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Archive for December, 2013

Music therapy at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Clare ArezinaMusic therapist Clare Arezina talks about the role of music therapy in the Child Life Program at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Music therapists assess a patient’s needs, develop a treatment plan using music, and provide music interventions according to the treatment plan.  View the video


A visit from the healing muse: ‘Autism Poem #20: The Knot Garden’

Saturday, December 28th, 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.  Read The Healing Muse

Today’s selection, ‘Autism Poem #20: The Knot Garden’, by Barbara Crooker, describes a medical condition from a mother’s point of view, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 4 (2004). Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


‘Healthy Eats’ – New Year’s food resolutions

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, offers some simple food resolutions to help you stay healthy in the new year. 

 


HealthLink On Air radio show – Dec. 29, 2013

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

HealthLink on Air radio show Syracuse City School District Superintendent Sharon Contreras and psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD talk about boosting student performance. Hospice social worker Michael Close tells how to prepare to be a caregiver. Physical therapist Christopher Neville, PhD explains a new ankle brace design. Registered dietitian Terry Podolak shares New Years food resolutions, and editor Deirdre Neilen, PhD reads from “The Healing Muse.”


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Looking back at 30 years of joy

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Richard O'Neill, PhD Psychologist Richard O’Neill looks back at 30 years of joy as he celebrates his wedding anniversary.

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A visit from the healing muse: ‘Working Up To Common’

Saturday, December 21st, 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. Read The Healing Muse Cafe Blog.

Today’s selection is ‘Working Up To Common‘, by Terry Brix, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 13. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


‘Healthy Eats’: A crash course in hydrogenation and trans fats

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, responds to news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils, the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food. Read the news: FDA takes step to further reduce trans fats in processed foods


‘Peds to Parents’: Adding dental care to well-child appointments

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Steven D Blatt, MDUpstate pediatrician Patrick B Smith, DDS,Steven Blatt MD is joined by Patrick Smith DDS, program director of the residency dental service at Upstate, to talk about the importance of dental care for children.  They discuss a new $65,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital that will integrate preventive dental and oral health screenings into routine well-child exams. 
Read the story: Golisano Children’s Hospital receives grant for dental care.

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


Determining your “fitness age”

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Carol SamesExercise physiologist Carol Sames PhD, discusses a recent study out of Norway that has shown you can determine your “fitness age” and overall health using some simple parameters, including waist circumference, resting heart rate and frequency and intensity of exercise.
How fit are you, really? – try out the Fitness Calculator.
Read the study: Estimating V·O 2peak from a non-exercise prediction model: the HUNT Study, Norway


Confidence boost from teachers can help improve student performance

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Richard O'Neill, PhD Sharon ContrerasUpstate psychologist Richard O’Neill PhD is joined by Syracuse City School District Superintendent Sharon Contreras, to discuss a study that shows how a confidence boost from teachers can help improve student performance. 
Read the study: Breaking the Cycle of Mistrust: Wise Interventions to Provide Critical


‘Healthy Eats’ – Health benefits of cranberries

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, explains why cranberries are at the top of the list of ‘super foods’, including their high nutrient and antioxidant content, and contain only 25 calories per cup!


A visit from the healing muse: ‘The Proper Use of Spells’

Saturday, December 14th, 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. Read The Healing Muse Cafe Blog.

Today’s selection is ‘The Proper Use of Spells‘, by Luisa Villani, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 13.  Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!