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HealthLink on Air radio show: February 14, 2016

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

February 14, 2016

Upstate radiologist Santiago Miro, MD, tells what’s new in lung cancer screening on this week’s show. Then, Connie Gregory and Aldrine Ashong-Katai tell about a partnership that aims to improve health disparities in public housing neighborhoods, and Upstate pediatric anesthesiologist Joseph Resti, MD, goes over what to expect when a baby or older child faces surgery.

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Upstate trains advocates to spread healthy messages through neighborhoods

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Through a partnership with the Syracuse Housing Authority, Upstate is helping to reduce health disparities in public housing neighborhoods. Connie Gregory (at right) and Aldrine Ashong-Katai explain how resident health advocates are trained in important chronic health and social conditions and asked to share the information with their neighbors. “People are more apt to listen to people they can relate to,” explains Ashong-Katai. He and Gregory work in Upstate’s office of diversity and inclusion.

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HealthLink on Air radio show: Jan. 10, 2016

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

January 10, 2016

Upstate urologist Rakesh Khanna, MD, addresses prostate cancer. Upstate physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists Margaret Turk, MD, and Robert Weber, MD, tell what patients can expect from a rehabilitation team. Syracuse University earth sciences professor Donald Siegel, PhD, explores the scientific evidence on hydraulic fracturing.

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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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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.

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Reasonable expectations a key to happier holidays

Friday, December 18th, 2015

One source of stress is believing you don’t have enough time, money or energy. Those feelings can hit as people deal with the “extra stuff” of the holiday season, such as socializing, decorating and gift giving, says Upstate psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD. To keep the holidays positive, he suggests that people set realistic expectations, do what worked well in the past, learn to say no and take time to regroup. Making simple, personal connections is a better idea than aiming for perfection, he adds.

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HealthLink on Air radio show: December 20, 2015

Friday, December 18th, 2015

December 20, 2015

Gynecologist Renee Mestad, MD, goes over the current contraceptive options. Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, talks about how to survive holiday stress. Elizabeth Sapio from the  Safe Kids Upstate NY Coalition gives tips on keeping kids safe from accidents at this time of year.

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Check Up From the Neck Up: A honk from above

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Upstate psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, finds inspiration for a nostalgic and poignant recollection that takes him and his listeners from long ago encounter with his father to the present day, evoking the power of memory and the personal associations we all make.

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Preventing accidental harm to kids a challenge during holidays

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Securing a baby in a car seat or preventing a toddler from choking require added vigilance during the holiday season, as new foods, toys and brightly colored objects appear and the weather turns cold, says Elizabeth Sapio, coordinator of the Safe Kids Upstate NY Coalition at the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The program’s website provides information on many ways to keep children safe from accidental injuries and offers links to further resources, says Sapio, who is also the pediatric injury prevention coordinator at Golisano.

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Holiday eating tips include thinking first, choosing well

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Take a moment to think before overeating during the December holiday season and remember you can make healthy choices. That’s the advice of Maureen Franklin, a registered dietitian nutritionist at Upstate, who offers practical tips on how to avoid mindless eating and weight gain while still enjoying yourself.

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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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New screenings for kids include cholesterol, depression, HIV

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

 

Beth Nelsen, MD

New guidelines suggesting that all children be screened for high cholesterol, depression and HIV are based on research showing rising numbers of kids with those problems, explains Upstate pediatrician Beth Nelsen, MD. Ages vary for the screenings — from 9 to 11 for cholesterol, and from 16 to 19 for HIV – which are updated  annually by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Many tests, including for anemia and heart failure, have already been added by pediatricians during checkups, Nelsen said.

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