySafetyPrevention - Preventive MedicineBurns - Clark Burn Centerfalse14:15Behind the rise in sexually transmitted infections; burn prevention and treatment; fistulas that risk health, reputations in Africa: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 19, 2019James Greenwald, MD, addresses the increase in sexually transmitted illnesses. Surgeon. Surgeon Jessica Summers, MD, talks about preventing and treating burns Jessica Summers, MD, talks about preventing and treating burns. Urologist. Urologist Dmitriy Nikolavsky, MD, and visiting urologist Igor Vaz, MD, tell about fistula repair in young women in Africa. Dmitriy Nikolavsky, MD, and visiting urologist Igor Vaz, MD, tell about fistula repair in young women in Africa.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0515-behind-the-rise-in-sexually-transmitted-infections-burn-prevention-and-treatment-fistulas-that-risk-health-reputations-in-africa-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-may-19.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28033Wed, 15 May 2019 14:03:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthSurgeryThe Healing MuseInternational Health CareSafetySexualityUrologyFamily MedicineWomens Health - GynecologyMaternity - ObstetricsPrevention - Preventive MedicineBurns - Clark Burn Centerfalse52:00What to know about emergency care for head injuriesBill Paolo, MD, an associate professor of emergency medicine and of public health and preventive medicine at Upstate. A loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting and amnesia can be signs of  moderate or traumatic brain injury. Also, those younger than 2, older than 65 or who are taking blood-thinning medication may be more at risk from a head injury and should probably be evaluated at a hospital. Paolo explains how head injuries are treated and what kinds of testing to expect in the emergency department. an associate professor of emergency medicine and of public health and preventive medicine at Upstate. A loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting and amnesia can be signs of  moderate or traumatic brain injury. Also, those younger than 2, older than 65 or who are taking blood-thinning medication may be more at risk from a head injury and should probably be evaluated at a hospital. Paolo explains how head injuries are treated and what kinds of testing to expect in the emergency department.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0515-what-to-know-about-emergency-care-for-head-injuries.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28035Wed, 15 May 2019 13:52:00 -0400Emergency Medicine - Traumafalse16:25Why are rates of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia rising?James Greenwald, MD, a professor of family medicine at Upstate. These sexually transmitted infections can have serious consequences, and they can be treated, although Greenwald mentions that some bacteria are developing a resistance to antibiotics. He also talks about the ways in which New York state health officials hope to reduce the rates of sexually transmitted illnesses in the next five years., a professor of family medicine at Upstate. These sexually transmitted infections can have serious consequences, and they can be treated, although Greenwald mentions that some bacteria are developing a resistance to antibiotics. He also talks about the ways in which New York state health officials hope to reduce the rates of sexually transmitted illnesses in the next five years. Click here Click here for a related article. for a related article.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0515-why-are-rates-of-syphilis-gonorrhea-and-chlamydia-rising.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28040Wed, 15 May 2019 14:00:00 -0400SexualityFamily Medicinefalse15:45A psychiatrist copes with - and writes about - kidney cancerAdam Stern, MD, has written extensively about his experience with metastatic kidney cancer. He's an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Upstate's College of Medicine whose essays have been published in the, has written extensively about his experience with metastatic kidney cancer. He's an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Upstate's College of Medicine whose essays have been published in the New York Times New York Times and and Boston Globe Boston Globe as well as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. During his time at Upstate, he received the Bruce Dearing Writing Award (in this as well as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. During his time at Upstate, he received the Bruce Dearing Writing Award (in this 2011 video 2011 video about the award winners, he can be seen from 2:06 to 3:16 and 5:28 to 5:43). He talks about cultivating gratitude and how, at the end of each day, he reflects on the times when he was mindfully engaged. "Those are the best moments of my days," he says. Click about the award winners, he can be seen from 2:06 to 3:16 and 5:28 to 5:43). He talks about cultivating gratitude and how, at the end of each day, he reflects on the times when he was mindfully engaged. "Those are the best moments of my days," he says. Click here here and and here here for additional essays he has written about his experiences with cancer and for additional essays he has written about his experiences with cancer and here here for a book of medically themed cartoons he created as a fundraiser for kidney cancer research. for a book of medically themed cartoons he created as a fundraiser for kidney cancer research.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0515-a-psychiatrist-copes-with-and-writes-about-kidney-cancer.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28057Wed, 15 May 2019 13:51:00 -0400Patient StoryCancerBioethics and HumanitiesPsychology - PsychiatryKidney - Renal - NephrologyDeath - dyingMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse31:20Tips for preventing accidental summertime poisoningUpstate New York Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. Administrative Director Michele Caliva and Public Education Coordinator Lee Livermore talk about some of the poisoning cases that arise during the warmer months in Central New York. at 1-800-222-1222. Administrative Director Michele Caliva and Public Education Coordinator Lee Livermore talk about some of the poisoning cases that arise during the warmer months in Central New York.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0530-tips-for-preventing-accidental-summertime-poisoning.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28169Thu, 30 May 2019 10:38:00 -0400SafetyPoison Center - ToxicologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse14:59Poison Center experts provide update on Central New York e-cigarette and related drug abuse trendsUpstate New York Poison Center say e-cigarettes appeal to a younger generation, citing a 160 percent increase from the year 2014 to 2018 in the number of high school students who vape, or inhale the vapor of e-cigarettes. Administrative Director Michele Caliva and Public Education Coordinator Lee Livermore speak about the widespread incidence of teen vaping and drug abuse trends in Central New York. say e-cigarettes appeal to a younger generation, citing a 160 percent increase from the year 2014 to 2018 in the number of high school students who vape, or inhale the vapor of e-cigarettes. Administrative Director Michele Caliva and Public Education Coordinator Lee Livermore speak about the widespread incidence of teen vaping and drug abuse trends in Central New York.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0530-poison-center-experts-provide-update-on-central-new-york-e-cigarette-and-related-drug-abuse-trends.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28171Thu, 30 May 2019 10:34:00 -0400AddictionPoison Center - Toxicologyfalse15:09How kidney cancer is diagnosed and treatedOleg Shapiro, MD, explains how kidney cancer is diagnosed and the variety of treatment options, which are based on the patient and the location, size and type of tumor., explains how kidney cancer is diagnosed and the variety of treatment options, which are based on the patient and the location, size and type of tumor.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0530-how-kidney-cancer-is-diagnosed-and-treated.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28173Thu, 30 May 2019 10:34:00 -0400SurgeryCancerUrologyKidney - Renal - Nephrologyfalse15:04Kidney cancer: how it is diagnosed and treated, and what it feels like to live with it: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 2, 2019Adam Stern, MD, an alumnus of Upstate Medical University, shares his personal experience of dealing with, and reflecting on, metastatic kidney cancer. Upstate urologist. Upstate urologist Oleg Shapiro, MD, explains how kidney cancer is diagnosed and treated. Oleg Shapiro, MD, explains how kidney cancer is diagnosed and treated.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0530-kidney-cancer-how-it-is-diagnosed-and-treated-and-what-it-feels-like-to-live-with-it-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-june-2-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28156Thu, 30 May 2019 10:40:00 -0400SurgeryThe Healing MusePatient StoryCancerUrologyAlumniPsychology - PsychiatryKidney - Renal - Nephrologyfalse52:00How male infertility is diagnosed and treatedJC Trussell, MD, an associate professor of urology at Upstate who specializes in male infertility. He goes over the common causes of infertility, along with the tests and treatment options., an associate professor of urology at Upstate who specializes in male infertility. He goes over the common causes of infertility, along with the tests and treatment options.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0606-how-male-infertility-is-diagnosed-and-treated.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28231Thu, 6 Jun 2019 11:26:00 -0400SexualityUrologyMens Healthfalse13:56Therapies help people with cystic fibrosis live longerChris Fortner, MD, PhD, is optimistic about a new medication. He explains what life is like for people who have CF, a degenerative genetic disease, and what sorts of therapies are helpful. is optimistic about a new medication. He explains what life is like for people who have CF, a degenerative genetic disease, and what sorts of therapies are helpful.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0606-therapies-help-people-with-cystic-fibrosis-live-longer.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28236Thu, 6 Jun 2019 11:26:00 -0400Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsLung - Pulmonaryfalse15:20Is CBD safe, and what does it do?Caitlin Sgarlat Deluca, DO, who specializes in rheumatology and integrative medicine, explains what CBD does and doesn't do. Are CBD products safe?, who specializes in rheumatology and integrative medicine, explains what CBD does and doesn't do. Are CBD products safe?]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0606-is-cbd-safe-and-what-does-it-do.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28250Thu, 6 Jun 2019 11:26:00 -0400Drugs - Medications - PharmacyUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsAnesthesia - Pain Treatmentfalse15:54Upstate's new chief pediatrician outlines goals for Golisano Children's HospitalGregory Conners, MD, always knew he wanted to take care of children. A native of Pittsford, near Rochester, he attended SUNY Stony Brook for medical school and then completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatric emergency medicine at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He worked at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., before he became the new professor and chair of pediatrics at the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital earlier this year. Conners has researched the importance of children having "medical homes" to ensure access to good medical care, and he has helped set the standard of care for management of swallowed foreign bodies in children, due to his research on the topic. Conners is the father of four children, including triplets. He talks about the role of the Central New York's children's hospital and some of his ideas for its future., always knew he wanted to take care of children. A native of Pittsford, near Rochester, he attended SUNY Stony Brook for medical school and then completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatric emergency medicine at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He worked at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., before he became the new professor and chair of pediatrics at the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital earlier this year. Conners has researched the importance of children having "medical homes" to ensure access to good medical care, and he has helped set the standard of care for management of swallowed foreign bodies in children, due to his research on the topic. Conners is the father of four children, including triplets. He talks about the role of the Central New York's children's hospital and some of his ideas for its future.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0607-upstates-new-chief-pediatrician-outlines-goals-for-golisano-childrens-hospital.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28258Fri, 7 Jun 2019 08:11:00 -0400Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - Pediatricsfalse30:37Infectious disease expert recalls frightening epidemics of childhood diseases before he helped isolate rubella virus in 1960shttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0618-infectious-disease-expert-recalls-frightening-epidemics-of-childhood-diseases-before-he-helped-isolate-rubella-virus-in-1960s.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28267Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:41:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthResearchPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse12:23Treating male infertility; a closer look at CBD (it won't get you high); signs of a head injury: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 9, 2019JC Trussell, MD, discusses male infertility. Pediatric rheumatologist. Pediatric rheumatologist Caitlin Sgarlat Deluca, DO, talks about the proliferation of products containing cannabidiol, or CBD Caitlin Sgarlat Deluca, DO, talks about the proliferation of products containing cannabidiol, or CBD. Emergency physician. Emergency physician William Paolo, MD, gives an overview of head injuries. William Paolo, MD, gives an overview of head injuries.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0606-treating-male-infertility-a-closer-look-at-cbd-it-wont-get-you-high-signs-of-a-head-injury-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-june-9-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28274Thu, 6 Jun 2019 11:41:00 -0400The Healing MuseUrologyMens HealthDrugs - Medications - PharmacyUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsEmergency Medicine - TraumaAnesthesia - Pain Treatmentfalse51:59Goals and concerns of hospital's new chief pediatrician; experts discuss vaping, drug abuse trends: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 16, 2019Gregory Conners, MD, introduces himself as the new leader of the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital and discusses his concerns and aims regarding children's health. and discusses his concerns and aims regarding children's health. Upstate New York Poison Center experts Michele Caliva and Lee Livermore talk about vaping and trends in drug abuse. Upstate New York Poison Center experts Michele Caliva and Lee Livermore talk about vaping and trends in drug abuse.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0614-goals-and-concerns-of-hospitals-new-chief-pediatrician-experts-discuss-vaping-drug-abuse-trends-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-june-16-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28448Fri, 14 Jun 2019 07:11:00 -0400Public HealthCommunityThe Healing MuseResearchAddictionSmoking CessationDrugs - Medications - PharmacyUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPoison Center - ToxicologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse52:00Researchers study ticks, seek ways to prevent Lyme disease, other insect-borne illnessesSaravanan Thangamani, PhD, outlines the ways ticks infect humans, describes some lesser-known illnesses they can carry and talks about disease prevention methods. Thangamani, a SUNY innovation professor and director of the SUNY Center for Environmental Health and Medicine, also describes efforts to create new, secure lab facilities for this research, which will include studying mosquito-borne diseases, such as the West Nile and Zika viruses., outlines the ways ticks infect humans, describes some lesser-known illnesses they can carry and talks about disease prevention methods. Thangamani, a SUNY innovation professor and director of the SUNY Center for Environmental Health and Medicine, also describes efforts to create new, secure lab facilities for this research, which will include studying mosquito-borne diseases, such as the West Nile and Zika viruses.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0620-researchers-study-ticks-seek-ways-to-prevent-lyme-disease-other-insect-borne-illnesses.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28488Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:55:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthResearchPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse16:13Blue light cystoscopy helps detect bladder cancersJoseph Jacob, MD, explains how bladder tumors can be diagnosed using "blue light cystoscopy" in conjunction with traditional white light cystoscopy -- the insertion of a thin, lighted tube into the bladder to allow examination. He also discusses bladder cancer, which is most often diagnosed in people in their 70s, and its treatment. The primary early symptom of bladder cancer is blood in the urine., explains how bladder tumors can be diagnosed using "blue light cystoscopy" in conjunction with traditional white light cystoscopy -- the insertion of a thin, lighted tube into the bladder to allow examination. He also discusses bladder cancer, which is most often diagnosed in people in their 70s, and its treatment. The primary early symptom of bladder cancer is blood in the urine.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0620-blue-light-cystoscopy-helps-detect-bladder-cancers.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28505Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:56:00 -0400CancerUrologyfalse15:47New tool to detect bladder cancer; researchers take aim at tick-borne diseases; infectious diseases then and now, as seen by a vaccine pioneer: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 23, 2019Joe Jacob, MD, unveils a new tool in bladder cancer treatment. Microbiologist. Microbiologist Saravanan Thangamani, PhD, discusses tick-borne illnesses, including Lyme disease, and research aimed at halting their spread. Saravanan Thangamani, PhD, discusses tick-borne illnesses, including Lyme disease, and research aimed at halting their spread. Infectious disease expert Infectious disease expert Paul Parkman, MD, talks about the current measles outbreak and his role in identifying and creating a vaccine for the rubella virus in the 1960s. Paul Parkman, MD, talks about the current measles outbreak and his role in identifying and creating a vaccine for the rubella virus in the 1960s.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0620-new-tool-to-detect-bladder-cancer-researchers-take-aim-at-tick-borne-diseases-infectious-diseases-then-and-now-as-seen-by-a-vaccine-pioneer-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sund.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28515Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:58:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthThe Healing MuseResearchCancerTechnologyUrologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse51:59Summertime skin concerns - including what you need to know about sunscreensRamsay Farah, MD, the chief of dermatology at Upstate. He says sunscreen is important for everyone, no matter how dark their complexion, and addresses concern about the chemicals that may be contained in sunscreens. He advises his patients to seek products with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, substances that are inert but effective in blocking the sun's rays.   , the chief of dermatology at Upstate. He says sunscreen is important for everyone, no matter how dark their complexion, and addresses concern about the chemicals that may be contained in sunscreens. He advises his patients to seek products with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, substances that are inert but effective in blocking the sun's rays.   ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0627-summertime-skin-concerns-including-what-you-need-to-know-about-sunscreens.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28545Thu, 27 Jun 2019 08:49:00 -0400Dermatology - Skin Carefalse21:02When should you seek medical care for migraines or other headaches?Rosamma Joseph, MD, shares several "red flags" regarding headaches that indicate a person should promptly seek medical care. She also discusses the diagnosis and treatment of migraines -- which affect about 15 percent of the population worldwide. The red flags include: headaches that come on suddenly; cause extreme pain; are associated with confusion or disturbed vision, balance or speech; are associated with fever, seizures or unconsciousness; or are accompanied by a stiff neck or rash. Joseph notes that the websites of the, shares several "red flags" regarding headaches that indicate a person should promptly seek medical care. She also discusses the diagnosis and treatment of migraines -- which affect about 15 percent of the population worldwide. The red flags include: headaches that come on suddenly; cause extreme pain; are associated with confusion or disturbed vision, balance or speech; are associated with fever, seizures or unconsciousness; or are accompanied by a stiff neck or rash. Joseph notes that the websites of the National Headache Foundation National Headache Foundation and the and the American Migraine Foundation American Migraine Foundation offer helpful information. offer helpful information.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0627-when-should-you-seek-medical-care-for-migraines-or-other-headaches.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28551Thu, 27 Jun 2019 08:49:00 -0400Brain - Neurologyfalse14:56Using music instead of medication to calm agitated patientsClick here to read more about their work. to read more about their work.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0627-using-music-instead-of-medication-to-calm-agitated-patients.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28569Thu, 27 Jun 2019 08:49:00 -0400Psychology - Psychiatryfalse14:39Cystic fibrosis explained; summertime poison prevention; music as a psychiatric treatment: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 30, 2019Chris Fortner, MD, PhD, provides an overview of cystic fibrosis, its effects and its treatments. Upstate New York Poison Center experts. Upstate New York Poison Center experts Michele Caliva and Lee Livermore share tips for a safe summer Michele Caliva and Lee Livermore share tips for a safe summer. . Trevor Scudamore, MD, and Mark Wiener, MD, of the psychiatric residency program at Upstate, tell how music was offered as a way to calm agitated patients. Trevor Scudamore, MD, and Mark Wiener, MD, of the psychiatric residency program at Upstate, tell how music was offered as a way to calm agitated patients.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0628-cystic-fibrosis-explained-summertime-poison-prevention-music-as-a-psychiatric-treatment-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-june-30-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28573Fri, 28 Jun 2019 10:27:00 -0400Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsLung - PulmonaryPoison Center - ToxicologyPsychology - PsychiatryPrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse52:00Dealing with headaches; summertime skin advice; workplace burnout: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 7, 2019Rosamma Joseph, MD, provides an overview of headache diagnosis and treatments. Dermatologist. Dermatologist Ramsay Farah, MD, offers advice on summertime skin care and addresses  Ramsay Farah, MD, offers advice on summertime skin care and addresses  recent reports about sunscreens. Psychologist recent reports about sunscreens. Psychologist Holly Vanderhoff, PhD, describes how to recognize, avoid and treat workplace burnout. Holly Vanderhoff, PhD, describes how to recognize, avoid and treat workplace burnout.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0703-dealing-with-headaches-summertime-skin-advice-workplace-burnout-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-july-7-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28638Wed, 3 Jul 2019 08:00:00 -0400The Healing MuseFull EpisodeBrain - NeurologyPsychology - PsychiatryPrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional HealthDermatology - Skin Carefalse51:55Teaching social and coping skills to children and adolescentshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0703-teaching-social-and-coping-skills-to-children-and-adolescents.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28658Wed, 3 Jul 2019 08:30:00 -0400AdolescentsPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse14:41Pheochromocytoma, a rare adrenal tumor, often treated with surgeryJesse Gutnick, MD, describes the disease, which generally occurs in adults, and its treatment., describes the disease, which generally occurs in adults, and its treatment.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0710-pheochromocytoma-a-rare-adrenal-tumor-often-treated-with-surgery.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28679Wed, 10 Jul 2019 12:28:00 -0400SurgeryDiabetes - Endocrine - Metabolismfalse15:40Team of specialists helps stroke patients along road to recoveryClick here for more information about stroke and its treatment, including how to spot a stroke in progress, from the Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center.  for more information about stroke and its treatment, including how to spot a stroke in progress, from the Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center. ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0710-team-of-specialists-helps-stroke-patients-along-road-to-recovery-2.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28694Wed, 10 Jul 2019 12:43:00 -0400NursingStrokePhysical Therapy - Rehabilitationfalse16:33Treating a rare tumor; specialists in post-stroke care; helping kids deal with anxiety, stress: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 14, 2019Jesse Gutnick, MD, explains pheochromocytoma, a rare adrenal tumor, and its treatment. Nurse. Nurse Joshua Onyan and occupational therapist Jennifer Spieker discuss the role of nurses and therapists in stroke care Joshua Onyan and occupational therapist Jennifer Spieker discuss the role of nurses and therapists in stroke care. Child and adolescent psychologist. Child and adolescent psychologist Barbara Mettelman, PhD, talks about teaching children to deal with stress and anxiety. Barbara Mettelman, PhD, talks about teaching children to deal with stress and anxiety.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0710-treating-a-rare-tumor-specialists-in-post-stroke-care-helping-kids-deal-with-anxiety-stress-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-july-14-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28700Wed, 10 Jul 2019 12:58:00 -0400SurgeryThe Healing MuseStrokeFull EpisodeDiabetes - Endocrine - MetabolismPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse52:00Simultaneous discovery led to drugs for blood pressure, heart diseaseHarold Smulyan, MD, Upstate emeritus professor of medicine in cardiology, describes the discovery and how later research led to today‘s ACE inhibitor drugs (ACE standing for angiotensin-converting enzyme). Upstate emeritus professor of medicine in cardiology, describes the discovery and how later research led to today‘s ACE inhibitor drugs (ACE standing for angiotensin-converting enzyme).]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0710-simultaneous-discovery-led-to-drugs-for-blood-pressure-heart-disease.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28717Wed, 10 Jul 2019 12:36:00 -0400ResearchDrugs - Medications - PharmacyHeart - Cardiovascularfalse14:08Minimizing antidepressant withdrawal; a discovery behind blood-pressure drugs; low-fat vs. low-carb diets: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 21, 2019Thomas Schwartz, MD, discusses antidepressant withdrawal and ways to minimize it. Cardiologist. Cardiologist Harold Smulyan, MD, explains angiotensin and its relationship to blood pressure Harold Smulyan, MD, explains angiotensin and its relationship to blood pressure. Registered dietitian nutritionist. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin compares low-fat diets to low-carb diets. Maureen Franklin compares low-fat diets to low-carb diets.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0719-minimizing-antidepressant-withdrawal-a-discovery-behind-blood-pressure-drugs-low-fat-vs-low-carb-diets-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-july-21-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28743Fri, 19 Jul 2019 06:27:00 -0400The Healing MuseResearchAddictionDepressionWeight LossDrugs - Medications - PharmacyHeart - CardiovascularDiet - NutritionPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse52:00How solution-focused therapies for the mentally well can help improve one's performanceBrett Steenbarger, PhD, talks about the role of the four areas of well-being -- happiness or joy, fulfillment, energy and relationships -- in his discussion of solution-focused therapies for the mentally well. Solution-focused therapy emphasizes an individual's strengths. Steenbarger is a performance coach for portfolio managers and traders at financial organizations, and he's also a teaching professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Upstate., talks about the role of the four areas of well-being -- happiness or joy, fulfillment, energy and relationships -- in his discussion of solution-focused therapies for the mentally well. Solution-focused therapy emphasizes an individual's strengths. Steenbarger is a performance coach for portfolio managers and traders at financial organizations, and he's also a teaching professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Upstate. Click here Click here for some of his Forbes magazine columns about psychology and performance; for some of his Forbes magazine columns about psychology and performance; click here click here for his blog for professional traders. for his blog for professional traders.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0725-how-solution-focused-therapies-for-the-mentally-well-can-help-improve-ones-performance.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28773Thu, 25 Jul 2019 07:00:00 -0400Psychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse15:33How donating your newborn's umbilical cord blood can help othersMatthew Elkins, MD, PhD, explains the process of donation. Parents may like the idea of helping another individual who needs a stem cell transplant, but some of the donations are used for research., explains the process of donation. Parents may like the idea of helping another individual who needs a stem cell transplant, but some of the donations are used for research. Click here f Click here f or more information, including paperwork that needs to be completed prior to donation and text and video explanations of cord blood and stem cells. or more information, including paperwork that needs to be completed prior to donation and text and video explanations of cord blood and stem cells.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0725-how-donating-your-newborns-umbilical-cord-blood-can-help-others.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28775Thu, 25 Jul 2019 07:00:00 -0400ResearchVolunteersPathologyMaternity - ObstetricsBlood - Blood-related Conditions - Hematologyfalse29:19Compulsive cellphone attachments; health issues facing Native American children; explaining an inner-ear disease: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 28, 2019Christopher Lucas, MD, discusses compulsive attachment to one's cellphone. Pediatrician. Pediatrician Jane Oski, MD, shares her research on the health of Native American children Jane Oski, MD, shares her research on the health of Native American children. Otolaryngologist. Otolaryngologist Charles Woods, MD, explains Meniere's disease, an inner-ear disorder. Charles Woods, MD, explains Meniere's disease, an inner-ear disorder.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0725-compulsive-cellphone-attachments-health-issues-facing-native-american-children-explaining-an-inner-ear-disease-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-july-28-2019-2.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28814Thu, 25 Jul 2019 10:30:00 -0400Public HealthThe Healing MuseAdolescentsAddictionUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsEar Nose And Throat - OtolaryngologyBehavior - Behavioral Disordersfalse51:59Strategies for treating destructive behaviors in childrenWill Sullivan, PhD, is a psychologist who works with children who have destructive behaviors, such as aggression, self-injury or property destruction. Adults may see the behaviors as problematic, but Sullivan explains that the children have figured out how to adapt to their environment to get what they want. Part of Sullivan's job as a therapist is to determine what needs the children have and to help them learn other ways of getting their needs met. Most of his patients are between 7 and 12 years old. He works in, is a psychologist who works with children who have destructive behaviors, such as aggression, self-injury or property destruction. Adults may see the behaviors as problematic, but Sullivan explains that the children have figured out how to adapt to their environment to get what they want. Part of Sullivan's job as a therapist is to determine what needs the children have and to help them learn other ways of getting their needs met. Most of his patients are between 7 and 12 years old. He works in Upstate's Family Behavior Analysis Program. Upstate's Family Behavior Analysis Program.        ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0729-strategies-for-treating-destructive-behaviors-in-children.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28830Mon, 29 Jul 2019 12:14:00 -0400Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional HealthBehavior - Behavioral Disordersfalse16:12What's involved in surgery to correct scoliosis and other spinal deformitiesMichael Galgano, MD, explans what's involved in the procedure. He addresses the spinal curvature known as scoliosis, as well as kyphosis, an abnormal rounding of the upper back., explans what's involved in the procedure. He addresses the spinal curvature known as scoliosis, as well as kyphosis, an abnormal rounding of the upper back.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0801-whats-involved-in-surgery-to-correct-scoliosis-and-other-spinal-deformities.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28863Thu, 1 Aug 2019 08:35:00 -0400SurgeryBones - Joints - OrthopedicsBrain - Spine - Neurosurgeryfalse14:46Neurosurgeon considers new ways to treat the excess fluid of hydrocephalusSatish Krishnamurthy, MD, however, is seeking a better solution, one that could help a greater number of people, with fewer risks and that avoids surgery. He explains his theories about hydrocephalus and his research into how it could be treated someday. His theory builds on discoveries about how fluids pass through cells that won the, however, is seeking a better solution, one that could help a greater number of people, with fewer risks and that avoids surgery. He explains his theories about hydrocephalus and his research into how it could be treated someday. His theory builds on discoveries about how fluids pass through cells that won the 2003 Nobel Prize in chemistry 2003 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Krishnamurthy's research is sponsored in part by the Syracuse-based nonprofit. Krishnamurthy's research is sponsored in part by the Syracuse-based nonprofit REaCH Organization REaCH Organization and the hydrocephalus fund at the and the hydrocephalus fund at the Upstate Foundation. Upstate Foundation.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0801-neurosurgeon-considers-new-ways-to-treat-the-excess-fluids-of-hydrocephalus.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28876Thu, 1 Aug 2019 08:35:00 -0400SurgeryResearchBrain - Spine - Neurosurgeryfalse18:16How physical therapy can help with Parkinson's diseaseAmy DeBlois, a doctor of physical therapy and member of the faculty of Upstate's department of physical therapy education. She explains the motor symptoms (such as tremors, balance problems or stiffness) and non-motor symptoms (such as changes in smell, sleep patterns and memory) a person may have before being diagnosed with Parkinson's and how physical therapists can help. "We want to see them as soon as the diagnosis is made," she says., a doctor of physical therapy and member of the faculty of Upstate's department of physical therapy education. She explains the motor symptoms (such as tremors, balance problems or stiffness) and non-motor symptoms (such as changes in smell, sleep patterns and memory) a person may have before being diagnosed with Parkinson's and how physical therapists can help. "We want to see them as soon as the diagnosis is made," she says. Click here Click here for more information on the disease. for more information on the disease.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0801-how-physical-therapy-can-help-with-parkinsons-disease.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28897Thu, 1 Aug 2019 08:35:00 -0400Brain - NeurologyPhysical Therapy - Rehabilitationfalse16:32Dealing with destructive behavior in children; how umbilical cord blood can be donated, used: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019Will Sullivan, PhD, explains strategies for treating destructive behaviors in children. Medical director. Medical director Matthew Elkins, MD, PhD, tells about the Upstate Cord Blood Bank and how parents can donate their newborn babies' umbilical cord blood. Matthew Elkins, MD, PhD, tells about the Upstate Cord Blood Bank and how parents can donate their newborn babies' umbilical cord blood.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0801-dealing-with-destructive-behavior-in-children-how-umbilical-cord-blood-can-be-donated-used-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-aug-4-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28932Thu, 1 Aug 2019 12:53:00 -0400ResearchVolunteersPathologyUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsMaternity - ObstetricsPsychology - PsychiatryBlood - Blood-related Conditions - HematologyMental Health - Emotional HealthBehavior - Behavioral Disordersfalse52:00What's new in diabetes researchRuth Weinstock, MD, PhD, chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at Upstate, discusses that study, plus several others related to type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and offers a look at what's on the horizon of diabetes care. The Joslin Diabetes Center offers a variety of clinical trials;, chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at Upstate, discusses that study, plus several others related to type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and offers a look at what's on the horizon of diabetes care. The Joslin Diabetes Center offers a variety of clinical trials; click here click here for more information or call 315-464-9008. for more information or call 315-464-9008.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0802-whats-new-in-diabetes-research.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28958Fri, 2 Aug 2019 13:01:00 -0400ResearchAdolescentsJoslin Diabetes CenterVolunteersDiabetes - Endocrine - MetabolismPancreas - Liver - Gallbladder - Bile Ductsfalse15:49How sleep habits may change as a person agesAndrea Berg, MD, says a good seven and a half to eight hours of sleep is needed, and people who have trouble getting that amount should alert their health care providers. Berg goes over common medications that may have an impact on sleep and things people can do to improve their quality of sleep., says a good seven and a half to eight hours of sleep is needed, and people who have trouble getting that amount should alert their health care providers. Berg goes over common medications that may have an impact on sleep and things people can do to improve their quality of sleep.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0802-how-sleep-habits-may-change-as-a-person-ages.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=28962Fri, 2 Aug 2019 13:01:00 -0400SleepAging - Geriatricsfalse14:28A surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation; helping kids deal with disturbing news; explaining Medicare: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019Randall Green, MD, and Aqeel Sandhu, MD, discuss treatment for atrial fibrillation, a fairly common heart problem. Upstate psychologist Wendy Gordon, PhD, talks about helping children deal with violent events in the news. Onondaga County official Myrna Koldin gives an overview of Medicare, incl uding where to get help and information. uding where to get help and information.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0830-a-surgical-treatment-for-atrial-fibrillation-helping-kids-deal-with-disturbing-news-explaining-medicare-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-sept-1-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29005Fri, 30 Aug 2019 07:39:00 -0400SurgeryCommunityThe Healing MuseMedicareUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsHeart - CardiovascularPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse52:00Scoliosis and spinal deformities; treating and rethinking hydrocephalus; type 2 diabetes and kids, teens: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019Michael Galgano, MD, discusses scoliosis and other adult spinal deformities. Neurosurgeon. Neurosurgeon Satish Krishnamurthy, MD, talks about the causes and treatment of hydrocephalus, Satish Krishnamurthy, MD, talks about the causes and treatment of hydrocephalus, an excess of fluid in the brain. Endocrinologist an excess of fluid in the brain. Endocrinologist Ruth Weinstock, MD, PhD, explains the impact of type 2 diabetes on children and adolescents. Ruth Weinstock, MD, PhD, explains the impact of type 2 diabetes on children and adolescents.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0807-scoliosis-and-spinal-deformities-treating-and-rethinking-hydrocephalus-type-2-diabetes-and-kids-teens-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-aug-11-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29016Wed, 7 Aug 2019 12:12:00 -0400SurgeryThe Healing MuseResearchAdolescentsJoslin Diabetes CenterBones - Joints - OrthopedicsUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsBrain - Spine - NeurosurgeryDiabetes - Endocrine - Metabolismfalse51:57What is the role of genetics in prostate cancer?Gloria Morris, MD, PhD, explains how this can impact a man's risk. For more information on genetic counseling at Upstate, call 315-464-3510 or, explains how this can impact a man's risk. For more information on genetic counseling at Upstate, call 315-464-3510 or click here. click here.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0812-what-is-the-role-of-genetics-in-prostate-cancer.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29026Mon, 12 Aug 2019 08:48:00 -0400GeneticsCancerPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse15:44A look at CRISPR and the future of gene editingGloria Morris, MD, PhD, and genetics program coordinator and nurse Rachael Grosvenor talk about ongoing experiments using a gene-editing technique called CRISPR to treat sickle cell disease. CRISPR, which stands for "clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats," has potential for treating inherited cancers and other diseases., and genetics program coordinator and nurse Rachael Grosvenor talk about ongoing experiments using a gene-editing technique called CRISPR to treat sickle cell disease. CRISPR, which stands for "clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats," has potential for treating inherited cancers and other diseases.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0812-a-look-at-crispr-and-the-future-of-gene-editing.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29028Mon, 12 Aug 2019 12:26:00 -0400GeneticsResearchCancerTechnologyfalse15:32When - and where - you should seek care for kidney stonesStephen Knohl, MD. Knohl explains how kidney stones form, what can be done to prevent them and what to expect from a visit with a nephrologist. Knohl explains how kidney stones form, what can be done to prevent them and what to expect from a visit with a nephrologist.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0812-when-and-where-should-you-seek-care-for-kidney-stones.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29030Mon, 12 Aug 2019 08:51:00 -0400UrologyKidney - Renal - Nephrologyfalse15:39Genetics and prostate cancer; the psychology of better performance; exercise and Parkinson's disease: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019Gloria Morris, MD, PhD, explains the genetic links to prostate cancer. Psychologist. Psychologist Brett Steenbarger, PhD, discusses how to improve one's performance through solution-focused therapy Brett Steenbarger, PhD, discusses how to improve one's performance through solution-focused therapy. Doctor of physical therapy. Doctor of physical therapy Amy DeBlois tells how physical therapy can help people with Parkinson's disease. Amy DeBlois tells how physical therapy can help people with Parkinson's disease.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0816-genetics-and-prostate-cancer-the-psychology-of-better-performance-exercise-and-parkinsons-disease-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-aug-18-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29098Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:53:00 -0400The Healing MuseGeneticsCancerFull EpisodeMens HealthBrain - NeurologyPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationPsychology - Psychiatryfalse52:00Medical mission battled diabetes in area of Ecuador recovering from earthquakeBarbara Feuerstein, MD, and second-year medical student Moje Omoruan tell about the medical brigade they and several other medical students recently took to Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador. This was Feuerstein's second visit since the 2016 earthquake that devastated the coastal area. Feuerstein and Omoruan describe the care they provided, much of it focused on diabetes education, and the challenges they encountered. The trips are organized through Upstate's, and second-year medical student Moje Omoruan tell about the medical brigade they and several other medical students recently took to Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador. This was Feuerstein's second visit since the 2016 earthquake that devastated the coastal area. Feuerstein and Omoruan describe the care they provided, much of it focused on diabetes education, and the challenges they encountered. The trips are organized through Upstate's Institute for Global Health and Translational Science Institute for Global Health and Translational Science, and the trip's participants worked closely with a nonprofit organization called, and the trip's participants worked closely with a nonprofit organization called Walking Palms Global Health Walking Palms Global Health, named after a tree indigenous to the region's rain forests. For information about upcoming trips, send an email to globalhealth@upstate.edu., named after a tree indigenous to the region's rain forests. For information about upcoming trips, send an email to globalhealth@upstate.edu.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0821-medical-mission-battled-diabetes-in-area-of-ecuador-recovering-from-earthquake.