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Interviews

How science, history and culture drive our obsession with weight and what we can do about it

March 27th, 2015 by Jennifer Congel

Harriet BrownSyracuse University professor and author, Harriet Brown addresses our cultural obsession with weight and what led her to write the book, “Body of Truth — How Science, History and Culture Drive our Obsession with Weight and What We Can Do About It.” She says we need to 1. stop fat talking about ourselves, 2. realize that being thin does not mean one is healthy, just as being fat does not mean one is unhealthy, and 3. take our emphasis off of peoples’ appearances.


Will early exposure to peanut products reduce allergies later in life?

March 27th, 2015 by Jennifer Congel

Deborah A Goldman, MDDeborah Goldman, MD, talks about the recently published study suggesting that peanut allergies can be curbed if parents expose infants to peanut products. This suggestion is the opposite of what has been standard practice, she explains. Goldman is an assistant professor of pediatrics and the division chief of gastroenterology and nutrition at Upstate.


A visit from the healing muse: ‘Peace by Piece’

March 19th, 2015 by Jennifer Congel

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 ’Peace by Piece’, by Rachel May, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 14. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


A visit from the healing muse: ‘My Tattoos’

March 19th, 2015 by Jennifer Congel

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 ’My Tattoos’, by W.D. Bumsted-Hind, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 14. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


A visit from the healing muse: ‘When the Doctor’s Dad is Dying’

March 19th, 2015 by Jennifer Congel

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 the Doctor’s Dad is Dying’, by Robert Schwab, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 5. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


A visit from the healing muse: ‘The Forging’

March 19th, 2015 by Jennifer Congel

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 ’The Forging’, by Makandiwana Shoniwa, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 14. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Compassion and blame the victim

March 19th, 2015 by Jennifer Congel

Richard O'Neill, PhD Psychologist Richard O’Neill talks about the failure to empathize and getting back to compassion.


HealthLink On Air radio show: March 22, 2015

March 19th, 2015 by Jennifer Congel

HealthLink on Air radio show

Upstate Cancer Center medical director, Dr. Leslie Kohman tells of advances in cancer prevention and treatment that have occured over the years. Debbie Stack describes a preview of the upcoming cancer documentary airing on WCNY, to be held Wednesday, March 25 at the Upstate Cancer Center. And Dr. Aliya Hafeez addresses the emotional aspects of prostate cancer.


Positive Parenting, part two: Discipline without mistreatment

March 19th, 2015 by Jennifer Congel

Alicia Pekarsky, MDAssistant professor Alicia Pekarsky, MD, talks about guiding children to socially appropriate and positive behaviors, and what constitutes child maltreatment, in this segment about positive parenting.


How to find reliable health information on line

March 19th, 2015 by Jennifer Congel

Cristina PopeUpstate’s Health Sciences Library director, Cristina Pope explains how to locate credible information on the Internet and shares some of her favorite websites, including http://kidshealth.org and http://healthfinder.gov The library is open to the public; learn more at http://upstate.libguides.com/searchhealth or by calling 1-315-464-7091


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Compassion – the healing feeling

March 13th, 2015 by Jennifer Congel

Richard O'Neill, PhD Psychologist Richard O’Neill talks about the healing effects of compassion.


HealthLink On Air radio show: March 15, 2015

March 11th, 2015 by Jennifer Congel

HealthLink on Air radio show

Dr. Ruth Weinstock tells about an experimental bionic pancreas that could revolutionize treatment for Type 1 diabetes. Dr. Amy Sanders seeks participants for a national study of a new Alzheimer’s medication. And, Drs. Thomas Bersani and Robert Weisenthal share their efforts to provide eye care in Honduras.