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Archive for June, 2012

6/24/12 Lyme Disease and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Donna Bacchi, MD MPH Cynthia Morrow, MD MPHOnondaga County Health Commissioner Cynthia Morrow and Upstate’s Dr. Donna Bacchi discuss the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and the Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV).

Read more about: Lyme Disease and Eastern Equine Encephalitis, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


6/24/12 Lyme Disease support group in central New York

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Kristin SchofieldKristin Schofield, director of Volunteer Services at Upstate University Hospital at Community General, shares her personal experience with Lyme disease, and explains her motivation to begin a local support group.

The CNY Chapter – Empire State Lyme Disease Association meets the third Monday of every month at the Onondaga Free Library at 7 pm.  Email LymeCNY@gmail.com

Empire State Lyme Disease Association


6/24/12 Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill shares an exercise to help us “undo” tension and anxiety in our bodies.

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6/17/12 Infertility and reproductive endocrinology

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Frederick Sengstacke, MD Dr. Frederick Sengstacke, director of Upstate’s in-vitro fertilization (IVF) program, talks about the diagnosis and treatment of infertility and reproductive endocrinology, including Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART and IVF).

University IVF Program, call  315 464-7249 to schedule an evaluation. Most insurances accepted.


6/17/12 New treatment option for patients with deep, treatment-resistant brain tumors

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Zulma S Tovar Spinoza, MD Pediatric neurosurgeon Zulma Tovar-Spinoza reveals a new treatment option for patients with deep, treatment-resistant brain tumors called magnetic resonance image-guided laser ablation.  This minimally-invasive technique can be used in some cases instead of a major open brain surgery.

Read More: New treatment option for patients with deep, treatment-resistant brain tumors


6/17/12 Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill is joined by Dr. Michael Lyon and pediatric psychiatrist and pediatrician Teresa Hargrave to talk about their shared passion – bicycling. All three commute by bicycle, and will discuss safety tips, extreme weather strategies and the lack of local bike routes.  
Read more on Upstate’s blog “What’s Up at Upstate”: Should you consider a bicycle commute?

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6/10/12 Keeping runners safe in the summer heat

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Jeremy Joslin, MDUpstate emergency medicine physician Jeremy Joslin is the medical director for the Ironman 70.3 and the Empire State Marathon.  He talks about his travels throughout the country consulting with endurance race organizers to help keep runners safe during the summer heat.


6/10/12 How interval training can improve your workout

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Carol SamesExercise physiologist Carol Sames discusses the recent interest in the value of ‘interval training’, brief bursts of high intensity training. This style of training answers the people who say they don’t have TIME to train because it requires a short investment in time….but demands a higher intensity workout than walking.

How 1-Minute Intervals Can Improve Your Health, by Gretchen Reynolds. The New York Times,  February 15, 2012

Vitality! Fitness Programs at Upstate Medical University


6/10/12 The importance of vitamin D

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Donna Bacchi, MD MPH Donna Bacchi, pediatrician and chair of Upstate’s Public Health and Preventive Medicine Dept, talks about the importance of vitamin D, including the diseases associated with deficiencies, how to determine your levels and the best sources of this vitamin.


6/10/12 Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill talks about centering….or undoing negative predictions.

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6/3/12 Music therapy at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Clare Arezina Music therapist Clare Arezina talks about the role of music therapy in the Child Life Program at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.  Music therapists will assess the patient’s needs, develop a treatment plan using music, and provide music interventions according to the treatment plan.


6/3/12 State-of-the-art wound care at Upstate

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Marvin Heyboer III, MD, FACEPMohamed Sa Elfar, MDDrs. Marvin Heyboer and Mohamed sa Elfar discuss chronic, non-healing wounds which require specialized treatment.  The Upstate Medical University Wound Care Centers are state-of-the-art facilities staffed by specialty-trained wound care physicians and nurses, with the goal to heal existing wounds, prevent recurring wounds, and provide education.

Read More About:

The Wound Care Management Center at Upstate University Hospital, Community General campus.

The Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Services at Upstate University Hospital, downtown campus.