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Archive for March, 2012

3/25/12 End of life care

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Patricia Knox, NPNurse Practitioner Patricia Knox explains palliative care, a comprehensive service for hospitalized patients and their families dealing with serious, chronic, or terminal illnesses.   Palliative care helps patients deal with physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, and supports families by helping them with questions and concerns.

Read more about:
The palliative care conference: Palliative Care – Across Health Care Settings and Palliative Care Services at Upstate University Hospital


3/25/12 Lead poisoning in children

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Pediatrician Howard L Weinberger, MDHoward Weinberger, Medical Director of the Central/Eastern NY State Regional Lead Poisoning Resource Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, discusses the problem of lead poisoning in children.

Read more about:
The Central/Eastern New York Lead Poisoning Resource Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital



3/25/12 Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill continues his discussion about the challenges confronting aging parents, and shares some advice on how to make the transition easier when it’s time to take away the car keys.   Resources for the Older Driver – from the NY State Dept of Motor Vehicle.

Watch Dr. O’Neill on YouTube!
Suggest a Topic!
Check-up from the Neck Up Podcast Archives


3/18/12 Heart disease in women

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Lubna Wani, MDDr. Lubna Wani is a clinical investigator and internist treating acute and chronic diseases and conditions such as heart disease and diabetes in adult patients, and an advocate for women and heart disease.  Dr. Wani will address the impact heart disease has on women and how the disease is different in women than in men.

View Dr. Wani’s video



3/18/12 Making school lunch programs healthier

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Chef Dave FoutsChef Dave Fouts is the creator of the Simply Smart Food pilot program which is being hailed a success in the Edmond Public School District for eliminating processed foods and bringing scratch cooking back to the schools.  Chef Dave talks about his quest to make school lunch programs healthier.

Read more about Chef Dave: www.chefdave.org and Simply Smart Food, Inc.


3/18/12 Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill continues his discussion about the challenges confronting aging parents, and shares some advice on how to make the transition easier when it’s time to take away the car keys.   Resources for the Older Driver – from the NY State Dept of Motor Vehicle.

Watch Dr. O’Neill on YouTube!
Suggest a Topic!
Check-up from the Neck Up Podcast Archives


3/11/12 World Sleep Day

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Antonio Culebras, MD Dr. Antonio Culebras, consultant for The Sleep Center at Upstate University Hospital at Community General, talks about World Sleep Day.  He explains how the 2012 slogan ‘breathe easily, sleep well’ calls attention to the epidemic of sleep deficiencies throughout our world.

Read more about: World Sleep Day, view Dr. Culebras’ video


3/11/12 The ’10 commandments’ of getting a good night’s sleep

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Robert Westlake, MDDr. Robert Westlake, medical director of The Sleep Center at Upstate University Hospital at Community General, talks about the value of a good night’s sleep and shares his ’10 commandments’ of getting a good night’s sleep.


3/11/12 Upstate expands its sleep services

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Zafer Soultan, MDPediatric pulmonologist Zafer Soultan talks about pediatric sleep issues, and the new offering of sleep services for children at Upstate.

Read more about:

The Pediatric Pulmonary Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
The Sleep Center
at Upstate University Hospital at Community General


3/11/12 Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill repeats his mantra: “Hey! If you’re still smoking, quit will ya?!!!”

Watch Dr. O’Neill on YouTube!
Suggest a Topic!
Check-up from the Neck Up Podcast Archives


3/4/12 New pediatric after-hours care opens in Central New York

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Alison B McCrone, MD, FAAPEmergency medicine physician Alison McCrone talks about a new service now open at Upstate University Hospital at Community General that will provide non-emergency care for children and young adults after-hours — that’s after 5 p.m. or on the weekend.

Read more about Upstate Golisano After Hours Care



3/4/12 Upstate is finalist in climate leadership award

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Upstate Medical University is the only academic medical center named a finalist in the American College and University President’s Climate Leadership Awards.  Thomas Pelis, Asst. Vice President for Facilities & Planning, and Kathy Jobson, RN, BSN, Director of Value Analysis for Upstate, discuss the unique aspects and innovative approaches used to achieve this standing.

View Upstate’s video highlighting sustainability efforts on campus.