Upstate developmental pediatrician Nienka Dosa, MD, talks about a new guidebook written by dancers for dancers, using ballet therapy for children with cerebral palsy. She is joined by occupational therapist and ballet instructor Lisa Neville, OT, who is collaborating to put the program into practice at Jowonio preschool, with the help of Syracuse Nottingham high school dancer students. View the guidebook: Ballet for Children with Cerebral Palsy The Center for Development, Behavior, and Genetics at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.
To donate to the Madeline Cote Endowment, a fund to support pediatric patients with cerebral palsy and their families during treatment at Upstate Medical University, go to the Foundation for Upstate Medical University and search for ‘Cote’. For more information: 315-464-7561.
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Richard Cantor, MD, director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Upstate Medical University, rolls out a new segment on HealthLink On Air called ‘Peds to Parents’. Pediatric professionals from the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital will share topics of interest to parents and caregivers. In this segment, Dr. Cantor focuses on how to keep children safe and out of the emergency department as the weather warms, including the usual hazards such as lawn mowers, chemicals and pesticides, bikes, skateboards, and pools. Read Peds to Parents, a blog from pediatricians at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital to parents. Safe Kids Upstate NY
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In celebration of Child Life Awareness Month, we are joined by Margaret Nellis, manager of the Child Life Program at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. She reveals an exciting new ‘virtual indoor playground’ that allows children a distraction from being in the hospital, called ‘Eye Play’ – a floor projection system with motion-activated games like hockey, soccer, ball pit, bubbles and playing the piano for single or multiple players. The Child Life Program helps young patients cope with their fears and anxieties by offering pre-operative sessions and therapeutic activities that are tailored to meet their social, emotional, and developmental needs.
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Fourth year Upstate psychiatry resident Seetha Ramanathan is the co-author of a research study that analyzed data on U.S. teens born during the early 1980s. Her research found slightly higher rates of adolescent delinquent behaviors in this group, such as smoking, drinking, arrests and thefts, that might possibly be tied to macroeconomic conditions during the first year of life.
Dr. Richard O’Neill responds to a listener who is concerned that their 15 ½-year-old has morphed into a defiant, disrespectful kid at home, yet appears to be doing very well at school in all areas. Dr. O’Neill offers advice on whether this is normal for teens, and how a parent can cope.
Trauma surgeon Joan Dolinak, who specializes in severe burns, discusses a new ‘game’ teens are playing, in which they put water on their skin, then table salt, then ice cubes and see how long they can withstand the pain. She will describe the wound that results….frost bite.
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Dr. Karen Teelin, an Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital Pediatrician who specializes in adolescent medicine, talks about the ABCs of sexuality. According to the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, efforts to combat the spread of teen pregnancy, HIV and other STDs among teenagers have stalled. Watch Dr. Teelin’s recent interview with YNN.
Onondaga County Health Commissioner Cynthia Morrow and Upstate’s Dr. Donna Bacchi discuss the two vaccines that are available to prevent the human papilloma virus (HPV) that cause most cervical cancers.
Cynthia Morrow MD, MPH and Donna Bacchi MD, MPH: Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine[ 0.01 MB ]Play Now | Download