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Archive for August, 2013

A visit from the healing muse: ‘Doctor Patient’ and ‘Gush’

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Deirdre Neilen, PhDDeirdre Neilen, PhD shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal, “The Healing Muse” every Sunday on HealthLink on Air. Neilen is the editor of the annual publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays and visual art focused on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing. Today’s selections are Doctor Patient’, by David C. Manfredi, and ‘Gush’, by Stacy Nigliazzo, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 10.
Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today! Read The Healing Muse Cafe Blog.


Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Automatic frantic, or, calm and grateful

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill shares his technique for relaxing his frantic mind, and gently pointing it toward gratitude.

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Understanding the clinical correlates of school violence

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Kevin Antschel, PhDClinical psychologist Kevin Antshel, PhD, helps us understand the clinical correlates, or relationship, between certain behavioral traits and school violence. Antshel is an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at Upstate, and director of the Clinical Psychology Program at Syracuse University.


How weight loss coaching can prevent diabetes

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Paula Trief, PhDPaula Trief, PhD, discusses a study she is conducting in cooperation with Upstate’s Joslin Diabetes Center that is looking at the effectiveness of telephone weight loss coaching in pre-diabetics. This is a followup to the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a major clinical research study that determined weight loss was more effective than medication in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes in study participants who were prediabetic.  Read more about clinical trials at Upstate.


Firearms safety

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

George Starr, MDRetired Upstate pediatrician George Starr, MD, fills us in on the current status of firearms safety efforts, including guidelines for responsible firearms ownership.
Firearm Safety — 10 Rules of Safe Gun Handling, from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)
www.safekids.org


HealthLink on Air radio show – Aug. 25, 2013

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

HealthLink on Air radio show Rob Kochik, executive director of the Fingerlakes Donor Recovery Network, explains what you need to know about organ donation. Gluten-free chef Beth Hillson talks about living well with diabetes and celiac disease. Zulma Tovar-Spinoza, MD introduces a new laser treatment for children with brain tumors or epilepsy. Also, registered dietitian Terry Podolak addresses red meat in “Healthy Eats,” and Deirdred Neilen shares a reading from “The Healing Muse.”


Living well with Diabetes and Celiac disease

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Beth HillsonBeth Hillson, gluten-free chef and founder of the Gluten-Free Pantry, talks about living well with Diabetes and Celiac Disease. Hillson, diagnosed with celiac disease in 1976, is president of the American Celiac Disease Alliance and a food editor of Living Without magazine.  Read Beth’s blog at GlutenFreeMakeovers.com.  Original air date 11/27/11


‘Healthy Eats’ – Red meat – friend or foe?

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, talks about red meat–the nutritional value, healthiest ways to prepare it, and where to find other protein sources if you choose not to eat it.


A visit from the healing muse: ‘The Lotus of Endurance’ and ‘Of Physicists and Elegies’

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Deirdre Neilen, PhDDeirdre Neilen, PhD shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal, “The Healing Muse” every Sunday on HealthLink on Air. Neilen is the editor of the annual publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays and visual art focused on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing. Today’s selections are ‘The Lotus of Endurance’, by Charlene Langfur, and ‘Of Physicists and Elegies’, by Linda Albert, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 10.
Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!  Read The Healing Muse Cafe Blog


Meet the new dean of Upstate’s College of Nursing

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Joyce Griffin-Sobel, PhDJoyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, who has more than 30 years of experience in academic nursing, has been named dean of the College of Nursing at Upstate Medical University. Griffin-Sobel shares her plans and goals for the college, which enrolls more than 400 students in a variety of programs, offering bachelor’s, master’s, post-master’s certificate, and a new doctor of nursing practice degree. The college is accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


How sacral stimulators treat bowel incontinence

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Margaret Plocek MDColorectal surgeon Margaret Plocek, MD, will explain bowel incontinence – what it is, who develops it and how it’s treated, including a new technique using sacral nerve stimulation implants. Dr. Plocek is a colon and rectal surgeon at Colon Rectal Associates of CNY at Upstate’s Community campus.  For more information, call (315) 492-5860.


What is hormone replacement therapy?

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Certified nurse midwife Heather Shannon, director of Upstate University Hospital’s Midwifery Program, explains hormone replacement therapy (HRT) – what are they, what are bioidentical hormones, who are the candidates, what are the precautions and side effects.  In addition to addressing the primary care needs of a woman, the Upstate midwifery program team offers gynecological care, family planning, perimenopause and menopause management, among its services.  For more information, call 315 492-5875.