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Archive for November, 2011

11/27/11 Living well with Diabetes and Celiac disease

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Beth HillsonBeth Hillson, gluten-free chef and founder of the Gluten-Free Pantry, talks about living well with Diabetes and Celiac Disease. Hillson, diagnosed with celiac disease in 1976, is president of the American Celiac Disease Alliance and a food editor of Living Without magazine.

Read Beth’s blog at GlutenFreeMakeovers.com.


11/27/11 Preventing Snowblower Injuries

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Joshua Pletka, MDWhen the snow starts falling, orthopedic surgeons like Joshua Pletka will start seeing unfortunate accidents, finger amputations, hand injuries and worse. Dr. Pletka shares some suggestions and advice for people to operate snow blowers safely and reduce the risk of injury.


11/27/11 Healthy Monday Campaign

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Donna Bacchi, MD, MPHThomas Dennison, PhDUpstate’s Donna Bacchi MD, MPH, and Syracuse University’s Thomas Dennison PhD talk about the “Healthy Monday” campaign.  Based on the theory that ‘Monday is the January of your week’, the national initiative hopes to help end chronic preventable diseases by offering weekly prompts and programs to support people in starting and sustaining healthy behaviors.

Learn more about: Healthy Monday Syracuse – ‘the day all health breaks loose’.


11/27/11 Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up from The Neck-Up: A lesson in how to listen to one another.

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill shares an exercise with a simple pen that will help us listen to one another, using the ‘Systems-Centered’ training approach.  Download the pen exercise.

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11/20/11 Gamma Knife Neurosurgery

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Lawrence Chin, MDLawrence Chin, MD, FACS, the new chair of The Department of Neurosurgery at Upstate Medical University, talks about brain tumors, surgery using lasers and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Learn more about The Gamma Knife Center at Upstate University Hospital.


11/20/11 Aneurysm Repaired By Glue

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Mary CookNeurosurgeon Eric Deshaies and his patient Mary Cook reveal how Mary’s life-threatening aneurysm was repaired using a surgical glue.

Read More About:

East Syracuse teacher’s giant brain aneurysm fixed with glue

Brain Bleed MD!, Dr. Deshaies’ website to help patients learn about diseases of the brain blood vessels.


11/20/11 Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up from The Neck-Up: Lifestyle choices, and physical AND mental health.

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill discusses lifestyle choices, and physical AND mental health.

Reference: Walsh, R., (2011) Lifestyle and mental health. American Psychologist. Oct; 66(7):579-92.

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Check-up from the Neck Up Podcast Archives


11/13/11 Simplifying Medicare

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Deputy Secretary William CorrBill Corr, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, sheds some light on what you need to know about Medicare.

For questions about Medicare:
Medicare.gov, or call 1-800-MEDICARE.
Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth, or call 315-435-2362.


11/13/11 What To Do About Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Friday, November 11th, 2011

James Alexander, MDGynecologist James Alexander discusses a problem many women face – menorrhagia, or heavy menstrual bleeding.


11/13/11 Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up: How the pilgrims got ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ backward!

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11/6/11 Raising Happy, Healthy Teens

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Robert Cavanaugh, MDPediatrician Robert Cavanaugh, who specializes in adolescent medicine, has written a book about getting through the teen years. He uses the analogy of a space mission, where teens ‘launch’ from 10-12 years of age, are in orbit from 15-17, and reenter the atmosphere between 1 and 21.

Dying to be Perfect: How Teens Can Stay Happy, Healthy and Alive, by Robert Michael Cavanaugh, Jr. MD


11/6/11 New Approaches to Hip and Knee Replacement

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Robert Sherman, MDUpstate orthopedic surgeon Robert Sherman will address the soaring number of complaints about hip replacement surgeries, the related product recalls….and what you need to know if you’re considering a hip replacement.

Hip Implant Complaints Surge, Even as the Dangers Are Studied, The New York Times.