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29118Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:02:00 -0400Medical StudentInternational Health CareJoslin Diabetes CenterVolunteersDiabetes - Endocrine - Metabolismfalse16:23Treating kidney stones; sleep problems among seniors; explaining sarcoidosis: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019phen Knohl, MD, gives an overview of kidney stones. Geriatrician. Geriatrician Andrea Berg, MD, talks about sleep problems among seniors Andrea Berg, MD, talks about sleep problems among seniors. Pulmonologist. Pulmonologist Birendra Sah, MD, discusses what's important to know about sarcoidosis Birendra Sah, MD, discusses what's important to know about sarcoidosis. .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0823-treating-kidney-stones-sleep-problems-among-seniors-explaining-sarcoidosis-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-aug-25-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29136Fri, 23 Aug 2019 05:59:00 -0400The Healing MuseFull EpisodeSleepLung - PulmonaryAging - GeriatricsKidney - Renal - Nephrologyfalse52:00Inflammatory disease of sarcoidosis can affect any organBirendra Sah, MD, director of the sarcoidosis program at Upstate. He explains that some patients see a resolution of symptoms, while others experience sarcoidosis in multiple organs. Small clusters of inflammatory cells called granulomas form in the affected organs and can impede the organs' functioning. Treatment is designed to suppress these formations. The cause of sarcoidosis is not known, he notes, but experts believe some people are more susceptible than others., director of the sarcoidosis program at Upstate. He explains that some patients see a resolution of symptoms, while others experience sarcoidosis in multiple organs. Small clusters of inflammatory cells called granulomas form in the affected organs and can impede the organs' functioning. Treatment is designed to suppress these formations. The cause of sarcoidosis is not known, he notes, but experts believe some people are more susceptible than others.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0821-inflammatory-disease-of-sarcoidosis-can-affect-any-organ.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29154Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:01:00 -0400Lung - Pulmonaryfalse15:40Explaining the most common bleeding disorders in children - and how to stop a common nosebleedAndrea Dvorak, MD, goes over the most common types of bleeding disorders in children. Some are inherited diseases. Some are not diagnosed until later in life. Two of the most common are hemophilia and von Willebrand disease. Dvorak talks about how bleeding disorders are treated and the impact they may have on a child's life. She also tells how to stop a common nosebleed., goes over the most common types of bleeding disorders in children. Some are inherited diseases. Some are not diagnosed until later in life. Two of the most common are hemophilia and von Willebrand disease. Dvorak talks about how bleeding disorders are treated and the impact they may have on a child's life. She also tells how to stop a common nosebleed.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0821-explaining-the-most-common-bleeding-disorders-in-children-and-how-to-stop-a-common-nosebleed.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29161Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:02:00 -0400Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsBlood - Blood-related Conditions - Hematologyfalse14:54This type of high blood pressure affects vessels in the lungspulmonologist Birendra Sah, MD, explains pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure in the lungs, and the various forms it takes, based on its causes. This condition is not to be confused with regular hypertension, which affects the whole body. Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension may include fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations and leg swelling, all of which could indicate other disorders. Sah says many patients who are eventually found to have pulmonary hypertension often make multiple medical visits for heart problems or breathing problems before they are diagnosed. He addresses treatment options and suggested lifestyle changes., explains pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure in the lungs, and the various forms it takes, based on its causes. This condition is not to be confused with regular hypertension, which affects the whole body. Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension may include fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations and leg swelling, all of which could indicate other disorders. Sah says many patients who are eventually found to have pulmonary hypertension often make multiple medical visits for heart problems or breathing problems before they are diagnosed. He addresses treatment options and suggested lifestyle changes.        ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0821-this-type-of-high-blood-pressure-affects-vessels-in-the-lungs.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29166Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:03:00 -0400Lung - PulmonaryBlood - Blood-related Conditions - Hematologyfalse15:16Changing one's genes; children's bleeding disorders; a specific type of high blood pressure: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019Medical oncologist Gloria Morris, MD, PhD, and nurse Rachael Grosvenor discuss the gene editing technique known as CRISPR. Pediatric hematologist. Pediatric hematologist Andrea Dvorak, MD, tells about bleeding disorders in children Andrea Dvorak, MD, tells about bleeding disorders in children. Pulmonologist. Pulmonologist Birendra Sah, MD, explains pulmonary hypertension, a type of high blood pressure. Birendra Sah, MD, explains pulmonary hypertension, a type of high blood pressure.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0906-changing-ones-genes-childrens-bleeding-disorders-a-specific-type-of-high-blood-pressure-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-sept-8-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29256Fri, 6 Sep 2019 07:20:00 -0400The Healing MuseGeneticsCancerFull EpisodeLung - PulmonaryBlood - Blood-related Conditions - Hematologyfalse52:00What a man considering a vasectomy - or its reversal - needs to think aboutJC Trussell, MD, discusses what to expect if you are considering the male sterilization procedure called vasectomy. He explains what happens in the first medical appointment, how the procedure is done and what recovery is like. Trussell also tells about options for a man who had a vasectomy and later decides he wants to have children. One option is an in vitro fertilization technique in which sperm are removed surgically. Another is a complex operation, in which Trussell specializes, called a vasectomy reversal., discusses what to expect if you are considering the male sterilization procedure called vasectomy. He explains what happens in the first medical appointment, how the procedure is done and what recovery is like. Trussell also tells about options for a man who had a vasectomy and later decides he wants to have children. One option is an in vitro fertilization technique in which sperm are removed surgically. Another is a complex operation, in which Trussell specializes, called a vasectomy reversal.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0905-what-a-man-considering-a-vasectomy-or-its-reversal-needs-to-think-about.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29286Thu, 5 Sep 2019 12:16:00 -0400SurgerySexualityUrologyMens Healthfalse14:54Physician burnout viewed as a public health crisisDaniel Marchalik, MD. He is a urologist from Georgetown University School of Medicine and the medical director of physician well-being at MedStar Health, a not-for-profit health care system in the Maryland/Washington, DC, area. Marchalik was invited to speak at Upstate on physician burnout, which he has studied extensively. He notes areas of physician burnout include emotional exhaustion, depersonalization or callousness, and loss of personal accomplishment and offers suggestions on how the health care system can help prevent burnout among doctors, which also affects their patients and medical students, among others.. He is a urologist from Georgetown University School of Medicine and the medical director of physician well-being at MedStar Health, a not-for-profit health care system in the Maryland/Washington, DC, area. Marchalik was invited to speak at Upstate on physician burnout, which he has studied extensively. He notes areas of physician burnout include emotional exhaustion, depersonalization or callousness, and loss of personal accomplishment and offers suggestions on how the health care system can help prevent burnout among doctors, which also affects their patients and medical students, among others.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0905-physician-burnout-viewed-as-a-public-health-crisis.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29297Thu, 5 Sep 2019 12:12:00 -0400Public HealthMedical StudentMedical EducationHealth CareMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse15:23Explaining vasectomies; fighting burnout in doctors; bringing diabetes expertise to Ecuador: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0913-explaining-vasectomies-fighting-burnout-in-doctors-bringing-diabetes-expertise-to-ecuador-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-sept-15-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29343Fri, 13 Sep 2019 06:43:00 -0400SurgeryThe Healing MuseInternational Health CareJoslin Diabetes CenterVolunteersUrologyMens HealthDiabetes - Endocrine - MetabolismMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse52:00Kidneys from living donors are best for transplantsMark Laftavi, MD, is a professor of surgery and interim chief of transplant services at Upstate, talks about the value of kidney transplants and how the best kidneys for transplant come from living donors. For information about kidney donation, contact, is a professor of surgery and interim chief of transplant services at Upstate, talks about the value of kidney transplants and how the best kidneys for transplant come from living donors. For information about kidney donation, contact Upstate transplant services Upstate transplant services at 315-464-5413. at 315-464-5413.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0912-kidneys-from-living-donors-are-best-for-transplants.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29345Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:38:00 -0400SurgeryOrgan Donation - TransplantKidney - Renal - Nephrologyfalse15:46How stroke experts extend care into rural areas of Central New YorkHesham Masoud, MD, and nurse Liz Keesler, the stroke outreach coordinator, explain how small rural hospitals in Central New York have access to experts at, and nurse Liz Keesler, the stroke outreach coordinator, explain how small rural hospitals in Central New York have access to experts at Upstate's comprehensive stroke center Upstate's comprehensive stroke center through a telemedicine program called telestroke. through a telemedicine program called telestroke.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0912-how-stroke-experts-extend-care-into-rural-areas-of-central-new-york.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29350Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:38:00 -0400StrokeTechnologyEmergency Medicine - TraumaBrain - Neurologyfalse15:48Handling sensitive issues in a pediatric office visitBeth Nelsen, MD, says topics that may be covered include relationships with family and friends, safety, mental health and sexuality. Discussing these topics confidentially is not meant to exclude the parent but to allow the patient to answer questions honestly. She says she encourages patients to discuss things with their parent or caregivers, as well, to help strengthen relationships at home. says topics that may be covered include relationships with family and friends, safety, mental health and sexuality. Discussing these topics confidentially is not meant to exclude the parent but to allow the patient to answer questions honestly. She says she encourages patients to discuss things with their parent or caregivers, as well, to help strengthen relationships at home.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0912-handling-sensitive-issues-in-a-pediatric-office-visit.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29352Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:39:00 -0400AdolescentsSexualityUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - Pediatricsfalse14:53Survivorship is a lifelong phase of cancer careody Sima, MD, is the pediatric oncologist who directs the, is the pediatric oncologist who directs the Survivor Wellness Program Survivor Wellness Program at Upstate. She talks about survivorship with Jim Howe, the parent of a childhood cancer survivor and a member of the "HealthLink on Air" team. at Upstate. She talks about survivorship with Jim Howe, the parent of a childhood cancer survivor and a member of the "HealthLink on Air" team.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0912-survivorship-is-a-lifelong-phase-of-cancer-care.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29354Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:39:00 -0400Patient StoryCancerUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - Pediatricsfalse29:51How pediatricians approach sensitive topics; telestroke service reaches distant areas; living kidney donations, transplants explained: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019Beth Nelsen, MD, talks about how pediatricians handle sensitive issues with their patients. Stroke neurologist, talks about how pediatricians handle sensitive issues with their patients. Stroke neurologist Hesham Masoud, MD Hesham Masoud, MD, and nurse Liz Keesler explain how stroke expertise has expanded into rural areas of Central New York through telestroke, a form of telemedicine. Surgeon, and nurse Liz Keesler explain how stroke expertise has expanded into rural areas of Central New York through telestroke, a form of telemedicine. Surgeon Mark Laftavi, MD Mark Laftavi, MD, tells about kidney transplants and live donors., tells about kidney transplants and live donors.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0920-how-pediatricians-approach-sensitive-topics-telestroke-service-reaches-distant-areas-living-kidney-donations-transplants-explained-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-sept.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29421Fri, 20 Sep 2019 08:46:00 -0400SurgeryThe Healing MuseStrokeVolunteersTechnologyUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsOrgan Donation - TransplantKidney - Renal - Nephrologyfalse52:00Hospitalized children attend hospital's schoolhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0919-hospitalized-children-attend-hospitals-school.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29425Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:39:00 -0400AdolescentsEducationUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - Pediatricsfalse13:37Opioid addiction crisis prompts new guidelines for prescribing pain relieversFlavia Soto, MD, and colorectal surgeon, and colorectal surgeon Jeffrey Albright, MD, Jeffrey Albright, MD, explain the effort to reach a consensus on appropriate opioid levels to prescribe for 21 medical procedures. explain the effort to reach a consensus on appropriate opioid levels to prescribe for 21 medical procedures.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0919-opioid-addiction-crisis-prompts-new-guidelines-for-prescribing-pain-relievers.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29430Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:39:00 -0400SurgeryDrugs - Medications - PharmacyAnesthesia - Pain TreatmentBariatric Surgery - Weight Loss SurgeryDigestive - Gastrointestinalfalse16:15Mysterious lung disease tied to vaping offers clues but no firm answers yetWillie Eggleston, PharmD, explains what's important to know about this mystery disease. He is also a clinical assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Binghamton University., explains what's important to know about this mystery disease. He is also a clinical assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Binghamton University.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0919-mysterious-lung-disease-tied-to-vaping-offers-clues-but-no-firm-answers-yet.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29470Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:21:00 -0400Public HealthResearchAddictionDrugs - Medications - PharmacyPoison Center - ToxicologySmoking - Vaping - Tobacco - Nicotinefalse16:15Opioid addiction crisis update: It's not over yetWillie Eggleston, PharmD, explains. He addresses, explains. He addresses the use of naloxone the use of naloxone, which has saved lives by reversing opioid overdoses, and he looks at how the opioid problem began and got to this point. Eggleston is part of the Upstate New York Poison Center, is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Binghamton University and is director of the Opioid Research Center for Central New York., which has saved lives by reversing opioid overdoses, and he looks at how the opioid problem began and got to this point. Eggleston is part of the Upstate New York Poison Center, is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Binghamton University and is director of the Opioid Research Center for Central New York .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0919-opioid-addiction-crisis-update-its-not-over-yet.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29473Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:40:00 -0400AddictionDrugs - Medications - PharmacyAnesthesia - Pain TreatmentPoison Center - Toxicologyfalse16:19An initiative that encourages doctors and patients to choose medical care wiselyWendy Levinson, MD, a professor from the University of Toronto who was invited to lecture at Upstate. She is the chair of the Canadian version of an international initiative called ", a professor from the University of Toronto who was invited to lecture at Upstate. She is the chair of the Canadian version of an international initiative called " Choosing Wisely Choosing Wisely ," which promotes conversations between medical providers and their patients so that they choose care that: 1. is supported by evidence, 2. does not duplicate other tests or procedures, 3. is free from harm and 4. is truly necessary. Levinson points out that up to 30 percent of medical tests and procedures may be unnecessary -- in the United States and in other countries. She discusses what leads to unnecessary care and shares five questions that she encourages patients to ask their doctors about any proposed treatment: 1. Do I really need this? 2. What are the downsides? 3. Are there simple, safe alternatives? 4. What if I do nothing? and 5. What will it cost? ," which promotes conversations between medical providers and their patients so that they choose care that: 1. is supported by evidence, 2. does not duplicate other tests or procedures, 3. is free from harm and 4. is truly necessary. Levinson points out that up to 30 percent of medical tests and procedures may be unnecessary -- in the United States and in other countries. She discusses what leads to unnecessary care and shares five questions that she encourages patients to ask their doctors about any proposed treatment: 1. Do I really need this? 2. What are the downsides? 3. Are there simple, safe alternatives? 4. What if I do nothing? and 5. What will it cost?]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0920-an-initiative-that-encourages-doctors-and-patients-to-choose-medical-care-wisely.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29475Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:44:00 -0400International Health CareHealth Carefalse15:57How a bioethicist broke his dependence on opioids - and what it taught him about the U.S. health care systemTravis Rieder, PhD, received prescription opioids to help relieve the pain. He became dependent. Rieder -- the director of the master of bioethics degree program and a research scholar at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics - shares his experience and what it revealed to him about the American health care system in his book,, received prescription opioids to help relieve the pain. He became dependent. Rieder -- the director of the master of bioethics degree program and a research scholar at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics - shares his experience and what it revealed to him about the American health care system in his book, "In Pain: A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle with Opioids." "In Pain: A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle with Opioids." Rieder, who was at Upstate Medical University to deliver a lecture, previously Rieder, who was at Upstate Medical University to deliver a lecture, previously shared his story with NPR's Terry Gross on "Fresh Air." shared his story with NPR's Terry Gross on "Fresh Air."    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0920-how-a-bioethicist-broke-his-dependence-on-opioids-and-what-it-taught-him-about-the-u-s-health-care-system.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29479Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:37:00 -0400AddictionDrugs - Medications - PharmacyAnesthesia - Pain TreatmentBioethics and Humanitiesfalse15:22Testing a drug that may be a treatment for Alzheimer'sSharon Brangman, MD, a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and the chief of the Department of Geriatrics, tells about the study: -- Participants must be between the ages of 50 and 85 with a diagnosis of mild to moderate Alzheimer's. -- The study will last about a year and require nine medical visits. -- Each participant starts and ends with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scan., a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and the chief of the Department of Geriatrics, tells about the study: -- Participants must be between the ages of 50 and 85 with a diagnosis of mild to moderate Alzheimer's. -- The study will last about a year and require nine medical visits. -- Each participant starts and ends with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scan. Click her Click her e to learn more about the study or contact the e to learn more about the study or contact the Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease at Upstate Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease at Upstate by calling 315-464-3285. by calling 315-464-3285.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0926-testing-a-drug-that-may-be-a-treatment-for-alzheimers.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29583Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:35:00 -0400ResearchDrugs - Medications - PharmacyAging - GeriatricsBrain - NeurologyAlzheimers - Dementiafalse15:45How to make sure you're prepared for any emergencyClick here for a federal government website showing many of the prepardeness guidelines he discusses. Upstate's for a federal government website showing many of the prepardeness guidelines he discusses. Upstate's emergency management Web page emergency management Web page also has information on dealing with a variety of emergencies. also has information on dealing with a variety of emergencies.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0926-how-to-make-sure-youre-prepared-for-any-emergency.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29586Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:44:00 -0400SafetyEmergency Medicine - TraumaPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse16:12Evolving from cancer patient to cancer survivor; vaping-related health issues: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019Jody Sima, MD, discusses, discusses childhood cancer survivorship with a parent whose adult daughter survived a neurological tumor as a baby childhood cancer survivorship with a parent whose adult daughter survived a neurological tumor as a baby. Toxicologist. Toxicologist Willie Eggleston, PharmD Willie Eggleston, PharmD, provides an, provides an update on lung injuries related to vaping. update on lung injuries related to vaping.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0927-evolving-from-cancer-patient-to-cancer-survivor-vaping-related-health-issues-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-sept-29-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29590Fri, 27 Sep 2019 06:35:00 -0400The Healing MuseAdolescentsPatient StoryCancerUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsLung - PulmonaryPoison Center - ToxicologySmoking - Vaping - Tobacco - Nicotinefalse52:00A visit from The Healing Muse: 'Reverberating Silence' and 'Twilight Meditation'Deirdre Neilen, PhD, shares a selection from shares a selection from Upstate Upstate ‘s literary journal, ‘s literary journal, “The Healing Muse,” “The Healing Muse,” every Sunday on “HealthLink on Air.” Neilen is the editor of the annual publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays and visual art focused on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing. Read every Sunday on “HealthLink on Air.” Neilen is the editor of the annual publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays and visual art focused on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing. Read The Healing Muse Cafe Blog The Healing Muse Cafe Blog. . 

Today‘s selections are "Reverberating Silence" by Cristina DeSouza and "Twilight Meditation" by Eric v.d. Luft and can be found in “The Healing Muse," Volume 18. 

Today‘s selections are "Reverberating Silence" by Cristina DeSouza and "Twilight Meditation" by Eric v.d. Luft and can be found in “The Healing Muse," Volume 18. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today. today.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/0926-a-visit-from-the-healing-muse-reverberating-silence-and-twilight-meditation.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29648Thu, 26 Sep 2019 11:40:00 -0400FitnessThe Healing MuseBioethics and Humanitiesfalse3:10Mysterious, deadly lung disease tied to vapingU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is no evidence that the occurrence of vaping-related lung disease is declining. Upstate thoracic surgeon says there is no evidence that the occurrence of vaping-related lung disease is declining. Upstate thoracic surgeon Leslie Kohman, MD Leslie Kohman, MD, describes the symptoms of this mysterious disease and explains some of the theories about its cause. She also reviews other health risks associated with vaping, or inhaling a vapor that is usually high in nicotine, often flavored and contains unknown, potentially harmful ingredients., describes the symptoms of this mysterious disease and explains some of the theories about its cause. She also reviews other health risks associated with vaping, or inhaling a vapor that is usually high in nicotine, often flavored and contains unknown, potentially harmful ingredients.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1003-mysterious-deadly-lung-disease-tied-to-vaping.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29739Thu, 3 Oct 2019 11:13:00 -0400Public HealthAdolescentsAddictionLung - PulmonaryPoison Center - ToxicologySmoking - Vaping - Tobacco - Nicotinefalse13:48Focus on opioids: painkiller guidelines; addiction crisis update; a firsthand account of dependency: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019Colorectal surgeon Jeffrey Albright, MD, and weight-loss surgeon Flavia Soto, MD,  both from Upstate, explain new opioid painkiller guidelines for surgical patients. -- Upstate toxicologist -- Upstate toxicologist Willie Eggleston, PharmD, provides an update on the opioid addiction crisis's impact on Central New York Willie Eggleston, PharmD, provides an update on the opioid addiction crisis's impact on Central New York. . -- Bioethicist -- Bioethicist Travis Rieder, PhD, of the Johns Hopkins University shares what he learned about the American health care system after he became dependent on opioids Travis Rieder, PhD, of the Johns Hopkins University shares what he learned about the American health care system after he became dependent on opioids. .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1004-opioids-painkiller-guidelines-addiction-crisis-update-a-firsthand-account-of-dependency-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-oct-6-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29747Fri, 4 Oct 2019 10:40:00 -0400Public HealthSurgeryThe Healing MusePatient StoryAddictionFull EpisodeAnesthesia - Pain TreatmentPoison Center - ToxicologyBioethics and Humanitiesfalse51:57Vaccines are a major public health achievement, expert says, stressing scientific evidenceDoug Campos-Outcalt, MD. He discusses vaccine safety and adverse reactions, and he stresses the dangers of contracting an infection that can be prevented by vaccination. Campos-Outcalt is a senior lecturer at the University of Arizona's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and a clinical professor at the University of Arizona's College of Medicine in Phoenix. He was visiting Upstate to give a lecture about basing clinical and public health recommendations on sound scientific evidence. He discusses vaccine safety and adverse reactions, and he stresses the dangers of contracting an infection that can be prevented by vaccination. Campos-Outcalt is a senior lecturer at the University of Arizona's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and a clinical professor at the University of Arizona's College of Medicine in Phoenix. He was visiting Upstate to give a lecture about basing clinical and public health recommendations on sound scientific evidence.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1010-vaccines-are-a-major-public-health-achievement-expert-says-stressing-scientific-evidence.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29843Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:01:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsVaccinesfalse16:02Simulation Center offers realistic medical training, no risk to 'patients'Erik Rufa, MD, the director of education in the Sim Center. The 8,600-square foot space includes rooms that look just like hospital rooms and surgical suites, including high-tech mannequins to be used for medical simulations. Hands-on technical skills will be practiced. Medical, nursing and other students also will learn teamwork, communication, decision making, leadership and how to prioritize under pressure, they say., the director of education in the Sim Center. The 8,600-square foot space includes rooms that look just like hospital rooms and surgical suites, including high-tech mannequins to be used for medical simulations. Hands-on technical skills will be practiced. Medical, nursing and other students also will learn teamwork, communication, decision making, leadership and how to prioritize under pressure, they say.        ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1010-simulation-center-offers-realistic-medical-training-no-risk-to-patients.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29845Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:01:00 -0400Medical EducationTechnologyfalse15:49Testing a possible drug for Alzheimer's disease; preparing for emergencies; explaining vaping-related illness, risks: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019Sharon Brangman, MD, tells about a clinical trial of a new medication for Alzheimer's disease. Emergency Management Coordinator. Emergency Management Coordinator Bradley Marmon outlines how families can prepare for an emergency Bradley Marmon outlines how families can prepare for an emergency. Surgeon. Surgeon Leslie Kohman, MD, talks about the medical risks of vaping. Leslie Kohman, MD, talks about the medical risks of vaping.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1011-testing-a-possible-drug-for-alzheimers-disease-preparing-for-emergencies-explaining-vaping-related-illness-risks-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-oct-13-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29847Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:30:00 -0400Public HealthThe Healing MuseAddictionSafetySmoking CessationDrugs - Medications - PharmacyLung - PulmonaryAging - GeriatricsAlzheimers - DementiaSmoking - Vaping - Tobacco - Nicotinefalse52:05Strength training for seniors; hospital's 'one-room schoolhouse'; SU football coach talks fitness, motivation: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019Carol Sames, PhD, discusses the importance of strength training, especially for seniors. Teacher. Teacher Mary Ellen Michalenko tells about the school within the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital Mary Ellen Michalenko tells about the school within the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. Syracuse University head football coach. Syracuse University head football coach Dino Babers talks about fitness and motivation. Dino Babers talks about fitness and motivation.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1016-strength-training-for-seniors-hospitals-one-room-schoolhouse-su-football-coach-talks-fitness-motivation-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-oct-20-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29911Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:18:00 -0400FitnessThe Healing MuseFull EpisodeUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsAging - Geriatricsfalse52:08What celiac disease does and how gluten-free diets can helphttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1022-what-celiac-disease-does-and-how-gluten-free-diets-can-help.phpJames Howehttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29933Tue, 22 Oct 2019 07:54:00 -0400Joslin Diabetes CenterDiet - Nutritionfalse15:06Latest volume of 'The Healing Muse' marks the Upstate literary journal's 19th yearDeirdre Neilen, PhD, discusses the most recent issue of "The Healing Muse," the literary and visual arts journal produced by Upstate Medical University. It's filled with poems, narratives, essays and memoirs, photos, drawings and graphic art. Submissions for next year's journal are accepted through April 15., discusses the most recent issue of "The Healing Muse," the literary and visual arts journal produced by Upstate Medical University. It's filled with poems, narratives, essays and memoirs, photos, drawings and graphic art. Submissions for next year's journal are accepted through April 15. Click here Click here for information on how to submit entries, as well a look at the new volume's cover and other information about the journal, and for information on how to submit entries, as well a look at the new volume's cover and other information about the journal, and click here click here for the journal's blog. Selections from "The Healing Muse" are a regular feature of "HealthLink on Air" Sunday broadcasts on NPR station WRVO. for the journal's blog. Selections from "The Healing Muse" are a regular feature of "HealthLink on Air" Sunday broadcasts on NPR station WRVO.                ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1023-latest-volume-of-the-healing-muse-marks-the-upstate-literary-journals-19th-year.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29942Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:06:00 -0400The Healing MuseEntertainmentMedical EducationBioethics and Humanitiesfalse14:14Deer ticks that spread Lyme disease can also spread another illness: Borrelia miyamotoi diseaseSaravanan Thangamani, PhD, explains what is known about how the Borrelia miyamotoi disease is transmitted from ticks to humans. A larger percentage of deer ticks carry the Borrelia mayonii, which causes Lyme, than carry Borrelia miyamotoi. Symptoms of the two diseases are similar, he notes, and the treatment is the same., explains what is known about how the Borrelia miyamotoi disease is transmitted from ticks to humans. A larger percentage of deer ticks carry the Borrelia mayonii, which causes Lyme, than carry Borrelia miyamotoi. Symptoms of the two diseases are similar, he notes, and the treatment is the same.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1022-deer-ticks-that-spread-lyme-disease-can-also-spread-another-illness-borrelia-miyamotoi-disease.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29959Tue, 22 Oct 2019 07:54:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthResearchSustainability - EnvironmentPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse15:37Who should get a lung cancer screening and how it worksJason Wallen, MD, explains what's important to know about lung cancer screening. A thoracic surgeon, Wallen is the division chief of thoracic surgery at Upstate and the medical director of the Thoracic Oncology Program, which is marking its 20th year. For more information about Upstate's lung cancer screening program,, explains what's important to know about lung cancer screening. A thoracic surgeon, Wallen is the division chief of thoracic surgery at Upstate and the medical director of the Thoracic Oncology Program, which is marking its 20th year. For more information about Upstate's lung cancer screening program, click here click here or call 315-464-7460. or call 315-464-7460.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1025-who-should-get-a-lung-cancer-screening-and-how-it-works.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=30016Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:04:00 -0400CancerLung - PulmonaryMedical Imaging - Radiologyfalse14:53Nutritional considerations for people with lung cancerhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1025-nutritional-considerations-for-people-with-lung-cancer.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=30031Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:03:00 -0400CancerDiet - Nutritionfalse15:04What are the options for treating kidney stones?Scott Wiener, MD, discusses the diagnosis and management of kidney stones. For situations that require surgical removal, he offers multiple procedures, including one that relies on ultrasound during surgery. He talks about how kidney stones form and what a person can do to reduce his or her risk of developing them. discusses the diagnosis and management of kidney stones. For situations that require surgical removal, he offers multiple procedures, including one that relies on ultrasound during surgery. He talks about how kidney stones form and what a person can do to reduce his or her risk of developing them.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1025-what-are-the-options-for-treating-kidney-stones.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=30046Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:03:00 -0400SurgeryUrologyKidney - Renal - Nephrologyfalse15:07Hyperbaric oxygen therapy used to treat diabetic foot ulcers, radiation injuries, moreMarvin Heyboer, MD, discusses healing strategies for diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers and injuries from radiation therapy. Heyboer, an associate professor of emergency medicine at Upstate Medical University, is medical director of wound care and of hyperbaric medicine at Upstate. discusses healing strategies for diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers and injuries from radiation therapy. Heyboer, an associate professor of emergency medicine at Upstate Medical University, is medical director of wound care and of hyperbaric medicine at Upstate. Click here Click here for more information on hyperbaric medicine at Upstate; for more information on hyperbaric medicine at Upstate; click here click here for more information on wound care. for more information on wound care.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1025-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-used-to-treat-diabetic-foot-ulcers-radiation-injuries-more.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=30060Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:06:00 -0400Technologyfalse16:03Community Trauma Response Team focuses on forgotten victims of neighborhood violenceClick here for more on local efforts to deal with and reduce violence and its related trauma; for more on local efforts to deal with and reduce violence and its related trauma; click here click here for a journal article by Jennings-Bey and others on the Trauma Response Team. for a journal article by Jennings-Bey and others on the Trauma Response Team.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1025-community-trauma-response-team-focuses-on-forgotten-victims-of-neighborhood-violence.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=30074Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:04:00 -0400CommunityEmergency Medicine - Traumafalse16:14Thoracic Oncology Program marks 20 years of using a team approach to treat cancerThoracic Oncology Program in 1999. It is defined by a multidisciplinary team approach, where experts in disciplines such as surgery, radiology and chemotherapy, as well as dietitians, social workers and physical therapists work together to create a treatment plan for patients with lung cancer and other cancers of the chest. This coordinated approach also saves time and effort for the patients. One of the founders of the program, in 1999. It is defined by a multidisciplinary team approach, where experts in disciplines such as surgery, radiology and chemotherapy, as well as dietitians, social workers and physical therapists work together to create a treatment plan for patients with lung cancer and other cancers of the chest. This coordinated approach also saves time and effort for the patients. One of the founders of the program, Leslie Kohman, MD Leslie Kohman, MD, talks about the value of a team approach, which other medical providers at the Upstate Cancer Center have since adopted and which has been shown to significantly boost a patient's chances of survival. Kohman is a thoracic surgeon who is director of outreach for the cancer center., talks about the value of a team approach, which other medical providers at the Upstate Cancer Center have since adopted and which has been shown to significantly boost a patient's chances of survival. Kohman is a thoracic surgeon who is director of outreach for the cancer center.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1025-thoracic-oncology-program-marks-20-years-of-using-a-team-approach-to-treat-cancer.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=30086Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:05:00 -0400CancerLung - Pulmonaryfalse15:55High-tech medical simulation; an emerging tick-borne disease; new 'Healing Muse' journal: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019Erik Rufa, MD, and Darren Carboni explain how Upstate‘s new simulation center uses high-tech mannequins for realistic medical training. . An emerging tick-borne illness distantly related to Lyme disease is described by Upstate microbiologist and immunologist Saravanan Thangamani, PhD An emerging tick-borne illness distantly related to Lyme disease is described by Upstate microbiologist and immunologist Saravanan Thangamani, PhD. . Editor Editor Deirdre Neilen, PhD, talks about the latest issue of “The Healing Muse,” Upstate‘s literary and visual arts journal, now in its 19 th  year. Deirdre Neilen, PhD, talks about the latest issue of “The Healing Muse,” Upstate‘s literary and visual arts journal, now in its 19 th  year.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1025-high-tech-medical-simulation-an-emerging-tick-borne-disease-new-healing-muse-journal-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-oct-27-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=29999Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:08:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseThe Healing MuseResearchEntertainmentMedical EducationBioethics and Humanitiesfalse52:06New prostate biopsy technique reduces risk of infectionOleg Shapiro, MD, and, and Timothy Byler, MD Timothy Byler, MD. Biopsies have been done using a probe that is inserted into the rectum. Then a needle is passed through the rectal wall and into the prostate. Infection can occur if bacteria from the patient's rectum get into the prostate. Now, however, urologists at Upstate University Hospital are providing transperineal biopsies, in which a needle is inserted into the prostate through the perineum, beneath the scrotum. "We're able to biopsy more extensively with the transperineal biopsy," Byler explains. Shapiro notes that advances in medical imaging make this technique possible.. Biopsies have been done using a probe that is inserted into the rectum. Then a needle is passed through the rectal wall and into the prostate. Infection can occur if bacteria from the patient's rectum get into the prostate. Now, however, urologists at Upstate University Hospital are providing transperineal biopsies, in which a needle is inserted into the prostate through the perineum, beneath the scrotum. "We're able to biopsy more extensively with the transperineal biopsy," Byler explains. Shapiro notes that advances in medical imaging make this technique possible.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1030-new-prostate-biopsy-technique-reduces-risk-of-infection.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=30133Wed, 30 Oct 2019 11:55:00 -0400SurgeryCancerSexualityUrologyMens Healthfalse14:53Health care and comics are linked in the field of graphic medicineElizabeth Donaldson, PhD, an English professor from New York Institute of Technology, discusses how graphic memoirs -- which resemble comic books -- help people share their personal stories. She is also director of the medical humanities program at New York Tech. Donaldson, who was in Syracuse to speak about graphic medicine, explains how graphic memoirs can challenge the stereotypes of mental illness and psychiatric disability, and she provides several titles from the genre., an English professor from New York Institute of Technology, discusses how graphic memoirs -- which resemble comic books -- help people share their personal stories. She is also director of the medical humanities program at New York Tech. Donaldson, who was in Syracuse to speak about graphic medicine, explains how graphic memoirs can challenge the stereotypes of mental illness and psychiatric disability, and she provides several titles from the genre. Click here Click here to view some graphic accounts of medical issues at the Graphic Medicine website. to view some graphic accounts of medical issues at the Graphic Medicine website.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1030-health-care-and-comics-are-linked-in-the-field-of-graphic-medicine.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=30135Wed, 30 Oct 2019 11:54:00 -0400EntertainmentBioethics and Humanitiesfalse14:45Integrative medicine specialist says wellness is important for both health care providers and patientsSusan Levinsohn, MD, who specializes in family medicine and integrative medicine at Upstate University Hospital, emphasizes the importance of lifestyle to a person's health. She defines integrative medicine, discusses some of the limitations of the American health care system and tells of the effort she's involved in to ensure that health care providers focus on their own well-being as they care for their patients., who specializes in family medicine and integrative medicine at Upstate University Hospital, emphasizes the importance of lifestyle to a person's health. She defines integrative medicine, discusses some of the limitations of the American health care system and tells of the effort she's involved in to ensure that health care providers focus on their own well-being as they care for their patients.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1030-integrative-medicine-specialist-says-wellness-is-important-for-both-health-care-providers-and-patients.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=30137Wed, 30 Oct 2019 11:54:00 -0400Medical EducationAlternative - Integrative MedicinePrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse15:45Benefits of lung cancer screening; gluten-free diets and celiac disease; rethinking what is the right amount of medical care: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019Jason Wallen, MD, explains how lung cancer screening works. Upstate registered dietitian nutritionist. Upstate registered dietitian nutritionist Diana Stuber discusses celiac disease and gluten-free diets Diana Stuber discusses celiac disease and gluten-free diets. . Wendy Levinson, MD, a professor from the University of Toronto, tells about Choosing Wisely, an international medical initiative. Wendy Levinson, MD, a professor from the University of Toronto, tells about Choosing Wisely, an international medical initiative.