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Archive for December, 2011

12/24/11 Lung Cancer 101

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Ajeet Gajra, MDOncologist Ajeet Gajra talks about lung cancer, the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.

Read more about the new Upstate Cancer Center, proposed opening in the Fall of 2013.


12/24/11 Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill discusses the importance of helping your child develop their ‘inner-compass’.

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12/24/11 Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Tamas Szombathy, MDCardiologist Tamas Szombathy performed the first tricuspid annulus VT ablation with stereotaxis magnetic navigation system in the world on Dec. 6 here at Upstate.

Resources:
The Upstate Heart & Vascular Center in Syracuse
Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation System
Video -Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation
Website – Stereotaxis.com



12/18/11 Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Navigating the holiday buffet.

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12/18/11 Treatments and outlook for cancer of the liver and bile ducts

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Dilip S Kittur, MDDr. Dilip Kittur talks about how liver cancer usually is a secondary cancer, and how it is usually treated…..with surgery and/or a method that blocks the tumor’s blood supply with spheres containing chemotherapy. There is also a radiofrequency ablation treatment that is available, and within the next couple years he hopes to offer a treatment that makes use of radioactive isotopes.



12/18/11 What to do about pelvic pain

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Myron Luthringer, MDPelvic pain is a common complaint among women of all ages, and can be a signal of something serious. Gynocolgist Myron Luthringer will adress what pelvic pain might mean, from endometriosis to fibroids to pelvic organ prolapse, and some of the treatments available to help women get their lives back…including the use of the da Vinci robot.

For more information or to schedule an appointment: www.advancedob-gyn.com


12/11/11 Reflections on John Lennon’s death from a surgery resident who cared for him

Friday, December 9th, 2011

David Halleran, MDOn December 8, 1980, Dr. David Halleran was a surgical resident at Roosevelt Hospital in mid-town Manhattan, when the police brought in a victim of four gunshots. As he cared for the patient, someone looked through the patient’s wallet for identification. The driver’s license read: John Lennon.


12/11/11 Exploring the harmful effects of bullying

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Ann Botash, MDPediatrician Ann Botash explores the harmful effects of bullying, and what we need to know about dealing with this most destructive behavior.



12/11/11 Season’s Sneezings – Christmas tree molds may prompt allergies

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Lawrence Kurlandsky, MDPulmonologist Larry Kurlandsky (retired) lead a team of Upstate doctors who researched the molds that are commonly found on Christmas trees.  The team concluded that molds are prevalent on the conifers and may be responsible for the epidemic peaks of respiratory illness that occur the weeks before and after Dec. 25.

Dr. Kurlandsky offers tips and suggestions on what to do this holiday season if you suffer with these symptoms.

Read Dr. Kurlandsky’s study (for a fee): Identification of mold on seasonal indoor coniferous trees


12/11/11 Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Thinking about thank you, or, musings from the birthday boy.

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12/4/11 Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Want to live long and happy? Make yourself sick!

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12/4/11 How to Survive the Winter Holiday Eating Season

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Maureen Franklin, RDClinical dietitian Maureen Franklin will speak about the winter holiday eating season and how to cope.  She will offer strategies for surviving a buffet table, how to mingle and make merry without centering only on food, plus some healthier options for food-based gift giving.

Resources: Holiday Meal Planning,  My Food Advisor,  Food and Fitness - from the American Diabetes Association.