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HealthLink on Air radio show: December 13, 2015

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

December 13, 2015

Upstate pediatrician Beth Nelsen, MD, discusses the new screening guidelines for children and adolescents. Health sciences librarian Cristina Pope tells about the Healthy Pets Project. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin gives advice on holiday eating.

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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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Pets offer a way to learn about healthy living

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Cristina PopePeople can feel so bombarded with messages about their health that they stop listening. But they might listen to a message about their pet’s health. That’s the “back door” to teaching people about their own health, says the director of Upstate’s Health Sciences Library, Cristina Pope, who has started The Healthy Pet Project with funding from the National Institutes of Health. Through seminars at local libraries, people learn how to care for their cats and dogs, but also how closely their pets’ needs and diseases parallel their own.

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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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Simple steps can keep brain active well into old age

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

It’s never too late to maintain an active brain, says Patrick VanBeveren, DPT, the physical therapy supervisor at The Centers at St. Camillus rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility. VanBeveren, who formerly taught at Upstate, explains how physical activity, good nutrition and stress reduction are the “big three” for lifelong brain health. He describes simple ways to start — taking short walks, eliminating any unhealthy food from your diet and setting aside a few minutes to relax on a regular basis.

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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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HealthLink on Air radio show: November 22, 2015

Friday, November 20th, 2015

November 22, 2015

Gynecologist Renee Mestad, MD, tells about the new medication designed to boost a woman’s libido. Endovascular neurosurgeon Grahame Gould, MD, discusses advances in stroke treatment. Philip Rose, a program coordinator at the Prevention Network of Central New York, provides an update on underage drinking. Orthopedic surgeon William Lavelle, MD, tells how to deal with a muscle pull, or knot, in a shoulder.

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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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HealthLink on Air radio show: October 25, 2015

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

October 25, 2015:

On this week’s edition of Upstate Medical University‘s “HealthLink on Air”: Pediatrician Ann Botash, MD, addresses child sexual abuse. Project manager Jeanette Zoeckler talks about occupational dangers that low-wage workers face. Psychiatrist Ronald Pies, MD, discusses whether mental illness is linked to violence.

 

 

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Check Up from the Neck Up: Halloween is a treat for families

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, shares one of his cherished family memories, celebrating Halloween when his sons were young, in this week’s Check Up from the Neck Up.

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How to safely dispose of needles, other sharp medical devices and expired or unused medications

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Nine law-enforcement offices throughout Onondaga County are now collection sites for needles, other sharp medical devices and expired or unused medications, thanks to a new effort to reduce availability and accessibility of drugs. Gail Banach, the director of public education and communication for the Upstate New York Poison Center, explains how the program works and points to guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration for the safe disposal of medications. 

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Most teens avoid alcohol, but a quarter of underage youth still drink, sometimes bingeing

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Host Linda Cohen with Philip Rose

Even though the message that alcohol can harm young people is getting through, a quarter of those under the legal age still drink alcohol. Among them, binge drinking and a rise in female drinking have been noted, according to Philip Rose, program coordinator for underage drinking for the Prevention Network of Central New York. Bad decisions, risky behaviors and harm to the still-developing adolescent brain are all consequences of alcohol use, and peer and other pressures glamorize alcohol, Rose says. Still, he says, parents, teachers and other adults can wield influence by modeling good behavior, developing a trusting relationship with their children and talking frankly about alcohol.

 

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