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1108-benefits-of-lung-cancer-screening-gluten-free-diets-and-celiac-disease-rethinking-what-is-the-right-amount-of-medical-care-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-nov-10-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=30139Fri, 8 Nov 2019 06:28:00 -0500SurgeryThe Healing MuseCancerFull EpisodeHealth CareDiet - NutritionLung - PulmonaryMedical Imaging - Radiologyfalse52:06How hyperbaric oxygen treats wounds; a team approach that fights lung cancer, other chest cancers; why vaccines are important: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019Marvin Heyboer, MD, discusses hyperbaric oxygen therapy and wound care. Founding member of Upstate's thoracic oncology program. Founding member of Upstate's thoracic oncology program Leslie Kohman, MD, talks about 20 years of care for lung cancer and other diseases Leslie Kohman, MD, talks about 20 years of care for lung cancer and other diseases. . Doug Campos-Outcalt, MD, explains the value of vaccination for public health Doug Campos-Outcalt, MD, explains the value of vaccination for public health. .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1031-how-hyperbaric-oxygen-treats-wounds-a-team-approach-that-fights-lung-cancer-other-chest-cancers-why-vaccines-are-important-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-nov-3-2019.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=30141Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:01:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthSurgeryThe Healing MuseCancerFull EpisodeLung - PulmonaryVaccinesfalse52:06How to succeed at quitting smoking and reduce risk of lung cancerhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1108-how-to-succeed-at-quitting-smoking-and-reduce-risk-of-lung-cancer.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=30213Fri, 8 Nov 2019 06:15:00 -0500CancerSmoking CessationLung - PulmonarySmoking - Vaping - Tobacco - Nicotinefalse15:06Benefits and limitations of vegan, vegetarian and other plant-based dietshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1108-benefits-and-limitations-of-vegan-vegetarian-and-other-plant-based-diets.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=30216Fri, 8 Nov 2019 06:16:00 -0500Diet - Nutritionfalse14:57New cystic fibrosis drug regimen considered a breakthrough treatmentTrikafta was approved by the was approved by the Food and Drug Administration Food and Drug Administration in October for people age 12 and older with cystic fibrosis. in October for people age 12 and older with cystic fibrosis. Christopher Fortner, MD, PhD Christopher Fortner, MD, PhD, medical director of the cystic fibrosis program at Upstate, describes how this treatment works, its side effects and what it may mean for many of the people with this disease. Cystic fibrosis causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time, among other problems., medical director of the cystic fibrosis program at Upstate, describes how this treatment works, its side effects and what it may mean for many of the people with this disease. Cystic fibrosis causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time, among other problems.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1113-fortner.phpAmber Smithhttps://media.upstate.edu/pod_content/hloa/11-13-19-fortner.mp3Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:11:00 -0500GeneticsDrugs - Medications - PharmacyUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsLung - Pulmonaryfalse15:37How physical therapy can help people living with Parkinson's diseaseJulie Lombardi, a doctor of physical therapy at Upstate. Lombardi, who works in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, goes over how Parkinson's is diagnosed. She also explains what to expect at a physical therapy appointment., a doctor of physical therapy at Upstate. Lombardi, who works in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, goes over how Parkinson's is diagnosed. She also explains what to expect at a physical therapy appointment.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/1113-lombardi.phpAmber Smithhttps://media.upstate.edu/pod_content/hloa/111319-lombardi.mp3Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:14:00 -0500Brain - NeurologyPhysical Therapy - Rehabilitationfalse14:26Upstate doctor went to Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian to provide medical reliefDavid Lehmann, MD ,  ,  PharmD PharmD, decided to help. He contacted International Relief, an organization with which he previously took part in medical relief missions, and about a week later he was en route to the Bahamas. There, he was part of a medical team that provided care to 1,500 hurricane refugees over the course of a week. The volunteers carried their own gear and food, along with medications and medical supplies. Lehmann is a distinguished professor of medicine at Upstate who launched Housecalls for the Homeless to provide medical care to homeless people in Syracuse., decided to help. He contacted International Relief, an organization with which he previously took part in medical relief missions, and about a week later he was en route to the Bahamas. There, he was part of a medical team that provided care to 1,500 hurricane refugees over the course of a week. The volunteers carried their own gear and food, along with medications and medical supplies. Lehmann is a distinguished professor of medicine at Upstate who launched Housecalls for the Homeless to provide medical care to homeless people in Syracuse.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/11-13-19-lehmann.phpAmber Smithhttps://media.upstate.edu/pod_content/hloa/11-13-19-Lehmann.mp3Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:20:00 -0500Volunteersfalse15:39Treating kidney stones; what to eat when battling lung cancer; a response to community violence: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019Scott Wiener, MD, discusses the diagnosis and treatment of kidney stones. Registered dietitian nutritionist. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maria Erdman explains the impact of lung cancer on nutrition Maria Erdman explains the impact of lung cancer on nutrition. . Timothy Jennings-Bey tells about the Community Trauma Response Team Timothy Jennings-Bey tells about the Community Trauma Response Team. .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/11-17-19-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/11-17-19-radioshow.mp3Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:24:00 -0500CancerFull EpisodeUrologyDiet - NutritionLung - PulmonaryKidney - Renal - Nephrologyfalse52:05Have you received your flu shot? Here's why you shouldhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/112019-bagatell.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/112019-bagatell.mp3Thu, 21 Nov 2019 10:41:00 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthVaccinesfalse28:45New prostate biopsy method; post-hurricane medical mission; how to quit smoking: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019Timothy Byler, MD, and, and Oleg Shapiro, MD, Oleg Shapiro, MD, tell about a new way to perform prostate biopsies. tell about a new way to perform prostate biopsies. David Lehmann, MD, PharmD, David Lehmann, MD, PharmD, shares his experiences providing medical care in the Bahamas in the aftermath of a hurricane. shares his experiences providing medical care in the Bahamas in the aftermath of a hurricane. Tobacco treatment specialist Theresa Hankin talks about how to quit smoking. Tobacco treatment specialist Theresa Hankin talks about how to quit smoking.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/112419-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/112419-radioshow.mp3Sat, 23 Nov 2019 21:00:00 -0500Public HealthSurgeryCommunityInternational Health CareCancerFull EpisodeUrologySmoking CessationMens HealthLung - PulmonarySmoking - Vaping - Tobacco - Nicotinefalse52:04New cystic fibrosis drug offers hope; how to prepare for flu season: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/120119-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/120119-radioshow.mp3Sat, 30 Nov 2019 22:00:00 -0500Infectious DiseaseGeneticsFull EpisodeUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsLung - PulmonaryVaccinesfalse52:08Parkinson's disease; grief during the holidays; integrative medicine and wellness: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/120819-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/120819-radioshow.mp3Sat, 7 Dec 2019 22:00:00 -0500CommunityFull EpisodeFamily MedicineAlternative - Integrative MedicineBrain - NeurologyPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationGrief - Lossfalse52:06Coping with the holidays for the bereavedhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/120419-interview-stein.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/120419-interview-stein.mp3Thu, 5 Dec 2019 14:00:00 -0500false14:45Toxicologist outlines vaping risks, including severe lung injuryhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/121119-marraffa-interview.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/121119-marraffa-interview.mp3Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:56:00 -0500Public HealthLung - PulmonaryPoison Center - Toxicologyfalse17:55Vaping update; plant-based diets; where medicine meets cartoons: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/121519-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/121519-radioshow.mp3Fri, 13 Dec 2019 10:22:00 -0500Full Episodefalse52:06Diabetes educator explains why exercise is important for people with diabeteshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/121819-kemmis-diabetes.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/121819-kemmis-diabetes.mp3Thu, 19 Dec 2019 13:06:00 -0500FitnessJoslin Diabetes CenterDiabetes - Endocrine - Metabolismfalse15:13'Food Is Medicine' course brings nutrition education to medical studentshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/121819-antosh.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/121819-antosh.mp3Thu, 19 Dec 2019 14:01:00 -0500false13:47A look at sickle cell disease and how best to treat ithttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/121819-scott.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/121819-scott.mp3Thu, 19 Dec 2019 14:28:00 -0500Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsSickle Cell DiseaseBlood Disordersfalse14:25It's not a pill, but here's an easy way to lower your risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesityhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/121819-kemmis-exercise.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/121819-kemmis-exercise.mp3Thu, 19 Dec 2019 17:37:00 -0500FitnessJoslin Diabetes CenterPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse14:25Why is US life expectancy declining?https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/121819-morley.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/121819-morley.mp3Thu, 19 Dec 2019 15:11:00 -0500Public HealthPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse17:50Selecting a mental health care provider; birth control options; muscular dystrophy basics: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/122219-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/122219-radioshow.mp3Fri, 20 Dec 2019 12:23:00 -0500SurgerySexualityFull EpisodeWomens Health - GynecologyBrain - NeurologyPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse52:07Avoiding injury when using electronic devices; skin care for seniors; how palliative care works: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/122919-radioshow.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/122919-radioshow.mp3Sat, 28 Dec 2019 22:00:00 -0500Full Episodefalse52:06A researcher's brief explanation of how cancer developshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2019/110619-bissell.phpAmber Smithhttp://media.upstate.edu:81/pod_content/hloa/110619-bissell.mp3Thu, 2 Jan 2020 15:43:00 -0500ResearchCancerfalse17:23Remote device helps certain heart patients; latest on smoking, vaping; gun violence as public health issue: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017Luna Bhatta, MD, talks about, talks about stereotaxis to treat specific heart problems stereotaxis to treat specific heart problems. . Leslie Kohman, MD Leslie Kohman, MD, provides an, provides an update on cigarette smoking and electronic cigarettes update on cigarette smoking and electronic cigarettes. . Margaret Formica, PhD Margaret Formica, PhD, explains, explains how firearm violence is a public health issue. how firearm violence is a public health issue.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0102-remote-device-helps-certain-heart-patients-latest-on-smoking-vaping-gun-violence-as-public-health-issue-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-dec-31-2017.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=22444Tue, 2 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0500Public HealthThe Healing MuseResearchAdolescentsCancerAddictionSafetyTechnologySmoking CessationCheck-Up From The Neck-UpHeart - CardiovascularLung - PulmonaryMedical Imaging - RadiologyPrevention - Preventive MedicineDeath - dyingfalse51:52What you need to know about skin care for seniorsRamsay Farah, MD, left, chief of dermatology at Upstate, discusses what to expect for skin care in the later years. He also explains the importance to seniors of moisturizing, washing in lukewarm water with mild soaps and continuing to use sunscreen. left, chief of dermatology at Upstate, discusses what to expect for skin care in the later years. He also explains the importance to seniors of moisturizing, washing in lukewarm water with mild soaps and continuing to use sunscreen.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0103-what-you-need-to-know-about-skin-care-for-seniors.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=22558Wed, 3 Jan 2018 06:56:00 -0500Aging - GeriatricsDermatology - Skin Carefalse17:46Examining cellphone addiction; health issues of Native American children; Meniere's disease explained: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018Christopher Lucas, MD, discusses discusses cellphone addiction cellphone addiction. Pediatrician Jane Oski, MD, shares her research on the. Pediatrician Jane Oski, MD, shares her research on the health of Native American children health of Native American children. Otolaryngologist. Otolaryngologist Charles Woods, MD Charles Woods, MD, talks about, talks about Meniere's disease. Meniere's disease.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0104-examining-cellphone-addiction-health-issues-of-native-american-children-menieres-disease-explained-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-jan-7-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=22570Thu, 4 Jan 2018 11:41:00 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthResearchAddictionHealth CareEar Nose And Throat - OtolaryngologyPsychology - Psychiatryfalse51:52Assisting with breast-feeding; repairing a sunken chest; dealing with hand pain: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018breast-feeding. Thoracic surgeon. Thoracic surgeon Jason Wallen, MD Jason Wallen, MD, describes, describes how to repair a sunken chest birth defect how to repair a sunken chest birth defect. Hand surgeon. Hand surgeon Michael Schreck, MD Michael Schreck, MD, discusses, discusses hand pain causes and treatments hand pain causes and treatments. .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0110-assisting-with-breast-feeding-repairing-a-sunken-chest-dealing-with-hand-pain-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-jan-14-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=22579Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:36:00 -0500SurgeryNursingBones - Joints - OrthopedicsAnesthesia - Pain TreatmentMaternity - Obstetricsfalse51:52Surgeon uses robotic assistance for chest operationsMark Crye, MD, left, an assistant professor of surgery at Upstate. Instead of opening a patient's chest, surgeons make small incisions, which means patients heal more quickly and go home from the hospital faster. Crye says early research indicates minimally invasive procedures can remove cancer just as safely and efficiently as open surgeries and with less blood loss. left, an assistant professor of surgery at Upstate. Instead of opening a patient's chest, surgeons make small incisions, which means patients heal more quickly and go home from the hospital faster. Crye says early research indicates minimally invasive procedures can remove cancer just as safely and efficiently as open surgeries and with less blood loss.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0110-surgeon-uses-robotic-assistance-for-chest-operations.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=22610Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:32:34 -0500SurgeryCancerTechnologyLung - Pulmonaryfalse14:59What are a lung cancer patient's treatment options?Jason Wallen, MD, left, discusses treatment options for patients with the most prevalent type of lung cancer. He explains the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach and the factors that influence the treatment decision: the cancer's size and location, as well as the patient's condition and desires., left, discusses treatment options for patients with the most prevalent type of lung cancer. He explains the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach and the factors that influence the treatment decision: the cancer's size and location, as well as the patient's condition and desires.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0110-what-are-a-lung-cancer-patients-treatment-options.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=22614Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:34:30 -0500SurgeryCancerLung - Pulmonaryfalse15:02What experts know - and don't know - about the brain injury called CTEClaudine Ward, MD, left, and, left, and Brian Rieger, PhD Brian Rieger, PhD, right, who direct the, right, who direct the Upstate Concussion Center. Upstate Concussion Center.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0110-what-experts-know-and-dont-know-about-the-brain-injury-called-cte.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=22616Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:35:48 -0500ResearchEmergency Medicine - TraumaBrain - NeurologyPhysical Therapy - Rehabilitationfalse12:40Concussion experts prescribe 'brain rest' after head injury with possible concussionUpstate Concussion Center. Medical Director. Medical Director Claudine Ward, MD Claudine Ward, MD, left, and Program Director, left, and Program Director Brian Rieger, PhD Brian Rieger, PhD, right, explain that most people fully recover from a concussion, if they are treated properly afterward. One key is to take care not to sustain a second head injury during recovery. They recommend brain rest, especially for the first 24 to 48 hours after injury. This is not the same as bed rest. People can be physically active, as long as they are not taxing their their brains., right, explain that most people fully recover from a concussion, if they are treated properly afterward. One key is to take care not to sustain a second head injury during recovery. They recommend brain rest, especially for the first 24 to 48 hours after injury. This is not the same as bed rest. People can be physically active, as long as they are not taxing their their brains.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0110-concussion-experts-prescribe-brain-rest-after-head-injury-with-possible-concussion.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=22619Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:33:30 -0500ResearchBrain - NeurologyPhysical Therapy - Rehabilitationfalse14:14It's not too late to get a flu shotJana Shaw, MD, left, reminds Central New Yorkers that it's not too late to get vaccinated. She says this year's influenza vaccine offers some protection against the H3N2 strain, which is circulating this season. Shaw offers advice about treatment for flu symptoms and when to seek care at a hospital.  left, reminds Central New Yorkers that it's not too late to get vaccinated. She says this year's influenza vaccine offers some protection against the H3N2 strain, which is circulating this season. Shaw offers advice about treatment for flu symptoms and when to seek care at a hospital. ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0118-its-not-too-late-to-get-a-flu-shot.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=22671Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:41:02 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthIllnessUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse14:25Choosing care that focuses on relief of cancer's symptoms, rather than a cureSilviu Pasniciuc, MD. Palliative care, sometimes called supportive care, focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of serious illness with a goal of improving the quality of life for the patient and his or her family. Pasniciuc explains how palliative care differs from hospice care, and how patients and their loved ones can decide whether palliative care is right for them. Palliative care, sometimes called supportive care, focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of serious illness with a goal of improving the quality of life for the patient and his or her family. Pasniciuc explains how palliative care differs from hospice care, and how patients and their loved ones can decide whether palliative care is right for them.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0118-choosing-care-that-focuses-on-relief-of-cancers-symptoms-rather-than-a-cure.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=22675Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:36:15 -0500CancerAging - GeriatricsAnesthesia - Pain TreatmentDeath - dyingfalse15:25New method reduces stroke risk in atrial fibrillation patients without relying on blood thinnersJamal Ahmed, MD, right, and nurse Scott Davis, left, who both work in the, right, and nurse Scott Davis, left, who both work in the Upstate Heart and Vascular Center. Upstate Heart and Vascular Center. Davis is Davis is the Watchman procedure the Watchman procedure coordinator, which refers to the procedure now offered to prevent clots from escaping that pocket, known as the left atrial appendage. coordinator, which refers to the procedure now offered to prevent clots from escaping that pocket, known as the left atrial appendage. The Watchman is a coin-sized, umbrellalike device The Watchman is a coin-sized, umbrellalike device inserted into the heart and lodged in the appendage. For patients who are candidates for the procedure, the goal is to stop taking blood thinners after they recover from the operation.  inserted into the heart and lodged in the appendage. For patients who are candidates for the procedure, the goal is to stop taking blood thinners after they recover from the operation. ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0118-new-method-reduces-stroke-risk-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-without-relying-on-blood-thinners.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=22683Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:40:07 -0500SurgeryHeart - Cardiovascularfalse14:25Upstate to create eight-bed unit for adolescent psychiatric patientsopen an eight-bed inpatient adolescent psychiatric unit in early 2019. That was one recommendation from a Youth Mental Health Task Force, says in early 2019. That was one recommendation from a Youth Mental Health Task Force, says Wanda Fremont, MD, Wanda Fremont, MD, left, Upstate's chief of child psychiatry and medical director of its left, Upstate's chief of child psychiatry and medical director of its Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic. She says the new unit will have eight private rooms, plus a lounge and visiting area, for patients 12 to 17 years old. Patients will be admitted through the emergency department for hospital stays of five to seven days. Fremont says officials continue to work with community partners on some of the other recommendations to improve mental health services for young people in Central New York. She says the new unit will have eight private rooms, plus a lounge and visiting area, for patients 12 to 17 years old. Patients will be admitted through the emergency department for hospital stays of five to seven days. Fremont says officials continue to work with community partners on some of the other recommendations to improve mental health services for young people in Central New York.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0118-upstate-to-create-eight-bed-unit-for-adolescent-psychiatric-patients.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=22693Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:37:06 -0500CommunityAdolescentsDepressionUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPsychology - PsychiatryPrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse15:07Caring for aging skin; how brain injury can lead to concussion or CTE: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018Claudine Ward, MD, and rehabilitation psychologist, and rehabilitation psychologist Brian Rieger, PhD, Brian Rieger, PhD, discuss concussions discuss concussions and the degenerative brain disease and the degenerative brain disease CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Dermatologist. Dermatologist Ramsay Farah, MD Ramsay Farah, MD, tells, tells how to care for skin as one ages. how to care for skin as one ages.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0118-caring-for-aging-skin-how-brain-injury-can-lead-to-concussion-or-cte-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-jan-21-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=22733Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:40:00 -0500ResearchSafetyEmergency Medicine - TraumaAging - GeriatricsBrain - NeurologyPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationPrevention - Preventive MedicineDermatology - Skin Carefalse51:52Can a low-carb diet during radiation treatment help fight brain cancer?a low-carbohydrate diet during radiation therapy can improve the prognosis for someone with glioblastoma, the aggressive brain tumor that U.S. Sen. John McCain has. low-carbohydrate diet during radiation therapy can improve the prognosis for someone with glioblastoma, the aggressive brain tumor that U.S. Sen. John McCain has. Larry Chin, MD Larry Chin, MD, who leads Upstate's neuro-oncology program, says patients will be able to choose whether to follow a ketogenic diet while they are receiving treatment for their brain tumor. Treatment may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. A ketogenic diet is low in carbohydrates and high in fats, meaning patients would not eat bread and pasta. Fourth-year medical student Hans Kim says a ketogenic diet is designed to prompt the body to burn fat as its primary fuel instead of sugar., who leads Upstate's neuro-oncology program, says patients will be able to choose whether to follow a ketogenic diet while they are receiving treatment for their brain tumor. Treatment may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. A ketogenic diet is low in carbohydrates and high in fats, meaning patients would not eat bread and pasta. Fourth-year medical student Hans Kim says a ketogenic diet is designed to prompt the body to burn fat as its primary fuel instead of sugar. Their study Their study will look at whether such a diet can enhance the effectiveness of radiation therapy. will look at whether such a diet can enhance the effectiveness of radiation therapy.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0124-can-a-low-carb-diet-during-radiation-treatment-help-fight-brain-cancer.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=22900Wed, 24 Jan 2018 12:24:46 -0500ResearchCancerDiet - NutritionBrain - Spine - NeurosurgeryMedical Imaging - Radiologyfalse15:28Doctors, nurses, social workers are involved with Violence Education Prevention Outreach Programhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0124-doctors-nurses-social-workers-are-involved-with-violence-education-prevention-outreach-program.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=22925Wed, 24 Jan 2018 12:10:43 -0500CommunitySafetyEmergency Medicine - TraumaPrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse16:05Update on the flu and flu shots; palliative care's unique role; robotically assisted surgery: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018Jana Shaw, MD, gives an, gives an update on the current influenza update on the current influenza season. Palliative care specialist season. Palliative care specialist Silviu Pasniciuc, MD Silviu Pasniciuc, MD, explains, explains what that type of care involves what that type of care involves. Chest surgeon. Chest surgeon Mark Crye, MD Mark Crye, MD, describes, describes surgery done with tiny incisions and robotic assistance. surgery done with tiny incisions and robotic assistance.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0126-update-on-the-flu-and-flu-shots-palliative-cares-unique-role-robotically-assisted-surgery-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-jan-28-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=22972Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:03:00 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthSurgeryCancerTechnologyAging - GeriatricsAnesthesia - Pain TreatmentPrevention - Preventive MedicineDeath - dyingfalse51:52Update on electronic cigarettes - they aren't harmlessnew report on the health effects of electronic cigarettes says that while e-cigarettes may be less harmful than conventional cigarettes, they're not harmless - and vaping among youth increases the risk that they will transition to smoking traditional cigarettes. Providing an update on e-cigarette trends are administrative director Michele Caliva and public education coordinator Lee Livermore from the says that while e-cigarettes may be less harmful than conventional cigarettes, they're not harmless - and vaping among youth increases the risk that they will transition to smoking traditional cigarettes. Providing an update on e-cigarette trends are administrative director Michele Caliva and public education coordinator Lee Livermore from the Upstate New York Poison Center Upstate New York Poison Center. They caution that some vapers are filling their electronic nicotine delivery systems with illegal drugs or alcohol. Also, the flavored nicotine liquid that is used for vaping can be toxic or even deadly to young children. . They caution that some vapers are filling their electronic nicotine delivery systems with illegal drugs or alcohol. Also, the flavored nicotine liquid that is used for vaping can be toxic or even deadly to young children. ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0131-update-on-electronic-cigarettes-they-arent-harmless.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23000Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:57:19 -0500Public HealthResearchAdolescentsAddictionSmoking CessationDrugs - Medications - PharmacyLung - PulmonaryPoison Center - Toxicologyfalse15:01The 6 most important principles of cancer preventionLeslie Kohman, MD, left, the, left, the Upstate Cancer Center Upstate Cancer Center 's associate director for community outreach. In this interview, she goes over the things people can do -- or avoid -- to help prevent cancer. The first is not to use tobacco, followed closely by maintaining a healthy weight. Kohman discusses diet, sun protection, immunizations and environmental factors and explains the difference between early detection of cancer and the ability for some screenings to catch cancers before they even develop. 's associate director for community outreach. In this interview, she goes over the things people can do -- or avoid -- to help prevent cancer. The first is not to use tobacco, followed closely by maintaining a healthy weight. Kohman discusses diet, sun protection, immunizations and environmental factors and explains the difference between early detection of cancer and the ability for some screenings to catch cancers before they even develop.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0131-the-6-most-important-principles-of-cancer-prevention.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23003Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:03:23 -0500Public HealthFitnessCancerWeight LossSmoking CessationDiet - NutritionPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse14:34Focus on cancer: Prevention advice, lung cancer treatment options, a proposed diet for brain tumor cases: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018World Cancer Day, , Jason Wallen, MD Jason Wallen, MD, discusses t, discusses t reatment options reatment options for lung cancer. for lung cancer. Lawrence Chin, MD Lawrence Chin, MD, and medical student Hans Kim outline, and medical student Hans Kim outline a low-carbohydrate diet that might improve the prognosis a low-carbohydrate diet that might improve the prognosis of some brain tumor patients. of some brain tumor patients. Leslie Kohman, MD Leslie Kohman, MD, explains the, explains the top lifestyle practices anyone can do top lifestyle practices anyone can do to lessen the chances of getting cancer. to lessen the chances of getting cancer.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0201-focus-on-cancer-prevention-advice-lung-cancer-treatment-options-a-proposed-diet-for-brain-tumor-cases-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-feb-4-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23010Thu, 1 Feb 2018 06:04:00 -0500Public HealthSurgeryFitnessResearchCancerSmoking CessationDiet - NutritionLung - PulmonaryBrain - Spine - NeurosurgeryPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse51:52A pediatrics leader reflects on successes and ongoing challenges in child health careTom Welch, MD (left), is retiring this year after 17 years at Upstate. He's the chair of the (left), is retiring this year after 17 years at Upstate. He's the chair of the department of pediatrics department of pediatrics at Upstate Medical University and the medical director of the at Upstate Medical University and the medical director of the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. He oversaw the creation of the children's hospital, which enabled Upstate to attract a variety of pediatric specialists. In this interview, Welch talks about national, regional and local challenges in child health care, as well as successes that have taken place during his 45-year career.. He oversaw the creation of the children's hospital, which enabled Upstate to attract a variety of pediatric specialists. In this interview, Welch talks about national, regional and local challenges in child health care, as well as successes that have taken place during his 45-year career.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0208-a-pediatrics-leader-reflects-on-successes-and-ongoing-challenges-in-child-health-care.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23180Thu, 8 Feb 2018 08:19:44 -0500CommunityAdolescentsHistoryHealth CareUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsOrgan Donation - Transplantfalse26:21What you need to know about hemorrhoidsJeffrey Albright, MD, advises some ways to minimize discomfort. He recommends making sure your diet includes adequate amounts of fiber and limiting the amount of time spent straining on the toilet. Topical hemorrhoid creams and/or laxatives may be useful, too. Albright also explains methods for removing hemorrhoids., MD, advises some ways to minimize discomfort. He recommends making sure your diet includes adequate amounts of fiber and limiting the amount of time spent straining on the toilet. Topical hemorrhoid creams and/or laxatives may be useful, too. Albright also explains methods for removing hemorrhoids.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0208-what-you-need-to-know-about-hemorrhoids.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23200Thu, 8 Feb 2018 08:18:50 -0500SurgeryPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse14:12An anti-stroke device for some heart patients; a plan to reduce violence; more space for teen psychiatric patients: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018Jamal Ahmed, MD, and nurse Scott Davis, MD, and nurse Scott Davis discuss a new way to decrease stroke risk discuss a new way to decrease stroke risk in some heart patients with atrial fibrillation. in some heart patients with atrial fibrillation. Nurse Kim Nasby and social worker Chanel Beard Nurse Kim Nasby and social worker Chanel Beard talk about reducing violence. talk about reducing violence. Wanda Fremont Wanda Fremont, MD, tells of, MD, tells of a forthcoming hospital unit for adolescent psychiatry patients a forthcoming hospital unit for adolescent psychiatry patients. .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0209-an-anti-stroke-device-for-some-heart-patients-a-plan-to-reduce-violence-more-space-for-teen-psychiatric-patients-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-feb-11-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23212Fri, 9 Feb 2018 06:51:00 -0500Public HealthSurgeryCommunityAdolescentsStrokeSafetyDepressionHealth CareTechnologyUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsHeart - CardiovascularPsychology - PsychiatryPrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse51:52New treatment options for people with blood cancersJeffrey Pu, MD, PhD, and clinical leader Meghan Lewis, RN,  tell about the addition of allogeneic stem cell transplants and CAR T-cell therapy. Allogeneic stem cell transplants use stem cells from donors. T-cells are a type of white blood cells, and chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy is a process in which the patient's own T-cells are engineered to better attack cancer cells., and clinical leader Meghan Lewis, RN,  tell about the addition of allogeneic stem cell transplants and CAR T-cell therapy. Allogeneic stem cell transplants use stem cells from donors. T-cells are a type of white blood cells, and chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy is a process in which the patient's own T-cells are engineered to better attack cancer cells.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0215-new-treatment-options-for-people-with-blood-cancers.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23244Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:51:21 -0500NursingCancerOrgan Donation - Transplantfalse15:54What you need to know about colorectal cancer, its preventionJiri Bem, MD, left, says in this interview. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. But the disease is highly preventable. Bem goes over the risk factors and symptoms of colorectal cancer, as well as the common treatments., left, says in this interview. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. But the disease is highly preventable. Bem goes over the risk factors and symptoms of colorectal cancer, as well as the common treatments.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0215-what-you-need-to-know-about-colorectal-cancer-its-prevention.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23246Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:53:17 -0500CancerDiet - NutritionDigestive - GastrointestinalPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse15:22Simple practices help keep babies safe while sleepingrecently honored for its commitment to safe infant sleep practices and provides an and provides an online sleep safety tip sheet. online sleep safety tip sheet.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0215-simple-practices-help-keep-babies-safe-while-sleeping.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23249Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:00:52 -0500Public HealthCommunityNursingSafetySleepUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsMaternity - ObstetricsPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse13:24Update on e-cigarettes, explaining hemorrhoids, treatments for blood cancers: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018update on e-cigarette use. Jeffrey Albright, MD,. Jeffrey Albright, MD, discusses hemorrhoids discusses hemorrhoids. Jeffrey Pu, MD, PhD, and Meghan Lewis, RN, talk about. Jeffrey Pu, MD, PhD, and Meghan Lewis, RN, talk about forthcoming  treatments for patients with blood cancers. forthcoming  treatments for patients with blood cancers.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0215-update-on-e-cigarettes-explaining-hemorrhoids-treatments-for-blood-cancers-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-feb-18-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23254Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:15:00 -0500Public HealthSurgeryAdolescentsCancerAddictionSmoking CessationDigestive - GastrointestinalOrgan Donation - Transplantfalse51:52How children's health care has changed; safe sleeping for babies; what's in a neurological exam: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018Thomas Welch, MD, looks back at the opening of Golisano Children's Hospital and changes in children's health care. Nurse. Nurse Michelle Jeski describes safe sleeping practices for infant Michelle Jeski describes safe sleeping practices for infant s. Neurosurgeon s. Neurosurgeon Lawrence Chin, MD, tells what to expect in a neurological exam. Lawrence Chin, MD, tells what to expect in a neurological exam.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0222-how-childrens-health-care-has-changed-safe-sleeping-for-babies-whats-in-a-neurological-exam-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-feb-25-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23319Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:16:00 -0500Public HealthSafetySleepUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsBrain - NeurologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse51:53SU football coach Dino Babers talks about fitness and motivationhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0222-su-football-coach-dino-babers-talks-about-fitness-and-motivation.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23321Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:05:53 -0500FitnessThe Healing MuseAdolescentsWeight LossDiet - Nutritionfalse29:36Program aims to help children overcome feeding disordersHeather Kadey is a behavior analyst who directs the feeding program in Upstate's department of pediatrics. She explains that patients may come to her after a medical evaluation from a pediatric gastroenterologist. Sometimes a complicated medical issue impacts a child's ability or willingness to eat normally. Some feeding disorders are tied to autism. Kadey explains the therapy and emphasizes that feeding disorders are not the result of bad parenting. is a behavior analyst who directs the feeding program in Upstate's department of pediatrics. She explains that patients may come to her after a medical evaluation from a pediatric gastroenterologist. Sometimes a complicated medical issue impacts a child's ability or willingness to eat normally. Some feeding disorders are tied to autism. Kadey explains the therapy and emphasizes that feeding disorders are not the result of bad parenting.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0222-program-aims-to-help-children-overcome-feeding-disorders.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23325Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:04:13 -0500Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsDiet - NutritionBehavior - Behavioral Disordersfalse15:19What happens when a pregnant woman has hepatitis CHelene Bernstein, MD, PhD, explains how the disease can easily be diagnosed through a blood test and treated with medication. (Click, explains how the disease can easily be diagnosed through a blood test and treated with medication. (Click here here for a paper she published on this topic.) She's an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and of microbiology and immunology at Upstate. for a paper she published on this topic.) She's an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and of microbiology and immunology at Upstate.        ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0222-what-happens-when-a-pregnant-woman-has-hepatitis-c.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23329Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:03:19 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthResearchWomens Health - GynecologyMaternity - Obstetricsfalse15:52Team of experts cares for patients with cancers of the stomach, esophagus, liver, pancreas or bile ductsJason Wallen, MD, and, and Ajay Jain, MD Ajay Jain, MD, explain this approach to cancers of the upper portion of the digestive system, known as the foregut, which includes the pancreas, liver and bile ducts, in addition to the stomach and esophagus., explain this approach to cancers of the upper portion of the digestive system, known as the foregut, which includes the pancreas, liver and bile ducts, in addition to the stomach and esophagus.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0222-team-of-experts-cares-for-patients-with-cancers-of-the-stomach-esophagus-liver-pancreas-or-bile-ducts.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23348Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:49 -0500SurgeryCancerPancreas - Liver - Gallbladder - Bile DuctsDigestive - Gastrointestinalfalse13:21Vaginal rejuvenation can treat urinary incontinence, other issuesJoyce Farah, MD. The procedure is used to restore vaginal tone, flexibility and shape, she explains, as well as to treat the dryness, itching and pain that can occur as a normal part of aging. She tells what happens during and after treatment, and also which women may not be candidates.. The procedure is used to restore vaginal tone, flexibility and shape, she explains, as well as to treat the dryness, itching and pain that can occur as a normal part of aging. She tells what happens during and after treatment, and also which women may not be candidates.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0301-vaginal-rejuvenation-can-treat-urinary-incontinence-other-issues.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23394Thu, 1 Mar 2018 11:23:42 -0500SexualityTechnologyUrologyWomens Health - GynecologyDermatology - Skin Carefalse15:09Team approach for fighting cancers of stomach, esophagus; explaining colorectal cancer, its prevention; hepatitis C and pregnancy: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 4, 2018explain a team approach to treating cancers of the stomach and esophagus. Surgeon Jiri Bem, MD,. Surgeon Jiri Bem, MD, talks about colorectal cancer talks about colorectal cancer. Obstetrician and scientist Helene Bernstein, MD, PhD, discusses. Obstetrician and scientist Helene Bernstein, MD, PhD, discusses hepatitis C in pregnancy. hepatitis C in pregnancy.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0301-team-approach-for-fighting-cancers-of-stomach-esophagus-explaining-colorectal-cancer-its-prevention-hepatitis-c-and-pregnancy-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-march-4.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23397Thu, 1 Mar 2018 11:09:14 -0500Infectious DiseaseSurgeryThe Healing MuseCancerSexualityPancreas - Liver - Gallbladder - Bile DuctsMaternity - ObstetricsDigestive - GastrointestinalPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse51:52When adults have ADHDStephen Faraone, PhD, discusses how the symptoms in children differ from those seen in adults. He also addresses diagnosis and treatment options. Faraone is a distinguished professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and a professor of neuroscience and physiology at Upstate. He  recommends the website, discusses how the symptoms in children differ from those seen in adults. He also addresses diagnosis and treatment options. Faraone is a distinguished professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and a professor of neuroscience and physiology at Upstate. He  recommends the website ADHDinadults.com ADHDinadults.com as a source of information for both health care providers and the general public. as a source of information for both health care providers and the general public.