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Archive for April, 2013

‘Healthy Eats’ – What is ‘mindful eating’?

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, registered dietitian at Upstate University Hospital, describes the concept of ‘mindful eating’ – an awareness of hunger and fullness, eating triggers, how to recognizing the difference between physical and non-physical hungers and how to cope in a healthy way. Read more about: The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME)


‘Peds to Parents’ – How to keep kids safe this summer

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Richard M Cantor, MDRichard Cantor, MD, director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Upstate Medical University, rolls out a new segment on HealthLink On Air called ‘Peds to Parents’. Pediatric professionals from the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital will share topics of interest to parents and caregivers. In this segment, Dr. Cantor focuses on how to keep children safe and out of the emergency department as the weather warms, including the usual hazards such as lawn mowers, chemicals and pesticides, bikes, skateboards, and pools. Read Peds to Parents, a blog from pediatricians at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital to parents. Safe Kids Upstate NY

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


What is low testosterone, or ‘low t’?

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Upstate urologist JC Trussell, MD, talks about testosterone, or ‘low T’ – what it is, how it affects the body and treatments that are available today.  For more information:  Adult Urology Clinic at Upstate – call 315 464-1800.


Understanding the importance of advance directives

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Upstate nurse practitioner and palliative care specialist Patricia Lippincott Knox, MSN, FNP, helps us understand the importance of advance directives – the planning and documents that instruct others about your medical care should you be unable to make decisions on your own – including a living will, health care proxy, and do not resuscitate order (DNR). 

Resources: Caring Connections – provides free advance directives and instructions; Advance care planning, from the NYS Department of Health; Respecting Choices


Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Why is it so difficult to be honest about our feelings?

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill addresses a question from a listener who’s worried about their co-worker moving in across the street from them, and suggests they explore why it so difficult for them to be honest with the person about their feelings.

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Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up: New research on calcium supplements

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill reminds us to check with our own health provider before responding to research studies, like a recent one suggesting long-term calcium supplements do not reduce fracture risk and may increase risk of death.
Read the study: Long term calcium intake and rates of all cause and cardiovascular mortality: community based prospective longitudinal cohort study
US Prevention Task Force: Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Fractures

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Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Study shows link between diet soda and diabetes

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill talks about a new study showing a link between diet soda and diabetes.  Read the study: Sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened beverage consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes in men

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‘Peds to Parents’ – Keeping children safe in the warmer weather

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Richard M Cantor, MDRichard Cantor, MD, director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Upstate, rolls out a new segment on HealthLink On Air called ‘Peds to Parents’.  We will talk with pediatric professionals from the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital on topics of interest to parents and caregivers.  This segment focuses on how to keep children safe and out of the emergency department as the weather warms, including the usual hazards such as lawn mowers, chemicals and pesticides, bikes, skateboards, and pools.  Read Peds to Parents, a blog from pediatricians at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital to parents.  Safe Kids Upstate NY

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


‘Healthy Eats’ – “The Jungle Effect” shows how eating right improves health and mood

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Terry Podolak, RDUpstate dietitian Terry Podolak, RD, introduces ‘Healthy Eats’, a new segment focusing on nutrition and ‘mindful eating’.  In this edition, Podolak shares one of her favorite books, “The Jungle Effect” by Daphne Miller, MD, and explains how it can help you eat right and improve your health and mood. The book suggests moving away from the standard American diet, and to look at ancestral recipes and traditions.  Read more: The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME).

 


‘Age-ing’ is a spiritual adventure – are you ready for the journey?

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

joel potash mdJoel Potash, MD, retired Upstate family physician and medical ethicist, explores the possibility of adventure as people age without denying that aging can be challenging as well.  Dr. Potash is sponsoring an upcoming seminar on end-of-life issues titled ‘Age-ing is an Adventure in Spiritual Growth  – Are You Ready for the Journey?‘.  For more information, call 315-413-3272.


‘Healthy Eats’ – What is ‘mindful eating’?

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, registered dietitian at Upstate University Hospital, describes the concept of ‘mindful eating’ – an awareness of hunger and fullness, eating triggers, how to recognizing the difference between physical and non-physical hungers and how to cope in a healthy way.  Read more about: The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME)


Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up: The Mediterranean diet and heart disease

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill shares some surprising findings from a new study on the Mediterranean diet and heart disease, and the psychological prospective.  Read about the study: Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet, from the New York Times.  Mediterranean Diet Shown to Ward Off Heart Attack and Stroke, from the New England Journal of Medicine.

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