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Archive for December, 2012

The inspiring story behind the latest cover of The Healing Muse

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Deirdre Neilen, PhDDr. Deirdre Neilen, editor of  The Healing Muse, shares the inspiring story behind the cover of the latest issue of the annual journal of literary and visual art published by Upstate Medical University’s Center for Bioethics & Humanities.  Artist Marguerite McDonald began her visual journey shortly after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and her paintings became the inspiration for her friend Marylou DePietro’s poems “Acceptance” and “Snow on the Brain”, featured in Dr. Neilen’s previous interview.

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Living with someone who has diabetes

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Paula Trief, PhD Dr. Paula Trief contends that good communication is the key to living with someone who has diabetes.  She explains the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, new technologies used to control blood sugar, ways for families to get involved such as healthy meal preparation and when to step in in emergency situations.

For more information about Dr. Trief’s study Improving Diabetes Outcomes: The Diabetes Support Project, call 315-464-5619 or 315-464-3133.

Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up from The Neck-Up: Be aware of the culture of an organization before you try to introduce change

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill reminds us to be aware of the culture of the organization before you try to introduce change.  Listen to the previous interview that our listener refers to.

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Dementia in the workplace

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Upstate geriatrician Sharon Brangman describes the differences between normal aging and memory loss and what could signal the signs of an early dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease.  With the current economic times, and people working longer, Dr. Brangman talks about how this may affect the workplace, and how to proceed if you have a concern about yourself or a coworker.

Introducing new segment called ‘What’s Your Emergency?’

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Dr. Derek Cooney, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, rolls out a new segment on HealthLink On Air called ‘What’s Your Emergency?’.  The goal of the segment is to talk about the many reasons people seek emergency care, and help listeners determine how serious their situation is, when to call an ambulance, when to go to the emergency room and what to expect while you’re there.

Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up: How does a parent cope with an adolescent’s ‘Jeckyl and Hyde’ behavior?

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill responds to a listener who is concerned that their 15 ½-year-old has morphed into a defiant, disrespectful kid at home, yet appears to be doing very well at school in all areas.  Dr. O’Neill offers advice on whether this is normal for teens, and how a parent can cope.

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