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Archive for October, 2012

Dengue fever vaccine trials at Upstate

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Mark E Polhemus, MD Mark Polhemus, director of the Center for Global Health and Translational Science at Upstate Medical University, talks about the development of vaccines, drugs and diagnostics in developing countries for diseases such as malaria, dengue and tuberculosis, and the education of researchers in those areas.  Dr. Polhemus also introduces a new dengue fever clinical trial at Upstate that is currently seeking participants.

For more information about clinical trials at Upstate, call 315-464-9689
Upstate Active Clinical Trials Seeking Participants – Dengue Fever vaccine


‘Peds to Parents’ – New Ronald McDonald house in Syracuse

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Leola RogersBeth TrunfioBeth Trunfio, executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central New York (RMC) and Leola Rodgers, associate administrator for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and RMC board member, share their excitement as the November opening of the new Ronald McDonald housein Syracuse nears.

Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers


What killed Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum?

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Harold Smulyan, MDUpstate cardiologist Harold Smulyan collaborated with a retired former colleague to investigate what killed Wizard of Oz author and Chittenango native L. Frank Baum in 1919. It was congestive heart failure. Their paper which was recently published explores what tools physicians had at their disposal to treat heart problems in the early 1900s, and what the thinking and beliefs were regarding heart disease at that time.  Dr. Smulyan shares how he got involved in such a project, how he conducted research by sifting through Baum’s papers at Bird library at SU, and what he discovered about medicine 100 years ago.


Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up from The Neck-Up: Why are my co-workers so opposed to camaraderie?

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill helps a listener understand why it seems their co-workers are so opposed to camaraderie. (encore)

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Check-up from the Neck Up Podcast Archives

Read more about The Institute for Decision Excellence & Leadership.


The role of Physician Assistants

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Eleanor H Abel, PAUpstate Physician Assistant Eleanor Abel Thomas J Antonini, PAnominated colleague Thomas Antonini for the PA of the Year Award, which he is receiving from the New York State Society of Physician Assistants. They talk about how the profession began, where it is headed, and what the training is like.

Read more about the Physician Assistant Program at Upstate Medical University’s College of Health Professions.


Maternal depression

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Donna Bacchi, MD MPHAnn M Sweet, RN,BS, FNP-CUpstate’s Dr. Donna Bacchi, and family and psychiatric nurse practitioner Ann Sweet, talk about maternal depression – prenatal and postpartum – and how it affects a baby’s development.

Read more about:
Syracuse Healthy Start program at Upstate
Onondaga County Healthy Families - 464-3100
Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic at Upstate


Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up from The Neck-Up: How to create a learning environment in your home

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill talks about how to create a learning environment in your home.

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Check-up from the Neck Up Podcast Archives

Read more about The Institute for Decision Excellence & Leadership


Upstate’s fatigue management program for cancer patients

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Cassi TerpeningCassi Terpening, doctor of physical therapy and certified strength and conditioning specialist, talks about Upstate’s fatigue management program, and how it is used in cancer rehabilitation.

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – To schedule an appointment, call 464-6543.


Cardiovascular MRI at Upstate

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Ali K Salah, MDDr. Ali Salah, director of cardiac imaging at Upstate, talks about cardiovascular MRI -  what it’s used for and how Upstate is the only hospital in the region with this expertise.  Read “Complex heart abnormalities come into focus with cardiac MRI” on Upstate’s blog “What’s Up At Upstate“.


Should patients get lab results before their doctor?

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Robert J Corona Jr, DO,MBA,FCAP,FASCPDr. Robert Corona, chair of Upstate’s Department of Pathology, talks about a new federal law proposing any laboratory results can be released to patients as soon as they are available, and what the concerns are from the medical professional’s perspective.

The Anxiety of Waiting for Test Result, The New York Times.



Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up from The Neck-Up: Moral dilemma in the workplace

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill responds to a listener’s question about how to handle a new boss who is fudging the numbers at work in order to impress her boss.

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Check-up from the Neck Up Podcast Archives


Female pelvic reconstruction using mesh

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Upstate urologist Dmitriy Nikolavsky, MD Dmitriy Nikolavsky talks about female pelvic floor reconstruction using mesh.  This surgery is used to address pelvic organ prolapse, when the muscles of the pelvic floor are damaged or become weak, to restore the normal structure and function of the pelvic organs.

Read more about the Department of Urology at Upstate Medical University.