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0308-when-adults-have-adhd.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23419Thu, 8 Mar 2018 05:45:30 -0500ResearchDrugs - Medications - PharmacyPsychology - PsychiatryBehavior - Behavioral Disordersfalse15:38Making your health care wishes knownHospice of Central New York, explains why it's important to make advance directives before a person becomes ill. He talks about the health care proxy, living will and Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or MOLST, form. Pfohl also addresses how to talk with your doctor and your loved ones about your wishes regarding end-of-life care., explains why it's important to make advance directives before a person becomes ill. He talks about the health care proxy, living will and Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or MOLST, form. Pfohl also addresses how to talk with your doctor and your loved ones about your wishes regarding end-of-life care.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0308-making-your-health-care-wishes-known.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23423Thu, 8 Mar 2018 05:44:45 -0500Health CareAging - GeriatricsDeath - dyingfalse14:36A physician-astronaut explains how space affects human physiologyMichael Barratt, MD. He is one of the nation's few specialists who is dually trained and certified in both internal medicine and aerospace medicine, and he has participated in two spaceflights. Barratt, who works at the Johnson Space Center in Houston as an active astronaut, speaks  about common medical issues of space travel, which include back pain, foreign bodies in the eye, headaches and sleep difficulty. Barratt, who He is one of the nation's few specialists who is dually trained and certified in both internal medicine and aerospace medicine, and he has participated in two spaceflights. Barratt, who works at the Johnson Space Center in Houston as an active astronaut, speaks  about common medical issues of space travel, which include back pain, foreign bodies in the eye, headaches and sleep difficulty. Barratt, who holds an honorary doctorate from Upstate, holds an honorary doctorate from Upstate, also discusses the short- and long-term effects of space travel.  also discusses the short- and long-term effects of space travel. ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0308-a-physician-astronaut-explains-how-space-affects-human-physiology.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23430Thu, 8 Mar 2018 05:46:00 -0500ResearchTechnologyfalse27:44SU football coach shares views on motivation, fitness for athletes and non-athletes; how children's feeding disorders are treated: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 11, 2018Head Football Coach Dino Babers discusses motivation and exercise for athletes and non-athletes. for athletes and non-athletes. Heather Kadey, a behavior analyst at Upstate, explains children's feeding disorder Heather Kadey, a behavior analyst at Upstate, explains children's feeding disorder s and their treatment. s and their treatment.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0309-su-football-coach-shares-views-on-motivation-fitness-for-athletes-and-non-athletes-how-childrens-feeding-disorders-are-treated-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-march-11.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23454Fri, 9 Mar 2018 06:46:58 -0500FitnessThe Healing MuseWeight LossUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsDiet - NutritionBehavior - Behavioral Disordersfalse51:52Dealing with back pain; preserving male patients’ fertility; fixing broken bones: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, April 1, 2018Adam Rufa tells tells how to deal with common sources of back pain how to deal with common sources of back pain. Fertility expert. Fertility expert Kazim Chohan, PhD, Kazim Chohan, PhD, and pediatric cancer specialist and pediatric cancer specialist Jody Sima, MD Jody Sima, MD, describe a new program that allows males facing cancer or other conditions, describe a new program that allows males facing cancer or other conditions to preserve their ability to father children to preserve their ability to father children. Orthopedic surgeon. Orthopedic surgeon Brian Kistler, MD Brian Kistler, MD, explains, explains how broken bones are repaired after traumatic injury. how broken bones are repaired after traumatic injury.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0330-draft-dealing-with-back-pain-preserving-male-patients-fertility-fixing-broken-bones-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-april-1-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23586Fri, 30 Mar 2018 09:12:33 -0400SurgeryThe Healing MuseAdolescentsCancerSexualityTechnologyUrologyMens HealthBones - Joints - OrthopedicsUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsEmergency Medicine - TraumaAnesthesia - Pain TreatmentPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse51:52Treating ADHD in adults; explaining advance directives; vaginal rejuvenation by laser: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 18, 2018Stephen Faraone, PhD, explains the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults. in adults. William Pfohl from Hospice of Central New York discusses advance directives William Pfohl from Hospice of Central New York discusses advance directives. Upstate dermatologist. Upstate dermatologist Joyce Farah, MD, tells how a laser can provide vaginal rejuvenation. Joyce Farah, MD, tells how a laser can provide vaginal rejuvenation.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0316-treating-adhd-in-adults-explaining-advance-directives-vaginal-rejuvenation-by-laser-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-march-18-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23596Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:52:00 -0400SexualityTechnologyUrologyWomens Health - GynecologyAging - GeriatricsDeath - dyingMental Health - Emotional HealthDermatology - Skin CareBehavior - Behavioral Disordersfalse51:52The connection between linguistics and health careTej Bhatia, PhD. He talks about the connection between linguistics and health care, and the research he's involved with that looks at depression, schizophrenia and whether linguistic changes can predict heart attack risk.. He talks about the connection between linguistics and health care, and the research he's involved with that looks at depression, schizophrenia and whether linguistic changes can predict heart attack risk.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0322-the-connection-between-linguistics-and-health-care.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23614Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:52:35 -0400ResearchMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse20:55Cancer scientist has a plan to improve education, health care in his native AfghanistanMobin Karimi, MD, PhD, created a nonprofit organization,, created a nonprofit organization, Education for Afghan Children Education for Afghan Children, that will build elementary schools and health care facilities in his native Afghanistan. Karimi tells about his upbringing and time spent in a refugee camp before studying science and medicine. Today he's a microbiologist and immunologist at Upstate, studying blood cancers and ways to improve bone marrow transplants., that will build elementary schools and health care facilities in his native Afghanistan. Karimi tells about his upbringing and time spent in a refugee camp before studying science and medicine. Today he's a microbiologist and immunologist at Upstate, studying blood cancers and ways to improve bone marrow transplants.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0322-cancer-scientist-has-a-plan-to-improve-education-health-care-in-his-native-afghanistan.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23617Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:53:49 -0400Public HealthResearchInternational Health CareVolunteersEducationFundraisingfalse23:49New era in cancer care means more individualized treatmentJeffrey Ross, MD, a professor of pathology and urology at Upstate, explains the promise this new era holds., a professor of pathology and urology at Upstate, explains the promise this new era holds.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0322-new-era-in-cancer-care-means-more-individualized-treatment.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23619Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:55:00 -0400SurgeryCancerPathologyTechnologyUrologyDrugs - Medications - PharmacyMedical Imaging - Radiologyfalse18:52How space travel affects the body; what makes personalized medicine possible; how speech affects health care: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 25, 2018discusses the impact of space travel on the human body. Upstate pathology and urology professor Jeffrey Ross, MD,. Upstate pathology and urology professor Jeffrey Ross, MD, explains how a genetic understanding of a person's cancer leads to more precise treatment explains how a genetic understanding of a person's cancer leads to more precise treatment. Syracuse University linguistics professor Tej Krishan Bhatia, PhD,. Syracuse University linguistics professor Tej Krishan Bhatia, PhD, tells how speech relates to health care. tells how speech relates to health care.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0322-how-space-travel-affects-the-body-what-makes-personalized-medicine-possible-speechs-affect-on-health-care-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-march-25-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23621Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:01:00 -0400GeneticsResearchCancerTechnologyUrologyDrugs - Medications - PharmacyPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse51:52Does talcum powder increase the risk of ovarian cancer?Jennifer Makin, MD, explains how the controversy regarding talcum powder and ovarian cancer began and its similarities to the association between asbestos and mesothelioma. Some studies have shown that women who use talcum powder for feminine hygiene have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, explains Makin, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Upstate. Other studies have not shown a significant association. She recommends that women not use talcum powder in the genital area., explains how the controversy regarding talcum powder and ovarian cancer began and its similarities to the association between asbestos and mesothelioma. Some studies have shown that women who use talcum powder for feminine hygiene have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, explains Makin, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Upstate. Other studies have not shown a significant association. She recommends that women not use talcum powder in the genital area.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0330-does-talcum-powder-increase-the-risk-of-ovarian-cancer.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23690Fri, 30 Mar 2018 10:30:50 -0400CancerWomens Health - GynecologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse15:03Outpatient detox helps the addicted to get off opioid drugsSunny Aslam, MD, and and Brian Johnson, MD Brian Johnson, MD, explain that this program begins with a lengthy evaluation and examination. It also includes treatment for underlying pain issues. For details, call 315-464-3130., explain that this program begins with a lengthy evaluation and examination. It also includes treatment for underlying pain issues. For details, call 315-464-3130.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0330-outpatient-detox-helps-the-addicted-to-get-off-opioid-drugs.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23697Fri, 30 Mar 2018 10:31:48 -0400AddictionDrugs - Medications - PharmacyPsychology - PsychiatryBehavior - Behavioral Disordersfalse15:08Pediatric trauma specialists push for mandatory helmets for some children's winter sportsKim Wallenstein, MD, PhD, and nurse Kim Nasby explain how helmets can prevent or reduce the severity of injuries sustained from skiing or snowboarding. They explain how to choose the proper helmet -- and stress that bike helmets are not interchangeable with winter helmets., and nurse Kim Nasby explain how helmets can prevent or reduce the severity of injuries sustained from skiing or snowboarding. They explain how to choose the proper helmet -- and stress that bike helmets are not interchangeable with winter helmets.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0330-pediatric-trauma-specialists-push-for-mandatory-helmets-for-some-childrens-winter-sports.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23720Fri, 30 Mar 2018 10:32:39 -0400Public HealthUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsEmergency Medicine - TraumaBrain - NeurologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse15:17How naloxone can save life of someone who overdoses on opioidsWillie Eggleston, a clinical toxicologist and doctor of pharmacy from the Upstate New York Poison Center. He explains how to administer naloxone, which is sold under the brand name Narcan, and how the medication works. He also tells about the Good Samaritan Law designed to protect people who are trying to help. To contact Eggleston about naloxone training for groups of medical or lay people, call 315-464-8906. For more detailed information about naloxone, visit the, a clinical toxicologist and doctor of pharmacy from the Upstate New York Poison Center. He explains how to administer naloxone, which is sold under the brand name Narcan, and how the medication works. He also tells about the Good Samaritan Law designed to protect people who are trying to help. To contact Eggleston about naloxone training for groups of medical or lay people, call 315-464-8906. For more detailed information about naloxone, visit the New York State Department of Health website New York State Department of Health website or or this video this video (including demonstrations on how to administer naloxone, which starts at 44:37), from the SUNY University at Buffalo College of Pharmacy. (including demonstrations on how to administer naloxone, which starts at 44:37), from the SUNY University at Buffalo College of Pharmacy.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0330-how-naloxone-can-save-life-of-someone-who-overdoses-on-opioids.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23708Fri, 30 Mar 2018 10:33:53 -0400Public HealthCommunityAddictionDrugs - Medications - PharmacyPoison Center - ToxicologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse14:13Upstate scientists investigate increase in black lung disease among coal minersJerrold Abraham, MD, and assistant professor, and assistant professor Soma Sanyal, MD Soma Sanyal, MD, are, are examining lung tissue from coal miners with black lung disease, examining lung tissue from coal miners with black lung disease, as part of a large study into the reasons for a recent increase in the disease, which is also known as coal worker's pneumoconiosis. The increase may have to do with changes in coal mining technology, as well as the enforcement of safety regulations, says Abraham. The study will continue for three years.  as part of a large study into the reasons for a recent increase in the disease, which is also known as coal worker's pneumoconiosis. The increase may have to do with changes in coal mining technology, as well as the enforcement of safety regulations, says Abraham. The study will continue for three years. ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0330-upstate-scientists-investigate-increase-in-black-lung-disease-among-coal-miners.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23726Fri, 30 Mar 2018 10:35:01 -0400ResearchPathologyLung - Pulmonaryfalse14:54Women with high blood pressure can have a safe pregnancyJohn Folk, MD, a clinical associate professor in Upstate's department of obstetrics and gynecology. He explains that high blood pressure, known as hypertension, can pose risks during pregnancy. He also explains why it's reasonable to expect that a woman can deliver a healthy baby if her high blood pressure is carefully monitored and controlled during pregnancy. a clinical associate professor in Upstate's department of obstetrics and gynecology. He explains that high blood pressure, known as hypertension, can pose risks during pregnancy. He also explains why it's reasonable to expect that a woman can deliver a healthy baby if her high blood pressure is carefully monitored and controlled during pregnancy.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0330-women-with-high-blood-pressure-can-have-a-safe-pregnancy.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23734Fri, 30 Mar 2018 11:17:43 -0400Womens Health - GynecologyMaternity - ObstetricsBlood - Blood-related Conditions - Hematologyfalse18:06How a pediatrician started a diaper bank to meet a community needContemporary Pediatrics named Upstate pediatrician Winter Berry, DO, as a "pediatric change maker, " in honor of her work starting a diaper bank for families in need. " in honor of her work starting a diaper bank for families in need. Berry Berry discusses how the diaper bank began, what it has grown into and the impact it can have on the lives of children in Central New York. The award she won is given annually to pediatricians who exemplify the "tireless advocacy for children" of the journal's founder, the late Frank Oski, MD, who was chairman of pediatrics at Upstate for several years. discusses how the diaper bank began, what it has grown into and the impact it can have on the lives of children in Central New York. The award she won is given annually to pediatricians who exemplify the "tireless advocacy for children" of the journal's founder, the late Frank Oski, MD, who was chairman of pediatrics at Upstate for several years.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0405-how-a-pediatrician-started-a-diaper-bank-to-meet-a-community-need.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23776Thu, 5 Apr 2018 11:24:25 -0400Public HealthCommunityUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - Pediatricsfalse13:15Hospital is opening new pharmacy to patients, employees, visitorspharmacy in the main lobby that will fill prescriptions for patients, employees and visitors. Registered pharmacists Eric Balotin and David Geloso describe how patients will be able to receive their medications to take home before they are discharged, as well as speak to a pharmacist, if needed.The pharamcy will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends. in the main lobby that will fill prescriptions for patients, employees and visitors. Registered pharmacists Eric Balotin and David Geloso describe how patients will be able to receive their medications to take home before they are discharged, as well as speak to a pharmacist, if needed.The pharamcy will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0405-hospital-opens-new-pharmacy-to-patients-employees-visitors.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23784Thu, 5 Apr 2018 11:09:33 -0400Health CareDrugs - Medications - Pharmacyfalse13:47A psychological perspective on the Ebola crisis, from US service members sent to West AfricaStephen Thomas, MD, and Army colleagues investigated their psychological perspectives. The researchers, and Army colleagues investigated their psychological perspectives. The researchers share their findings share their findings in a pair of papers published in the journals Military Medicine and Public Health. The research discusses sleep problems, stressors and the effect of quarantine. Upon return from West Africa, the service members were quarantined for 21 days. Thomas, now a professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology at Upstate, specializes in infectious diseases. He says none of the service members contracted Ebola during deployment, but a few developed malaria.  in a pair of papers published in the journals Military Medicine and Public Health. The research discusses sleep problems, stressors and the effect of quarantine. Upon return from West Africa, the service members were quarantined for 21 days. Thomas, now a professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology at Upstate, specializes in infectious diseases. He says none of the service members contracted Ebola during deployment, but a few developed malaria. ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0405-a-psychological-perspective-on-the-ebola-crisis-from-us-service-members-sent-to-west-africa.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23789Thu, 5 Apr 2018 11:20:04 -0400Infectious DiseaseResearchInternational Health Carefalse17:16Knee replacements can now be done as one-day surgeriesTimothy Damron, MD, the vice chairman for orthopedic surgery at Upstate. Patients who are relatively healthy and motivated may qualify for the one-day, or swift knee, procedure, he explains., the vice chairman for orthopedic surgery at Upstate. Patients who are relatively healthy and motivated may qualify for the one-day, or swift knee, procedure, he explains.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0405-knee-replacements-can-now-be-done-as-one-day-surgeries.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23799Thu, 5 Apr 2018 11:11:23 -0400SurgeryBones - Joints - Orthopedicsfalse14:42How integrative medicine can help manage painCaitlin Sgarlat Deluca, DO, explains the variety of methods she makes available through the Pediatric Integrative Medicine Center for patients from age 2 to 22 who are experiencing pain. Acupuncture, tai chi, music and art therapy, yoga, meditation and energy therapies are among the services available. Sometimes these techniques are paired with traditional medical treatment. Deluca discusses the different types of pain, what's normal and what's not, and how nutrition plays a role., explains the variety of methods she makes available through the Pediatric Integrative Medicine Center for patients from age 2 to 22 who are experiencing pain. Acupuncture, tai chi, music and art therapy, yoga, meditation and energy therapies are among the services available. Sometimes these techniques are paired with traditional medical treatment. Deluca discusses the different types of pain, what's normal and what's not, and how nutrition plays a role.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0405-how-integrative-medicine-can-help-manage-pain.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23806Thu, 5 Apr 2018 11:25:48 -0400Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsDiet - NutritionAlternative - Integrative MedicineAnesthesia - Pain Treatmentfalse14:28Why - and when - you need to discuss colon health, screening with your doctorSekou Rawlins, MD, urges people to reduce their risk for developing colon or rectal cancer by following a healthy diet high in fiber and by discussing with their doctor which screening method is best for their situation. People with a family history of certain cancers, and those with bowel diseases including ulcerative colitis are at increased risk and may require more vigilant screening. People at normal risk are usually recommended for screening starting at age 50. Rawlins talks about the various screening methods, along with the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer you should not ignore., urges people to reduce their risk for developing colon or rectal cancer by following a healthy diet high in fiber and by discussing with their doctor which screening method is best for their situation. People with a family history of certain cancers, and those with bowel diseases including ulcerative colitis are at increased risk and may require more vigilant screening. People at normal risk are usually recommended for screening starting at age 50. Rawlins talks about the various screening methods, along with the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer you should not ignore.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0405-why-and-when-you-need-to-discuss-colon-health-screening-with-your-doctor.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23815Thu, 5 Apr 2018 12:02:17 -0400CancerDigestive - GastrointestinalPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse15:51How to give antidote for opioid overdose; how high blood pressure affects pregnancy; protecting kids' heads in winter sports: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, April 8, 2018how to administer naloxone to save someone who has overdosed on opioids. Obstetrician John Folk, MD, addresses to save someone who has overdosed on opioids. Obstetrician John Folk, MD, addresses high blood pressure in pregnancy high blood pressure in pregnancy. Nurse Kim Nasby and pediatric surgeon Kim Wallenstein, MD, PhD, discuss. Nurse Kim Nasby and pediatric surgeon Kim Wallenstein, MD, PhD, discuss how ski helmets can avert brain trauma how ski helmets can avert brain trauma in children. in children.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0405-how-to-give-antidote-for-opioid-overdose-how-high-blood-pressure-affects-pregnancy-protecting-kids-heads-in-winter-sports-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-april-8-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23831Thu, 5 Apr 2018 12:22:47 -0400Public HealthThe Healing MuseAddictionSafetyUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsEmergency Medicine - TraumaBrain - NeurologyPoison Center - ToxicologyMaternity - ObstetricsBlood - Blood-related Conditions - HematologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse51:52Alternative approaches to pain relief; talcum powder's possible link to cancer; a doctor's effort to help his native land: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, April 15, 2018integrative medicine helps manage pain without drugs. Gynecologist Jennifer Makin, MD, discusses the without drugs. Gynecologist Jennifer Makin, MD, discusses the possible connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer possible connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer .  Cancer researcher Mobin Karimi, MD, PhD, talks about .  Cancer researcher Mobin Karimi, MD, PhD, talks about the charity work he is doing the charity work he is doing for his native Afghanistan. for his native Afghanistan.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0410-alternative-approaches-to-pain-relief-talcum-powders-possible-link-to-cancer-a-doctors-effort-to-help-his-native-land-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-april-15-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23883Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:10:19 -0400CommunityThe Healing MuseInternational Health CareAdolescentsCancerVolunteersEducationFundraisingUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsWomens Health - GynecologyAlternative - Integrative MedicineAnesthesia - Pain TreatmentBlood - Blood-related Conditions - Hematologyfalse51:52What vitamin A does for our bodies, and why a deficiency can be dangerousUpstate pediatric gastroenterologist Aamer Imdad, MBBS, helped analyze 47 medical studies about vitamin A deficiency in children. The studies showed that children who received vitamin A supplements had a significantly lower risk of dying from diarrhea, pneumonia or measles. His work has become part of a policy document that advocates for vitamin A supplementation in poor nations through food fortification and distribution or horticultural developments. helped analyze 47 medical studies about vitamin A deficiency in children. The studies showed that children who received vitamin A supplements had a significantly lower risk of dying from diarrhea, pneumonia or measles. His work has become part of a policy document that advocates for vitamin A supplementation in poor nations through food fortification and distribution or horticultural developments.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0424-what-vitamin-a-does-for-our-bodies-and-why-a-deficiency-can-be-dangerous.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23901Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:53:00 -0400Public HealthResearchInternational Health CareUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsDiet - NutritionDigestive - Gastrointestinalfalse15:45Comfort kits aim to help clear the air, keep visitors comfortablehere.        ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0424-comfort-kits-aim-to-help-clear-the-air-keep-visitors-comfortable.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23915Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:54:11 -0400AddictionSmoking CessationLung - Pulmonaryfalse15:23It's not an organ, but what is the interstitium?here to see the original article that prompted widespread news coverage of the interstitium.) to see the original article that prompted widespread news coverage of the interstitium.)                ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0424-its-not-an-organ-but-what-is-the-interstitium.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23929Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:52:27 -0400ResearchMedical EducationEducationfalse16:18One of the scientists who discovered microRNA tells how it was found, what it meansVictor Ambros, PhD, from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, recently spoke to researchers and physicians at Upstate. In this talk with "HealthLink on Air," he tell how his team learned of the existence of microRNA and why it's important. from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, recently spoke to researchers and physicians at Upstate. In this talk with "HealthLink on Air," he tell how his team learned of the existence of microRNA and why it's important.            ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0424-one-of-the-scientists-who-discovered-microrna-tells-how-it-was-found-what-it-means.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23935Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:52:08 -0400GeneticsResearchMedical StudentEducationfalse15:39Understanding why DASH diet is healthy way to eatNational Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.        ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0424-understanding-why-dash-diet-is-healthy-way-to-eat.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23939Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:53:50 -0400Weight LossHeart - CardiovascularDiet - NutritionBlood - Blood-related Conditions - Hematologyfalse15:31Emergency physicians play role in preventing opioid overdoses, not just treating themJay Brenner, MD, the medical director for the emergency department at Upstate's Community campus. He talks about what is involved in dealing with an overdose case in the emergency room -- including crisis management and  treatment as well as prevention efforts. the medical director for the emergency department at Upstate's Community campus. He talks about what is involved in dealing with an overdose case in the emergency room -- including crisis management and  treatment as well as prevention efforts.            ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0424-emergency-physicians-play-role-in-preventing-opioid-overdoses-not-just-treating-them.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23941Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:54:52 -0400Public HealthAddictionEmergency Medicine - TraumaAnesthesia - Pain TreatmentPoison Center - ToxicologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse14:47Otolaryngology encompasses broad range of conditions, treatmentsSherard Tatum, MD, interim chair of Upstate's department of otolaryngology, gives an overview of the specialty and the types of patients who may be helped by otolaryngologists., interim chair of Upstate's department of otolaryngology, gives an overview of the specialty and the types of patients who may be helped by otolaryngologists.            ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0424-otolaryngology-encompasses-broad-range-of-conditions-treatments.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23944Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:52:46 -0400SurgeryAdolescentsHistoryUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsEar Nose And Throat - Otolaryngologyfalse14:36Immunotherapy offers new options for some cancer patientsStephen Graziano, MD, explains the history of immunotherapy and recent advances that are extending the lives of some patients. Graziano is Upstate's chief of adult hematology and oncology, with expertise in lung cancer. He tells about clinical trials underway at Upstate that make use of immunotherapy medications and discusses the risks and side effects of these drugs, which are not appropriate for all patients. explains the history of immunotherapy and recent advances that are extending the lives of some patients. Graziano is Upstate's chief of adult hematology and oncology, with expertise in lung cancer. He tells about clinical trials underway at Upstate that make use of immunotherapy medications and discusses the risks and side effects of these drugs, which are not appropriate for all patients.        ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0424-immunotherapy-offers-new-options-for-some-cancer-patients.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23947Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:55:29 -0400ResearchCancerLung - PulmonaryBlood - Blood-related Conditions - Hematologyfalse15:07Is a low-fat or low-carbohydrate diet better for losing weight? And do calories count?recent research suggests that the key to weight loss is the quality of a diet, rather than the quantity of food eaten. Upstate registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin goes over the research, which was published in the suggests that the key to weight loss is the quality of a diet, rather than the quantity of food eaten. Upstate registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin goes over the research, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Journal of the American Medical Association. For the study, participants followed either low-fat or low-carbohydrate diets for a year and also attended 22 sessions with registered dietitian nutritionists that focused on behavior modification. The results were that both groups lost weight, an average of 11 or 13 pounds.. For the study, participants followed either low-fat or low-carbohydrate diets for a year and also attended 22 sessions with registered dietitian nutritionists that focused on behavior modification. The results were that both groups lost weight, an average of 11 or 13 pounds.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0424-is-a-low-fat-or-low-carbohydrate-diet-better-for-losing-weight-and-do-calories-count.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23952Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:55:11 -0400Weight LossDiet - Nutritionfalse14:49Increase in serious heart infections linked to heroin, opioid abuseTimothy Endy, MD, professor and chair of microbiology and immunology at Upstate and an expert in infectious disease, tells about an, professor and chair of microbiology and immunology at Upstate and an expert in infectious disease, tells about an increase in the number of cases of endocarditis, increase in the number of cases of endocarditis, a type of heart infection. He also shares a personal story about how addiction has affected his family and a charity they helped establish at a type of heart infection. He also shares a personal story about how addiction has affected his family and a charity they helped establish at www.road2recoverycny.com www.road2recoverycny.com        ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0424-increase-in-serious-heart-infections-linked-to-heroin-opioid-abuse.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=23921Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:55:45 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthAddictionHeart - CardiovascularBlood - Blood-related Conditions - Hematologyfalse16:31Immunotherapy's role in treating cancer; reversing drug addiction; a look at black lung disease: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, April 22, 2018discusses immunotherapy as a cancer treatment. Psychiatrists Brian Johnson, MD, and Sunny Aslam, MD, talk about. Psychiatrists Brian Johnson, MD, and Sunny Aslam, MD, talk about helping people off of opioids and other addictions. helping people off of opioids and other addictions. Occupational pathologists Jerrold Abraham, MD, and Soma Sanyal, MD, Occupational pathologists Jerrold Abraham, MD, and Soma Sanyal, MD, explain their role in researching black lung disease. explain their role in researching black lung disease.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0425-immunotherapys-role-in-treating-cancer-reversing-drug-addiction-a-look-at-black-lung-disease-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-april-22-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24105Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:15:49 -0400The Healing MuseResearchCancerAddictionPathologyDrugs - Medications - PharmacyLung - Pulmonaryfalse51:52How battling Ebola affected military members; leaving the hospital with prescription drugs in hand; a kit to ease off tobacco habit: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, April 29, 2018research on military members deployed during the Ebola crisis. Pharmacists Eric Balotin and David Geloso tell about Pharmacists Eric Balotin and David Geloso tell about delivering prescription medications to patients to take home from the hospital delivering prescription medications to patients to take home from the hospital. Respiratory therapist Theresa Hankin unveils a. Respiratory therapist Theresa Hankin unveils a new way to help people curb nicotine cravings. new way to help people curb nicotine cravings.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0427-how-battling-ebola-affected-military-members-leaving-the-hospital-with-prescription-drugs-in-hand-a-kit-to-ease-off-tobacco-habit-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-april-2.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24119Fri, 27 Apr 2018 06:00:56 -0400Infectious DiseaseThe Healing MuseResearchHealth CareSmoking CessationDrugs - Medications - Pharmacyfalse51:52If it's not an organ, what is it?; same-day knee replacement; role of a diaper bank: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 6, 2018Barry Berg talks about the function of the interstitium. Orthopedic surgeon. Orthopedic surgeon Timothy Damron tells how some patients may be able to return home the same day they have knee replacement surgery Timothy Damron tells how some patients may be able to return home the same day they have knee replacement surgery. Pediatrician. Pediatrician Winter Berry, DO, discusses the evolution of the diaper bank she launched. Winter Berry, DO, discusses the evolution of the diaper bank she launched.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0503-if-its-not-an-organ-what-is-it-same-day-knee-replacement-role-of-a-diaper-bank-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-may-6-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24147Thu, 3 May 2018 10:24:00 -0400Public HealthSurgeryResearchMedical EducationBones - Joints - OrthopedicsUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - Pediatricsfalse51:52Experts explore how aging relates to desirehttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0503-experts-explore-how-aging-relates-to-desire.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24153Thu, 3 May 2018 10:25:34 -0400Aging - GeriatricsPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse15:43Stroke patients can often hear, even if they can't speak, and other facts about strokeHesham Masoud, MD, and interim stroke outreach coordinator and nurse Josh Onyan field questions submitted by "HealthLink on Air" listeners and Facebook followers to mark Stroke Awareness Month in this special, half-hour interview., and interim stroke outreach coordinator and nurse Josh Onyan field questions submitted by "HealthLink on Air" listeners and Facebook followers to mark Stroke Awareness Month in this special, half-hour interview.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0503-its-national-stroke-awareness-month-here-are-some-facts-you-may-not-know.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24158Thu, 3 May 2018 10:25:54 -0400StrokeTechnologyEmergency Medicine - TraumaBrain - NeurologyMedical Imaging - Radiologyfalse30:524 people helped save or enhance the lives of 12 people through organ donation and transplant during 1 weekend at UpstateMark Laftavi, MD, tells about a particularly busy weekend recently during which four patients at Upstate University Hospital became organ donors. Their gifts helped save or enhance the lives of 12 people. Laftavi, the interim chief of, tells about a particularly busy weekend recently during which four patients at Upstate University Hospital became organ donors. Their gifts helped save or enhance the lives of 12 people. Laftavi, the interim chief of transplant services transplant services and the director of the pancreas program, explains how transplants are accomplished. Upstate's kidney transplant program is doing a growing number of living donor transplants, in which a person donates one of his or her healthy kidneys to someone with severe kidney disease. Laftavi also talks about pancreas transplants and how some people receive both a kidney and a pancreas in a single operation. and the director of the pancreas program, explains how transplants are accomplished. Upstate's kidney transplant program is doing a growing number of living donor transplants, in which a person donates one of his or her healthy kidneys to someone with severe kidney disease. Laftavi also talks about pancreas transplants and how some people receive both a kidney and a pancreas in a single operation.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0503-4-people-helped-save-or-enhance-the-lives-of-12-people-through-organ-donation-and-transplant-during-1-weekend-at-upstate.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24167Thu, 3 May 2018 10:25:17 -0400SurgeryVolunteersPancreas - Liver - Gallbladder - Bile DuctsOrgan Donation - TransplantKidney - Renal - Nephrologyfalse14:16Experts answer common questions about strokes; pancreas and living-donor kidney transplants: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 13, 2018Mark Laftavi, MD, discusses pancreas transplants and the increasing number of "living donor" kidney transplants. Stroke neurologist. Stroke neurologist Hesham Masoud, MD, and neurological nurse Joshua Onyan field questions to mark Stroke Awareness Month Hesham Masoud, MD, and neurological nurse Joshua Onyan field questions to mark Stroke Awareness Month. .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0511-experts-answer-common-questions-about-strokes-pancreas-and-living-donor-kidney-transplants-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-may-13-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24189Fri, 11 May 2018 11:42:00 -0400SurgeryStrokePancreas - Liver - Gallbladder - Bile DuctsOrgan Donation - TransplantKidney - Renal - Nephrologyfalse51:52What do Appalachia and Upstate New York have in common?Occupational Health Clinical Center at Upstate, tells about his travels to West Virginia, an area with a long history of environmental contamination and a large population of coal miners. One similarity he noticed between Appalachia and Upstate New York: the exploitation of people doing hard work. at Upstate, tells about his travels to West Virginia, an area with a long history of environmental contamination and a large population of coal miners. One similarity he noticed between Appalachia and Upstate New York: the exploitation of people doing hard work.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0510-what-do-appalachia-and-upstate-new-york-have-in-common.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24265Thu, 10 May 2018 11:48:07 -0400Public HealthSustainability - Environmentfalse14:07Microbiologist explains possible way to stop bacteria from causing diseaseHow do you fight bacteria that have the potential to kill someone with cystic fibrosis? A microbiologist at Upstate that have the potential to kill someone with cystic fibrosis? A microbiologist at Upstate explains the project she's worked on for the past four years explains the project she's worked on for the past four years, , investigating a peptide that seems to halt the bacteria's ability to cause disease investigating a peptide that seems to halt the bacteria's ability to cause disease and does not require antibiotics. Megan Gribble Lloyd, PhD, who works in the laboratory of and does not require antibiotics. Megan Gribble Lloyd, PhD, who works in the laboratory of Jennifer Moffat, PhD Jennifer Moffat, PhD, tells about her, tells about her work with the bacterium work with the bacterium, called, called Pseudomonas aeruginosa Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and about her love of science., and about her love of science.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0510-microbiologist-explains-possible-way-to-stop-bacteria-from-causing-disease.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24274Thu, 10 May 2018 11:47:33 -0400Infectious DiseaseResearchHealth Careersfalse13:26Lead exposure remains a concern for children, adults in New York stateHoward Weinberger, MD, a professer emeritus of pediatrics who serves as medical director of the, a professer emeritus of pediatrics who serves as medical director of the Central/Eastern Regional Lead Poisoning Prevention Resource Center Central/Eastern Regional Lead Poisoning Prevention Resource Center. Children currently undergo a blood test at ages 1 and 2 to see whether they've been exposed to lead. Weinberger would rather be able to test the homes of children before they are exposed to see whether the homes pose a lead poisoning risk. In the Syracuse area, up to 80 percent of houses may contain lead paint. It's not a problem if the paint is in good condition, but when it begins to chip or peel, children can be poisoned by eating paint chips or breathing in paint dust. Weinberger explains why lead exposure can be so dangerous to the developing brains of children. High levels of lead can also damage the liver and kidneys of children and adults.. Children currently undergo a blood test at ages 1 and 2 to see whether they've been exposed to lead. Weinberger would rather be able to test the homes of children before they are exposed to see whether the homes pose a lead poisoning risk. In the Syracuse area, up to 80 percent of houses may contain lead paint. It's not a problem if the paint is in good condition, but when it begins to chip or peel, children can be poisoned by eating paint chips or breathing in paint dust. Weinberger explains why lead exposure can be so dangerous to the developing brains of children. High levels of lead can also damage the liver and kidneys of children and adults.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0510-lead-exposure-remains-a-concern-for-children-adults-in-new-york-state.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24285Thu, 10 May 2018 11:47:48 -0400Public HealthSustainability - EnvironmentPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse16:20Retroviral expert discusses HTLV-1, its prevalence among indigenous Australianshigh rate of HTLV-1 infections among indigenous people in Australia, you have read about the life's work of scientist, you have read about the life's work of scientist Bernie Poiesz, MD Bernie Poiesz, MD, a professor and hematologist/oncologist at Upstate. Poiesz continues his research into human T-cell leukemia viruses, which are called retroviruses because they can copy their RNA into DNA. He describes how these retroviruses are transmitted and explains how they can lead to cancerous lymphomas, a neurological disease similar to multiple sclerosis and a serious respiratory condition. There is no treatment, but work continues on the possible development of a vaccine., a professor and hematologist/oncologist at Upstate. Poiesz continues his research into human T-cell leukemia viruses, which are called retroviruses because they can copy their RNA into DNA. He describes how these retroviruses are transmitted and explains how they can lead to cancerous lymphomas, a neurological disease similar to multiple sclerosis and a serious respiratory condition. There is no treatment, but work continues on the possible development of a vaccine.