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HealthLink Programs

HealthLink FREE seminar series is an initiative of Upstate Medical University bringing health information and education to you and your family at no cost. That’s right! FREE Health Information.

  • Tai Chi for Arthritis (8 week session $40-cash or check only )
    4/27/2015 4:30pm: Community Education Programs
    Led by: Genoa Wilson

    The ancient discipline of sun style tai chi consists of a series of slow, joint safe movements combined with breathing to improve strength, mobility, balance and concentration. (8 week session for $40-cash or check only )

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics
    4/27/2015 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Presenter: Melinda Sobrado, Associate Program Director Alzheimer's Association, Central New York Chapter

    If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. This program will discuss the difference between normal aging and dementia, explores how the brain works, defines dementia and its stages, explains the importance of clinical trials, and gives an overview of the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer's Association. In collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association, CNYChapter.

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Cancer Staging Demystified
    4/30/2015 5:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Presenter: Gustavo de la Roza, MD, Professor of Pathology, Director of Surgical Pathology , Upstate Medical University

    In collaboration with the Upstate Men to Men prostate cancer support group, join us to learn about Gleason scoring and other nuances used to stage cancer cells for an accurate diagnosis.

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • A Balancing Act
    4/30/2015 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Presenter: Carol Sames, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Health Professions, Director, Vitality Fitness Program, Upstate Medical University

    This program will explore balance and the contributing factors to age-related balance loss which may put you at higher risk for falls. Learn specific exercises for all abilities to improve and maintain your balance and minimize your risk for falls or injuries

    Online Registration
    Location: Marcellus Free Library, 32 Maple St., Marcellus
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis (8 week session $40-cash or check only )
    5/4/2015 4:30pm: Community Education Programs
    Led by: Genoa Wilson

    The ancient discipline of sun style tai chi consists of a series of slow, joint safe movements combined with breathing to improve strength, mobility, balance and concentration. (8 week session for $40-cash or check only )

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Have Knee or Hip Pain? Consider MAKOplasty in Liverpool, NY
    5/4/2015 6:00pm: MAKO events
    Presenter: Robert Sherman, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Upstate Medical University


    The Mako is a surgeon-interactive robotic arm that advances
    treatment for more accurate hip and knee replacements.
    MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing is for adults with
    early- to mid-stage osteoarthritis. MAKOplasty total hip
    replacement is for adults with painful degenerative joint
    disease of the hip. Upstate’s Community Campus is the first
    — and only — place in Central New York that offers this
    technology. Learn how Mako may help you or a loved one. Light refreshments.

    Call to register 315-464-8668
    Online Registration
    Location: The Hearth at Greenpoint, 150 Old Liverpool Rd, Liverpool
  • Stroke Risk and Prevention
    5/7/2015 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    May is Stroke Awareness Month. As we celebrate "Moms" everywhere, learn how to recognize a stroke in women, what to do if you think someone is having a stroke and how to reduce the risk of having one. Women's symptoms may be different than men's. Acting FAST can improve the outcome! Learn about a new Stroke Support Group!

    Prevention: Katherine M. Mitchell MS, RN, ANP
    Stroke Program Manager, Upstate Medical University

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis (8 week session $40-cash or check only )
    5/11/2015 4:30pm: Community Education Programs
    Led by: Genoa Wilson

    The ancient discipline of sun style tai chi consists of a series of slow, joint safe movements combined with breathing to improve strength, mobility, balance and concentration. (8 week session for $40-cash or check only )

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Anxiety Disorders
    5/12/2015 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Anxiety disorders affect about 40 million American adults age 18 years and older (about 18%) in a given year, causing them to be filled with fearfulness and uncertainty. The diagnosis can have many facets, but there is hope. Learn about the diagnosis, including the five types of anxiety, how psychotherapy might help and how medications may also be a treatment option.

    Presenter: Thomas Schwartz MD, Professor of Psychiatry,
    Upstate Medical University

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Medications and Parkinson's Disease
    5/14/2015 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Proper nutrition as well as knowing medication benefits and side effects may help to maximize medication effectiveness. Learn how to get the most from your Parkinson’s medications. Also discussed new medication options for Parkinson ’s disease.

    Presenter: Kelly Braham, PharmD, Geriatric Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Upstate Medical University

    Online Registration
    Location: The Hearth at Greenpoint, 150 Old Liverpool Road, Liverpool

Foundation for Upstate Medical University Events

    Team Upstate Events

    • Strikes Against Stroke
      5/1/2015 5:00pm: Team Upstate Events
      Bowling event to benefit the Upstate University Hospital Stroke Fund.

      Location: Flamingo Bowl, Rte 57 Liverpool

    Additional Upstate Events

    • Baldwin: A Night to Remember Annual Gala Dinner Dance
      5/9/2015 6:00pm: Special Events
      This event is held by the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund to recognize sponsors, researchers, volunteers and other supporters. It is also a special night for women who have suffered from breast cancer to celebrate their survival with friends and family as well as a chance to remember those that were taken by this disease. The event is sponsored by the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.
      Location: Turning Stone Casino
    • Kick Cancer Kickball Tournament
      5/16/2015 All day: Special Events
      To benefit the Upstate Cancer Center
      Location: Syracuse Kickball Park, Liverpool NY
    • Great Stides Walk for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
      5/30/2015 8:00am: Special Events
      Great Strides provides a great opportunity for people within the community to get involved in a great cause. Participants can form walk teams at their workplace, through their clubs and organizations, or with friends and family.

      Walk day is a fun, family-oriented event with a healthy 5k walk, children's activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year.
      Location: Green Lakes State Park, Fayetteville, NY
    • Corporate Challenge
      6/9/2015 6:00pm: Special Events
      Entry Fee: $34 includes Upstate shirt,
      Corporate Challenge shirt and post-race
      refreshments.

      To Register for the Upstate Team:
      go to www.upstate.edu/cc
      • click on“Register Now,” then click on
      “Register for This Company”
      • complete entry form (credit card required)
      • be sure to select your shirt size

      Registration Deadline: May 22

      Pick Up Team Shirts and Run Numbers:
      June 8, noon to 1 pm
      • UH Downtown Campus - 2nd floor lobby
      • UH Community Campus - Cafeteria

      Eligibility Requirement:
      • All participants must be actively employed
      and paid by Upstate Medical University for a
      minimum of 25 hours per week for at least three
      months prior to race day. Must be 18 years of age
      or older.
      Location: Onondaga Lake Park
    • Tour de Cure
      6/14/2015 8:00am: Special Events
      A 15, 28, 40, 62.5, or 100 mile bike ride starting and finishing at Verona State Park. These routes are guaranteed to be beautiful journeys through quaint towns and villages surrounding Oneida Lake. Both experienced and novice riders alike are encouraged to join us, as the day will provide an excellent challenge for all levels of cycling enthusiast.
      Location: Verona Beach State Park
    • 2nd Annual LEON Festival
      6/25/2015 5:00pm: Special Events
      Join us for the 2nd annual LEON Festival! Stop by for a night of family fun for all ages as we celebrate the half-way point to Christmas, the last days of school and the start of summer vacation! Admission is free.
      Location: Onondaga Lake Park
    • Paddle for the Cure
      9/19/2015 9:00am: Special Events
      Enjoy a leisurely 2-mile paddle on the Moose River beginning at Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company in Old Forge, NY. Either canoe or kayak - bring your own or rent one there.

      Proceeds benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY and support grants awarded to Upstate Medical University for breast cancer research.

      Collect $100 in pledges and paddle FREE!

      Location: Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company Old Forge, NY