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Archive for December, 2012

Does your loved one need a feeding tube?

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Upstate geriatrician Sharon Brangman discusses issues surrounding the use of feeding tubes for the end stage of dementia, and ongoing research that shows it may do more harm than good.


‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – When you suspect a stroke, timing is everything

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Eric M Deshaies, MD To begin our new segment ‘What’s Your Emergency’, Dr. Derek Cooney , director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, and Dr. Eric Deshaies, director of the Upstate Neurovascular Institute, will discuss the signs and symptoms of stroke, what to do and where to go if you suspect your are having a stroke.

Upstate University Hospital’s Stroke Center


Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Saying goodbye to Deirdre, or, the feeding tube decision

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill shares the poignant story of saying goodbye to his beloved “special” sister, and the difficult decision about whether to use a feeding tube or let her die at her own natural pace.

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Check-up from the Neck Up Podcast Archives

Read more about The Institute for Decision Excellence & Leadership

 


Margaret L. Williams Developmental Evaluation Center celebrates 30 years

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Caroll GrantDr. Carroll Grant, director of the Margaret L. Williams Developmental Evaluation Center, reminisces about the center’s 30 years of evaluating children with complex developmental difficulties, including autism spectrum disorders.  The Center provides assessment, consultation, and referral services for children, birth through seven years of age, who are “at risk” for or have a developmental disability.


Can carbon dioxide levels impact thinking and decision making?

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Usha Satish PhDDr. Usha Satish talks about a recent study that Upstate is involved in, looking at how carbon dioxide levels impact thinking and decision making.  Dr. Satish directs the Strategic Management Simulation laboratories at Upstate Medical University,  where her work is centered on the application of simulation technology to assess “how” people make decisions and in enhancing the quality of critical thinking.

Read more about The Institute for Decision Excellence & Leadership at Upstate.


Geriatric emergency department planned for Upstate’s Community campus

Friday, December 21st, 2012

A James Ciaccio, MD, FACEPEmergency physician James Ciaccio reveals the concept of an emergency department that caters exclusively to senior citizens.   Upstate’s community campus plans to open one in late spring of 2013 with new lighting, better sound-proofing and other enhancements that will improve the experience for older adults, called GEM (Geriatric Emergency Medical) Care.


Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Out of tragedy…hope?

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill responds to a question about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  He says only when we let ourselves feel the grief and anger fully, can we begin to take the necessary steps to change, so that we can actually protect our children.

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Domestic partner violence

Friday, December 14th, 2012

John W Epling Jr, MD, MSEdRandi BregmanDr. John Epling, chair of Upstate’s Family Medicine department, is joined by Randi Bregman, executive director of Vera House, to discuss domestic partner violence, and the new screening recommendations for primary care providers.

Read more about: Screening Women for Intimate Partner Violence from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force


The rising incidence of pancreatic cancer

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Dilip S Kittur, MDDr. Dilip Kittur, chief of hepatobiliary & pancreatic surgery at Upstate, talks about the rising incidence of pancreatic cancer.

More information:
Smoking, drinking tied to earlier pancreatic cancer: study
Bacteria may signal pancreatic cancer risk


When patients leave the emergency room against medical advice

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Jay Brenner MDDr. Jay Brenner, assistant director of the emergency department at Upstate’s Community campus, talks about what happens when patients walk out of the emergency room against medical advice (ADA).



Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up: How to talk to your child about making responsible decisions regarding alcohol

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill offers advice to parents on how to talk to your child about making responsible decisions regarding alcohol.

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Public Health Today: Statins and heart disease

Friday, December 7th, 2012

National heart disease and cholesterol expert Dr. John LaRosa discusses the newest and most powerful class of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins, and the role they play in the decline of heart disease and stroke.