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HealthLink On Air radio show: March 29, 2015

March 27th, 2015 by Jennifer Congel

HealthLink on Air radio show Coming up on March 29:

Upstate Health Sciences Library director Cristina Pope tells how to find reliable health information on line.Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Indu Gupta addresses the rise in cases of syphilis in Central New York. Dr. Carmen Martinez and nurse Catherine Stephens explain the value of offering comprehensive care for patients with stroke.


What goes on in a medical laboratory?

March 27th, 2015 by Jennifer Congel

Janine Werchinski-Yates and David Latour“Every day, I learn something. That’s a gratifying part of our field,” says David Latour, who has worked as a medical technologist for more than 30 years at Upstate. He and colleague Janine Werchinski-Yates talk about changes in the field of medical technology, what it’s like to work in a medical laboratory, and the education required before one can be licensed by the state of New York. Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is April 19 to 25.


How to recognize a stroke, and why getting to a comprehensive stroke center promptly is crucial

March 27th, 2015 by Jennifer Congel

Carmen M Martinez, MDCatherine Stephens, RNNeurologist Carmen Martinez, MD, and Catherine Stephens, RN, explain why time is critical for someone suffering a stroke. Learn the symptoms, and what happens at Upstate University Hospital even before a stroke patient arrives to the emergency department. They also talk about the value of getting care at a comprehensive stroke center.


All about migraine headaches

March 27th, 2015 by Jennifer Congel

Luis J Mejico, MDLuis Mejico, MD, provides an overview of migraine headaches, starting with how they are diagnosed, and their symptoms, which can be debilitating for some sufferers. Mejico, a professor of neurology and ophthalmology at Upstate, also goes over the common triggers as well as the three types of treatment. He says some behavioral modifications prove helpful. Also, some medications are used as preventives, to lessen the frequency or severity of migraines, while other medications (as well as some vitamins and minerals) are prescribed for use during a migraine headache.


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.