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‘Healthy Eats’ – Foods that help fight inflammation

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, tells us how to protect our immune system by eating a variety of foods that help fight inflammation. 

You are what you drink

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Donna Bacchi, MD MPHIn our ‘Public Health Today’ segment, Donna Bacchi, MD, MPH, chair of Upstate’s Public Health and Preventive Medicine Department, asks us to consider the health benefits — or lack of –  in a variety of available beverages, and helps us consider which are the healthiest choices.

Adrenal insufficiency 101

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Pediatric endocrinologist Roberto E Izquierdo, MDRoberto Izquierdo presents ‘adrenal insufficiency 101′ — what are the adrenal glands, who does this condition affect, how do you know you have it, and what happens during emergencies of illness or injury. He will explain why corticosteroids are kept on hand for people who have this condition.

Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Joslin

Living with someone who has diabetes

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Paula Trief, PhD Dr. Paula Trief contends that good communication is the key to living with someone who has diabetes.  She explains the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, new technologies used to control blood sugar, ways for families to get involved such as healthy meal preparation and when to step in in emergency situations.

For more information about Dr. Trief’s study Improving Diabetes Outcomes: The Diabetes Support Project, call 315-464-5619 or 315-464-3133.

Upstate participates in clinical trial of first-of-its-kind insulin pump

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Dr. Ruth Weinstock, professor of medicine and medical director of the Joslin Diabetes Center at Upstate, talks about a new breakthrough in the treatment of diabetes. She is the principal investigator in a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a first-of-its-kind insulin pump for the U.S. market that addresses hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes.

For more information about the clinical trial (ASPIRE – Automation to Simulate Pancreatic Insulin REsponse) , call 464-9007.

4/15/12 What women need to know about thyroid disease

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Roberto E Izquierdo, MDPediatric endocrinologist Roberto Izquierdo talks about thyroid cancer – the fastest growing cancer in women – and the theory that this increase could be related to the use of dental xrays and mammograms.

Read more about: The Joslin Diabetes Center at Upstate Medical University

11/27/11 Living well with Diabetes and Celiac disease

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Beth HillsonBeth Hillson, gluten-free chef and founder of the Gluten-Free Pantry, talks about living well with Diabetes and Celiac Disease. Hillson, diagnosed with celiac disease in 1976, is president of the American Celiac Disease Alliance and a food editor of Living Without magazine.

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