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HealthLink on Air radio show: December 27, 2015

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Professor of psychiatry Stephen Faraone, PhD, provides an update on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Concussion expert Brian Rieger, PhD, tells about winter head injuries. Pulmonologist Lawrence Kurlandsky, MD (retired), explains his research into Christmas tree syndrome. And pediatrician Steven Blatt, MD, discusses what to do about dry skin.


Will early exposure to peanut products reduce allergies later in life?

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Deborah A Goldman, MDDeborah 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.


Human Enterovirus 68 is a growing problem in U.S.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Jana Shaw, MD MPHPediatrician Jana Shaw, MD, MPH, explains human enterovirus 68 (HEV68), a virus that is becoming a growing problem across the country, as well as here in central New York.  It presents like the common cold, and those children with asthma are impacted because of the respiratory complications. Read the story: Human enterovirus 68: Severe respiratory illness expected to hit kids across the U.S.


Living well with Diabetes and Celiac disease

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Beth HillsonBeth 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  Original air date 11/27/11


‘Healthy Eats’ – Foods that help fight inflammation

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, tells us how to protect our immune system by eating a variety of foods that help fight inflammation. 


‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – Seasonal changes bring increase in difficulty breathing calls

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Derek R Cooney, MD, FF/NREMT-P, FACEPUpstate’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.


Upstate offers new procedure for treating severe, persistent asthma

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Upstate pulmonologist Robert Lenox MDRobert 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.

Read the story: Upstate offers new procedure for treating severe, persistent asthma

For more information, call 315-464-3835 (Upstate University Hospital’s downtown campus) or 315-492-5804 (Upstate’s Community campus).


12/11/11 Season’s Sneezings – Christmas tree molds may prompt allergies

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Lawrence Kurlandsky, MDPulmonologist 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.

Read Dr. Kurlandsky’s study (for a fee): Identification of mold on seasonal indoor coniferous trees