Robert Corona, DO, chair of Upstate Medical University’s pathology department, had the rare opportunity to sit down with Israeli biologist Aaron Ciechanover, who won the Nobel prize in chemistry for characterizing the method that cells use to degrade and recycle proteins using ubiquitin.
Robert J Corona Jr, DO, MBA: A visit with Nobel laureate Aaron CiechanoverPlay Now | Download
Joseph Sorbello, RT, chair of the Respiratory Therapy Program in Upstate’s College of Health Professions, talks about emphysema and chronic bronchitis, together referred to as Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, or COPD. Sorbello is joined by Roy VanOrder, PhD, who started a COPD and Alpha-1 support group in Syracuse called ZephyrCuse, funded through the American Lung Association and the Alpha-1 Anti-trypsin Foundation. For more information on the support group call (315) 299-4367, or email email@example.com.
Joseph Sorbello, MSEd, RRT, RT and Roy VanOrder, PhD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the benefit of support groupsPlay Now | Download
Certified midwife Heather Shannon, director of the Midwifery Program at Upstate, will talk about vaginal births after cesarean (VBAC) – whether they are safe, why some women want them and some don’t, why some providers are OK with them and some are not. For more information, call (315) 492-5875.
Heather Shannon, MS, CNM, NP, MPH: Vaginal births after cesareanPlay Now | Download
Fourth 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.
Upstate certified genetic counselor Bonnie Braddock, MPH, CGC, explains genetic testing — what it is, when to consider getting tested, and the importance of seeking professional genetic counseling. Learn more about: The Breast Cancer Program at Upstate Medical University.
Bonnie Braddock, MPH, CGC: What you should know about genetic testingPlay Now | Download
Deirdre Neilen, PhD shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal, ‘The Healing Muse‘ every Sunday on HealthLink on Air. She edits the annual publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays and visual art focused on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing.
Let’s say you get cancer or have a heart attack or get hit by a bus You may think you need a doctor or a hospital But what you really need is a lesson in etiquette Otherwise you will end up making a very bad impression on friends, family, doctors, nurses, and complete strangers so that while struggling to live or struggling to die you will also be universally perceived as completely lacking in decorum
Etiquette That’s right
By getting so sick you’ve just committed a serious social faux pas That’s French for a very bad mistake from which you will probably never recover Ha-ha (Generally speaking, as a very sick person, you want to avoid mordant humor But what’s a joke or two among friends?)
Believe me, when you are a very sick person you need etiquette
Lesson #1 It is a good idea when you are desperately ill to know a little French French is a classy language and as a very ill person, it will give you a certain je ne sais quoi (That’s French too Look it up) If you do not already know French you will have plenty of time to learn it in doctors’ waiting rooms
Lesson #2 When you become a very ill person it is most important that you avoid self-pity This is a very disagreeable emotion to others Also anger, despair, misery (especially the wallowing kind) are bad Bitter is very bad When you show these emotions you make healthy people feel guilty and uncomfortable Healthy people can be unkind They have plenty of energy
Lesson #3 As you might imagine, smiling is never out of place If you aren’t very ill yet try smiling as you stick a needle (an ordinary sewing needle is fine) under your fingernail You can add “thank you” later
If you allow yourself to become a very ill person who behaves badly then it will end very badly for you because everyone will despise you for having atrocious manners On the other hand, it will probably end very badly for you anyway.
Deirdre Neilen, PhD: A visit from the healing muse: 'Etiquette for the Very Ill'Play Now | Download
Deirdre Neilen, PhD shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal, “The Healing Muse” every Sunday on HealthLink on Air. She edits the annual publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays and visual art focused on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing.
I would, if I could Tuck a yellow rose root Between fall and summer And call it winter With the understanding That it is alive And needs only dirt Water and sun To sprout full into spring
I would, if it might help Bring you a click-beetle To leap from your hand With a hard shell snap
Or teach your thumb wisdom With which to recognize Opossum and raccoon From only their tracks in the mud
I could find the robin’s cup-nest Three blue eggs rocking And make you watch As the eggs turn into chicks
Or show you a forest Where bark peeled trees Carry bear messages In a thin stream of sap
You might find a velvet cuff From the stag’s new antler Or last year’s gnawed discard Marked by the fox, the sly bone-eater
Come with me I’ll show you these things And dig a yellow rose root To tuck into your hand We will name it winter And you will stay until spring To see it sprout To understand that it is alive And so are you
Upstate clinical nurse specialist Ann Hendrickson, RN, BSN, cares for medical/surgical, geriatrics, and oncology patients at Upstate. She shares the results of a study she conducted for her masters capstone project at Upstate’s College of Nursing (CON), concluding that patients who get up out of bed and walk daily improved their recovery and decreased their length of hospital stay. Hendrickson won second prize for her poster titled, ‘Developing and Implementing an Evidenced Based Nurse-Driven Mobility Protocol’, at the national conference of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. She is the first student at the CON to win this national award, and the protocol she developed is being adopted throughout the hospital.
Ann Hendrickson, RN, BSN: Walking- the newest, simplest and valuable hospital prescriptionPlay Now | Download