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‘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’ – 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’ – Infant mortality in the black community

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Cynthia Morrow, MD MPHCynthia Morrow, MD, MPH, commissioner of health for Onondaga County, joins us to talk about infant mortality in the black community, and what Onondaga County is doing to address the needs of women and children. Onondaga County’s Syracuse Healthy Start Program offers services for infants, children, new moms and families.  For more resources and information visit onhealthyfamilies.com

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


Upstate trauma surgeon seeks to reduce violence in our community

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Upstate trauma surgeon Dr. Fahd Ali too often sees the results of violence in our community.  He suggests that those violent behaviors are just a symptom of the underlying problems that face our society today, including mental health issues and video games and movies that desensitize and glamorize violence.  Dr. Ali has established a program within the correctional system that works to educate youthful offenders before it’s too late to turn their lives around.

 


‘Peds to Parents’ – The dangers of magnetic ingestion

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Manoochehr Karjoo, MD Pediatric Gastroenterologist Manoochehr Karjoo talks about one of the most dangerous items that young children ingest -  small magnets commonly found in so many children’s toys. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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

 


Child safety offerings at Upstate’s Fall Festival and Health Fair

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Amanda GriffinUpstate pediatric neurosurgeon Zulma Tovar-Spinoza is joined by Amanda Griffin from the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and Rose Walsh from Child Care Solutions, to talk about child safety.  Free bike helmets and car seat safety checks will be available at the Fall Festival and Health Fair at Upstate University Hospital’s Community campus on Sept. 29.  The event will feature free child safety helmets, car seat safety checks, safe kids ID cards, food and entertainment. Read more about Safe Kids Upstate NY.


4/29/12 McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Ann Botash, MDPediatrician Ann Botash and child advocate Julie Cecile discuss the various forms of child abuse – neglect, physical, emotional and sexual, and tell us how to recognize the symptoms.

Read more about:
McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center

To Report Suspected Child Abuse:
If a child is in immediate danger, Call 911
Onondaga County Hotline: 315-422-9701
New York State Hotline: 800-342-3720


3/25/12 Lead poisoning in children

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Pediatrician Howard L Weinberger, MDHoward Weinberger, Medical Director of the Central/Eastern NY State Regional Lead Poisoning Resource Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, discusses the problem of lead poisoning in children.

Read more about:
The Central/Eastern New York Lead Poisoning Resource Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital



8/28/11 Bike Helmet Safety

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Zulma Tovar-Spinoza

Pediatric neurosurgeon Zulma Tovar-Spinoza discusses bike helmet safety and how to get one free of charge at the New York State Fair on September 3rd.