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Archive for January, 2014

HealthLink On Air radio show: Feb. 2, 2014

Monday, January 27th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show Emergency physicians Derek Cooney, MD and William Paolo, MD talk about skin infections.  Physician executive and healthcare consultant Kent Bottles, MD explains how technology is changing the future of health care. Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, provides a “Check Up from the Neck Up,” and editor Deirdre Neilen, PhD reads from “The Healing Muse.”


A visit from the healing muse: ‘Personal Questions’

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

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 ‘Personal Questions’, by Rosie Garland, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 13. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


Pitfalls of weight regain after weight loss surgery

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

jessica planer_jessica charbonneauJessica Planer, registered dietitian in Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program, is joined by licensed clinical social worker Jessica Charbonneau to discuss why some people re-gain weight after weight loss surgery, and strategies that everyone can benefit from.  For more information about the program, call 315 492-5036.  Local Support Groups 


How technology will change health care delivery

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Kent Bottles, MDDr. Kent Bottles is a physician executive who has held leadership positions in academia, biotechnology and community health systems, and shares some ideas about what the future holds for medicine.  Encore presentation from February 2011. 


‘Expert Advice’ – What should you do about dry skin in the winter?

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Steven D Blatt, MDDr. Steven Blatt says to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize during the cold weather months to avoid the common problem of dry, cracked skin. Blatt is director of the General Pediatric Division at Upstate and he provides this installment of Expert Advice from the experts at Upstate.


‘Peds to Parents’: Preventing poisonings in children

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

richard cantor, mdJeanna M Marraffa, PHARMD, DABAT, FAACTRichard Cantor, MD, director of the Pediatric Emergency Department and medical director of the Upstate New York Poison Center at Upstate Medical University, and Jeanna Marraffa, PharmD, clinical toxicologist at the Upstate New York Poison Center, talk about how to poison-proof your home and protect the children you love.  

Upstate New York Poison Center: 1-800-222-1222 – remember to program this number to your phone!

Safe Kids Upstate NY Coalition
Safe Kids Worldwide

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


‘What’s Your Emergency?’: Common types of skin infections

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Derek R Cooney, MD, FF/NREMT-P, FACEPWilliam Paolo, MDDerek Cooney, MD, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, is joined by emergency physician William Paolo, MD, to describe the common types of skin infections – bacterial, fungal, and viral – that can result in skin inflammation, or infective dermatitis.


Mothers with boderline personalities

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Susan Chlebowski, MDUpstate psychiatrist Susan Chlebowski, MD, describes her work with children of mothers diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and the risk that those children may also develop this disorder.  Read the paper: The Borderline Mother and her Child: A Couple at Risk

For more information, contact the Adult Psychiatry Clinic at Upstate: 315 464-3165
Psychotherapy Division at Upstate


What’s going on with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research?

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Jeremy M Shefner, MD, PhDJeremy Shefner, MD, PhD, professor and chair of Neurology at Upstate Medical University, talks about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Upstate’s Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Research and Treatment Center, which works closely with the Association’s Upstate New York Chapter, provides multidisciplinary care for people with ALS and conducts clinical trials on experimental therapies for ALS.  Upstate Medical University is one of the country’s leading clinical research sites for ALS, and is currently participating in several national and international trials.


HealthLink On Air radio show: Jan. 26, 2014

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show

Jeremy Shefner, MD, PhD shares the latest research into Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Pharmacist Jeanna Marraffa, PharmD and Richard Cantor, MD advise how to protect against poisoning. Susan Chlebowski, MD talks about mothers with borderline personality disorders. Steven Blatt, MD tells what to do about dry skin, and Deirdre Nelen, PhD reads from “The Healing Muse.”


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: SAD and cabin fever, or, Better to light a candle than curse the darkness!

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Richard O'Neill, PhDPsychologist Richard O’Neill talks about how to avoid seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and cabin fever.

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A visit from the healing muse: ‘On the Way to Seder, My Husband Answers’

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

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 ‘On the Way to Seder, My Husband Answers’, by Jen Karetnick, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 13. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!