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‘Peds to Parents’ – Improving immunization rates in low-income populations

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Joseph B Domachowske, MD

Manika D Suryadevara, MD,Infectious disease specialists Joseph Domachowske, MD and Manika Suryadevara, MD, will reveal the reason why immunization rates among our local low-income population are now way higher than other parts of the country.  The pair led an effort to provide free flu shots to parents and children who registered for the Salvation Army’s annual holiday toy distribution, as part of a program designed provide education to participating families about the flu vaccine. Read the story

Read the study abstract: Community-centered education improves vaccination rates in children from low-income households
Estimated human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage among adolescent girls aged 13–17 years, by number of doses— National Immunization Survey–Teen, United States, 2007–2012

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


Understanding the clinical correlates of school violence

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Kevin Antschel, PhDClinical psychologist Kevin Antshel, PhD, helps us understand the clinical correlates, or relationship, between certain behavioral traits and school violence. Antshel is an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at Upstate, and director of the Clinical Psychology Program at Syracuse University.


‘Peds to Parents’ – MRI-laser guided surgery for children with brain tumors and epilepsy

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Zulma S Tovar Spinoza, MDDr. Zulma Tovar-Spinoza, MD, director of pediatric neurosurgery, discusses a minimally invasive treatment for children with brain tumors and epilepsy, using MRI-guided laser, now available at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Dr. Tovar Spinoza is a pioneer in this new technique and Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital is among the first in the country to offer this minimally invasive surgery that is producing encouraging results for patients and families.  Watch Dr. Tovar-Spinoza’s video on YouTube.

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


‘Peds to Parents’ – What parents of young athletes need to know about concussions

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Brian Rieger, PhDPsychologist Brian Rieger, PhD, director of Upstate’s Concussion Management Program, tells parents of young athletes what they need to know about concussions  – including the symptoms, myths, recommendations, and what the concussion legislation has done (and not done) in the year since it passed. The Upstate Concussion Center, comprised of the Sports Concussion Center and Concussion Management Program, provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment services for concussion and sports concussion. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 315 464-8986.

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


‘Peds to Parents’ – Are recession babies prone to be delinquent teens?

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

ramanathan_seethalakshmiFourth 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.

Read the stories:
Babies born during recessions grow up more likely to have drug problems and become involved in crime according to new study
Are recession babies prone to be delinquent teens?

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


Ongoing challenges of families touched by mental illness

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

LLoyd Sederer, MDSpecial guest Lloyd Sederer, MD, medical director of the NY State Office of Mental Health, talks about the ongoing challenges of families touched by mental illness, and his new book The Family Guide to Mental Health Care.   What’s Up At Upstate: How to recognize mental illness in a loved one

 

 


‘Peds to Parents’ – Ballet therapy for children with Cerebral Palsy

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Nienke P Dosa, MD, MPHLisa Neville OTRUpstate 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.
Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers

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 Universityand search for ‘Cote’.  For more information: 315-464-7561.


‘Peds to Parents’ – The ABC’s of teen sexuality

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Karen Teelin, MDKaren Teelin, MD, an Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital pediatrician who specializes in adolescent medicine, talks about the ABCs of sexuality. According to a National Youth Risk Behavior Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, efforts to combat the spread of teen pregnancy, HIV and other STDs among teenagers have stalled.  Read more about Upstate’s Pediatric and Adolescent Center
Watch Dr. Teelin’s interview with YNN.

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


‘Peds to Parents’ – How to keep kids safe this summer

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Richard M Cantor, MDRichard 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

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


‘Peds to Parents’ – New ‘virtual indoor playground’ for hospitalized children

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Margaret NellisIn 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 Programhelps 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.

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


Upstate receives St. Baldrick’s grant to benefit kids with cancer

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Karol Kerr MDDr. Karol Kerr, a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at the Dr. William J. Waters Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and the Upstate Cancer Center, is receiving a grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for the second year in a row.  Dr. Kerr talks about the types of patients she sees, and how this grant money will be used to support the multidisciplinary center’s services.  The St Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research. 

For more information, or to donate: St. Baldrick’s fundraiser in Syracuse


Are recession babies prone to be delinquent teens?

Friday, January 25th, 2013

ramanathan_seethalakshmiFourth 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.  

Read the stories:
Babies born during recessions grow up more likely to have drug problems and become involved in crime according to new study
Are recession babies prone to be delinquent teens?