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Archive for February, 2014

HealthLink On Air radio show: March 2, 2014

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show Social worker Jessica Charbonneau speaks with a woman who underwent weight loss surgery. Dr. Anthony Weiss explains hospital ratings. Dr. William Paolo tells what to do about chest pain. Psychologist Rich O’Neill provides a “Check up from the Neck Up,” and editor Deirdre Neilen reads from the literary journal, “The Healing Muse.”


‘What’s Your Emergency?’: What to do when you experience chest pain

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

William Paolo, MDUpstate emergency physician William Paolo, MD helps us understand chest pain – what is happening in the body that causes the pain, why it’s an emergency and what people should do for someone who says they are suffering from chest pain.


Bariatric surgery from a patient’s perspective

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Carole Brzozowski

Carole Brzozowski, before bariatric surgery

Carole Brzozowski

Carole Brzozowski now

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Jessica Charbonneau, LCSW, is joined by Carole Brzozowski, who shares her personal journey through bariatric surgery, including strategies that have helped her enjoy continued success three years post-surgery.  Listen to Charbonneau’s previous interview about the pitfalls of weight regain after weight loss surgery.

Integrative nutrition: eating for your health

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Kaushal B Nanavati, MD

Kaushal Nanavati, MD, assistant professor in the department of Family Medicine and director of Integrative Medicine at the Upstate Cancer Center, talks about integrative medicine, a more in-depth approach to nutrition as a way to improve your overall health. Learn how integrating small lifestyle changes can make a big difference in your health and wellness.


Understanding the beginning of menopause

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Heather ShannonCertified midwife Heather Shannon, CNM, NP, director of  Midwifery and Gynecology at Upstate, helps us understand the symptoms and treatments for menopause and its precursor peri-menopause.  Upstate University Hospital’s Midwifery Program offers personalized care options for women at all ages and stages of life.  Read the story: Tackling Menopause’s Side Effects

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A visit from the healing muse: ‘Anything’

Saturday, February 22nd, 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 ’Anything‘, by Judith Montgomery, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 13. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


‘Expert Advice’: What should you do if a tooth gets knocked out?

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Patrick B Smith, DDS,

What should you do if a tooth gets knocked out? Patrick Smith, DDS, explains that you have to work quickly. We may not realize it, but our teeth are alive….and salvaging them if they get knocked out requires swift action. Smith is the assistant professor and residency program director for the dental clinic at Upstate and he provides this installment of Expert Advice from the experts at Upstate.

HealthLink On Air radio show: Feb. 23, 2014

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show Nicholas Nacca, MD and Michele Caliva, RN discuss the heroin problem in Central New York. Patrick Smith, DDS explains what to do if a tooth gets knocked out. Maria-Lourdes Fallace tells about teaching Spanish to medical students. Christopher Morley, PhD talks about improving screening rates for colorectal cancer. And editor Deirdre Neilen, PhD reads from “The Healing Muse” literary journal.


Making sense of hospital ratings

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Anthony P Weiss, MDAnthony Weiss, MD, MBA, chief medical officer, University Hospital and associate dean for clinical affairs at Upstate Medical University, helps us understand the plethora of hospital ratings services and report cards — what is meaningful, what is not, and how consumers can make sense of them all. 


Upstate’s new community partnership

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Maxine ThompsonMozart GuerrierMaxine Thompson, LCSW-R, and Mozart Guerrier, MSW, talk about Upstate’s new community partnership, the Resident Health Advocates program – how the partnership was built and the role of peer leaders in community health. The leadership program was developed by the Healthy Neighbors Partnership, a collaboration between Upstate and the Syracuse Housing Authority. Thompson is Assistant Vice President in Upstate’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Guerrier is the Healthy Neighbors Partnership coordinator. Read the story: Graduates of Upstate resident health program advocate for community health


Heroin use on the rise in Central New York

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Michele CalivaNicholas E Nacca, MD Michele Caliva, RN, administrative director of the Upstate New York Poison Center at Upstate Medical University, is joined by medical toxicology fellow Nicholas Nacca, MD, to discuss the alarming increase in heroin use and heroin-related deaths. They also talk about the use of naloxone, a life-saving nasal spray that immediately reverses the effects of heroin.  Read the story: Heroin in CNY: Firefighters put out users’ high    


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: More advice from the nursing home

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Richard O'Neill, PhD Psychologist Richard O’Neill shares more advice from his experiences as he visits his Mother in the nursing home.

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