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Archive for January, 2013

Are mammograms adequate to find cancer in women with dense breasts?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Deepa M Masrani, MDKatherine A Willer, MDUpstDebra Malay RN BSNate radiologists Dr. Katherine Willer and Dr. Deepa Masrani are joined by nurse advocate Debra Malay RN BSN, to discuss a new law mandating radiologists to inform women with dense breasts that they may benefit from supplemental screening techniques such as breast MRI and breast ultrasound.  They caution that all women are at risk of breast cancer, and should consult with their primary care provider to assess individual cancer risk.  They also describe Upstate’s unique patient advocate program to guide patients throughout their breast care treatment.   

Two locations: Upstate Women’s Imaging Center at 550 Harrison Center and Wellspring Breast Care Center at Upstate University Hospital Community campus   For more information, or to make an appointment, call 315-464-2594.

 Read the story: New Laws Add a Divisive Component to Breast Screening


Upstate trauma surgeon seeks to reduce violence in our community

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Upstate trauma surgeon Dr. Fahd Ali too often sees the results of violence in our community.  He suggests that those violent behaviors are just a symptom of the underlying problems that face our society today, including mental health issues and video games and movies that desensitize and glamorize violence.  Dr. Ali has established a program within the correctional system that works to educate youthful offenders before it’s too late to turn their lives around.

 


Upstate medical graduate performs high profile double arm transplant

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Patrick Basile, MD2003 Upstate College of Medicine graduate Dr. Patrick Basile describes a remarkable 13-hour double arm transplant he performed, as part of a large team, on an infantryman who lost all four limbs in Iraq. Dr. Basile, who is the assistant chief of plastic surgery and director of microsurgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, was on campus to address the Upstate medical community.

 


Upstate’s Lung Cancer Screening Program embraces new ACS lung cancer screening recommendations

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Leslie J Kohman, MD, FACSErnest M Scalzetti, MD Linda VeitDr. Leslie Kohman is joined by Dr. Ernest Scalzetti and Linda Veit to discuss Upstate’s Lung Cancer Screening Program, which has been designated as an ‘Experienced Screening Center of Excellence’ by the Lung Cancer Alliance.  They will address new guidelines from the American Cancer Society recommending that those who are high risk for lung cancer (people ages 55 to 74 who have smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or the equivalent, such as two packs a day for 15 years) get an annual low dose chest CT to screen for lung cancer.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668, or toll-free at 800-464-8668.

Are recession babies prone to be delinquent teens?

Friday, January 25th, 2013

ramanathan_seethalakshmiFourth year Upstate psychiatry resident Seetha Ramanathan is the co-author of a research study that analyzed data on U.S. teens born during the early 1980s.  Her research found slightly higher rates of adolescent delinquent behaviors in this group, such as smoking, drinking, arrests and thefts, that might possibly be tied to macroeconomic conditions during the first year of life.  

Read the stories:
Babies born during recessions grow up more likely to have drug problems and become involved in crime according to new study
Are recession babies prone to be delinquent teens?


Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up: How to handle stress in the midst of workplace layoffs

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill answers a listener who asks the best way to handle stress in the midst of workplace layoffs, and what to do to get through the day?

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‘Go Red For Women’ initiative aims to increase public awareness about heart disease in women

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Richard Veenstra PhD In honor of National Wear Red Day (February 1), Upstate researcher Dr. Richard Veenstra will talk about the unique aspects of women and heart disease, debunk some myths and offer preventive measures to help avoid the situation. Dr. Veenstra’s research focuses on the electrical activity of the heart, and he also sits on the board of the Syracuse chapter of the American Heart Association. 

Read more about:
The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women initiative to increase public awareness about heart disease in women.
The 2013 Syracuse Heart Walk - April 6


Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up: The cost of keeping family secrets

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill explains the cost of keeping family secrets as he responds to a listener who says she was sworn to secrecy when Grandma was charged with DWI.

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Will new FDA regulations make food supply safer?

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Donna Bacchi, MD MPH

Dr. Donna Bacchi, chair of Upstate’s Public Health and Preventive Medicine Department, brings us information about new food safety legislation in another edition of ‘Public Health Today’.  The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. 

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Read the story on YNN: What do FDA regulations mean for food safety, farmers?


Local organ recipient honored to ride on ‘Donate Life Float’ in Rose Parade

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Sue SpragueSusan Sprague received a kidney-pancreas transplant at Upstate in 1997 that saved her life. She was chosen to ride on the Donate Life Float in the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, and talks about her deep gratitude to her own organ donor, and what it means to be able to highlight the critical need for organ donors locally and nationally.  rose parade

 

 

The Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network

Syracuse organ recipient will be on “Donate Life” float in Rose Parade, The Syracuse Post Standard

 


Help available for advance care planning

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Mark ButtiglieriUpstate’s Director of Social Work Mark Buttiglieri reinforces the importance of advance care planning, in the event that you are no longer able to make your wishes known to your loved ones or caregivers.  Upstate’s Social Work department is available to assist with conversations and decision making regarding health care proxies, living wills, MOLST, DNR, and Assuring Your Wishes.  For more information, call 315-464-4345. 


Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Dealing with an unreasonable request from your boss

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill helps a listener who is struggling with an unreasonable request from their boss.

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