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0517-retroviral-expert-discusses-htlv-1-its-prevalence-among-indigenous-australians.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24309Thu, 17 May 2018 11:10:33 -0400Infectious DiseaseResearchCancerSexualityHistoryAutoimmuneBlood - Blood-related Conditions - Hematologyfalse18:19Explaining colon cancer screening; infections resulting from drug abuse; why vitamin A is important: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 20, 2018Sekou Rawlins, MD, talks about colon cancer screening. Infectious disease expert. Infectious disease expert Timothy Endy, MD, discusses deadly infections that may result from drug abuse. Timothy Endy, MD, discusses deadly infections that may result from drug abuse.   Pediatric gastroenterologist   Pediatric gastroenterologist Aamer Imdad, MBBS, explains the role of vitamin A Aamer Imdad, MBBS, explains the role of vitamin A. .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0517-explaining-colon-cancer-screening-infections-resulting-from-drug-abuse-why-vitamin-a-is-important-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-may-20-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24298Thu, 17 May 2018 12:52:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseResearchCancerAddictionUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsDiet - NutritionDigestive - Gastrointestinalfalse51:52What you need to know about muscular dystrophyDeborah Bradshaw, MD, a neurologist who specializes in neuromuscular diseases, explains how patients are cared for through the multidisciplinary Muscular Dystrophy Clinic at Upstate, sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She also talks about the promise of gene therapy and a newly approved medication., a neurologist who specializes in neuromuscular diseases, explains how patients are cared for through the multidisciplinary Muscular Dystrophy Clinic at Upstate, sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She also talks about the promise of gene therapy and a newly approved medication.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0517-what-you-need-to-know-about-muscular-dystrophy.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24316Thu, 17 May 2018 11:11:11 -0400AutoimmuneBrain - Neurologyfalse15:28Drug abuse trends that contribute to the opioid crisisBrett Cherrington, MD, an assistant professor of emergency medicine and a senior medical toxicology fellow at Upstate. He discusses the dangers of fentanyl and how that drug is showing up in heroin and cocaine, and the practice of "speedballing," in which people take cocaine and opioids together in an effort to mediate each drug's side effects. (For questions about drugs, including concern about a possible drug overdose, contact the, an assistant professor of emergency medicine and a senior medical toxicology fellow at Upstate. He discusses the dangers of fentanyl and how that drug is showing up in heroin and cocaine, and the practice of "speedballing," in which people take cocaine and opioids together in an effort to mediate each drug's side effects. (For questions about drugs, including concern about a possible drug overdose, contact the Upstate New York Poison Center Upstate New York Poison Center any time at 800 -222-1222.) any time at 800 -222-1222.)]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0517-drug-abuse-trends-that-contribute-to-the-opioid-crisis.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24322Thu, 17 May 2018 11:10:54 -0400Public HealthAddictionDrugs - Medications - PharmacyPoison Center - Toxicologyfalse15:55How to minimize withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking antidepressantsThomas Schwartz, MD, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Upstate, says symptoms can be minimized by slowly tapering off the medication. He cautions that people should see their health care provider before changing any medication regimen. He also says withdrawal symptoms are more common in people who have been taking high doses of antidepressants or taking the medication for a long time. Schwartz also talks about the history of antidepressants, how the medications are designed to work and what new treatments are becoming available., a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Upstate, says symptoms can be minimized by slowly tapering off the medication. He cautions that people should see their health care provider before changing any medication regimen. He also says withdrawal symptoms are more common in people who have been taking high doses of antidepressants or taking the medication for a long time. Schwartz also talks about the history of antidepressants, how the medications are designed to work and what new treatments are becoming available.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0523-how-to-minimize-withdrawal-symptoms-when-you-stop-taking-antidepressants.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24350Wed, 23 May 2018 12:23:29 -0400AddictionDepressionDrugs - Medications - PharmacyPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse15:16Ways to help avoid or treat burnoutHolly Vanderhoff, PhD, co-director of student counseling services at Upstate. She says people who may be suffering from burnout if they feel: emotionally exhausted or overwhelmed, detached from their work and co-workers and that they have lost a sense of purpose or accomplishment. She talks about what steps individuals can take to treat and/or prevent burnout, starting with seeking help to determine whether they have depression. Also helpful are stress management, eating nutritious foods, getting adequate sleep, exercising and engaging in fulfilling activities outside of work. Vanderhoff also discusses what employers can do to help prevent burnout among workers., co-director of student counseling services at Upstate. She says people who may be suffering from burnout if they feel: emotionally exhausted or overwhelmed, detached from their work and co-workers and that they have lost a sense of purpose or accomplishment. She talks about what steps individuals can take to treat and/or prevent burnout, starting with seeking help to determine whether they have depression. Also helpful are stress management, eating nutritious foods, getting adequate sleep, exercising and engaging in fulfilling activities outside of work. Vanderhoff also discusses what employers can do to help prevent burnout among workers.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0523-ways-to-help-avoid-or-treat-burnout.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24364Wed, 23 May 2018 12:19:34 -0400Medical StudentMedical EducationDepressionPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional HealthBehavior - Behavioral Disordersfalse14:11What's involved in DASH diet; ER doctors help fight opioid overdoses; what otolaryngology entails: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 27, 2018Maureen Franklin goes over the benefits of the DASH diet. . Jay Brenner, MD, explains the role of emergency physicians in preventing opiod overdose Jay Brenner, MD, explains the role of emergency physicians in preventing opiod overdose s. s. Ear, nose and throat specialist Sherard Tatum, MD, provides an overview of otolaryngology. Ear, nose and throat specialist Sherard Tatum, MD, provides an overview of otolaryngology.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0525-whats-involved-in-dash-diet-er-doctors-help-fight-opioid-overdoses-what-otolaryngology-entails-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-may-27-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24372Fri, 25 May 2018 05:54:00 -0400SurgeryFitnessAddictionEmergency Medicine - TraumaDiet - NutritionPoison Center - ToxicologyEar Nose And Throat - OtolaryngologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse51:52Opioid addiction's deadly outgrowths; lessons from Appalachia; low-fat and low-carb diets: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 10, 2018Brett Cherrington, MD, discusses troubling trends that contribute to the opioid epidemic. Certified industrial hygienist that contribute to the opioid epidemic. Certified industrial hygienist Greg Siwinski tells what Appalachia has in common Greg Siwinski tells what Appalachia has in common with Central New York. Registered dietitian nutritionist with Central New York. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin talks about the merits of low-fat diets and low-carb diets. Maureen Franklin talks about the merits of low-fat diets and low-carb diets.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0607-opioid-addictions-deadly-outgrowths-lessons-from-appalalachia-low-fat-and-low-carb-diets-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-june-10-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24420Thu, 7 Jun 2018 13:03:00 -0400Public HealthAddictionVolunteersWeight LossDiet - NutritionPoison Center - Toxicologyfalse51:52Study shows some, not all, women with breast cancer can skip chemotherapyan international study show that some women with breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy. Medical oncologist show that some women with breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy. Medical oncologist Abirami Sivaparagasam, MD Abirami Sivaparagasam, MD, who goes by Abi Siva, explains which women will benefit from endocrine therapy and which will also need chemotherapy. A genetic test of tissue from the breast tumor helps doctors provide individual treatment recommendations. Sivaparagasam says some patients from the Upstate Cancer Center participated in the study that recently made headlines., who goes by Abi Siva, explains which women will benefit from endocrine therapy and which will also need chemotherapy. A genetic test of tissue from the breast tumor helps doctors provide individual treatment recommendations. Sivaparagasam says some patients from the Upstate Cancer Center participated in the study that recently made headlines.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0615-study-shows-some-not-all-women-with-breast-cancer-can-skip-chemotherapy.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24444Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:07:54 -0400ResearchCancerWomens Health - Gynecologyfalse14:44What psychotherapy is and isn'tMichael Miller, PhD, discusses some of the differences between two major types of therapy: psychoanalytic and cognitive behavioral. He is an associate professor in Upstate's department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences., discusses some of the differences between two major types of therapy: psychoanalytic and cognitive behavioral. He is an associate professor in Upstate's department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0615-what-psychotherapy-is-and-isnt.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24452Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:07:06 -0400Psychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse14:54Rising suicide rates - and what to do if someone you care for is strugglingSuicide rates in the United States are on the rise for the first time in decades, going up 25 perent from 1999 to 2016. The increase is seen across different regions of the country, among different age groups, genders and ethnicities -- and especially among the young and middle-aged. R for the first time in decades, going up 25 perent from 1999 to 2016. The increase is seen across different regions of the country, among different age groups, genders and ethnicities -- and especially among the young and middle-aged. R obert Gregory, MD, obert Gregory, MD, a psychiatrist and director of Upstate's Psychiatry High Risk Program helps explain the causes. How can a person tell if someone is at risk for suicide? Gregory says there are some classic symptoms, such as social withdrawal, a decline in the ability to function (grades or work performance may drop) and a more negative outlook. But he suggests asking whether the person has contemplated suicide: "If you don't ask, you're not going to know." The Psychiatry High Risk Program can be reached at 315-464-3117. In Central New York, the Contact community service organization can be reached 24/7 at 315-251-0600. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline can be reached at 800-273-8255. a psychiatrist and director of Upstate's Psychiatry High Risk Program helps explain the causes. How can a person tell if someone is at risk for suicide? Gregory says there are some classic symptoms, such as social withdrawal, a decline in the ability to function (grades or work performance may drop) and a more negative outlook. But he suggests asking whether the person has contemplated suicide: "If you don't ask, you're not going to know." The Psychiatry High Risk Program can be reached at 315-464-3117. In Central New York, the Contact community service organization can be reached 24/7 at 315-251-0600. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline can be reached at 800-273-8255.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0615-rising-suicide-rates-and-what-to-do-if-someone-you-care-for-is-struggling.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24464Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:08:00 -0400ResearchPsychology - PsychiatryPrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse16:27What it means to live in a digital worldLe Moyne College's Madden School of Business and at Syracuse University's and at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Hart has expertise in communications management and performance in the Internet age. She talks about "digital natives," now in their 20s and 30s, and how the various generations are adapting to life in a digital world. She stresses the idea that online communication should be thought of as a tool, not as a substitute for human contact. of Public Communications. Hart has expertise in communications management and performance in the Internet age. She talks about "digital natives," now in their 20s and 30s, and how the various generations are adapting to life in a digital world. She stresses the idea that online communication should be thought of as a tool, not as a substitute for human contact.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0615-what-it-means-to-live-in-a-digital-world.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24473Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:07:25 -0400ResearchTechnologyfalse13:58Minimizing withdrawal from antidepressants; spotting, preventing burnout; explaining a retrovirus, how it infects people: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 17, 2018Thomas Schwartz, MD, discusses antidepressant withdrawal and ways to minimize it. Psychologist and ways to minimize it. Psychologist Holly Vanderhoff, PhD, tells how to identify and prevent burnou Holly Vanderhoff, PhD, tells how to identify and prevent burnou t. Retroviral researcher t. Retroviral researcher Bernard Poiesz, MD, explains HTLV-1, Bernard Poiesz, MD, explains HTLV-1, a retrovirus that has caused widespread infection among indigenous Australians. a retrovirus that has caused widespread infection among indigenous Australians.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0615-minimizing-withdrawal-from-antidepressants-spotting-preventing-burnout-explaining-a-retrovirus-how-it-infects-people-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-june-17-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24483Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:08:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseResearchInternational Health CareCancerAddictionDepressionDrugs - Medications - PharmacyPsychology - PsychiatryBlood - Blood-related Conditions - HematologyMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse51:52Asking questions, researching answers to help improve medical carePatient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute tackles such questions.  The institute's executive director, Joe Selby, MD, explains how the organization's research works to  involve and benefit the doctors, patientsm caregivers and others affected by a particular medical issue. He spoke in Syracuse recently at a tackles such questions.  The institute's executive director, Joe Selby, MD, explains how the organization's research works to  involve and benefit the doctors, patientsm caregivers and others affected by a particular medical issue. He spoke in Syracuse recently at a FOCUS Greater Syracuse FOCUS Greater Syracuse forum and also made time to join  forum and also made time to join  Sharon Brangman, MD Sharon Brangman, MD, for a "HealthLink on Air" interview. Brangman, the chair for the new department of geriatrics at Upstate, addresses local efforts to identify the concerns of aging patients and their families, such a  being able to remain in one's own home., for a "HealthLink on Air" interview. Brangman, the chair for the new department of geriatrics at Upstate, addresses local efforts to identify the concerns of aging patients and their families, such a  being able to remain in one's own home.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0615-asking-questions-researching-answers-to-help-improve-medical-care.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24487Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:31:20 -0400ResearchAging - Geriatricsfalse14:48Advances in treating muscular dystrophy; adjusting chemotherapy's role in fighting breast cancer; how microRNA works: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 24, 2018Deborah Bradshaw, MD, provides an overview of muscular dystrophy. Upstate oncologist. Upstate oncologist Abirami Sivaparagasam, MD, tells why some women with breast cancer can avoid chemotherapy Abirami Sivaparagasam, MD, tells why some women with breast cancer can avoid chemotherapy. University of Massachusetts scientist. University of Massachusetts scientist Victor Ambros, PhD, explains the role of microRNA Victor Ambros, PhD, explains the role of microRNA]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0622-advances-in-treating-muscular-dystrophy-adjusting-chemotherapys-role-in-fighting-breast-cancer-how-microrna-works-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-june-24-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24509Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:57:00 -0400GeneticsResearchCancerDrugs - Medications - PharmacyWomens Health - GynecologyBrain - Neurologyfalse51:52Awakening at night to urinate may signal underlying medical problems in womenTimothy Byler, MD, and Mickey Daugherty, MD, address what's normal and what it may mean if you're waking up multiple times in the night to urinate. and Mickey Daugherty, MD, address what's normal and what it may mean if you're waking up multiple times in the night to urinate. They conducted a study They conducted a study focused on women and nocturia, the medical term for excessive urination at night. They found that up to 70 percent of women get up once a night to urinate. A number of systemic diseases may cause a woman to awaken during the night, including diabetes, congestive heart failure, arthritis, high blood pressure and depression. Many women with nocturia hold off mentioning the problem to their health care provider, but Byler and Daugherty say it's important to investigate the cause of nocturia. Treatments are available. focused on women and nocturia, the medical term for excessive urination at night. They found that up to 70 percent of women get up once a night to urinate. A number of systemic diseases may cause a woman to awaken during the night, including diabetes, congestive heart failure, arthritis, high blood pressure and depression. Many women with nocturia hold off mentioning the problem to their health care provider, but Byler and Daugherty say it's important to investigate the cause of nocturia. Treatments are available.            ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0622-awakening-at-night-to-urinate-may-signal-underlying-medical-problems-in-women.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24515Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:53:39 -0400ResearchUrologyWomens Health - Gynecologyfalse15:40What to consider before buying a home genetic test kitmedical genetics, Robert Lebel, MD Robert Lebel, MD, talks about what to consider before seeking genetic testing. He holds appointments in several departments at Upstate, including pediatrics, medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pathology and ethics., talks about what to consider before seeking genetic testing. He holds appointments in several departments at Upstate, including pediatrics, medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pathology and ethics.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0628-what-to-consider-before-buying-a-home-genetic-test-kit.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24533Thu, 28 Jun 2018 07:35:46 -0400Geneticsfalse16:30Reasons behind the suicide rate; causes of women's nighttime urination; adjusting to an online world: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 1, 2018obert Gregory, MD, addresses the rise in the national suicide rate. Urologists Urologists Timothy Byler, MD, and Michael Daugherty, MD, share their research on why women awaken at night to urinate Timothy Byler, MD, and Michael Daugherty, MD, share their research on why women awaken at night to urinate. . Renee Downey Hart, PhD, who teaches at Le Moyne College and Syracuse University, talks about living in a digital world. Renee Downey Hart, PhD, who teaches at Le Moyne College and Syracuse University, talks about living in a digital world.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0628-reasons-behind-the-suicide-rate-causes-of-womens-nighttime-urination-adjusting-to-an-online-world-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-july-1-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24535Thu, 28 Jun 2018 10:36:00 -0400ResearchDepressionTechnologyUrologyWomens Health - GynecologyPsychology - PsychiatryPrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse51:53What do we know about genetic abnormalities?Robert Lebel, MD, Upstate's director of Upstate's director of medical genetics, medical genetics, talks about genetic abnormalities, including those that are inherited and those that occur spontaneously. Lebel holds appointments in several departments at Upstate, including pediatrics, medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pathology and ethics. talks about genetic abnormalities, including those that are inherited and those that occur spontaneously. Lebel holds appointments in several departments at Upstate, including pediatrics, medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pathology and ethics.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0628-what-do-we-know-about-genetic-abnormalities.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24537Thu, 28 Jun 2018 07:35:29 -0400Geneticsfalse16:07Addressing the needs of older patients; explaining genetic abnormalities; exploring psychoanalytic therapy: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 8, 2018Sharon Brangman, MD, and visiting expert Joe Selby, MD, discuss the concerns of older patients. Upstate geneticist Robert Lebel, MD,. Upstate geneticist Robert Lebel, MD, talks about common genetic abnormalities talks about common genetic abnormalities. Upstate psychologist. Upstate psychologist Michael Miller, PhD, explains psychoanalytic therapy. Michael Miller, PhD, explains psychoanalytic therapy.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0706-addressing-the-needs-of-older-patients-explaining-genetic-abnormalities-exploring-psychoanalytic-therapy-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-july-8-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24641Fri, 6 Jul 2018 07:49:53 -0400The Healing MuseGeneticsResearchAging - GeriatricsPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse51:52Surgeon, radiation oncologist team up in procedure to treat early breast cancerLisa Lai, MD, and radiation oncologist, and radiation oncologist Anna Shapiro, MD, Anna Shapiro, MD, explain the benefits of intraoperative radiation therapy, or IORT. It's one of the newer treatment options available at Upstate. explain the benefits of intraoperative radiation therapy, or IORT. It's one of the newer treatment options available at Upstate.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0705-surgeon-radiation-oncologist-team-up-in-procedure-to-treat-early-breast-cancer.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24644Thu, 5 Jul 2018 12:04:23 -0400SurgeryCancerWomens Health - GynecologyMedical Imaging - Radiologyfalse14:59New treatment option for early-stage breast cancer; genetic testing kits; fiber in the diet: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 15, 2018Breast surgeon Lisa Lai, MD, and radiation oncologist Anna Shapiro, MD, tell about a new treatment option for women with early-stage breast cancer. Geneticist Robert Lebel, MD, discusses genetic home testing kits Geneticist Robert Lebel, MD, discusses genetic home testing kits. . Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin explains the importance of dietary fiber. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin explains the importance of dietary fiber.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0713-new-treatment-option-for-early-stage-breast-cancer-genetic-testing-kits-fiber-in-the-diet-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-july-15-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24710Fri, 13 Jul 2018 07:45:35 -0400SurgeryThe Healing MuseGeneticsCancerTechnologyWomens Health - GynecologyDiet - Nutritionfalse51:52The latest on treating prostate cancer; a look at thyroid disorders: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 22, 2018Gennady Bratslavsky, MD, provides an update on prostate cancer. Endocrinologist, provides an update on prostate cancer. Endocrinologist Roberto Izquierdo, MD, Roberto Izquierdo, MD, explains common thyroid disorders, including cancer. explains common thyroid disorders, including cancer.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0720-the-latest-on-treating-prostate-cancer-a-look-at-thyroid-disorders-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-july-22-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24757Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:37:46 -0400SurgeryThe Healing MuseCancerUrologyMens HealthDiabetes - Endocrine - Metabolismfalse51:52Upstate doctors provide care, get new perspectives during medical mission to HaitiBrian Kloss, DO, who has taken part before, and, who has taken part before, and Joseph Capogreco, MD Joseph Capogreco, MD, who was on his first trip, discuss the diseases and conditions they and their colleagues encountered in the town of Verrettes, where they worked. They note that some diseases they saw come from the lack of such things as running water, flush toilets and shoes, which are not universally available in Haiti. These trips, organized by the medical charity, who was on his first trip, discuss the diseases and conditions they and their colleagues encountered in the town of Verrettes, where they worked. They note that some diseases they saw come from the lack of such things as running water, flush toilets and shoes, which are not universally available in Haiti. These trips, organized by the medical charity Health Corps Haiti, Health Corps Haiti, have been ongoing in the wake of the massive 2010 earthquake in that country, and Upstate regularly participates. have been ongoing in the wake of the massive 2010 earthquake in that country, and Upstate regularly participates.        ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0719-upstate-doctors-provide-care-get-new-perspectives-during-medical-mission-to-haiti.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24785Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:52:02 -0400Public HealthInternational Health CareVolunteersHealth CareEmergency Medicine - Traumafalse18:09Infectious disease textbook takes a page from graphic novelsBrian Kloss, DO, worked with illustrator Travis Bruce to create comic-book images that accompany the medical text. The illustrations give the feel of a graphic novel to “Graphic Guide to Infectious Disease,” in ways that mix raucous humor (like the creative use of a stricken Viking or a burrito) with an unvarnished look at what happens in a case of, say, infectious diarrhea, parasitic worms or a sexually transmitted disease. For more about the book, which is intended primarily as a reference work and a study guide for medical students, click, worked with illustrator Travis Bruce to create comic-book images that accompany the medical text. The illustrations give the feel of a graphic novel to “Graphic Guide to Infectious Disease,” in ways that mix raucous humor (like the creative use of a stricken Viking or a burrito) with an unvarnished look at what happens in a case of, say, infectious diarrhea, parasitic worms or a sexually transmitted disease. For more about the book, which is intended primarily as a reference work and a study guide for medical students, click here here and and here. here.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0719-infectious-disease-textbook-takes-a-page-from-graphic-novels.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24788Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:46:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseMedical EducationEmergency Medicine - Traumafalse16:25Treatment for potentially deadly aneurysms has become less invasiveMichael Costanza, MD, professor of surgery in Upstate University Hospital's division of vascular surgery, explains how treatment options for abdominal aneurysms have become less invasive. He also points out that Medicare will pay for screening people who are at increased risk for aneurysms, including those age 65 to 75 with a family history of aneurysms and men who are -- or were -- smokers., professor of surgery in Upstate University Hospital's division of vascular surgery, explains how treatment options for abdominal aneurysms have become less invasive. He also points out that Medicare will pay for screening people who are at increased risk for aneurysms, including those age 65 to 75 with a family history of aneurysms and men who are -- or were -- smokers.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0726-treatment-for-potentially-deadly-aneurysms-has-become-less-invasive.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24836Thu, 26 Jul 2018 11:21:32 -0400Surgeryfalse14:14Ethics experts emphasize importance of conversing with person you select as your health care proxyThomas Curran, MD, and Robert Olick, PhD, JD, both members of the, and Robert Olick, PhD, JD, both members of the ethics consultation team ethics consultation team at Upstate University Hospital. One important piece of advice: Make sure you explain your desires to the person you appoint as your health care proxy. at Upstate University Hospital. One important piece of advice: Make sure you explain your desires to the person you appoint as your health care proxy.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0726-ethics-experts-emphasize-importance-of-conversing-with-person-you-select-as-your-health-care-proxy.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24844Thu, 26 Jul 2018 11:19:16 -0400Bioethics and Humanitiesfalse14:45Medical ethics advice: Choose your health care proxy carefullyThomas Curran, MD, who has a background in neonatology and pediatrics, and Robert Olick, PhD, JD, who specializes in law, end-of-life issues and the physician-patient relationship, are both members of the, who has a background in neonatology and pediatrics, and Robert Olick, PhD, JD, who specializes in law, end-of-life issues and the physician-patient relationship, are both members of the ethics consultation team ethics consultation team at Upstate University Hospital. One point from their discussion: Choose your health care proxy wisely. at Upstate University Hospital. One point from their discussion: Choose your health care proxy wisely.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0726-medical-ethics-advice-choose-your-health-care-proxy-carefully.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24854Thu, 26 Jul 2018 11:20:50 -0400Bioethics and Humanitiesfalse14:37Meet the physician who makes house calls to the homelessDavid Lehmann, MD, provides medical care to the homeless in Syracuse and Onondaga County. He accompanies John Tumino, the founder of, provides medical care to the homeless in Syracuse and Onondaga County. He accompanies John Tumino, the founder of In My Father's Kitchen In My Father's Kitchen, who delivers meals to the homeless from a van. Lehmann is a distinguished service professor of medicine at Upstate who teaches medical students to be comfortable with the uncertainty that is part of their chosen profession. An internist and a clinical pharmacologist by training, Lehmann talks about how, and why, he provides care to people who live on the streets and his goals for this effort., who delivers meals to the homeless from a van. Lehmann is a distinguished service professor of medicine at Upstate who teaches medical students to be comfortable with the uncertainty that is part of their chosen profession. An internist and a clinical pharmacologist by training, Lehmann talks about how, and why, he provides care to people who live on the streets and his goals for this effort. For a video featuring Lehman and Tumino out on a house call to the homeless, click here. For a video featuring Lehman and Tumino out on a house call to the homeless, click here.   Additional info   Additional info    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0726-meet-the-physician-who-makes-house-calls-to-the-homeless.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24866Thu, 26 Jul 2018 11:21:15 -0400Public HealthCommunityHealth Carefalse15:27Minimally invasive repairs of aortic aneurysms; medical mission trip to Haiti; what to know about Lyme disease: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 29, 2018Michael Costanza, MD, explains the dangers of  abdominal aortic aneurysms and tells of a minimally invasive way to repair and tells of a minimally invasive way to repair them. them.     Emergency physicians Brian Kloss, DO, and Joseph Capogreco, MD, share their experiences from a medical mission to Haiti. Infectious disease specialist Emergency physicians Brian Kloss, DO, and Joseph Capogreco, MD, share their experiences from a medical mission to Haiti. Infectious disease specialist Kristopher Paolino, MD, discusses Lyme disease Kristopher Paolino, MD, discusses Lyme disease. .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0727-minimally-invasive-repairs-of-aortic-aneurysms-medical-mission-trip-to-haiti-what-to-know-about-lyme-disease-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-july-29-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24903Fri, 27 Jul 2018 06:45:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthSurgeryInternational Health CareVolunteersDrugs - Medications - PharmacyEmergency Medicine - TraumaSustainability - EnvironmentPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse51:52Finding a mental health care provider; a doctor for the homeless; a case for hospital ethics consultants: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018Thomas Schwartz, MD, explains how to find a mental health care provider. . David Lehmann, MD, tells about providing house calls to the homeless David Lehmann, MD, tells about providing house calls to the homeless. . Hospital ethics consultants Thomas Curran, MD, and Robert Olick, PhD, JD, present a real-life case that shows the importance of a health care proxy. Hospital ethics consultants Thomas Curran, MD, and Robert Olick, PhD, JD, present a real-life case that shows the importance of a health care proxy.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0803-finding-a-mental-health-care-provider-a-doctor-for-the-homeless-a-case-for-hospital-ethics-consultants-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-aug-5-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24928Fri, 3 Aug 2018 05:29:00 -0400Public HealthCommunityPatient StoryHealth CareBioethics and HumanitiesPsychology - PsychiatryPrevention - Preventive MedicineDeath - dyingfalse51:52Once a refugee, now a physician assistant who helps care for new refugeesAyan Mohamed takes care of refugees who resettle in the Syracuse area. Mohamed works in Upstate's adult medicine clinic, where many refugees receive their medical care soon after arriving in America. Mohamed talks about the challenges and rewards of caring for refugees as well as some of the medical conditions she encounters. takes care of refugees who resettle in the Syracuse area. Mohamed works in Upstate's adult medicine clinic, where many refugees receive their medical care soon after arriving in America. Mohamed talks about the challenges and rewards of caring for refugees as well as some of the medical conditions she encounters.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0803-once-a-refugee-now-a-physician-assistant-who-helps-care-for-new-refugees.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24944Fri, 3 Aug 2018 06:16:09 -0400CommunityInternational Health CareHealth Carefalse14:13What's the best way to screen women for cervical cancer?recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association in the Journal of the American Medical Association called into question the sensitivity of the Pap smear called into question the sensitivity of the Pap smear, a test that's been used for decades to screen for cervical cancer in women. Instead of relying on a pathologist to view abnormal cells in the Pap smear, a newer test looks for the presence of HPV, the human papillomavirus, which is responsible for the majority of cases of cervical cancer., a test that's been used for decades to screen for cervical cancer in women. Instead of relying on a pathologist to view abnormal cells in the Pap smear, a newer test looks for the presence of HPV, the human papillomavirus, which is responsible for the majority of cases of cervical cancer. Renee Mestad, MD Renee Mestad, MD, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Upstate, tells about the study and explains why most women don't need to be screened every year., chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Upstate, tells about the study and explains why most women don't need to be screened every year.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0803-whats-the-best-way-to-screen-women-for-cervical-cancer.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24932Fri, 3 Aug 2018 06:16:49 -0400CancerSexualityHealth CareWomens Health - GynecologyMaternity - Obstetricsfalse14:18Today's most popular birth control optionsRenee Mestad, MD, the chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Upstate. She talks about intrauterine devices, or IUDs, as well as barrier methods, hormonal strategies and natural methods and what to consider when a woman and her health care provider are deciding which is her best option., the chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Upstate. She talks about intrauterine devices, or IUDs, as well as barrier methods, hormonal strategies and natural methods and what to consider when a woman and her health care provider are deciding which is her best option.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0803-todays-most-popular-birth-control-options.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24935Fri, 3 Aug 2018 06:18:52 -0400SexualityWomens Health - GynecologyMaternity - Obstetricsfalse15:27Why geriatric medicine has become an individual departmentSharon Brangman, MD, who is a State University of New York distinguished professor and a former president of the American Geriatrics Society. She explains the significance of her specialty having its own full-fledged department, which she will lead., who is a State University of New York distinguished professor and a former president of the American Geriatrics Society. She explains the significance of her specialty having its own full-fledged department, which she will lead.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0803-why-geriatric-medicine-has-become-an-individual-department.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24938Fri, 3 Aug 2018 06:17:50 -0400Health CareAging - GeriatricsAlzheimers - Dementiafalse18:38Is beer a good recovery beverage after running an ultramarathon?Jeremy Joslin, MD, explains what he learned from runners at a 100-mile race in Florida. Many athletes are meticulous about the amount and type of fluids they ingest before, during an after their events. Joslin's guideline is simple: "Drink if you are thirsty," he says, urging athletes to listen to their bodies. "Your body actually knows what it is doing." explains what he learned from runners at a 100-mile race in Florida. Many athletes are meticulous about the amount and type of fluids they ingest before, during an after their events. Joslin's guideline is simple: "Drink if you are thirsty," he says, urging athletes to listen to their bodies. "Your body actually knows what it is doing."]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0803-is-beer-a-good-recovery-beverage-after-running-an-ultramarathon.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=24941Fri, 3 Aug 2018 06:18:14 -0400FitnessResearchEmergency Medicine - TraumaPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse15:04Increased recognition of geriatrics; a uniquely graphic medical textbook; beer and endurance runners: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018Sharon Brangman, MD, explains the significance of Upstate devoting a medical department to geriatrics. . Brian Kloss, DO, shares his cartoon-illustrated textbook on infectious diseases Brian Kloss, DO, shares his cartoon-illustrated textbook on infectious diseases. . Jeremy Joslin, MD, talks about beer as a post-ultramarathon recovery beverage. Jeremy Joslin, MD, talks about beer as a post-ultramarathon recovery beverage.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0810-increased-recognition-of-geriatrics-a-uniquely-graphic-medical-textbook-beer-and-endurance-runners-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-aug-12-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25011Fri, 10 Aug 2018 08:42:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseFitnessResearchMedical EducationAging - Geriatricsfalse51:52State medical society president - an Upstate graduate - discusses key health issuesMedical Society of the State of New York. He's a specialist in internal medicine in Medina, near Buffalo, who focuses mostly on geriatrics and palliative care. He talks about issues facing the society, including the improvement of end-of-life care, physician-assisted suicide and medical marijuana. For profiles of Madejski, click. He's a specialist in internal medicine in Medina, near Buffalo, who focuses mostly on geriatrics and palliative care. He talks about issues facing the society, including the improvement of end-of-life care, physician-assisted suicide and medical marijuana. For profiles of Madejski, click here here for a story and for a story and here here for a video. for a video.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0810-state-medical-society-president-an-upstate-graduate-discusses-key-health-issues.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25034Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:36:15 -0400AlumniPalliative CareDrugs - Medications - PharmacyAging - GeriatricsAnesthesia - Pain TreatmentDeath - dyingfalse19:31Changing views on cervical cancer screening; top medical issues facing New York state; health care for local refugees: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018Renee Mestad, MD, discusses how screening women for cervical cancer is changing. State Medical Society President. State Medical Society President Thomas Madejski, MD, explains the most pressing medical issues Thomas Madejski, MD, explains the most pressing medical issues in New York state. Physician assistant in New York state. Physician assistant Ayan Mohamed talks about providing health care to refugees Ayan Mohamed talks about providing health care to refugees. .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0815-changing-views-on-cervical-cancer-screening-top-medical-issues-facing-new-york-state-health-care-for-local-refugees-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-aug-19-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25050Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:26:00 -0400CommunityResearchInternational Health CareCancerAddictionHealth CareAlumniWomens Health - GynecologyDeath - dyingfalse51:52Medicare: What you need to know, and the person to askthe Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program in the in the Onondaga County Department of Aging and Long-Term Care Services Onondaga County Department of Aging and Long-Term Care Services. It is she who answers the phone when people call with questions: 315-435-2362, ext. 4944. In this interview, she explains the different parts of Medicare, some possible ways to save money, and why new Medicare cards are arriving in mailboxes. (Koldin also recommends two toll-free federal government phone numbers for further information: Medicare, 800-633-4227, and Social Security, 800-772-1213; also the nonprofit Medicare Rights Center, 800-333-4114.. It is she who answers the phone when people call with questions: 315-435-2362, ext. 4944. In this interview, she explains the different parts of Medicare, some possible ways to save money, and why new Medicare cards are arriving in mailboxes. (Koldin also recommends two toll-free federal government phone numbers for further information: Medicare, 800-633-4227, and Social Security, 800-772-1213; also the nonprofit Medicare Rights Center, 800-333-4114.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0823-medicare-what-you-need-to-know-and-the-person-to-ask.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25093Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:00:21 -0400Public HealthCommunityHealth CareAging - Geriatricsfalse14:35Dealing with back pain: Surgery is not always the answerDaryll Dykes, MD, JD, PhD, says the majority of cases of back pain are treated not with surgery, but with proper rest and anti-inflammatory medications. He explains when back pain is an emergency, and the problems that eventually may require surgery. He also dispels some of the myths and misconceptions about back pain. For example: Your posture contributes less to back pain than your weight does. Dykes specializes in spine surgery for adults and children., MD, JD, PhD, says the majority of cases of back pain are treated not with surgery, but with proper rest and anti-inflammatory medications. He explains when back pain is an emergency, and the problems that eventually may require surgery. He also dispels some of the myths and misconceptions about back pain. For example: Your posture contributes less to back pain than your weight does. Dykes specializes in spine surgery for adults and children.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0823-what-to-do-about-back-pain-surgery-is-not-always-the-answer.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25097Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:00:39 -0400SurgeryBones - Joints - Orthopedicsfalse16:15Back pain myths vs. reality; reviewing birth control methods; how SU coach motivates football team: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018Daryll Dykes, MD, JD, PhD, dispels myths about back pain. Gynecologist. Gynecologist Renee Mestad, MD, goes over the most popular birth control methods Renee Mestad, MD, goes over the most popular birth control methods. Syracuse University. Syracuse University head football coach Dino Babers talks about motivating student athletes. head football coach Dino Babers talks about motivating student athletes.