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HealthLink On Air radio show: Oct. 26, 2014

October 17th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

HealthLink on Air radio show Coming up on Oct. 26:

Upstate University Hospital’s emergency management director, Christopher Dunham discusses Ebola preparedness. Dr. Prateek Wali talks about pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Medical student, Karen Howard tells about a new art club at Upstate. And in memory of Dr. Richard Aubry, a rebroadcast of an interview in which the maternal fetal medicine specialist reflects on a 50-year career.


HealthLink On Air radio show: Oct. 19, 2014

October 9th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

HealthLink on Air radio show art in pinkBreast cancer researchers share their projects. Leszek Kotula, MD, PhD, and Steve Landas, MD, explore which drugs will work best in each patient. Megan Oest, PhD, investigates how to better protect bone from radiation therapy. Debashis Ghosh, PhD, explains the best way to inhibit estrogen. Christopher Turner, PhD, and Nicholas Deakin, PhD, search for ways to halt the spread of breast cancer.


A visit from the healing muse: ‘Once’

October 23rd, 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 ’Once’, by Sharon Pretti, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 4. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Share more moments of connection with others

October 23rd, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Richard O'Neill, PhD Psychologist Richard O’Neill says research shows that people who share moments of connection with others each day, have more positive feelings in their overall lives. Read the book: Love 2.0: Creating health and happiness in moments of connection, by psychologist Dr. Barbara Fredrickson.

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A visit from the healing muse: ‘Ballast’

October 23rd, 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 ’Ballast, by Peg Johnston, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 4. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


Putting ‘regeneration’ into regenerative medicine

October 22nd, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Michael Zuber, PhDReyna Martinez-deLuna, PhDMichael Zuber, PhD, and Reyna Martinez-deLuna, PhD, talk of the promising future of research into blinding diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. They are among the vision researchers working toward regenerating neurons and neural connections in the eye and visual system. They work in the Center for Vision Research in the Department of Opthalmology at Upstate.


Ebola preparations

October 22nd, 2014 by Jennifer Congel

Christopher DunhamChristopher Dunham, the director of emergency management at Upstate University Hospital, discusses Ebola preparedness after the hospital was one of eight in New York State to be desginated to handle any patients in the state diagnosed with Ebola. To learn more about the Ebola virus, Timothy Endy, MD, provides an overview.

 


A kidney transplant story

October 17th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Tim and Brandon Hudson

Tim Hudson and son Brandon

Vaughn Whittaker, MD

Vaughn Whittaker, MD

Transplant surgeon Vaughn Whittaker, MD is joined by patient Timothy Hudson to share a compelling story of survival. Hudson received a living donor kidney transplant from his son Brandon, and Whittaker was part of the transplant team for the paired exchange. Whittaker is assistant professor of surgery, specializing in hepatobiliary, pancreatic and transplant services at Upstate Medical University. Read the blog: A life-saving gesture: Son donates kidney to father

New art club for students of Upstate

October 16th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Karen HowardKaren Howard, a fourth-year student in the MD/PhD program at Upstate, tells how she and some other students started an art club on campus. Howard is serving as president of the club, which currently has 25-plus active members from all four colleges. Read the blog: Student art club provides creative outlet, support at Upstate


Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program

October 16th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Kelly Dolan and Deb WillsonRegistered nurses Kelly Dolan and Deb Willson describe the “Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders” (NICHE) program, the largest national geriatric nursing care program for hospitals. As a NICHE-designated hospital, Upstate University Hospital is committed to improving care for geriatric patients. Dolan is the program’s coordinator and Wilson is the clinical training specialist.


A visit from the healing muse: ‘Your Breast A Unicorn’

October 16th, 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 ’Your Breast A Unicorn’, by Bonnie St. Andrews, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 5. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


Indigenous peoples

October 15th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Brian W Thompson, MDBrian Thompson, MD recently attended the first United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples as a representative of Upstate Medical University. The conference was held to share perspectives and best practices on the realization of the basic civil rights of indigenous peoples. Thompson talks about programs at Upstate designed to attract diverse young people to careers in healthcare.

Thompson is director of obstetrics at Upstate University Hospital’s Community Campus and medical director of the Upstate Midwifery Program, and assistant dean for diversity at Upstate Medical University.


The American Nurse project

October 10th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Carolyn JonesAmerican Nurse CoverAward-winning photographer and filmmaker Carolyn Jones talks about The American Nurse, a project she conceived with the hope of elevating the voice of nurses through their personal stories and photographs.  She explains how the idea was conceived, and how it came to be a book and film. Read more: The American Nurse Project, Watch the trailer