Upstate cardiologist Harold Smulyan, MD collaborated with a retired former colleague to investigate what killed Wizard of Oz author and Chittenango native L. Frank Baum in 1919. It was congestive heart failure. Their paper, which was recently published, explores what tools physicians had at their disposal to treat heart problems in the early 1900s, and what the thinking and beliefs were regarding heart disease at that time. Dr. Smulyan shares how he got involved in such a project, how he conducted research by sifting through Baum’s papers at Syracuse University’s Bird library, and what he discovered about medicine 100 years ago.
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Rosemary Rochford PhD is widely known for her research on Burkitt’s Lymphoma, the most common childhood cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. She will talk about the cancer challenges in developing countries, how the cancer registry programs work, the main types of cancers that exist in Africa and how they differ from those in the United States. Rochford is professor & chair of Microbiology & Immunology and recently appointed vice president for research at Upstate.
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Cynthia 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.
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Peter Blanck, PhD, JD, University Professor and chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University, discusses the civil rights of people with disabilities, including the basis and history of the discrimination.
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Jay Scott, director of education programs for Upstate’s Emergency Medicine Department, is joined by Dr. Arthur Vercillo, local surgeon and regional president of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, to discuss a $30,000 grant from Excellus that will pay for EKG machines for volunteer rescue squads across Central New York. The grant will provide life-saving cardiac care equipment for ambulance and rescue squads across five counties.
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.
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Rheumatologist Jianghong Yu and registered nurse Arlene Stefanko share new healthcare options available for people with cancer and rheumatology – including osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, and auto immune diseases like Lupus – in the Cortland area.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 607-749-2640.
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For many years, Upstate medical professionals have staffed the infirmary at the New York State Fair. Upstate’s Dr. Jeremy Joslin is the medical director of the infirmary and Jay Scott is the director of operations. They are in the studio to talk about the state-or-the-art facility and what is it set up to handle.
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Upstate’s hyperbaric medicine division provides medical expertise for Jefferson County Special Tactics and Rescue Team (STAR). Dr. Marvin Heyboer III, medical director of Upstate’s Wound Care Program and Hyperbaric Medicine, talks about the partnership that will help to provide outstanding healthcare to victims of water-related accidents.
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