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0824-back-pain-myths-vs-reality-reviewing-birth-control-methods-how-su-coach-motivates-football-team-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-aug-26-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25101Fri, 24 Aug 2018 06:19:00 -0400SurgerySexualityBones - Joints - OrthopedicsWomens Health - GynecologyPhysical Therapy - Rehabilitationfalse51:52Scientist: Cobalt is underappreciated nutritional elementMichael Meguid, MD, a professor emeritus from Upstate who is the emeritus eidtor-in-chief of "Nutrition, The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences." Meguid, a surgeon who became interested in nutrition, explains the role of cobalt and what happens if there is too much or too little in the body., MD, a professor emeritus from Upstate who is the emeritus eidtor-in-chief of "Nutrition, The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences." Meguid, a surgeon who became interested in nutrition, explains the role of cobalt and what happens if there is too much or too little in the body.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0823-scientist-cobalt-is-underappreciated-nutritional-element.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25107Thu, 23 Aug 2018 11:59:48 -0400Diet - Nutritionfalse14:32Making medical records readily available on iPhonesHealth Records on iPhone. on iPhone. Neal Seidberg Neal Seidberg, MD, explains how this can benefit patients and how the information is protected. He also reminds listeners how to sign up to Upstate's, MD, explains how this can benefit patients and how the information is protected. He also reminds listeners how to sign up to Upstate's "My Chart" "My Chart" electronic medical records. electronic medical records.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0823-making-medical-records-readily-available-on-iphones.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25111Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:00:58 -0400Technologyfalse16:22How to become a 'standardized patient' to help educate new doctors and medical professionalsSteve Harris, the director of Upstate's Clinical Skills Center. He says men and women older than 16, of any ethnicity, are welcome. Applicants need to understand English, but they do not need experience with medicine or acting., the director of Upstate's Clinical Skills Center. He says men and women older than 16, of any ethnicity, are welcome. Applicants need to understand English, but they do not need experience with medicine or acting. Click here Click here to learn more. to learn more.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0823-how-to-become-a-standardized-patient-to-help-educate-new-doctors-and-medical-professionals.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25115Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:00:04 -0400Medical Educationfalse18:06A surgical solution for atrial fibrillationRandall Green, MD, and, and Aqeel Sandhu, MD Aqeel Sandhu, MD, cardiac surgeons at Upstate. The two also talk about minimally invasive techniques that are available for cardiac bypass surgery., cardiac surgeons at Upstate. The two also talk about minimally invasive techniques that are available for cardiac bypass surgery.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0823-a-surgical-solution-for-atrial-fibrillation.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25124Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:01:25 -0400SurgeryHeart - Cardiovascularfalse17:26Social worker helps people find their way after on-the-job illness or injuryarla Patterson-Wingate talks about how her father's situation inspired her to devote her practice to occupational health. She explains her work in Upstate's Occupational Health Clinical Center, providing counseling and guidance to people who have been injured or become seriously ill on the job. talks about how her father's situation inspired her to devote her practice to occupational health. She explains her work in Upstate's Occupational Health Clinical Center, providing counseling and guidance to people who have been injured or become seriously ill on the job.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0823-social-worker-helps-people-find-their-way-after-on-the-job-illness-or-injury.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25131Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:35:46 -0400SafetyHealth Careersfalse14:14What to know about pre-diabetesRamachandra Naik, MD, a professor of endocrinology at Upstate, talks about screening for certain patients and what can be done to prevent or delay the development of diabetes. He also goes over the most common complications., a professor of endocrinology at Upstate, talks about screening for certain patients and what can be done to prevent or delay the development of diabetes. He also goes over the most common complications.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0824-what-to-know-about-pre-diabetes.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25135Fri, 24 Aug 2018 07:11:27 -0400Diabetes - Endocrine - MetabolismPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse15:32Islet transplant offers alternative to pancreas transplant for patients with chronic pancreatitisMark Laftavi, MD, professor of surgery and interim chief of, professor of surgery and interim chief of transplant services transplant services at Upstate University Hospital, explains the procedure -- and how it may also be used to help people with severe forms of diabetes. For more information on islet transplants, call 315-464-5413. at Upstate University Hospital, explains the procedure -- and how it may also be used to help people with severe forms of diabetes. For more information on islet transplants, call 315-464-5413.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0823-islet-transplant-offers-alternative-to-pancreas-transplant-for-patients-with-chronic-pancreatitis.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25138Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:27:53 -0400SurgeryDiabetes - Endocrine - MetabolismPancreas - Liver - Gallbladder - Bile DuctsOrgan Donation - Transplantfalse15:50Accessing medical records on your iPhone; why a health care proxy matters; cobalt's role in nutrition: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on AIr for Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018health records on iPhone s. Ethicists T s. Ethicists T homas Curran, MD, and Robert Olick, JD, PhD, discuss the importance of selecting a health care proxy. homas Curran, MD, and Robert Olick, JD, PhD, discuss the importance of selecting a health care proxy. Michael Meguid, MD, shares information on cobalt and its relation to health. Michael Meguid, MD, shares information on cobalt and its relation to health.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0830-medical-records-on-your-iphone-why-a-health-care-proxy-matters-cobalts-role-in-health-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-sept-2-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25121Thu, 30 Aug 2018 12:35:00 -0400ResearchTechnologyDiet - NutritionAging - GeriatricsBioethics and Humanitiesfalse51:52New treatment for a common heart problem; becoming a standardized patient; explaining Medicare: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018Randall Green, MD, and Aqeel Sandu, MD, discuss a new solution for the heart problem known as atrial fibrillation. Upstate's. Upstate's Steve Harris and actress Annette Adams-Brown explain the role of standardized patients Steve Harris and actress Annette Adams-Brown explain the role of standardized patients and how to become one. Onondaga County official and how to become one. Onondaga County official Myrna Koldin gives an overview of Medicare, Myrna Koldin gives an overview of Medicare, including where to get help and information. including where to get help and information.            ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0907-new-treatment-for-a-common-heart-problem-becoming-a-standardized-patient-explaining-medicare-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-sept-9-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25128Fri, 7 Sep 2018 05:55:00 -0400SurgeryMedical EducationMedicareHeart - CardiovascularAging - Geriatricsfalse51:52Islet transplants for severe pancreatic disease; social workers as part of health care; understanding pre-diabetes: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018islet transplants can help in severe cases of pancreatic disease or diabetes. Carla Patterson-Wingate talks about can help in severe cases of pancreatic disease or diabetes. Carla Patterson-Wingate talks about the role of social workers the role of social workers in health care. in health care. Ramachandra Naik, MD, discusses treatments for diabetes and pre-diabetes Ramachandra Naik, MD, discusses treatments for diabetes and pre-diabetes. .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0914-islet-transplants-for-severe-pancreatic-disease-social-workers-as-part-of-health-care-understanding-pre-diabetes-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-sept-16-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25147Fri, 14 Sep 2018 04:43:00 -0400SurgeryHealth CareersHealth CareDiabetes - Endocrine - MetabolismPancreas - Liver - Gallbladder - Bile DuctsOrgan Donation - Transplantfalse51:52Sleep apnea increases risk for stroke, vascular dementia, high blood pressurestroke and vascular dementia. When When a person repeatedly stops breathing during the night, a person repeatedly stops breathing during the night, the lowered oxygen levels can have negative effects on the heart and brain. Many people don't know they have sleep apnea and therefore don't realize they are at increased risk for serious health problems, explains neurologist the lowered oxygen levels can have negative effects on the heart and brain. Many people don't know they have sleep apnea and therefore don't realize they are at increased risk for serious health problems, explains neurologist Antonio Culebras, MD Antonio Culebras, MD. He says about 75 percent of people who are hospitalized after a stroke have sleep apnea, and half either did not know they had sleep apnea or did not have the disorder under control. Culebras is the director of medical neurology for the Upstate Sleep Center. He details the symptoms of sleep apnea and tells what people can do to reduce their risk of developing it.. He says about 75 percent of people who are hospitalized after a stroke have sleep apnea, and half either did not know they had sleep apnea or did not have the disorder under control. Culebras is the director of medical neurology for the Upstate Sleep Center. He details the symptoms of sleep apnea and tells what people can do to reduce their risk of developing it.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0831-sleep-apnea-increases-risk-for-stroke-vascular-dementia-high-blood-pressure.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25382Fri, 31 Aug 2018 06:26:08 -0400StrokeBrain - Neurologyfalse15:07Having a stroke increases risk of having another strokeStephanie Loveless discusses risk factors that increase a person's chance of having a stroke. Smoking, high cholesterol levels, diabetes and high blood pressure are all risk factors. People who have already had a stroke are at increased risk for having another one, called a secondary stroke. She talks about what patients can do to help reduce their stroke risk. discusses risk factors that increase a person's chance of having a stroke. Smoking, high cholesterol levels, diabetes and high blood pressure are all risk factors. People who have already had a stroke are at increased risk for having another one, called a secondary stroke. She talks about what patients can do to help reduce their stroke risk.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0831-if-you-have-a-stroke-you-are-at-increased-risk-of-another-stroke.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25384Fri, 31 Aug 2018 06:58:56 -0400StrokeBrain - Neurologyfalse14:58What is and isn't known about inflammatory bowel diseasesSekou Rawlins, MD, tells about theories for the cause of inflammatory bowel diseases (or IBDs), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, but says it is not known for sure what causes these diseases. Some people are prone to developing an IBD, but it's likely that environmental factors such as where you live and what you eat, may play a role. He also talks about diagnosis and treatment of these diseases., tells about theories for the cause of inflammatory bowel diseases (or IBDs), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, but says it is not known for sure what causes these diseases. Some people are prone to developing an IBD, but it's likely that environmental factors such as where you live and what you eat, may play a role. He also talks about diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0831-what-is-and-isnt-known-about-inflammatory-bowel-diseases.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25386Fri, 31 Aug 2018 07:20:19 -0400AutoimmuneDigestive - Gastrointestinalfalse14:47The risks of sleep apnea; explaining inflammatory bowel diseases; understanding and preventing secondary strokes: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018Antonio Culebras, MD, explains why sleep apnea is so dangerous. Gastroenterologist. Gastroenterologist Sekou Rawlins, MD, discusses inflammatory bowel diseases Sekou Rawlins, MD, discusses inflammatory bowel diseases. Nurse practitioner. Nurse practitioner Stephanie Loveless talks about secondary strokes Stephanie Loveless talks about secondary strokes and their prevention. and their prevention.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0920-the-risks-of-sleep-apnea-explaining-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-understanding-and-preventing-secondary-strokes-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-sept-23-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25484Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:03:00 -0400StrokeSleepAutoimmuneBrain - NeurologyDigestive - GastrointestinalPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse51:53Using climate data to predict mosquito-borne diseasesCaribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology and the and the Caribbwean Public Health Agency Caribbwean Public Health Agency to determine whether climate data could be used to predict outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever and the Zika virus. Their work was published in a special to determine whether climate data could be used to predict outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever and the Zika virus. Their work was published in a special PLOS Medicine PLOS Medicine journal devoted to climate change and health.  journal devoted to climate change and health.  Anna Stewart Ibarra, PhD, Anna Stewart Ibarra, PhD, describes how the research was conducted and what it means. She is the director of the Research Program for Latin America and the Caribbean in describes how the research was conducted and what it means. She is the director of the Research Program for Latin America and the Caribbean in Upstate's Institute for Global Health and Translational Science. Upstate's Institute for Global Health and Translational Science. The research showed that dengue outbreaks in Barbados could be predicted using weather station data from 1999 to 2016. The research showed that dengue outbreaks in Barbados could be predicted using weather station data from 1999 to 2016.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0914-using-climate-data-to-predict-mosquito-borne-diseases.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25499Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:38:15 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthResearchInternational Health Carefalse16:04New York state health commissioner discusses flu epidemics, electronic cigarettes, AIDS and other public health issuesHoward Zucker, MD, JD, emphasized the importance of flu vaccination during the 100th anniversary of the Spanish flu pandemic.  In 1918, the first cases of the Spanish flu were diagnosed in Syracuse -- in soldiers who were living on the New York State Fairgrounds, which was serving as a temporary Army camp. More than 4,000 soldiers took ill, and 163 died; in the Syracuse community, more than 8,000 took ill, and 1,052 died from the flu that season. Zucke, who recently visited the Upstate Medical University campus to deliver a lecture, emphasized the need for preventive measures against the flu, such as hand washing and sneezing into tissues or one's elbows instead of one's hands, in addition to vaccination. He also spoke about efforts to end the AIDS epidemic in New York state and to deal with the opioid crisis, electronic cigarettes and the spread of a yeast infection called, JD, emphasized the importance of flu vaccination during the 100th anniversary of the Spanish flu pandemic.  In 1918, the first cases of the Spanish flu were diagnosed in Syracuse -- in soldiers who were living on the New York State Fairgrounds, which was serving as a temporary Army camp. More than 4,000 soldiers took ill, and 163 died; in the Syracuse community, more than 8,000 took ill, and 1,052 died from the flu that season. Zucke, who recently visited the Upstate Medical University campus to deliver a lecture, emphasized the need for preventive measures against the flu, such as hand washing and sneezing into tissues or one's elbows instead of one's hands, in addition to vaccination. He also spoke about efforts to end the AIDS epidemic in New York state and to deal with the opioid crisis, electronic cigarettes and the spread of a yeast infection called Candida auris Candida auris in hospitals and nursing homes. in hospitals and nursing homes.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0914-new-york-state-health-commissioner-discusses-flu-epidemics-electronic-cigarettes-aids-and-other-public-health-issues.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25545Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:22:19 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthAddictionHistoryHealth CarePrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse15:47Testing for autonomic nervous system disorders now available in Central New YorkAhmed Eldokla, MD, cares for a variety of patients in Upstate's cares for a variety of patients in Upstate's neuromuscular clinic neuromuscular clinic, including people with myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy, diabetes and disorders of the nerve, muscle and neuromuscular junction. He offers nerve conduction studies and electromyography, which allows him to listen to the sound waves of the muscles, as well as muscle biopsies. The autonomic nervous system controls the body's blood pressure, heart rate, pain response and sweating ability., including people with myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy, diabetes and disorders of the nerve, muscle and neuromuscular junction. He offers nerve conduction studies and electromyography, which allows him to listen to the sound waves of the muscles, as well as muscle biopsies. The autonomic nervous system controls the body's blood pressure, heart rate, pain response and sweating ability.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0920-testing-for-autonomic-nervous-system-disorders-now-available-in-central-new-york.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25561Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:16:53 -0400Brain - Neurologyfalse14:55Expert addresses how to combat rising rates of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydiarate of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States is at a record high for the fourth year in a row, and health officials are concerned about what is turning out to be a steep and sustained increase. Elizabeth Asiago-Reddy, MD, emphasizes that condoms can prevent the transmission of gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and other STDs and that being tested is important, so that any infection can be treated. Asiago-Reddy, an assistant professor of medicine with expertise in infectious diseases, also goes over the symptoms, risks and treatments for STDs and how to get tested in Onondaga County for the fourth year in a row, and health officials are concerned about what is turning out to be a steep and sustained increase. Elizabeth Asiago-Reddy, MD, emphasizes that condoms can prevent the transmission of gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and other STDs and that being tested is important, so that any infection can be treated. Asiago-Reddy, an assistant professor of medicine with expertise in infectious diseases, also goes over the symptoms, risks and treatments for STDs and how to get tested in Onondaga County (for more information on testing, click here (for more information on testing, click here or call 315-435-3236). She also works at the or call 315-435-3236). She also works at the Onondaga County STD Center Onondaga County STD Center, which is in the basement of the Mulroy Civic Center in Syracuse and offers free, confidential STD testing and treatment on a walk-in basis., which is in the basement of the Mulroy Civic Center in Syracuse and offers free, confidential STD testing and treatment on a walk-in basis.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0920-expert-addresses-how-to-combat-rising-rates-of-gonorrhea-syphilis-and-chlamydia.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25564Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:18:31 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthSexualityPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse13:14How members of the health care system will implement a 'Zero Suicide' projectChristopher Lucas, MD, talks about the role Upstate and Onondaga County will play in implementing a, talks about the role Upstate and Onondaga County will play in implementing a "Zero Suicide" "Zero Suicide" grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The five-year grant is meant to support health systems that commit to systematically integrate suicide prevention. The goal is to reduce suicide deaths among those receiving care. Lucas, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Upstate, explains that the demonstration project will involve professionals from throughout the health care system who will learn to identify people at risk for suicide. Short-term intervention and longer-term engagement will also be part of the training. grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The five-year grant is meant to support health systems that commit to systematically integrate suicide prevention. The goal is to reduce suicide deaths among those receiving care. Lucas, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Upstate, explains that the demonstration project will involve professionals from throughout the health care system who will learn to identify people at risk for suicide. Short-term intervention and longer-term engagement will also be part of the training.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0920-how-members-of-the-health-care-system-will-implement-a-zero-suicide-project.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25570Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:18:13 -0400Public HealthDepressionPsychology - PsychiatryPrevention - Preventive MedicineDeath - dyingMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse14:01People with cancer are at risk for depressionJeffrey Schweitzer, PhD, explains how that can affect a person's treatment outcome. He's the primary psychologist at the Upstate Cancer Center. Treating depression "starts with your support network," he says as he discusses the impact of depression both on people with cancer and their caregivers. To schedule an appointment with him, call 315-464-3510., explains how that can affect a person's treatment outcome. He's the primary psychologist at the Upstate Cancer Center. Treating depression "starts with your support network," he says as he discusses the impact of depression both on people with cancer and their caregivers. To schedule an appointment with him, call 315-464-3510.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0920-people-with-cancer-are-at-risk-for-depression.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25572Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:17:48 -0400CancerDepressionPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse16:41Lessons from 1918 flu pandemic; rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases; using climate data to predict disease outbreaks: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018Howard Zucker, MD, discusses flu epidemics and other public health issues. Infectious disease expert Infectious disease expert Elizabeth Asiago-Reddy, MD, addresses rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases Elizabeth Asiago-Reddy, MD, addresses rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases. Researcher. Researcher Anna Stewart Ibarra, PhD, explains how climate data can help predict outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases. Anna Stewart Ibarra, PhD, explains how climate data can help predict outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0927-lessons-from-1918-flu-pandemic-rising-rates-of-sexually-transmitted-diseases-using-climate-data-to-predict-disease-outbreaks-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-sept-30-20.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25674Thu, 27 Sep 2018 12:00:33 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthThe Healing MuseResearchInternational Health CareSexualityHistoryHealth CareWomens Health - Gynecologyfalse51:53New drugs of abuse showing up: tianeptine, kratomUpstate New York Poison Center in Syracuse will be asked for advice on how to treat patients who experience addiction, overdose or withdrawal. Poison Center doctors of pharmacy in Syracuse will be asked for advice on how to treat patients who experience addiction, overdose or withdrawal. Poison Center doctors of pharmacy Jeanna Marraffa Jeanna Marraffa and and Christine Stork Christine Stork talk about talk about tianeptine tianeptine and kratom and where these and other drugs fit into the continuing crisis of opioid abuse. They also talk about synthetic marijuana and edible marijuana products. The public may call the Poison Center toll free 24 hours a day with questions about drugs or possible poisonings at 800-222-1222. and kratom and where these and other drugs fit into the continuing crisis of opioid abuse. They also talk about synthetic marijuana and edible marijuana products. The public may call the Poison Center toll free 24 hours a day with questions about drugs or possible poisonings at 800-222-1222.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/0927-new-drugs-of-abuse-showing-up-tianeptine-kratom.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25677Thu, 27 Sep 2018 11:35:01 -0400ResearchAddictionDrugs - Medications - PharmacyPoison Center - Toxicologyfalse17:14Signs of depression can occur after a strokeMichelle Woogen, PsyD, explains that when a person is recovering from stroke, caregivers watch out for "post-stroke depression." Symptoms may include a sad mood, crying, low motivation or changes in sleeping or eating behavior. She talks about treatment -- which could include medication, psychotherapy or both -- and why treatment is important, since untreated depression can impede stroke recovery., explains that when a person is recovering from stroke, caregivers watch out for "post-stroke depression." Symptoms may include a sad mood, crying, low motivation or changes in sleeping or eating behavior. She talks about treatment -- which could include medication, psychotherapy or both -- and why treatment is important, since untreated depression can impede stroke recovery.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1005-signs-of-depression-can-occur-after-a-stroke.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25706Fri, 5 Oct 2018 08:21:32 -0400StrokeDepressionPsychology - Psychiatryfalse14:21Lung cancer screening can greatly improve survival chances of smokers and ex-smokers, but few take partLeslie Kohman, MD. She is a distinguished service professor of surgery at the Upstate Cancer Center with extensive experience in the diagnosis, treatment and research of lung cancer. Kohman outlines who should consider the no-cost screening: smokers or former smokers between the ages of 55 and 79. Eight out of 10 cancers that are discovered early can be treated successfully with surgery. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and she encourages smokers and former smokers to speak to their doctors about getting screened.. She is a distinguished service professor of surgery at the Upstate Cancer Center with extensive experience in the diagnosis, treatment and research of lung cancer. Kohman outlines who should consider the no-cost screening: smokers or former smokers between the ages of 55 and 79. Eight out of 10 cancers that are discovered early can be treated successfully with surgery. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and she encourages smokers and former smokers to speak to their doctors about getting screened.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1005-lung-cancer-screening-can-greatly-improve-survival-chances-of-smokers-and-ex-smokers.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25708Fri, 5 Oct 2018 08:27:06 -0400Public HealthResearchCancerSmoking CessationLung - PulmonaryMedical Imaging - RadiologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse16:07Plastic surgeon discusses gender surgeryPrashant Upadhyaya, MD, talks about chest feminization and chest masculinization procedures, which he performs, and explains the surgery that transitions a male into a female., talks about chest feminization and chest masculinization procedures, which he performs, and explains the surgery that transitions a male into a female.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1005-plastic-surgeon-discusses-gender-surgery.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25710Fri, 5 Oct 2018 08:15:18 -0400SurgerySexualityfalse13:44Ethicist concerned about murky issues surrounding home genetic testingThomas Curran, MD, was going to have his DNA analyzed as he prepared to give a lecture on genetic testing. He decided to research the home genetic testing industry first -- and he's glad he did. Curran decided against having his DNA analyzed and explains his reasoning, which includes privacy and other concerns. was going to have his DNA analyzed as he prepared to give a lecture on genetic testing. He decided to research the home genetic testing industry first -- and he's glad he did. Curran decided against having his DNA analyzed and explains his reasoning, which includes privacy and other concerns.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1005-ethicist-concerned-about-murky-issues-surrounding-home-genetic-testing.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25712Fri, 5 Oct 2018 08:33:14 -0400GeneticsResearchTechnologyBioethics and Humanitiesfalse16:09New street drugs and their dangers; diagnosing a type of nerve disorders; effort to prevent suicides: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018Jeanna Marraffa, PharmD, and Christine Stork, PharmD, from the Upstate New York Poison Center discuss new drugs of abuse. Neurologist. Neurologist Ahmed Eldokla, MD, explains what goes on in the autonomic neuropathy clinic and lab Ahmed Eldokla, MD, explains what goes on in the autonomic neuropathy clinic and lab. Psychiatrist. Psychiatrist Christopher Lucas, MD, talks about efforts to reduce suicide. Christopher Lucas, MD, talks about efforts to reduce suicide.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1005-new-street-drugs-and-their-dangers-diagnosing-a-type-of-nerve-disorders-effort-to-prevent-suicides-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-oct-7-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25714Fri, 5 Oct 2018 10:50:00 -0400ResearchAddictionDrugs - Medications - PharmacyBrain - NeurologyPoison Center - ToxicologyPsychology - PsychiatryPrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse51:53Why should you get a flu shot?Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months be vaccinated against influenza. J that everyone over the age of 6 months be vaccinated against influenza. J arrod Bagatell, MD arrod Bagatell, MD, a family physician who directs Upstate's Employee and Student Health, encourages people to, a family physician who directs Upstate's Employee and Student Health, encourages people to get vaccinated get vaccinated by the end of October if possible. While it's true that getting a flu shot does not guarantee that a person will not be exposed to and become sick from the flu, it improves one's chances of staying healthy during flu season. Bagatell also goes over methods to help reduce transmission of the virus. He also recommenda by the end of October if possible. While it's true that getting a flu shot does not guarantee that a person will not be exposed to and become sick from the flu, it improves one's chances of staying healthy during flu season. Bagatell also goes over methods to help reduce transmission of the virus. He also recommenda a lighthearted music video from Upstate encouraging flu vaccination a lighthearted music video from Upstate encouraging flu vaccination. For additional guidelines on flu vaccinations, visit the websites of the. For additional guidelines on flu vaccinations, visit the websites of the New York State Health Department New York State Health Department, the, the American Academy of Pediatrics American Academy of Pediatrics and the and the American Academy of Family Physicians. American Academy of Family Physicians.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1012-why-should-you-get-a-flu-shot.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25796Fri, 12 Oct 2018 08:39:17 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse14:47Providing mental health care and addiction treatment for the homelessSunny Aslam, MD, who volunteers to provide care to people living on the streets or in shelters. He explains how he is part of a team of people who work closely to provide medical and psychiatric care to the homeless and to train the next generation of health care providers to do so., who volunteers to provide care to people living on the streets or in shelters. He explains how he is part of a team of people who work closely to provide medical and psychiatric care to the homeless and to train the next generation of health care providers to do so.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1012-providing-mental-health-care-and-addiction-treatment-for-the-homeless.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25804Fri, 12 Oct 2018 08:38:17 -0400Public HealthCommunityAddictionVolunteersPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional HealthBehavior - Behavioral Disordersfalse15:02A historical look at Clark Gable's fatal heart attackHarold Smulyan, MD, talks about, talks about his research paper examining Gable's life and death and the advances in cardiology that have happened since he died his research paper examining Gable's life and death and the advances in cardiology that have happened since he died. Smulyan's co-author on the paper was Robert S. Pinals, MD, a former chief of rheumatology at Upstate.. Smulyan's co-author on the paper was Robert S. Pinals, MD, a former chief of rheumatology at Upstate.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1012-a-historical-look-at-clark-gables-fatal-heart-attack.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25809Fri, 12 Oct 2018 08:37:14 -0400HistoryHealth CareTechnologyHeart - CardiovascularEmergency Medicine - Traumafalse15:19How caregivers can maintain compassion without becoming exhaustedCenter for Trauma-Informed Innovation at the Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo., visited Upstate recently to train professional caregivers. Much of their advice also applies to people who care for children or aging relatives. Andrea Dalton and the Rev. Roxanne Pendleton explained some of the risks for this group. "Secondary trauma" is when the caregiver is affected by trauma that happens to someone else. "Compassion fatigue" is a weariness that signals the caregiver is running out of his or her resilience. "Burnout" is marked by a numbness or cynicism. Dalton and Pendleton offer strategies for maintaining or rebuilding compassion. at the Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo., visited Upstate recently to train professional caregivers. Much of their advice also applies to people who care for children or aging relatives. Andrea Dalton and the Rev. Roxanne Pendleton explained some of the risks for this group. "Secondary trauma" is when the caregiver is affected by trauma that happens to someone else. "Compassion fatigue" is a weariness that signals the caregiver is running out of his or her resilience. "Burnout" is marked by a numbness or cynicism. Dalton and Pendleton offer strategies for maintaining or rebuilding compassion.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1012-how-caregivers-can-maintain-compassion-without-becoming-exhausted.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25811Fri, 12 Oct 2018 08:36:48 -0400Spiritual CareMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse15:33Are you protected against shingles?Ali Scrimenti, a doctor of pharmacy at Upstate, explains why healthy adults age 50 and older are recommended for the, a doctor of pharmacy at Upstate, explains why healthy adults age 50 and older are recommended for the Shingrix vaccine Shingrix vaccine, which is given in a series of two shots two to six months apart. Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a reactivation of the chickenpox virus that causes painful rashes. People who were vaccinated against chickenpox or shingles have a lower risk of developing shingles. With a national shortage of the Shingrix vaccine, Scrimenti recommends calling your pharmacy ahead of time to make sure the vaccine is in stock., which is given in a series of two shots two to six months apart. Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a reactivation of the chickenpox virus that causes painful rashes. People who were vaccinated against chickenpox or shingles have a lower risk of developing shingles. With a national shortage of the Shingrix vaccine, Scrimenti recommends calling your pharmacy ahead of time to make sure the vaccine is in stock.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1012-are-you-protected-against-shingles.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25813Fri, 12 Oct 2018 08:37:54 -0400Infectious DiseaseDrugs - Medications - PharmacyAging - Geriatricsfalse12:24What transgender surgery involves; depression after a stroke; questions about home genetic test kits: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on AIr for Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018Prashant Upadhyaya, MD, explains transgender surgery. Rehabilitation psychologist. Rehabilitation psychologist Michelle Woogen, PsyD, discusses depression in people who survive a stroke Michelle Woogen, PsyD, discusses depression in people who survive a stroke. Ethicist. Ethicist Thomas Curran, MD, shares why he opted against home genetic testing. Thomas Curran, MD, shares why he opted against home genetic testing.        ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1012-what-transgender-surgery-involves-depression-after-a-stroke-questions-about-home-genetic-test-kits-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-oct-14-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25824Fri, 12 Oct 2018 08:23:00 -0400SurgeryGeneticsResearchStrokeSexualityDepressionFull EpisodeBrain - NeurologyPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationBioethics and HumanitiesPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse51:53Who should get the new shingles vaccine; how cancer can prompt depression; compassion without exhaustion: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018Ali Scrimenti, PharmD, tells about the new shingles vaccine. Psychologist. Psychologist Jeffrey Schweitzer, PhD, discusses depression in people who have cancer Jeffrey Schweitzer, PhD, discusses depression in people who have cancer. . Visiting lecturers from Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo., share strategies for maintaining compassion without fatigue. Visiting lecturers from Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo., share strategies for maintaining compassion without fatigue.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1019-who-should-get-the-new-shingles-vaccine-how-cancer-can-prompt-depression-compassion-without-exhaustion-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-oct-21-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25925Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:46:00 -0400Infectious DiseaseCancerDepressionHealth CareDrugs - Medications - PharmacyPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse51:53National Institute of Mental Health director discusses depression, schizophrenia, anxiety and moreJoshua Gordon, MD, PhD, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health, talks about a variety of topics, including newly released data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study. That work focuses on 10,000 9- and 10-year-old children and will follow them for 10 years to learn more about how adolescent brains develop. Already, Gordon says, researchers are concerned about the high rate of suicidal thoughts and exposure to abuse among these children. Gordon, who came to Syracuse to lecture at Upstate Medical University, also addresses schizophrenia, depression and the effects of chronic stress., the director of the National Institute of Mental Health, talks about a variety of topics, including newly released data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study. That work focuses on 10,000 9- and 10-year-old children and will follow them for 10 years to learn more about how adolescent brains develop. Already, Gordon says, researchers are concerned about the high rate of suicidal thoughts and exposure to abuse among these children. Gordon, who came to Syracuse to lecture at Upstate Medical University, also addresses schizophrenia, depression and the effects of chronic stress.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1017-national-institute-of-mental-health-director-discusses-depression-schizophrenia-anxiety-and-more.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25929Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:51:24 -0400Public HealthResearchAdolescentsDepressionPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse23:28Ecuador hosts Upstate research on respiratory virusesJoseph Domachowske, MD, and fourth-year medical student Dan Farrell tell about their research in Ecuador on RSV -- respiratory syncytial virus -- and environmental factors that may impact its frequency and severity. RSV is the most common lower respiratory tract infection in children under the age of 1. Domachowske is a pediatric infectious disease physician at Upstate. Farrell is the recipient of a fellowship awarded by the, and fourth-year medical student Dan Farrell tell about their research in Ecuador on RSV -- respiratory syncytial virus -- and environmental factors that may impact its frequency and severity. RSV is the most common lower respiratory tract infection in children under the age of 1. Domachowske is a pediatric infectious disease physician at Upstate. Farrell is the recipient of a fellowship awarded by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1026-ecuador-hosts-upstate-research-on-respiratory-viruses.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25966Fri, 26 Oct 2018 07:34:20 -0400Infectious DiseaseResearchInternational Health CareUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - Pediatricsfalse15:48Laboratory move allows for expansionMatthew Elkins, MD, PhD, explains the benefits of the recent move., explains the benefits of the recent move.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1026-laboratory-move-allows-for-expansion.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25969Fri, 26 Oct 2018 07:24:13 -0400Pathologyfalse7:19Osteoarthritis has a new nonsurgical treatment optionXiaoli Dong, MD, an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, explains how the procedure is done, its risks and how its results compare with other treatments., an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, explains how the procedure is done, its risks and how its results compare with other treatments.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1026-osteoarthritis-has-a-new-nonsurgical-treatment-option.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25972Fri, 26 Oct 2018 07:38:05 -0400DisabilityTechnologyArthritisBones - Joints - OrthopedicsAnesthesia - Pain TreatmentPhysical Therapy - Rehabilitationfalse15:19Why you need a flu shot; who should be screened for lung cancer; mental health care for the homeless: Upstate Medical University's HealthLInk on Air for Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018Jarrod Bagatell, MD, provides information on the need for flu shots. Lung cancer expert. Lung cancer expert Leslie Kohman, MD, explains why lung cancer screening is important Leslie Kohman, MD, explains why lung cancer screening is important. Psychiatrist. Psychiatrist Sunny Aslam, MD, tells about efforts to provide mental health care and addiction treatment to people living on the streets or in shelters. Sunny Aslam, MD, tells about efforts to provide mental health care and addiction treatment to people living on the streets or in shelters.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1026-why-you-need-a-flu-shot-who-should-be-screened-for-lung-cancer-mental-health-care-for-the-homeless-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-oct-28-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=25975Fri, 26 Oct 2018 07:02:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthCommunityCancerAddictionLung - PulmonaryPsychology - PsychiatryPrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse51:5318th volume of The Healing Muse literary journal is availableEditor Deirdre Neilen, PhD, unveils the new issue of, unveils the new issue of The Healing Muse The Healing Muse, Upstate's literary and visual arts journal. The cover includes a picture from photographer Michael Greenlar of a woman who is a member of the Algonquin people and lives in the bush of Quebec, Canada. Neilen speaks about the role of literature in medical education and the quest to find writing that inspires. She also talks about a second just-published volume she helped edit -- the poetry of Bonnie St. Andrews, PhD, titled "Round & Ripe & Wise," which is available for free to anyone who orders The Healing Muse. St. Andrews, an Upstate professor, founded The Healing Muse and died in 2003 of cancer., Upstate's literary and visual arts journal. The cover includes a picture from photographer Michael Greenlar of a woman who is a member of the Algonquin people and lives in the bush of Quebec, Canada. Neilen speaks about the role of literature in medical education and the quest to find writing that inspires. She also talks about a second just-published volume she helped edit -- the poetry of Bonnie St. Andrews, PhD, titled "Round & Ripe & Wise," which is available for free to anyone who orders The Healing Muse. St. Andrews, an Upstate professor, founded The Healing Muse and died in 2003 of cancer.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1102-18th-volume-of-the-healing-muse-literary-journal-is-available.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26008Fri, 2 Nov 2018 06:33:21 -0400The Healing MuseMedical EducationSpiritual CareBioethics and Humanitiesfalse14:30What cancer patients can expect from radiation therapyLinda Schicker, MD, explains how radiation therapy works and what patients can expect during and after treatment. Radiation therapy is typically used to treat some solid tumors, such as in prostate or breast cancers, rather than cancers in the blood, such as leukemia. Schicker sees most of her patients in the Upstate Cancer Center's Oneida satellite office. explains how radiation therapy works and what patients can expect during and after treatment. Radiation therapy is typically used to treat some solid tumors, such as in prostate or breast cancers, rather than cancers in the blood, such as leukemia. Schicker sees most of her patients in the Upstate Cancer Center's Oneida satellite office.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1102-what-cancer-patients-can-expect-from-radiation-therapy.