Burn 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
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Retired Syracuse University psychology professor Peter 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.
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Judith 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.
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Upstate 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.
Deirdre 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.
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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.”
Exercise 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.
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Deirdre 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.