Deborah Goldman, MD, talks about the recently published study suggesting that peanut allergies can be curbed if parents expose infants to peanut products. This suggestion is the opposite of what has been standard practice, she explains. Goldman is an assistant professor of pediatrics and the division chief of gastroenterology and nutrition at Upstate.
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Beth Hillson, gluten-free chef and founder of the Gluten-Free Pantry, talks about living well with Diabetes and Celiac Disease. Hillson, diagnosed with celiac disease in 1976, is president of the American Celiac Disease Alliance and a food editor of Living Without magazine. Read Beth’s blog at GlutenFreeMakeovers.com. Original air date 11/27/11
Upstate’s Director of Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine Derek Cooney, MD explains why difficulty breathing calls increase as the seasons change, when to seek medical help, and what to expect from the paramedics en route to the hospital and when you reach the hospital.
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Upstate pulmonologist Robert Lenox shares a new treatment option available for individuals suffering from severe, persistent asthma. It’s called bronchial thermoplasty, and doctors say it can greatly improve the life of asthma sufferers, by lessening their dependence on harsh drugs and keeping them out of the emergency room for breathing troubles. Upstate University Hospital is the only hospital in New York state outside of New York City to offer this procedure.
Pulmonologist Larry Kurlandsky (retired) lead a team of Upstate doctors who researched the molds that are commonly found on Christmas trees. The team concluded that molds are prevalent on the conifers and may be responsible for the epidemic peaks of respiratory illness that occur the weeks before and after Dec. 25.
Dr. Kurlandsky offers tips and suggestions on what to do this holiday season if you suffer with these symptoms.