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26006Fri, 2 Nov 2018 06:33:34 -0400CancerTechnologyMedical Imaging - Radiologyfalse14:26NIMH director surveys mental health issues; Upstate infectious disease research in Ecuador; benefits of a bigger medical lab; Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018Joshua Gordon, MD, PhD, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, talks about suicide and abuse in children, depression, chronic stress and other issues. Upstate pediatrician. Upstate pediatrician Joseph Domachowske, MD, and medical student Dan Farrell tell about their research in Ecuador Joseph Domachowske, MD, and medical student Dan Farrell tell about their research in Ecuador on a common respiratory infection in infants. Pathologist on a common respiratory infection in infants. Pathologist Matthew Elkins, MD, PhD, explains the work of Upstate‘s laboratories Matthew Elkins, MD, PhD, explains the work of Upstate‘s laboratories, which have recently moved and expanded., which have recently moved and expanded.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1102-nimh-director-surveys-mental-health-issues-upstate-infectious-disease-research-in-ecuador-benefits-of-a-bigger-medical-lab-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-nov-4-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26012Fri, 2 Nov 2018 06:34:00 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthResearchMedical StudentInternational Health CareMedical EducationPathologyDepressionUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse51:53Examining the return of measles; lessons from Clark Gable's heart attack; new edition of The Healing Muse: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018Jana Shaw, MD, talks about the return of measles. Cardiologist/historian talks about the return of measles. Cardiologist/historian Harold Smulyan, MD, discusses the death of movie star Clark Gable Harold Smulyan, MD, discusses the death of movie star Clark Gable. "The Healing Muse" editor. "The Healing Muse" editor Deirdre Neilen, PhD, shares the new edition of Upstate's literary journal. Deirdre Neilen, PhD, shares the new edition of Upstate's literary journal.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1107-examining-the-return-of-measles-lessons-from-clark-gables-heart-attack-new-edition-of-the-healing-muse-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-nov-11-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26067Wed, 7 Nov 2018 07:55:00 -0500Infectious DiseaseHistoryUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsHeart - CardiovascularBioethics and Humanitiesfalse51:53Should you be concerned about your measles risk?warning about the risk of measles was issued by the New York State Department of Health in October after an international traveler from Israel who was infected with the disease visited many places in New York City -- potentially exposing people everywhere the traveler went. A measles vaccine offers protection against the highly contagious and sometimes deadly viral disease, explains was issued by the New York State Department of Health in October after an international traveler from Israel who was infected with the disease visited many places in New York City -- potentially exposing people everywhere the traveler went. A measles vaccine offers protection against the highly contagious and sometimes deadly viral disease, explains Jana Shaw, MD Jana Shaw, MD, a pediatric infectious disease expert at Upstate. She discusses the symptoms of measles, how it spreads, and why this disease is a concern more than 50 years after introduction of a vaccine., a pediatric infectious disease expert at Upstate. She discusses the symptoms of measles, how it spreads, and why this disease is a concern more than 50 years after introduction of a vaccine.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1114-should-you-be-concerned-about-your-measles-risk.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26123Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:33:12 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse18:27Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, can leave children with poliolike paralysisJana Shaw, MD, explains that much about this disease remains a mystery. The prognosis for those with AFM is poor. Most children who contract this disease are left with weakness or paralysis. Since there is no vaccine for AFM, Shaw says, protecting yourself from getting sick is important, by following good hygiene and handwashing practices. explains that much about this disease remains a mystery. The prognosis for those with AFM is poor. Most children who contract this disease are left with weakness or paralysis. Since there is no vaccine for AFM, Shaw says, protecting yourself from getting sick is important, by following good hygiene and handwashing practices.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1114-acute-flaccid-myelitis-or-afm-can-leave-children-with-poliolike-paralysis.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26127Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:32:30 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse15:43What's involved in jaw reconstructionEar, nose and throat specialist Jesse Ryan, MD, describes how jaw reconstructions are accomplished in patients who have lost a portion of their jaw due to injury or cancer. Surgery involves removing a piece of non-weight-bearing bone from the patient's leg and fashioning it to be used in the jaw. The procedure is called "microvascular free tissue transfer." Ryan is an assistant professor of otolaryngology with expertise in jaw reconstruction., describes how jaw reconstructions are accomplished in patients who have lost a portion of their jaw due to injury or cancer. Surgery involves removing a piece of non-weight-bearing bone from the patient's leg and fashioning it to be used in the jaw. The procedure is called "microvascular free tissue transfer." Ryan is an assistant professor of otolaryngology with expertise in jaw reconstruction.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1114-whats-involved-in-jaw-reconstruction.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26130Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:32:53 -0500SurgeryCancerEar Nose And Throat - Otolaryngologyfalse14:44What it's like to get radiation treatment; a virus that mimics polio; an alternative to knee replacement: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018Linda Schicker, MD, tells what to expect with radiation therapy. Pediatric infectious disease expert. Pediatric infectious disease expert Jana Shaw, MD, talks about the poliolike disease acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. Jana Shaw, MD, talks about the poliolike disease acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. Physiatrist Physiatrist Xiaoli Dong, MD, shares a new alternative to knee replacement. Xiaoli Dong, MD, shares a new alternative to knee replacement.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1115-what-its-like-to-get-radiation-treatment-a-virus-that-mimics-polio-an-alternative-to-knee-replacement-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-nov-18-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26162Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:14:00 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthCancerDisabilityTechnologyArthritisBones - Joints - OrthopedicsUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationMedical Imaging - RadiologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse51:53Upstate alum explains how equity plays out in health careDavid Ansell, MD, a 1978 graduate of Upstate Medical University who is senior vice president for Community Health Equity at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He talks about how caregivers at his institution screen patients about their housing, food and utilities as part of their health care. When he was a medical student in Syracuse, he says of himself and his fellow students, "all of us decided that health care was a human right." Ansell has gone on to become a health activist and wrote a book called a 1978 graduate of Upstate Medical University who is senior vice president for Community Health Equity at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He talks about how caregivers at his institution screen patients about their housing, food and utilities as part of their health care. When he was a medical student in Syracuse, he says of himself and his fellow students, "all of us decided that health care was a human right." Ansell has gone on to become a health activist and wrote a book called "The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills." "The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills."]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1116-upstate-alum-explains-how-equity-plays-out-in-health-care.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26179Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:15:07 -0500Public HealthCommunityHealth Carefalse15:33Medical lessons that come from the battlefieldhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1115-medical-lessons-that-come-from-the-battlefield.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26187Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:46:06 -0500SurgeryHistoryAlumnifalse14:59How to spot, deal with a fairly common type of domestic violenceVera House offers a 24-hour crisis and support line for victims of domestic violence at 315-468-3260, as well as online information. offers a 24-hour crisis and support line for victims of domestic violence at 315-468-3260, as well as online information.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1115-how-to-spot-deal-with-a-fairly-common-type-of-domestic-violence.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26189Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:46:40 -0500Public HealthCommunitySafetyMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse15:22What goes into planning for public emergenciesKelsey Wagner, from the office of emergency management, explains her role in the from the office of emergency management, explains her role in the Central New York Regional Training Center. Central New York Regional Training Center. Additional information about New York's emergency preparedness is available from the Additional information about New York's emergency preparedness is available from the state Health Department. state Health Department.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1115-what-goes-into-planning-for-public-emergencies.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26191Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:45:48 -0500Public HealthCommunitySafetyfalse15:14Rebuilding a jaw; planning for big emergencies; how equity affects health care: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018Jesse Ryan, MD, explains jaw reconstruction. Training program coordinator. Training program coordinator Kelsey Wagner talks about emergency preparedness Kelsey Wagner talks about emergency preparedness. Upstate graduate. Upstate graduate David Ansell, MD, addresses health equity. David Ansell, MD, addresses health equity.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1121-rebuilding-a-jaw-planning-for-big-emergencies-how-equity-affects-health-care-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-nov-25-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26289Wed, 21 Nov 2018 09:26:00 -0500Public HealthSurgeryCommunityEar Nose And Throat - Otolaryngologyfalse51:53Researcher pursues novel path to fight Kaposi's sarcomaChristine King, PhD, suspected a different culprit: mast cells, which release histamines and other substances during allergic reactions. She tells about a patient with Kaposi's sarcoma (also written as Kaposi sarcoma or KS) whose symptoms improved tremendously after he began taking allergy medications., suspected a different culprit: mast cells, which release histamines and other substances during allergic reactions. She tells about a patient with Kaposi's sarcoma (also written as Kaposi sarcoma or KS) whose symptoms improved tremendously after he began taking allergy medications. Click here Click here for a research paper she contributed to on this topic. for a research paper she contributed to on this topic.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1121-researcher-pursues-novel-path-to-fight-kaposis-sarcoma.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26306Wed, 21 Nov 2018 10:04:52 -0500Infectious DiseaseResearchAllergies - Asthmafalse23:58Transgender people face health care challenges of both access and policyKellan Baker is the Centennial Scholar in the department of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He explains that transgender people may have trouble getting access to any sort of health care, and he discusses health-related issues that disproportionately affect transgender people, such as suicide attempts, social stigma and stress. Baker was visiting Upstate to deliver a lecture. is the Centennial Scholar in the department of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He explains that transgender people may have trouble getting access to any sort of health care, and he discusses health-related issues that disproportionately affect transgender people, such as suicide attempts, social stigma and stress. Baker was visiting Upstate to deliver a lecture.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1127-transgender-people-face-health-care-challenges-of-both-access-and-policy.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26322Tue, 27 Nov 2018 08:21:24 -0500SexualityHealth Carefalse15:05What's involved in surgical weight lossFlavia Soto, MD, discusses what to expect if you undergo surgery to lose weight. She explains the different types of surgery available, such as gastric bypass and gastric sleeve, and which patients are eligible and have the best chance of success. To learn more about weight-loss surgery, including how to sign up for a free information session,, discusses what to expect if you undergo surgery to lose weight. She explains the different types of surgery available, such as gastric bypass and gastric sleeve, and which patients are eligible and have the best chance of success. To learn more about weight-loss surgery, including how to sign up for a free information session, click here. click here.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1129-whats-involved-in-surgical-weight-loss.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26353Thu, 29 Nov 2018 06:51:00 -0500Weight LossBariatric Surgery - Weight Loss Surgeryfalse15:03A novel approach to fighting a cancer; dealing with partner violence; medicine's wartime lessons: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018Christine King, PhD, talks about her research, which aims to improve the treatment of Kaposi's sarcoma, a type of cancer., which aims to improve the treatment of Kaposi's sarcoma, a type of cancer. Social worker Loren Cunningham from Vera House and Director of Advanced Practice Nursing Ginnie Cronin, PhD, from Le Moyne College discuss intimate partner violence Social worker Loren Cunningham from Vera House and Director of Advanced Practice Nursing Ginnie Cronin, PhD, from Le Moyne College discuss intimate partner violence. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Patrick Basile, MD, explains some medical lessons learned from the battlefield. Patrick Basile, MD, explains some medical lessons learned from the battlefield.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1129-a-novel-approach-to-fighting-a-cancer-dealing-with-partner-violence-medicines-wartime-lessons-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-dec-2-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26370Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:47:00 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthSurgeryCommunityResearchSafetyHistoryAllergies - AsthmaMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse51:53The story behind five classic cardiac drugsHarold Smulyan, MD, an emeritus professor of medicine at Upstate who specializes in cardiology, has, an emeritus professor of medicine at Upstate who specializes in cardiology, has written a paper that lays out the history of aspirin, atropine, digitalis, nitroglycerine and quinidine written a paper that lays out the history of aspirin, atropine, digitalis, nitroglycerine and quinidine. Two come from the bark of trees. One was originally used as an explosive, another as a cosmetic. Unlike today's drugs, which undergo rigorous trials before becoming available to the public, these remedies were generally discovered by accident and tested by trial and error.. Two come from the bark of trees. One was originally used as an explosive, another as a cosmetic. Unlike today's drugs, which undergo rigorous trials before becoming available to the public, these remedies were generally discovered by accident and tested by trial and error.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1206-the-story-behind-five-classic-cardiac-drugs.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26398Thu, 6 Dec 2018 06:27:40 -0500HistoryDrugs - Medications - PharmacyHeart - Cardiovascularfalse15:13If your partner has diabetes, here's how you can helpPaula Trief, PhD, , explains a study she co-authored that shows the partner approach can work. explains a study she co-authored that shows the partner approach can work. Trief, a psychologist who has worked extensively with patients with diabetes, is a distinguished service professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Upstate. Trief, a psychologist who has worked extensively with patients with diabetes, is a distinguished service professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Upstate.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1206-if-your-partner-has-diabetes-heres-how-you-can-help.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26411Thu, 6 Dec 2018 06:28:16 -0500ResearchDiabetes - Endocrine - MetabolismPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse16:16Heart drugs with ancient roots; surgical treatment of obesity; transgender health challenges: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018Harold Smulyan, MD, talks about five classic cardiac drugs. Surgeon. Surgeon Flavia Soto, MD, explains surgical weight-loss options Flavia Soto, MD, explains surgical weight-loss options. Public health scholar. Public health scholar Kellan Baker discusses transgender health issues Kellan Baker discusses transgender health issues. .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1207-heart-drugs-with-ancient-roots-surgical-treatment-of-obesity-transgender-health-challenges-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-dec-9-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26432Fri, 7 Dec 2018 05:04:00 -0500SexualityHistoryHealth CareDrugs - Medications - PharmacyHeart - CardiovascularBariatric Surgery - Weight Loss Surgeryfalse51:53Explaining the latest exercise guidelines (hint: keep moving)Carol Sames, PhD, explains the federal government's new recommendations for physical activity, which essentially say "Move more. Sit less." New guidelines address children, adults, seniors, pregnant women and people with mobility challenges. They explain not only the long-term benefits of exercising regularly, but the more immediate benefits which include a reduction in stress and anxiety, improvement in sleep quality and improved insulin sensitivity. C, explains the federal government's new recommendations for physical activity, which essentially say "Move more. Sit less." New guidelines address children, adults, seniors, pregnant women and people with mobility challenges. They explain not only the long-term benefits of exercising regularly, but the more immediate benefits which include a reduction in stress and anxiety, improvement in sleep quality and improved insulin sensitivity. C lick here lick here for a top-10 summary of the new guidelines; for a top-10 summary of the new guidelines; click here click here for access to the full report. for access to the full report.        ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1213-explaining-the-latest-exercise-guidelines-hint-keep-moving.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26457Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:18:13 -0500FitnessPhysical Therapy - Rehabilitationfalse14:44Even in winter, be aware of ticks and the diseases they carryAsian longhorned tick and its ability to cause "massive infestations" because it is spreading across parts of the United States at a time when diseases spread by tick, mosquito and flea bites are on the rise. and its ability to cause "massive infestations" because it is spreading across parts of the United States at a time when diseases spread by tick, mosquito and flea bites are on the rise. Brian Leydet, PhD Brian Leydet, PhD, an expert in ticks and tick-borne diseases, talks about the Asian longhorned tick, which primarily affects livestock, and other varieties of ticks and the challenges they pose. Leydet is an assistant professor in the department of environmental and forest biology at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, and he also holds a position in Upstate's department of microbiology and immunology., an expert in ticks and tick-borne diseases, talks about the Asian longhorned tick, which primarily affects livestock, and other varieties of ticks and the challenges they pose. Leydet is an assistant professor in the department of environmental and forest biology at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, and he also holds a position in Upstate's department of microbiology and immunology. Click here Click here for more information on ticks from the CDC, including the diseases they are associated with and safety tips. for more information on ticks from the CDC, including the diseases they are associated with and safety tips.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1213-even-in-winter-be-aware-of-ticks-and-the-diseases-they-carry.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26466Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:24:39 -0500Infectious DiseasePublic HealthSustainability - Environmentfalse15:07Can a low-carb diet help you lose weight and keep it off? And is it safe?Click here for a fact sheet and tips on carbohydrates and for a fact sheet and tips on carbohydrates and here here for a fact sheet and tips on dietary fiber, both from the Food and Drug Administration for a fact sheet and tips on dietary fiber, both from the Food and Drug Administration. Click here . Click here for comprehensive information on overall nutritional needs, including caloric needs and how to plan meals, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. for comprehensive information on overall nutritional needs, including caloric needs and how to plan meals, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1213-can-a-low-carb-diet-help-you-lose-weight-and-keep-it-off-and-is-it-safe.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26494Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:48:50 -0500ResearchDiet - Nutritionfalse14:41Nutritional concerns change as people age - what to consider at each stage of lifehttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1213-nutritional-concerns-change-as-people-age-what-to-consider-at-each-stage-of-life.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26496Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:13:21 -0500Diet - Nutritionfalse15:18New recommendations on exercise; partner's role in managing diabetes; exploring the value of low-carb diets: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018Carol Sames, PhD, addresses the government's new exercise guidelines. Psychologist P. Psychologist P aula Trief, PhD, explains how partner intervention can improve diabetes self-management aula Trief, PhD, explains how partner intervention can improve diabetes self-management. Registered dietitian nutritionist. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin discusses low-carbohydrate diets Maureen Franklin discusses low-carbohydrate diets. .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1214-new-recommendations-on-exercise-partners-role-in-managing-diabetes-exploring-the-value-of-low-carb-diets-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-dec-16-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26522Fri, 14 Dec 2018 06:59:00 -0500FitnessDiet - NutritionDiabetes - Endocrine - MetabolismPsychology - Psychiatryfalse51:53Rethinking appendectomies and understanding the role of the appendixmany doctors and patients are thinking twice before having the organ removed. Sometimes, when the appendix becomes inflamed, surgery is still recommended. Upstate surgeon. Sometimes, when the appendix becomes inflamed, surgery is still recommended. Upstate surgeon Moustafa Hassan, MD Moustafa Hassan, MD, who specializes in acute care surgery, explains how that is accomplished and what to consider before the operation., who specializes in acute care surgery, explains how that is accomplished and what to consider before the operation.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1219-rethinking-appendectomies-and-understanding-the-role-of-the-appendix.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26541Wed, 19 Dec 2018 09:44:39 -0500SurgeryEmergency Medicine - Traumafalse15:00How to reverse an opioid overdose; how high blood pressure affects pregnancy; why kids need helmets for winter sports: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018Toxicologist Willie Eggleston, PharmD, explains how to administer naloxone to save someone who has overdosed on opioids. . Obstetrician John Folk, MD, addresses high blood pressure in pregnancy Obstetrician John Folk, MD, addresses high blood pressure in pregnancy. . Nurse Kim Nasby and pediatric surgeon Kim Wallenstein, MD, PhD, discuss how ski helmets can avert brain trauma in children. Nurse Kim Nasby and pediatric surgeon Kim Wallenstein, MD, PhD, discuss how ski helmets can avert brain trauma in children.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1221-how-to-treat-an-opioid-overdose-how-high-blood-pressure-affects-pregnancy-why-kids-need-helmets-for-winter-sports-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-dec-23-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26551Fri, 21 Dec 2018 09:15:00 -0500Public HealthSurgeryAddictionUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsEmergency Medicine - TraumaBrain - NeurologyPoison Center - ToxicologyMaternity - ObstetricsBlood - Blood-related Conditions - HematologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse51:52A drug-free route to managing pain; minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgery; a researcher helping his native country: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018Pediatric rheumatologist Caitlin Sgarlat Deluca, DO, tells how integrative medicine helps manage pain without drugs. . Chest surgeon Mark Crye, MD, describes surgery done with tiny incisions and robotic assistance Chest surgeon Mark Crye, MD, describes surgery done with tiny incisions and robotic assistance. . Cancer researcher Mobin Karimi, MD, PhD, talks about the charitable work he is doing for his native Afghanistan. Cancer researcher Mobin Karimi, MD, PhD, talks about the charitable work he is doing for his native Afghanistan.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2018/1228-a-drug-free-route-to-managing-pain-minimally-invasive-robot-assisted-surgery-a-researcher-helping-his-native-country-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-dec-30-2018.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=26555Fri, 28 Dec 2018 05:38:00 -0500SurgeryCommunityInternational Health CareEducationFundraisingUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsAlternative - Integrative MedicineAnesthesia - Pain Treatmentfalse51:52Interpreting maternal death rates; what Level I trauma center offers; child's first mental health visit: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017Obstetrician/gynecologist Alexandra Spadola, MD, addresses maternal mortality. Trauma chief, addresses maternal mortality. Trauma chief William Marx, DO William Marx, DO, and trauma program manager Jolene Kittle explain the value of a Level I trauma center. Psychiatrist, and trauma program manager Jolene Kittle explain the value of a Level I trauma center. Psychiatrist James Demer, MD James Demer, MD, tells how to prepare a child for a mental health appointment., tells how to prepare a child for a mental health appointment.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0105-interpreting-maternal-death-rates-what-level-i-trauma-center-offers-childs-first-mental-health-visit-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-jan-8-2017.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=18709Thu, 5 Jan 2017 11:14:29 -0500SurgeryCommunityThe Healing MuseAdolescentsIllnessDepressionHealth CareEmergency Medicine - TraumaWomens Health - GynecologyMaternity - ObstetricsPsychology - PsychiatryPrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional HealthBehavior - Behavioral Disordersfalse51:52Group promotes accessibility to fitness activities for people with disabilitiesNienke Dosa, MD, MPH, an Upstate pediatrician specializing in childhood disabilities. Dosa (at right in photo) notes the benefits of outdoor activity and how the group works to promote accessibility and innovation regarding fitness activities, including a planned paved loop near Syracuse's Kirk Park. One program, Walks and Talks, involves pairing landscape architecture students from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with people with disabilities to see how accessibility could be improved. ESF student Sam Guillaume (at left) describes what she learned from her time with a sports-minded youngster who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. Click on the following links for more information: an Upstate pediatrician specializing in childhood disabilities. Dosa (at right in photo) notes the benefits of outdoor activity and how the group works to promote accessibility and innovation regarding fitness activities, including a planned paved loop near Syracuse's Kirk Park. One program, Walks and Talks, involves pairing landscape architecture students from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with people with disabilities to see how accessibility could be improved. ESF student Sam Guillaume (at left) describes what she learned from her time with a sports-minded youngster who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. Click on the following links for more information: Walks and Talks Walks and Talks, , Inclusive Recreation Resource Center Inclusive Recreation Resource Center, , Monday Mile Monday Mile and accessible and accessible geocaching and other activities. geocaching and other activities.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0105-group-promotes-accessibility-to-fitness-activities-for-people-with-disabilities.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=18815Thu, 5 Jan 2017 11:11:19 -0500Public HealthCommunityFitnessAdolescentsDisabilityEducationUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - Pediatricsfalse15:15Varied treatments available for female urinary tract problemsElizabeth Ferry, MD, a specialist in female urology at Upstate. She describes common urinary tract problems that can occur at different stages in a woman‘s life, including kidney stones, infections, incontinence and prolapse, or dropped bladder. Many women don‘t seek treatment for these problems because they fear surgery is the only option, but urologists offer a variety of treatments, including medications, dietary changes and physical therapy, that don‘t necessarily involve surgery, and minimally invasive surgery is also an option, Ferry says., a specialist in female urology at Upstate. She describes common urinary tract problems that can occur at different stages in a woman‘s life, including kidney stones, infections, incontinence and prolapse, or dropped bladder. Many women don‘t seek treatment for these problems because they fear surgery is the only option, but urologists offer a variety of treatments, including medications, dietary changes and physical therapy, that don‘t necessarily involve surgery, and minimally invasive surgery is also an option, Ferry says.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0105-varied-treatments-available-for-female-urinary-tract-problems.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=18823Thu, 5 Jan 2017 11:08:45 -0500IllnessHealth CareUrologyWomens Health - GynecologyAging - GeriatricsPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationKidney - Renal - Nephrologyfalse13:56Pelvic floor disorders in women; erectile dysfunction; undescended testicles and other urologic problems in children: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017Matthew Mason, MD, explains diagnosis and treatment of undescended testicles and other urologic problems that affect babies and children. Urologist, explains diagnosis and treatment of undescended testicles and other urologic problems that affect babies and children. Urologist Natasha Ginzburg, MD Natasha Ginzburg, MD, discusses pelvic floor disorders affecting women. Urologist, discusses pelvic floor disorders affecting women. Urologist JC Trussell, MD JC Trussell, MD, tells about causes and treatments of erectile dysfunction., tells about causes and treatments of erectile dysfunction.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0113-pelvic-floor-disorders-in-women-erectile-dysfunction-undescended-testicles-and-other-urologic-problems-in-children-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-jan-15-2017.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=18883Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:30:25 -0500The Healing MuseSexualityIllnessHealth CareUrologyCheck-Up From The Neck-UpMens HealthUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsWomens Health - GynecologyAging - Geriatricsfalse51:53Tobacco, inhaled as smoke or vapor, remains major health threatleading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S. in the U.S., , and and electronic cigarettes electronic cigarettes pose a new danger, says pose a new danger, says Leslie Kohman, MD, Leslie Kohman, MD, professor of surgery and director of outreach for the Upstate Cancer Center. Tobacco smoke can lead to heart disease, several kinds of cancer and other health problems, and the tobacco-based vapor in e-cigarettes creates nicotine addicts, many of whom later turn to regular cigarettes. Kohman also analyzes smoking rates in Central New and talks about a professor of surgery and director of outreach for the Upstate Cancer Center. Tobacco smoke can lead to heart disease, several kinds of cancer and other health problems, and the tobacco-based vapor in e-cigarettes creates nicotine addicts, many of whom later turn to regular cigarettes. Kohman also analyzes smoking rates in Central New and talks about a lung cancer screening program lung cancer screening program and and quit-smoking programs quit-smoking programs offered through Upstate. She also reminds smokers that it is never too late to quit. offered through Upstate. She also reminds smokers that it is never too late to quit.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0119-tobacco-inhaled-as-smoke-or-vapor-remains-major-health-threat.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=18910Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:24:44 -0500Public HealthResearchAdolescentsCancerAddictionSmoking CessationHeart - CardiovascularLung - PulmonaryPoison Center - ToxicologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse13:45Knee, hip replacement surgery; stimulant misuse on campus; father, son reflect on their rural medical practice: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017Timothy Damron, MD, discusses knee and hip replacement options., discusses knee and hip replacement options. Kevin Antshel, PhD, Kevin Antshel, PhD, talks about college students' misuse of stimulants. And father/son family practitioners -- talks about college students' misuse of stimulants. And father/son family practitioners -- Robert Ostrander, MD Robert Ostrander, MD, and Geoffrey Ostrander, MD -- reflect on primary care in a rural area., and Geoffrey Ostrander, MD -- reflect on primary care in a rural area.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0120-knee-hip-replacement-surgery-stimulant-misuse-on-campus-father-son-reflect-on-their-rural-medical-practice-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-jan-22-2017.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=18925Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:17:17 -0500SurgeryThe Healing MuseResearchAdolescentsHealth CareersMedical EducationHealth CareTechnologyArthritisCheck-Up From The Neck-UpAlumniFamily MedicineDrugs - Medications - PharmacyBones - Joints - OrthopedicsAging - GeriatricsPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse51:54Explaining glaucoma; female urinary health; outdoor project for people with disabilities: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017Robert Fechtner, MD, tells about the causes of and treatments for glaucoma., tells about the causes of and treatments for glaucoma. Elizabeth Ferry, MD Elizabeth Ferry, MD, addresses female urologic health from youth to old age., addresses female urologic health from youth to old age. Nienke Dosa, MD Nienke Dosa, MD, shares an inclusive outdoor project for people with disabilities., shares an inclusive outdoor project for people with disabilities.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0127-explaining-glaucoma-female-urinary-health-outdoor-project-for-people-with-disabilities-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-jan-29-2017.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19028Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:00:18 -0500CommunityThe Healing MuseAdolescentsDisabilityHealth CareUrologyWomens Health - GynecologyAging - GeriatricsKidney - Renal - NephrologyEye - Vision - Ophthalmologyfalse51:52Heart treatment with stereotaxis; update on smoking, e-cigarettes; gun violence as public health concern: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017Luna Bhatta, MD, talks about stereotaxis to treat specific heart problems., talks about stereotaxis to treat specific heart problems. Leslie Kohman, MD Leslie Kohman, MD, provides an update on cigarette smoking and electronic cigarettes., provides an update on cigarette smoking and electronic cigarettes. Margaret Formica, PhD Margaret Formica, PhD, explains how firearm violence is a public health issue., explains how firearm violence is a public health issue.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0202-heart-treatment-with-stereotaxis-update-on-smoking-e-cigarettes-gun-violence-as-public-health-concern-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-feb-5-2017.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19045Thu, 2 Feb 2017 10:14:16 -0500Public HealthThe Healing MuseResearchAdolescentsCancerAddictionSafetyHealth CareSmoking CessationCheck-Up From The Neck-UpHeart - CardiovascularEmergency Medicine - TraumaMedical Imaging - RadiologyPrevention - Preventive MedicineDeath - dyingfalse51:49Treating specific heart problems with stereotaxisLuna Bhatta, MD, director of the clinical cardiac electrophysiology lab and the arrhythmia service at Upstate University Hospital, explains how stereotaxis works., director of the clinical cardiac electrophysiology lab and the arrhythmia service at Upstate University Hospital, explains how stereotaxis works.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0202-treating-specific-heart-problems-with-stereotaxis.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19047Thu, 2 Feb 2017 06:23:22 -0500Health CareTechnologyHeart - CardiovascularMedical Imaging - Radiologyfalse13:54Gun violence spreads like infectious disease, researchers findMargaret Formica, PhD, from Upstate's department of public health and preventive medicine, says some studies have tracked gun violence, revealing trends similar to those seen in the spread of infectious diseases such as influenza. She says efforts are underway to improve gun safety and that more academic research is needed. Click, from Upstate's department of public health and preventive medicine, says some studies have tracked gun violence, revealing trends similar to those seen in the spread of infectious diseases such as influenza. She says efforts are underway to improve gun safety and that more academic research is needed. Click here here for a look at the research and for a look at the research and here here for an analysis of that research. for an analysis of that research.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0202-gun-violence-spreads-like-infectious-disease-researchers-find.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19055Thu, 2 Feb 2017 07:20:50 -0500Public HealthCommunityResearchTechnologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse14:02Scholarship winner embodies some traits of pioneering doctor Sarah Loguen FraserSarah Loguen Fraser earned her medical degree in 1876 from the Syracuse University College of Medicine, the predecessor to what is now the Upstate Medical University College of Medicine. She was the first African-American woman to become a doctor at this school, and one of the first in the nation. Bruce Simmons, MD (at left in photo), tells about the earned her medical degree in 1876 from the Syracuse University College of Medicine, the predecessor to what is now the Upstate Medical University College of Medicine. She was the first African-American woman to become a doctor at this school, and one of the first in the nation. Bruce Simmons, MD (at left in photo), tells about the scholarship that bears her name scholarship that bears her name, and this year's recipient, medical student James Osei-Sarpong (at right), tells what it means to him., and this year's recipient, medical student James Osei-Sarpong (at right), tells what it means to him.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0202-scholarship-winner-embodies-some-traits-of-pioneering-doctor-sarah-loguen-fraser.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19066Thu, 2 Feb 2017 08:14:00 -0500CommunityMedical StudentHealth CareersMedical EducationHistoryHealth CareAlumnifalse13:32A pediatrician shares her love of reading with some book suggestionsJaclyn Sisskind, MD. An enthusiastic reader herself, Sisskind talks about the ritual of reading and shares recommendations for books that are appropriate for different ages. She also recommends these sources for help finding books:. An enthusiastic reader herself, Sisskind talks about the ritual of reading and shares recommendations for books that are appropriate for different ages. She also recommends these sources for help finding books: www.kidsreads.com www.kidsreads.com, , www.spaghettibookclub.org www.spaghettibookclub.org, , www.slimekids.com/book-reviews www.slimekids.com/book-reviews, , www.dogobooks.com www.dogobooks.com, , www.teenreads.com www.teenreads.com, , www.goodreads.com www.goodreads.com, , www.onlib.org www.onlib.org, , aaps.npr.org/best-books-2016 aaps.npr.org/best-books-2016. .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0209-a-pediatrician-shares-her-love-of-reading-with-some-book-suggestions.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19132Thu, 9 Feb 2017 05:04:32 -0500AdolescentsEntertainmentEducationUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - Pediatricsfalse13:16When do you need an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in trauma?Brian Kistler, MD, an Upstate orthopedic surgeon with trauma fellowship training, is one of the specialists likely to care for you if you break bones in a serious traumatic injury. Kistler has developed expertise in caring for patients with nonunions (bone fractures that have not healed properly) and malunions (bones that have improperly alligned), situations that may require additional surgery. He explains his role and why broken bones seem to grow back stronger., an Upstate orthopedic surgeon with trauma fellowship training, is one of the specialists likely to care for you if you break bones in a serious traumatic injury. Kistler has developed expertise in caring for patients with nonunions (bone fractures that have not healed properly) and malunions (bones that have improperly alligned), situations that may require additional surgery. He explains his role and why broken bones seem to grow back stronger.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0209-when-do-you-need-an-orthopedic-surgeon-who-specializes-in-trauma.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19135Thu, 9 Feb 2017 05:25:50 -0500SurgeryHealth CareBones - Joints - OrthopedicsEmergency Medicine - Traumafalse12:10How to raise children who are resistant to bullyingAnn Botash, MD. She sees so-called cyberbullying as a growing problem and counsels parents to stay involved in their children's lives. Botash talks about how to raise children who are resistant to bullying, things that might put a child at risk for being bullid, and the role of someone who is a witness to bullying. Click. She sees so-called cyberbullying as a growing problem and counsels parents to stay involved in their children's lives. Botash talks about how to raise children who are resistant to bullying, things that might put a child at risk for being bullid, and the role of someone who is a witness to bullying. Click here here for information and resources on bullying from Upstate's Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation (CARE) Program; click for information and resources on bullying from Upstate's Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation (CARE) Program; click here here for more about bullying from Olweus, a national bullying prevention program that Botash also mentions. for more about bullying from Olweus, a national bullying prevention program that Botash also mentions.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0209-how-to-raise-children-who-are-resistant-to-bullying.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19137Thu, 9 Feb 2017 05:51:14 -0500CommunityAdolescentsSafetyUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse13:41Dealing with bullying; getting kids to love reading; medical scholarship with historic ties: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017Ann Botash, MD, talks about raising children who are resistant to bullying. Pediatrician, talks about raising children who are resistant to bullying. Pediatrician Jaclyn Sisskind, MD Jaclyn Sisskind, MD, shares how to establish the habit of reading. Bruce Simmons, MD, and medical student James Osei-Sarpong tell about the historic Sarah Loguen Fraser scholarship., shares how to establish the habit of reading. Bruce Simmons, MD, and medical student James Osei-Sarpong tell about the historic Sarah Loguen Fraser scholarship.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0209-212-show-draft.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19139Thu, 9 Feb 2017 06:06:03 -0500CommunityThe Healing MuseMedical StudentAdolescentsSafetyMedical EducationHistoryEducationCheck-Up From The Neck-UpAlumniUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional HealthBehavior - Behavioral Disordersfalse51:52Update on eating habits, weight; bipolar disorder; abnormal uterine bleeding: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017Thomas Schwartz, MD, gives an overview of bipolar disorder. And gynecologist, gives an overview of bipolar disorder. And gynecologist Howard Weinstein, MD Howard Weinstein, MD, explains the causes of and treatments for abnormal uterine bleeding., explains the causes of and treatments for abnormal uterine bleeding.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0217-update-on-eating-habits-weight-bipolar-disorder-abnormal-uterine-bleeding-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-feb-19-2017.