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Archive for October, 2013

Burn prevention from a burn surgeon

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Mohamed Sa Elfar, MDBurn surgeon Mohamed Sa Elfar, MD, director of the Clark Burn Center at Upstate Medical University, talks about the importance of burn safety and prevention. Elfar explains how ordinary things in a home — from bath water and hot food to electrical outlets — can cause burn injuries. The Clark Burn Center is a four-bed intensive care unit providing state-of-the-art burn care and outpatient services seven days a week on a 24-hour basis.  Burn safety checklist


The benefits of pre-kindergarten education

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Retired Syracuse University psychology professor Peter Knoblock, PhDPeter Knoblock, PhD, is a leading authority on autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Forty years ago, he founded the Jowonio School to serve students with special needs and advocate for inclusive classrooms. Knoblock shares his perspective on the value of a pre-kindergarten education, and his views on full-day versus half-day kindergarten.  Read the story.


What hospice has to offer at the end of life

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Judith Setla, MDBill PfohlJudith Setla, MD, medical director for Hospice of Central New York, is joined by communications officer Bill Pfohl to explain hospice care – what it is, and how it can help you and your family deal with the difficult conversations about end-of-life care. Hospice of CNY provides comprehensive comfort care to patients and families through unique interdisciplinary services, bereavement counseling, education and collaboration. For more information, call (315) 634-1100.


Adapting physical education to include those with disabilities

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Nienka Dosa, MDPeyton SefickUpstate developmental pediatrician Nienke Dosa, MD, MPH, talks about the main issues that remain regarding children with disabilities in terms of access to physical education and sports activities. She is joined by Peyton Sefick, a Syracuse University graduate assistant and power wheelchair soccer player who has been highly active in promoting adaptive sports. They are both involved in the Fitness Inclusion Network (Fit-IN), a collaborative initiative launched in 2013 with support from the Upstate Foundation/Golisano Children’s Hospital, SUNY Cortland Department of Physical Education, and the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. Dosa is a senior fellow at Syracuse University’s Burton Blatt Institute and the first professor of Child Health Policy at Upstate.  Sefick was selected to play on Team USA, which won the 2012 FIPFA World Cup, and is the team captain for CNY United, which won the 2012 Champions Cup.

For more information about power soccer, call (315) 345-1941 or (315) 546-3706, or email seffam@yahoo.com or peytonsefick@gmail.com.
Resources: PEcentral.org - The premier site for health & physical education teachers, parents and students. The Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS)

HealthLink On Air radio show – Oct. 27, 2013

Monday, October 28th, 2013

HealthLink on Air radio showDragos Manta, MD and Zafer Soultan, MD talk about common sleep problems and treatments. Derek Cooney, MD and Christian Knutsen, MD explain what you need to know about fevers. Social worker Kathleen Deters Hayes gives an overview of eating disorders. Plus, psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD provides a “Check Up from the Neck Up.” and Deirdre Neilen, PhD reads from “The Healing Muse” literary journal.


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Survival of the fittest, and/or, survival of the happiest?

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill reminds us why just brisk walking for 10 minutes or more a day keeps us living longer and healthier lives.

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A visit from the healing muse: ‘The Good News’

Saturday, October 26th, 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 selection is ‘The Good News’, by K.B. Kincer, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 12.
Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!  Read The Healing Muse Cafe Blog.  


HealthLink On Air radio show: Jan. 5, 2013

Friday, October 25th, 2013

HealthLink on Air radio show Exercise physiologist Carol Sames, PhD talks about determining your ‘fitness age.’ Pediatrician Steven Blatt, MD and pediatric dentist Patrick Smith, DDS explain the value of adding dental care to well child checkups. Clare Arezina shares some music therapy. Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD provides a “Check Up from the Neck Up,” and Deirdre Neilen, PhD, reads from “The Healing Muse.”


HealthLink On Air radio show – Dec. 22, 2013

Friday, October 25th, 2013

HealthLink on Air radio show Aliya Hafeez, MD addresses the psychiatric needs of cancer patients. Karen Teelin, MD talks about modern birth control options for young women. Rosemary Rochford, PhD unveils Upstate’s new Neuroscience Research Building. Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD provides a “Check Up From the Neck Up,” and Editor Deirdre Neilen, PhD reads from “The Healing Muse.”


Boost your brainpower with regular exercise

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Carol SamesExercise physiologist Carol Sames, PhD discusses recent research that identifies numerous previously unknown ways in which regular exercise reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer, helps control diabetes and boosts brainpower. Sames is the Director of Upstate’s Vitality! program, which was conceived as a natural extension of the programs and activities offered through the traditional health care system. For more information or to enroll in the Vitality! program, call (315) 464-9992.
Read the story: Researchers Explain Why Exercise Works Magic, The Scientific American.


Exploring doctor-patient electronic communications

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Jennifer G Christner, MD Pediatrician Jennifer Christner, MD, associate dean for curriculum at Upstate Medical University, discusses her research showing that parents want to have email communications with their child’s pediatrician. She is joined by Neal Seidberg, MD, Upstate University Hospital chief medical information officer, will talk about Upstate’s MyChart program.  The program was implemented in January 2012, beginning with Upstate’s Family Medicine practice, and will expand incrementally to cover all Upstate ambulatory patients. 
Read the article: What parents want from emails with their pediatrician: implications for teaching communication skills


Announcing the thirteenth edition of ‘The Healing Muse’

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Deirdre Neilen, PhDDeirdre Neilen, PhD, editor of  ‘The Healing Muse’, announces the upcoming publication launch of edition number thirteen! Neilen shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal 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.

Order copies of “The Healing Muse” through the Center for Bioethics & Humanities.