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Does your loved one need a feeding tube?

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Upstate geriatrician Sharon Brangman discusses issues surrounding the use of feeding tubes for the end stage of dementia, and ongoing research that shows it may do more harm than good.

Geriatric emergency department planned for Upstate’s Community campus

Friday, December 21st, 2012

A James Ciaccio, MD, FACEPEmergency physician James Ciaccio reveals the concept of an emergency department that caters exclusively to senior citizens.   Upstate’s community campus plans to open one in late spring of 2013 with new lighting, better sound-proofing and other enhancements that will improve the experience for older adults, called GEM (Geriatric Emergency Medical) Care.

Dementia in the workplace

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Upstate geriatrician Sharon Brangman describes the differences between normal aging and memory loss and what could signal the signs of an early dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease.  With the current economic times, and people working longer, Dr. Brangman talks about how this may affect the workplace, and how to proceed if you have a concern about yourself or a coworker.

Cancer care for senior citizens

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Oncologist Ajeet Gajra, associate professor of medicine at Upstate and the fellowship director in hematology/oncology, talks about cancer care for senior citizens.  About 60 percent of all cancers and more than 70 percent of all cancer deaths occur in the elderly, yet there is a lack of data regarding risks and benefits of cancer therapy in these older adults.

OASIS program celebrates 30th anniversary

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Lauren FeiglinMarilyn PinskyLauren Feiglin, executive director of the Syracuse OASIS program and Marilyn Pinsky, former commissioner, Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth and the state president of AARP, celebrate the 30th anniversary of the national OASIS program.  OASIS is a unique educational program for mature adults who want to continue to grow, learn and be productive during the best years of their lives.  Membership is free and open to anyone 50 or older. Join now, or call 464-6555 for mere information.

7/29/12 Hepatitis C testing for all baby-boomers

Friday, July 27th, 2012

David P Paar, MD Kelly Flood Dr. David Paar, medical director of Upstate’s Designated AIDS Center, and Kelley Flood, assistant program director and social worker, talk about Hepatitis C, and the recommendation that all baby-boomers get tested for the virus.

Grant Funded Services at the Designated AIDS Center.

3/25/12 End of life care

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Patricia Knox, NPNurse Practitioner Patricia Knox explains palliative care, a comprehensive service for hospitalized patients and their families dealing with serious, chronic, or terminal illnesses.   Palliative care helps patients deal with physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, and supports families by helping them with questions and concerns.

Read more about:
The palliative care conference: Palliative Care – Across Health Care Settings and Palliative Care Services at Upstate University Hospital