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19142Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:21:13 -0500The Healing MuseExpert AdviceDepressionHealth CareWeight LossWomens Health - GynecologyDiet - NutritionMaternity - ObstetricsPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional HealthBehavior - Behavioral Disordersfalse51:53How to use modern electronic devices without hurting yourselfAdam Rufa can offer regarding the use of cellphones, tablets and gaming devices is to switch positions periodically to reduce your risk of injury. He shares a story of a youngster with neck pain, who had the habit of sitting on the floor with his gaming controls, cocking his head back to watch the television screen high above him. The pain went away after he climbed onto the bed for a more level view. Rufa also tells about a woman who played games on her cellphone. She developed pain in her forearm, which was alleviated by using a stylus for game playing. For a look at research Rufa did on posture and its possible relationship to a shoulder condition, click can offer regarding the use of cellphones, tablets and gaming devices is to switch positions periodically to reduce your risk of injury. He shares a story of a youngster with neck pain, who had the habit of sitting on the floor with his gaming controls, cocking his head back to watch the television screen high above him. The pain went away after he climbed onto the bed for a more level view. Rufa also tells about a woman who played games on her cellphone. She developed pain in her forearm, which was alleviated by using a stylus for game playing. For a look at research Rufa did on posture and its possible relationship to a shoulder condition, click here. here.        ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0224-how-to-use-modern-electronic-devices-without-hurting-yourself.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19219Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:31:17 -0500ResearchSafetyPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse14:13Dealing with common pains; preserving male patients' fertility; fixing broken bones: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017Adam Rufa tells how to deal with common sources of pain. Fertility expert tells how to deal with common sources of pain. Fertility expert Kazim Chohan, PhD Kazim Chohan, PhD, and pediatric cancer specialist, and pediatric cancer specialist Jody Sima, MD Jody Sima, MD, describe a new program that allows males facing cancer or other conditions to preserve their ability to father children. Orthopedic surgeon, describe a new program that allows males facing cancer or other conditions to preserve their ability to father children. Orthopedic surgeon Brian Kistler, MD Brian Kistler, MD, explains how broken bones are repaired after traumatic injury., explains how broken bones are repaired after traumatic injury.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0224-dealing-with-common-pains-preserving-male-patients-fertility-fixing-broken-bones-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-feb-26-2017.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19268Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:27:19 -0500SurgeryThe Healing MuseAdolescentsCancerSexualityTechnologyUrologyCheck-Up From The Neck-UpMens HealthBones - Joints - OrthopedicsUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsEmergency Medicine - TraumaAnesthesia - Pain TreatmentPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse51:52Group sessions focus on body-mind wellness for people with cancerhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0224-group-sessions-focus-on-body-mind-wellness-for-people-with-cancer.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19204Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:33:07 -0500CommunityCancerHealth CarePhysical Therapy - RehabilitationPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse17:01What to do about back painAdam Rufa, a doctor of physical therapy at Upstate Medical University, says people should seek evaluation for pain that is accompanied by numbness or tingling, a change in bowel or bladder habits or pain that is severe and does not improve. The most recent treatment recommendations for back pain urge doctors not to rush to medications or other interventions. Rufa says physical therapists can assess pain and provide tools to help relieve pain., a doctor of physical therapy at Upstate Medical University, says people should seek evaluation for pain that is accompanied by numbness or tingling, a change in bowel or bladder habits or pain that is severe and does not improve. The most recent treatment recommendations for back pain urge doctors not to rush to medications or other interventions. Rufa says physical therapists can assess pain and provide tools to help relieve pain.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0224-what-to-do-about-back-pain.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19210Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:34:11 -0500Anesthesia - Pain TreatmentPhysical Therapy - Rehabilitationfalse14:02Evaluating symptoms of multiple sclerosisDominic Carone, PhD. Carone is the coordinator of the neuropsychology assessment program at Upstate Medical University. He shares a. Carone is the coordinator of the neuropsychology assessment program at Upstate Medical University. He shares a paper paper he wrote about a patient who was told she had multiple sclerosis, only to learn later that she did not. he wrote about a patient who was told she had multiple sclerosis, only to learn later that she did not.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0224-evaluating-symptoms-of-multiple-sclerosis.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19226Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:32:13 -0500ResearchBrain - Neurologyfalse14:53Preserving future fatherhood for boys and men who face cancer, other conditionsKazim Chohan, PhD. With assistance from pediatric cancer doctor. With assistance from pediatric cancer doctor Jody Sima, MD Jody Sima, MD, and others, Chohan has launched the Male Fertility Preservation Program at Upstate. Sperm samples are individually sealed and kept in frozen storage until a patient -- who may also be a male who has had a vasectomy or who must be away from home for an extended period -- decides he wants to start a family, using assisted reproductive technology. Chohan and Sima also touch on female fertiity preservation issues., and others, Chohan has launched the Male Fertility Preservation Program at Upstate. Sperm samples are individually sealed and kept in frozen storage until a patient -- who may also be a male who has had a vasectomy or who must be away from home for an extended period -- decides he wants to start a family, using assisted reproductive technology. Chohan and Sima also touch on female fertiity preservation issues.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0224-preserving-future-fatherhood-for-boys-and-men-who-face-cancer-other-conditions.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19233Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:35:02 -0500AdolescentsCancerSexualityMens Healthfalse15:29Cartilage preservation and restoration options from an orthopedic surgeonTodd Battaglia, MD, explains which types of injuries can be helped by a relatively new technique of transferring cartilage from one area of the body to another, or of transplanting cartilage from a deceased donor. He also tells how, in some cases, cartilage can be stimulated to regrow., explains which types of injuries can be helped by a relatively new technique of transferring cartilage from one area of the body to another, or of transplanting cartilage from a deceased donor. He also tells how, in some cases, cartilage can be stimulated to regrow.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0303-cartilage-preservation-and-restoration-options-from-an-orthopedic-surgeon.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19303Fri, 3 Mar 2017 11:25:17 -0500SurgeryArthritisBones - Joints - Orthopedicsfalse13:35Overall cancer survival rates are improvingLeslie Kohman, MD, director of outreach for the Upstate Cancer Center, explains the disparities., director of outreach for the Upstate Cancer Center, explains the disparities.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0303-overall-cancer-survival-rates-are-improving.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19311Fri, 3 Mar 2017 11:24:34 -0500Public HealthCancerPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse13:21Complexities of multiple sclerosis; mental and physical wellness for people with cancer; restoring, preserving cartilage and replacing joints: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 5, 2017Dominic Carone, PhD, discusses the complexities of multiple sclerosis. Rehabilitation psychologist, discusses the complexities of multiple sclerosis. Rehabilitation psychologist Jeffrey Schweitzer, PhD Jeffrey Schweitzer, PhD, and doctoral candidate Brian Arizmendi tell of a group that emphasizes body and mind wellness for people facing cancer. Orthopedic surgeon, and doctoral candidate Brian Arizmendi tell of a group that emphasizes body and mind wellness for people facing cancer. Orthopedic surgeon Todd Battaglia, MD Todd Battaglia, MD, explains joint replacement and cartilage preservation and restoration., explains joint replacement and cartilage preservation and restoration.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0303-complexities-of-multiple-sclerosis-mental-and-physical-wellness-for-people-with-cancer-restoring-preserving-cartilage-and-replacing-joints-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunda.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19315Fri, 3 Mar 2017 11:26:22 -0500SurgeryThe Healing MuseResearchCancerDepressionTechnologyArthritisSpiritual CareBones - Joints - OrthopedicsBrain - NeurologyPhysical Therapy - RehabilitationPsychology - PsychiatryPrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse51:52Upstate Cancer Center offers team approach to treating melanomaScott Albert, MD. .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0309-upstate-cancer-center-offers-team-approach-to-treating-melanoma.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19375Thu, 9 Mar 2017 05:42:56 -0500SurgeryCancerHealth CareDermatology - Skin Carefalse14:44Expanding the use of a heart-lung machineRobert Dunton, MD (at right in photo), and (at right in photo), and Christopher Tanski, MD Christopher Tanski, MD (at left), are creating a new service at Upstate University Hospital. Certain patients suffering from trauma, drug overdose or cardiac arrest may be recommended for ECMO as part of their care. (at left), are creating a new service at Upstate University Hospital. Certain patients suffering from trauma, drug overdose or cardiac arrest may be recommended for ECMO as part of their care.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0309-expanding-the-use-of-a-heart-lung-machine.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19383Thu, 9 Mar 2017 06:30:55 -0500SurgeryHealth CareTechnologyHeart - CardiovascularEmergency Medicine - TraumaLung - Pulmonaryfalse15:13A team approach to treating melanoma; how cancer death rates have changed; avoiding injury when using smartphones, tablets: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 12, 2017Scott Albert, MD, describes Upstate's multi-specialist team approach to treating melanoma, a skin cancer., describes Upstate's multi-specialist team approach to treating melanoma, a skin cancer. Leslie Kohman, MD Leslie Kohman, MD, explains why overall cancer death rates have fallen in recent decades, with some exceptions. Doctor of physical therapy, explains why overall cancer death rates have fallen in recent decades, with some exceptions. Doctor of physical therapy Adam Rufa Adam Rufa advises how to avoid pain and injury when using smartphones, tablets and other high-tech devices. advises how to avoid pain and injury when using smartphones, tablets and other high-tech devices.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0310-a-team-approach-to-treating-melanoma-how-cancer-death-rates-have-changed-avoiding-injury-when-using-smartphones-tablets-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-march-12-2017.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19407Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:49:51 -0500SurgeryThe Healing MuseResearchCancerTechnologyCheck-Up From The Neck-UpPhysical Therapy - Rehabilitationfalse51:52How patients respond to touch; evaluating sugar, other sweeteners; when kids get anesthesia: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 19, 2017Melanie Kalman, PhD, and, and Katherine "Kitty" Leonard Katherine "Kitty" Leonard talk about what touch means to patients undergoing chemotherapy. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin gives an overview of sugars and other sweeteners. talk about what touch means to patients undergoing chemotherapy. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin gives an overview of sugars and other sweeteners. Joseph Resti, MD Joseph Resti, MD, tells about providing anesthesiology to children., tells about providing anesthesiology to children.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0317-how-patients-respond-to-touch-evaluating-sugar-other-sweeteners-when-kids-get-anesthesia-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-march-19-2017.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19457Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:20:42 -0400The Healing MuseResearchAdolescentsCancerHealth CareWeight LossCheck-Up From The Neck-UpUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsDiet - NutritionAnesthesia - Pain TreatmentMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse51:53Baby boomers should be on guard for pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, hepatitis C - and loneliness, says state's top doctorHoward Zucker, MD, JD, is traveling the state with other health experts to focus attention on common diseases affecting those born between 1945 and 1965. Detecting and treating these illnesses early should be part of everyone's discussions with their health care providers, he says. If pre-diabetes is found and treated, full-blown diabetes can be prevented or delayed, for example, and simple readings can detect high blood pressure, which can then be controlled before it causes serious damage. Hepatitis C, a chronic viral infection that can stem from intravenous drug use or blood products years ago, can now be cured. Zucker also touches on loneliness, which can lead to poor health habits and a less active mind, and he explains other efforts to improve state residents' health., is traveling the state with other health experts to focus attention on common diseases affecting those born between 1945 and 1965. Detecting and treating these illnesses early should be part of everyone's discussions with their health care providers, he says. If pre-diabetes is found and treated, full-blown diabetes can be prevented or delayed, for example, and simple readings can detect high blood pressure, which can then be controlled before it causes serious damage. Hepatitis C, a chronic viral infection that can stem from intravenous drug use or blood products years ago, can now be cured. Zucker also touches on loneliness, which can lead to poor health habits and a less active mind, and he explains other efforts to improve state residents' health.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0322-baby-boomers-should-be-on-guard-for-pre-diabetes-high-blood-pressure-hepatitis-c-and-loneliness-says-states-top-doctor.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19476Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:19:06 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthWeight LossHeart - CardiovascularAging - GeriatricsDiabetes - Endocrine - MetabolismPancreas - Liver - Gallbladder - Bile DuctsBlood - Blood-related Conditions - HematologyMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse14:08Upstate New York Poison Center has grown, evolved over 60 yearsUpstate New York Poison Center fields some 50,000 calls per year from people and health care providers within the 54 counties of Upstate New York, explains Lee Livermore, public education coordinator. What started as a collaboration between Upstate's department of pediatrics and the Syracuse Department of Health has evolved into a 24-hour center staffed by Upstate nurses, pharmacists and physicians with expertise in toxicology. The center provides public education in addition to providing rotations to medical students, residents and fellows. It can be reached at 800-222-1222 or, in an emergency, 911. fields some 50,000 calls per year from people and health care providers within the 54 counties of Upstate New York, explains Lee Livermore, public education coordinator. What started as a collaboration between Upstate's department of pediatrics and the Syracuse Department of Health has evolved into a 24-hour center staffed by Upstate nurses, pharmacists and physicians with expertise in toxicology. The center provides public education in addition to providing rotations to medical students, residents and fellows. It can be reached at 800-222-1222 or, in an emergency, 911.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0323-upstate-new-york-poison-center-has-grown-evolved-over-60-years.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19491Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:28:37 -0400Public HealthSafetyHistoryDrugs - Medications - PharmacyPoison Center - ToxicologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse13:12HIV control efforts include testing, community outreach, drug called PrEPhttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0323-hiv-control-efforts-include-testing-community-outreach-drug-called-prep.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19507Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:20:12 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthCommunityAdolescentsSexualityHealth CareAutoimmuneDrugs - Medications - PharmacyUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse15:36New program offers help for people age 16 to 40 struggling with suicidal thoughtsPsychiatry High Risk Program at Upstate University Hospital provides comprehensive, evidence-based treatment for people at risk for suicide between the ages of 16 and 40. at Upstate University Hospital provides comprehensive, evidence-based treatment for people at risk for suicide between the ages of 16 and 40. Robert Gregory, MD Robert Gregory, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, explains that treatment may include medication management and family or group psychotherapy, along with dynamic deconstructive psychotherapy, which aims to retrain the brain in how it processes and experiences emotions. For more nformation or to participate in the program, call 315-464-7187., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, explains that treatment may include medication management and family or group psychotherapy, along with dynamic deconstructive psychotherapy, which aims to retrain the brain in how it processes and experiences emotions. For more nformation or to participate in the program, call 315-464-7187.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0323-new-program-offers-help-for-people-age-16-to-40-struggling-with-suicidal-thoughts.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19516Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:39:48 -0400CommunityDepressionPsychology - PsychiatryBehavior - Behavioral Disordersfalse13:07Helping heart, lungs to heal; baby boomers' undiagnosed diseases; evolution of a poison control center: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 26, 2017Robert Dunton, MD, and emergency physician, and emergency physician Christopher Tanski, MD Christopher Tanski, MD, tell about a machine that can help hearts and lungs heal. New York State Health Commissioner, tell about a machine that can help hearts and lungs heal. New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, MD Howard Zucker, MD, discusses baby boomer health issues. Education coordinator Lee Livermore talks about the evolution of the, discusses baby boomer health issues. Education coordinator Lee Livermore talks about the evolution of the Upstate New York Poison Center Upstate New York Poison Center. .    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0324-helping-heart-lungs-to-heal-baby-boomers-undiagnosed-diseases-evolution-of-a-poison-control-center-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-march-26-2017.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19561Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:06:25 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthSurgeryCommunityThe Healing MuseAddictionSafetyHistoryHealth CareTechnologyCheck-Up From The Neck-UpDrugs - Medications - PharmacyHeart - CardiovascularEmergency Medicine - TraumaLung - PulmonaryAging - GeriatricsDiabetes - Endocrine - MetabolismPoison Center - ToxicologyPrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse51:52Treating physician burnout with a boost of resiliency"Losing my Patience: Why I Quit the Medical Game." Now he has returned, and he shares his experience with burnout in an effort to help colleagues build resiliency. Lebowitz and Ronald Fish, PhD (at right), clinical director of Now he has returned, and he shares his experience with burnout in an effort to help colleagues build resiliency. Lebowitz and Ronald Fish, PhD (at right), clinical director of Psychological HealthCare Psychological HealthCare mental health services, offer a six-week course that focuses on improving a physician's sense of self, interpersonal relationships and their professional culture. In this interview, they discuss the reasons for and severity of burnout -- which can also affect nurses, technicians and other medical professionals -- and how patients may be affected. mental health services, offer a six-week course that focuses on improving a physician's sense of self, interpersonal relationships and their professional culture. In this interview, they discuss the reasons for and severity of burnout -- which can also affect nurses, technicians and other medical professionals -- and how patients may be affected.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0324-treating-physician-burnout-with-a-boost-of-resiliency.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19502Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:46:02 -0400Health CareersHealth CareMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse14:52What pet owners need to know about nutrition for their dogs and catsHealthy Pet Project, which the library participates in, provides workshops and online information for pet owners. For information on pet food recalls, click which the library participates in, provides workshops and online information for pet owners. For information on pet food recalls, click here here and and here here. .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0330-what-pet-owners-need-to-know-about-nutrition-for-their-dogs-and-cats.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19608Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:32:07 -0400CommunityHealth CareEducationDiet - Nutritionfalse13:06Efforts underway to develop a vaccine for Zika virusStephen Thomas, MD. In the meantime, he urges preventive measures. For a world map and further information regarding Zika from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click urges preventive measures. For a world map and further information regarding Zika from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click here. here.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0330-efforts-underway-to-develop-a-vaccine-for-zika-virus.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19615Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:33:08 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthResearchInternational Health Carefalse13:46Drug expert analyzes opioid, heroin epidemics, suggests ways to helpOpioid Overdose Prevention Program. .        ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0330-drug-expert-analyzes-opioid-heroin-epidemics-suggests-ways-to-help.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19622Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:34:28 -0400Public HealthAddictionHealth CareDrugs - Medications - PharmacyPoison Center - ToxicologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse14:32Intersex babies raise complex issues for parents, medical experts, societySusan Stred, MD, is an expert in this condition, which occurs about as often as a person is born with red hair. She explains some of the complexities of this condition and what parents need to know if their baby is born intersex. Click, is an expert in this condition, which occurs about as often as a person is born with red hair. She explains some of the complexities of this condition and what parents need to know if their baby is born intersex. Click here here for more on intersex issues and differences of sexual development; for more on intersex issues and differences of sexual development; here here for more on sexual development, with diagrams and information; for more on sexual development, with diagrams and information; here here for a handbook for parents and guidelines for health care providers; for a handbook for parents and guidelines for health care providers; here here and and here here for more on support groups; and for more on support groups; and here here for a USA Today article about a Belgian intersex model where Stred discusses the issues involved. for a USA Today article about a Belgian intersex model where Stred discusses the issues involved.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0330-intersex-babies-raise-complex-issues-for-parents-medical-experts-society.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19629Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:35:29 -0400AdolescentsSexualityUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsDiabetes - Endocrine - Metabolismfalse15:54Treating those at risk for suicide; outreach to fight HIV/AIDS; countering physician burnout: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, April 2, 2017Robert Gregory, MD, explains a new treatment program for people at risk for suicide. Education specialist Nicky Jennings tells about outreach efforts to fight HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Endocrinologist Mickey Lebowitz, MD, and psychologist Ronald Fish, PhD, describe physician burnout and how to overcome it., explains a new treatment program for people at risk for suicide. Education specialist Nicky Jennings tells about outreach efforts to fight HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Endocrinologist Mickey Lebowitz, MD, and psychologist Ronald Fish, PhD, describe physician burnout and how to overcome it.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0331-treating-those-at-risk-for-suicide-outreach-to-fight-hivaids-countering-physician-burnout-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-april-2-2017.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19640Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:10:43 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthCommunityThe Healing MuseAdolescentsSexualityDepressionHealth CareDrugs - Medications - PharmacyUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPsychology - PsychiatryPrevention - Preventive MedicineMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse51:52How to get the most from food nutrition labelshere.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0406-how-to-get-the-most-from-food-nutrition-labels.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19701Thu, 6 Apr 2017 12:21:49 -0400Public HealthDiet - NutritionDiabetes - Endocrine - Metabolismfalse13:53Making sense of whole grainshere. .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0406-making-sense-of-whole-grains.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19710Thu, 6 Apr 2017 12:22:51 -0400Diet - Nutritionfalse14:32Improving communications between doctors and patientshttps://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0406-improving-communications-between-doctors-and-patients.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19727Thu, 6 Apr 2017 12:25:01 -0400ResearchHealth CareTechnologyfalse13:31Understanding dementia-related behaviors and how to deal with themCentral New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, which offers support services free of charge to caregivers, families and others touched by Alzheimer's, including a 24-hour help line at 800-272-3900., which offers support services free of charge to caregivers, families and others touched by Alzheimer's, including a 24-hour help line at 800-272-3900.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0406-understanding-dementia-related-behaviors-and-how-to-deal-with-them.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19732Thu, 6 Apr 2017 12:24:04 -0400Aging - GeriatricsAlzheimers - DementiaMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse13:47Explaining intersex; working toward a Zika vaccine; nutrition for pets; Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, April 9, 2017Susan Stred, MD, explains what being born intersex means. Infectious disease expert, explains what being born intersex means. Infectious disease expert Stephen Thomas, MD Stephen Thomas, MD, tells of efforts to fight the Zika virus. Health sciences library director Cristina Pope offers tips on pet nutrition and the, tells of efforts to fight the Zika virus. Health sciences library director Cristina Pope offers tips on pet nutrition and the Healthy Pet Project. Healthy Pet Project.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0407-explaining-intersex-working-toward-a-zika-vaccine-nutrition-for-pets-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-april-9-2017.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19755Fri, 7 Apr 2017 07:50:18 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthThe Healing MuseResearchJoslin Diabetes CenterSexualityHealth CareCheck-Up From The Neck-UpUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsDiet - Nutritionfalse51:51Analyzing the addiction crisis; dealing with dementia-related behaviors; understanding nutrition labels: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, April 16, 2017William Eggleston discusses the opioid crisis. Medical social worker Whitney Hadley from the discusses the opioid crisis. Medical social worker Whitney Hadley from the Central New York chapter of the Alzheimer's Association Central New York chapter of the Alzheimer's Association explains ways to deal with dementia-related behaviors. Upstate registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin tells how to read nutrition labels. explains ways to deal with dementia-related behaviors. Upstate registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin tells how to read nutrition labels.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0412-analyzing-the-addiction-crisis-dealing-with-dementia-related-behaviors-understanding-nutrition-labels-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-april-16-2017.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19787Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:57:28 -0400Public HealthAddictionDrugs - Medications - PharmacyDiet - NutritionAging - GeriatricsAnesthesia - Pain TreatmentPoison Center - ToxicologyAlzheimers - DementiaMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse51:52International expert addresses women's occupational health hazardsbook titled " titled " Pain and Prejudice: What Science Can Learn About Work From the People Who Do It. Pain and Prejudice: What Science Can Learn About Work From the People Who Do It. " Her " Her visit to Central New York visit to Central New York was arranged by Upstate's was arranged by Upstate's Central New York Occupational Health Clinical Centers Central New York Occupational Health Clinical Centers. In this interview she also discusses the hazards of too much standing.. In this interview she also discusses the hazards of too much standing.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0421-international-expert-addresses-womens-occupational-health-hazards.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19801Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:42:10 -0400Public HealthResearchInternational Health CareSafetyIllnessWomens Health - Gynecologyfalse14:58Assessing the value of talk therapy, with or without medication, to treat mental health disordersprefer talk therapy to taking medication alone. Upstate psychologist. Upstate psychologist Roger Greenberg, PhD Roger Greenberg, PhD, says those who receive talk therapy are less likely to relapse (click, says those who receive talk therapy are less likely to relapse (click here f here f or a paper he co-authored on the topic). Greenberg discusses how antidepressant use has soared since the 1980s and how more mental health professionals are needed to meet the demand for services. or a paper he co-authored on the topic). Greenberg discusses how antidepressant use has soared since the 1980s and how more mental health professionals are needed to meet the demand for services.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0421-assessing-the-value-of-talk-therapy-with-or-without-medication-to-treat-mental-health-disorders.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19807Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:44:20 -0400ResearchDepressionHealth CareDrugs - Medications - PharmacyPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse13:48Do that cough and sneeze indicate a cold or a seasonal allergy?Haidy Marzouk, MD, explains which symptoms may indicate a common cold and which may suggest seasonal allergies -- plus, what symptoms may accompany a sinus infection. The Upstate otolaryngologist also tells how allergy testing is conducted, and how some patients can be desensitized., explains which symptoms may indicate a common cold and which may suggest seasonal allergies -- plus, what symptoms may accompany a sinus infection. The Upstate otolaryngologist also tells how allergy testing is conducted, and how some patients can be desensitized.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0421-do-that-cough-and-sneeze-indicate-a-cold-or-a-seasonal-allergy.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19823Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:43:31 -0400Infectious DiseaseAllergies - AsthmaEar Nose And Throat - Otolaryngologyfalse13:38Seasonal allergies vs. colds; evaluating talk therapy; how doctors, patients communicate: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, April 23, 2017Haidy Marzouk, MD, talks about diagnosing seasonal allergies. Upstate psychologist, talks about diagnosing seasonal allergies. Upstate psychologist Roger Greenberg, PhD Roger Greenberg, PhD, shares his research on talk therapy for mental health treatment. Maritza Alvarado, MD, discusses doctor-patient communications., shares his research on talk therapy for mental health treatment. Maritza Alvarado, MD, discusses doctor-patient communications.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0421-seasonal-allergies-vs-colds-evaluating-talk-therapy-how-doctors-patients-communicate-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-april-23-2017.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19836Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:45:05 -0400Infectious DiseaseThe Healing MuseResearchDepressionHealth CareCheck-Up From The Neck-UpDrugs - Medications - PharmacyUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsAllergies - AsthmaEar Nose And Throat - OtolaryngologyPsychology - PsychiatryMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse51:52Legal, financial issues for people who have chronic diseases or a child with special needsspecial needs trusts, on, on supplemental security income supplemental security income and on benefits for and on benefits for adult children with disabilities adult children with disabilities. .]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0427-legal-financial-issues-for-people-who-have-chronic-diseases-or-a-child-with-special-needs.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19858Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:22:43 -0400DisabilityDeath - dyingfalse13:32Trauma experts teach life-saving techniques in free 'Stop the Bleed' programWilliam Marx, DO,  Upstate‘s chief of trauma, critical care and burns (at right in photo) and trauma program manager Jolene Kittle (at left) tell about the "Stop the Bleed" program, which would make trauma kits -- containing dressings and tourniquets to treat severe bleeding -- widely available throughout the community. Tourniquets have been used since the 1600s to save the lives of people who are bleeding uncontrollably from their extremities. The American College of Surgeons is rolling out Stop the Bleed through trauma centers throughout the United States. To schedule group training, contact the  Upstate‘s chief of trauma, critical care and burns (at right in photo) and trauma program manager Jolene Kittle (at left) tell about the "Stop the Bleed" program, which would make trauma kits -- containing dressings and tourniquets to treat severe bleeding -- widely available throughout the community. Tourniquets have been used since the 1600s to save the lives of people who are bleeding uncontrollably from their extremities. The American College of Surgeons is rolling out Stop the Bleed through trauma centers throughout the United States. To schedule group training, contact the Upstate trauma program Upstate trauma program at 315-464-4773. For more on Stop the Bleed, including two short, informative videos, click at 315-464-4773. For more on Stop the Bleed, including two short, informative videos, click here. here.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0427-trauma-experts-teach-life-saving-techniques-in-free-stop-the-bleed-program.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19882Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:25:53 -0400Public HealthCommunitySafetyEmergency Medicine - TraumaPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse14:00Fruit flies help explain circadian rhythms and human sleepAmita Sehgal, PhD, talks about her research on fruit flies and what it tells us about human sleep. Sehgal, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, was in Syracuse as the keynote speaker for student research day at Upstate., talks about her research on fruit flies and what it tells us about human sleep. Sehgal, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, was in Syracuse as the keynote speaker for student research day at Upstate.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0427-fruit-flies-help-us-understand-circadian-rhythms-and-human-sleep.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19894Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:24:28 -0400GeneticsResearchSleepBehavior - Behavioral Disordersfalse13:23Saving lives with 'Stop the Bleed'; explaining whole grains; working women's health hazards: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, April 30, 2017William Marx, D O, and trauma program manager Jolene Kittle address the use of tourniquets to stop bleeding. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin talks about whole grains. Author and researcher Karen Messing, PhD, discusses the occupational hazards that affect women. O, and trauma program manager Jolene Kittle address the use of tourniquets to stop bleeding. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin talks about whole grains. Author and researcher Karen Messing, PhD, discusses the occupational hazards that affect women.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0427-saving-lives-with-stop-the-bleed-explaining-whole-grains-working-womens-health-hazards-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-april-30-2017.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19901Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:40:11 -0400Public HealthCommunityThe Healing MuseResearchSafetyEmergency Medicine - TraumaDiet - NutritionPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse51:52She provides health care to refugee childrenAndrea Shaw, MD, cares for many of the children of refugees who resettle in Syracuse. They come from a variety of countries, including Eastern Europe, Somalia, Afghanistan, Ukraine, the Republic of Congo, Sudan and Syria, often fleeing violence, persecution and other hardships. She describes her role as a caregiver and as a member of the Syracuse community, a safe haven for immigrants and refugees with resettlement rates that rank among the highest in the country. Shaw, who first became involved in helping refugees through her church during high school, encourages fellow Central New Yorkers to "keep your mind and heart open" to the refugees they may meet in grocery stores, in places of worship or in waiting rooms of doctor's offices., MD, cares for many of the children of refugees who resettle in Syracuse. They come from a variety of countries, including Eastern Europe, Somalia, Afghanistan, Ukraine, the Republic of Congo, Sudan and Syria, often fleeing violence, persecution and other hardships. She describes her role as a caregiver and as a member of the Syracuse community, a safe haven for immigrants and refugees with resettlement rates that rank among the highest in the country. Shaw, who first became involved in helping refugees through her church during high school, encourages fellow Central New Yorkers to "keep your mind and heart open" to the refugees they may meet in grocery stores, in places of worship or in waiting rooms of doctor's offices.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0505-she-provides-health-care-to-refugee-children.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19925Fri, 5 May 2017 07:57:08 -0400CommunityInternational Health CareHealth CareUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - Pediatricsfalse15:03Fighting the HIV epidemic means reducing risk, increasing testing and treatmentElizabeth Asiago-Reddy, MD, talks about the increased availability of HIV testing, treatment options for those who test positive -- and where to obtain medication that can reduce a person's risk of becoming infected. The HIV-fighting medication known as PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is available in Syracuse through, talks about the increased availability of HIV testing, treatment options for those who test positive -- and where to obtain medication that can reduce a person's risk of becoming infected. The HIV-fighting medication known as PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is available in Syracuse through Upstate's Immune Health Services Upstate's Immune Health Services (315-464-5533), the (315-464-5533), the Adolescent/Young Adult Specialized Care Center Adolescent/Young Adult Specialized Care Center (315-571-0013) or the (315-571-0013) or the Onondaga County STD Center Onondaga County STD Center (315-435-3236). (315-435-3236).    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0505-fighting-the-hiv-epidemic-means-reducing-risk-increasing-testing-and-treatment.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19927Fri, 5 May 2017 08:40:28 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthAdolescentsSexualityHealth CareDrugs - Medications - PharmacyUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse13:42How to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseasesElizabeth Asiago-Reddy, MD, talks about the reasons for this and explains methods to prevent the spread of the various diseases, which can be caused by viruses, bacteria or parasites. Asiago-Reddy tells why vaccination is recommended to protect against HPV, the human papilloma virus, and why people at high risk for contracting HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, are offered medication to reduce their risk. Among places Central New Yorkers can contact for information about or treatment of STDs are, talks about the reasons for this and explains methods to prevent the spread of the various diseases, which can be caused by viruses, bacteria or parasites. Asiago-Reddy tells why vaccination is recommended to protect against HPV, the human papilloma virus, and why people at high risk for contracting HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, are offered medication to reduce their risk. Among places Central New Yorkers can contact for information about or treatment of STDs are Upstate's Immune Health Services Upstate's Immune Health Services (315-464-5533), the (315-464-5533), the Adolescent/Young Adult Specialized Care Center Adolescent/Young Adult Specialized Care Center (315-571-0013) or the (315-571-0013) or the Onondaga County STD Center Onondaga County STD Center (315-435-3236). (315-435-3236).    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0505-how-to-protect-yourself-from-sexually-transmitted-diseases.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19932Fri, 5 May 2017 07:58:07 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthSexualityHealth CarePrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse14:54Preventing sexually transmitted diseases; exploring circadian rhythms, sleep; legal issues stemming from chronic conditions: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 7, 2017Upstate's Elizabeth Asiago-Reddy, MD, offers an update on sexually transmitted disease rates and treatments. Neuroscientist Amita Sehgal, PhD, explains circadian rhythms and sleep. Lawyer Tim Doolittle looks at legal issues facing people with chronic conditions., offers an update on sexually transmitted disease rates and treatments. Neuroscientist Amita Sehgal, PhD, explains circadian rhythms and sleep. Lawyer Tim Doolittle looks at legal issues facing people with chronic conditions.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0505-preventing-sexually-transmitted-diseases-exploring-circadian-rhythms-sleep-legal-issues-stemming-from-chronic-conditions-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-may-7-2017.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19944Fri, 5 May 2017 07:59:54 -0400Infectious DiseasePublic HealthCommunityThe Healing MuseResearchSexualityHealth CareCheck-Up From The Neck-UpSleepBrain - NeurologyPrevention - Preventive Medicinefalse51:52Sexual assault nurse examiners explain their roleVera House, at 315-468-3260, and the, at 315-468-3260, and the Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation Program Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation Program (CARE) at the (CARE) at the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center, at 315-883-5617. Nationally, the anti-sexual violence organization, at 315-883-5617. Nationally, the anti-sexual violence organization RAINN RAINN operates a 24/7 hotline: 800-656-H-O-P-E. operates a 24/7 hotline: 800-656-H-O-P-E.    ]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0511-sexual-assault-nurse-examiners-explain-their-role.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19993Thu, 11 May 2017 09:01:07 -0400CommunityNursingSexualityHealth CareEmergency Medicine - TraumaMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse15:02Balloon procedure can relieve sinusitis if medications don't workJesse Ryan, MD, describes a minimally invasive option designed to provide relief by widening sinus pathways. He explains what patients can expect from the office-based procedure. describes a minimally invasive option designed to provide relief by widening sinus pathways. He explains what patients can expect from the office-based procedure.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0511-balloon-procedure-can-relieve-sinusitis-if-medications-dont-work.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=19996Thu, 11 May 2017 08:59:27 -0400SurgeryEar Nose And Throat - Otolaryngologyfalse13:51Nurses who help sexual assault victims; sinusitis treatments; health care for refugee children: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 14, 2017Jesse Ryan, MD, tells about the latest treatments for sinusitis. Pediatrician, tells about the latest treatments for sinusitis. Pediatrician Andrea Shaw, MD, Andrea Shaw, MD, describes the health care she provides to refugee children. describes the health care she provides to refugee children.]]>https://www.upstate.edu/informed/2017/0511-nurses-who-help-sexual-assault-victims-sinusitis-treatments-health-care-for-refugee-children-upstate-medical-universitys-healthlink-on-air-for-sunday-may-14-2017.phpAmber Smithhttp://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/?p=20003Thu, 11 May 2017 09:02:59 -0400SurgeryCommunityThe Healing MuseAdolescentsNursingSexualityHealth CareUpstate Golisano Childrens Hospital - PediatricsEar Nose And Throat - OtolaryngologyMental Health - Emotional Healthfalse51:51Wrist injuries commonly occur from falls