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HealthLink On Air radio show: April 13, 2014

March 31st, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

HealthLink on Air radio showSurgeon Jayne Charlamb, MD introduces the Breast Cancer Survivorship Program. Speech language pathologist Jenna Gardner and oncology nurse Ann Ray talk about support for those with head and neck cancers. Surgeon Palma Shaw, MD shares her expertise in caring for people with diabetes. And, psychologist Rich O’Neill provides a simple way to make changes in your life.


HealthLink On Air radio show: April 20, 2014

March 31st, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

HealthLink on Air radio show Coming up on April 20:

Jeremy Joslin, MD, tells about the challenges of wilderness medicine. Robert Corona, DO, presents a new center for innovation at Upstate. Registered dietitian Jessica Planer explains what and how to eat after weight loss surgery. Two adult learners talk about completing Upstate’s residency for chaplains.


New book shares stories from spiritual care volunteers

April 16th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Rev. Terry Ruth Culbertson Walt WasilewskiRev. Terry Ruth Culbertson, manager of Upstate’s Center for Spiritual Care, is joined by Walt Wasilewski, an author and Catholic lay volunteer with the center, who has written a book about his experiences.  Spiritual care volunteers may be lay or ordained persons who volunteer four or more hours a week to do patient visitation, assist in the office, provide music ministry, or other needed functions. Wasilewski will explain why he wrote his book “Open the Eyes of My Heart, stories of spiritual care“, which is full of amazing stories from the program, and who it was intended for. 
Read more about: The Volunteer Partners and Spiritual Care Program, or call (315) 464-4687 for more information.


Second-career chaplains share their stories

April 16th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Alice ChicoDare DutterAlice Chico and Dare Dutter, recent graduates of Upstate Medical University’s Clinical Pastoral Education program, share their journeys to become second-career chaplains. Both are “adult learners,” Dutter was a grade school teacher and principal for 30 years, and Chico was a nurse practitioner for 50. For more information about the program, call (315) 464-4687. Read more about: The Center for Spiritual Care at Upstate. 


What you need to know about esophageal cancer

April 16th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Vanessa R Gibson, MDUpstate thoracic surgeons Barbara Robinson, MDVanessa Gibson, MD and Barbara Robinson, MD, help us understand cancer of the esophagus - a hollow tube that carries food and liquids from your throat to your stomach – including the risks, advances in detection and treatment options.  Read more about the Thoracic Oncology Program (TOP) at Upstate.


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: A simpler way to make changes in your life

April 13th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Richard O'Neill, PhDPsychologist Richard O’Neill says the simplest and best way to make changes in your life is to set small, realistic goals, and bit by bit you can transform your life!

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A visit from the healing muse: ‘Dementia’ and ‘Treatment of Choice’

April 12th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Deirdre Neilen, PhDDeirdre Neilen, PhD shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal, “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 The Healing Muse Cafe Blog.

Today’s selection is ’Dementia’, by Theresa Wyatt and ‘Treatment of Choice ‘, by Deborah Gang, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 13. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


New center for innovation at Upstate

April 9th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Robert J Corona Jr, DO,MBARobert Corona, DO, discusses the new innovation center at Upstate — Upstate MIND (Medical Innovation and Novel Discovery) — designed to transform innovative ideas into useful, tangible ways to improve the human condition and the delivery of health care. Corona leads the center in the newly created position of vice president for Innovation and Business Development, and continues as professor and chair of Upstate’s Pathology Department.  To discuss your innovative idea or to discuss business partnership opportunities, contact Corona at coronar@upstate.edu or Kathy Pazaras at 315-464-9288.

Read the story: Upstate MIND is focused on innovation


New integrated care program at Upstate

April 9th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Steven Blatt, MD and Erica RikerSteven Blatt MD, director of general pediatrics at Upstate, is joined by Erica Riker, MHC, integrated care therapist at ARISE, to talk about a new collaboration to provide children with comprehensive care that focuses on both physical and emotional wellness. The Integrated Care Program is a partnership between Upstate Medical University’s Pediatric and Adolescent Center and ARISE Child & Family Service, available to children who receive services at the Center. For more information, call (315) 464-2046.


A visit from the healing muse: ‘When I was silent’

April 5th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Deirdre Neilen, PhDDeirdre Neilen, PhD shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal, “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 The Healing Muse Cafe Blog.

Today’s selection is ’When I Was Silent‘, by Jane Seskin, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 13. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


‘Healthy Eats’: Eating healthy during pregnancy

April 5th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Juliann Mellen, RDJuliann Mellen, Upstate registered dietitian and certified diabetic educator, reminds us that maintaining healthy eating habits along with regular physical activity during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby.  MyPlate.gov


The dangers of e-cigarettes

April 3rd, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Leslie J Kohman, MDLeslie Kohman, MD, medical director of the Upstate Cancer Center and the Lung Cancer Screening Program at Upstate, warns of the dangers of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. Read the story: E-cigarettes under the microscope: Consumer Reports. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 315-464-8668.


An overview of autism

April 3rd, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Psychologist Henry S Roane, PhDHenry Roane, PhD gives an overview of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – the possible causes, diagnosis, and treatment protocols – and a new study from The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that shows a significant increase in autism rates.  Roane is the G. S. Liptak Professor of Child Development in the Department of Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University. Read the story: Autism rates now 1 in 68 U.S. children: CDCFamily Behavior Analysis Clinic at Upstate.  For more information, call 464-3950.


Diabetic vascular disease

April 2nd, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Palma M Shaw, MD,Vascular surgeon Palma Shaw, MD, who specializes in diabetic limb salvage, talks about the complications of diabetic vascular disease and the latest methods of prevention and treatment.  Shaw is an associate professor of surgery and a member of the Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services at Upstate Medical University.