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HealthLink on Air radio show: Jan. 3, 2016

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

January 3, 2016

Upstate cardiologist Harold Smulyan, MD, and infectious disease expert Donald Blair, MD, take a historical look at a deadly heart infection. Upstate assistant vice president Thomas Pelis shares how big institutions, such as Upstate Medical University, are going green. Bioethics and humanities assistant professor Thomas Curran, MD, and associate professor Robert Olick, JD, PhD, discuss the importance of the health care proxy.

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A visit from the healing muse: ‘Something Lovely as the Rain’

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Deirdre Neilen, PhD, shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal, “The Healing Muse,” every Sunday on “HealthLink on Air.” Neilen is the editor of the annual publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays and visual art focused on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing. Read The Healing Muse Cafe Blog.



Today’s selection is “Something Lovely as the Rain” by Sean Thomas Dougherty and can be found in “The Healing Muse, Volume 15.” Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today.

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A visit from the healing muse: ‘The Breath Mirror’

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Deirdre Neilen, PhD, shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal, “The Healing Muse,” every Sunday on “HealthLink on Air.” Neilen is the editor of the annual publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays and visual art focused on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing. Read The Healing Muse Cafe Blog.



Today’s selection is “The Breath MIrror” by Joanne Clarkson and can be found in “The Healing Muse, Volume 15.” Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today.

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A visit from the healing muse: ‘This Time I’m in the Hospital as a Volunteer’

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Deirdre Neilen, PhD, shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal, “The Healing Muse,” every Sunday on “HealthLink on Air.” Neilen is the editor of the annual publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays and visual art focused on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing. Read The Healing Muse Cafe Blog.



Today’s selection is “This Time I’m in the Hospital as a Volunteer” by Andrew Schep and can be found in “The Healing Muse, Volume 15.” Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today.

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A visit from the healing muse: ‘The First One Hundred Years’

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Deirdre Neilen, PhD, shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal, “The Healing Muse,” every Sunday on “HealthLink on Air.” Neilen is the editor of the annual publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays and visual art focused on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing. Read The Healing Muse Cafe Blog.



Today’s selection is “The First One Hundred Years” by Jack Hopper and can be found in “The Healing Muse, Volume 15.” Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today.

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A visit from the healing muse: ‘Rainfall and a Darkening Sky,’ ‘Sunflower, An Ode’

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Deirdre Neilen, PhD, shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal, “The Healing Muse,” every Sunday on “HealthLink on Air.” Neilen is the editor of the annual publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays and visual art focused on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing. Read The Healing Muse Cafe Blog.



Today’s selections are “Rainfall and a Darkening Sky” and “Sunflower, An Ode” by Mary Jo Balestreri and can be found in “The Healing Muse, Volume 15.” Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today.

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A visit from the healing muse: ‘Late November Halcyon,’ ‘No Idle King,’ ‘The One Thing’

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Deirdre Neilen, PhD, shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal, “The Healing Muse,” every Sunday on “HealthLink on Air.” Neilen is the editor of the annual publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays and visual art focused on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing. Read The Healing Muse Cafe Blog.



Today’s selections are “Late November Halcyon,” “No Idle King” and “The One Thing” by Bruce Bennett and can be found in “The Healing Muse, Volume 15.” Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today.

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A look at how big institutions are going green

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Thomas Pelis

Environmental concerns are now built into the way many big institutions work, and the results can also save money. Thomas Pelis, assistant vice president for facilities and planning sustainability at Upstate, decribes the medical university’s “holistic” process of constructing buildings to conserve water, recycling medical instruments to save money or food waste to cut trash disposal costs and looks at where this might lead in the future.

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Urban gardening yields multifaceted harvest

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Urban gardening programs can yield more than just fresh produce — they can unite neighborhoods, teach life skills and promote healthy eating and social justice. Several organizations in Syracuse sponsor gardening projects and also work together to promote the idea. Upstate pediatricians Travis Hobart, MD (left), and Joseph Nimeh, MD, describe how their interests in gardening and promoting health led them to join the process.

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HealthLink on Air radio show: December 6, 2015

Friday, December 4th, 2015

December 6, 2015

radio showPhysical therapist Patrick VanBeveren talks about lifelong brain health. Transplant surgeon Rainer Gruessner, MD, discusses kidney and pancreas transplant options. Pediatricians Travis Hobart, MD, and Joseph Nimeh, MD, explain how food relates to social justice and nutrition.

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HealthLink on Air radio show: November 29, 2015

Friday, November 27th, 2015

November 29, 2015

Nurse practitioner Katherine “Kitty” Leonard and professor of nursing Melanie Kalman, PhD, discuss research into the meaning of touch to patients undergoing chemotherapy. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin gives an overview of sugars and sweeteners. Pediatric anesthesiologist Joseph Resti, MD, tells about providing anesthesiology to children.

 

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Check Up From the Neck Up: Erring on the side of kindness

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, talks about being approached by a homeless man who asked, “Spare change for a cup of coffee, Sir?” How to respond, without fostering dependency? How to respond, by erring on the side of kindness?

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