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HealthLink on Air radio show: January 31, 2016

Friday, January 29th, 2016

January 31, 2016

Upstate urologist Gennady Bratslavsky, MD, joins his patient Erica Searles in telling about a delicate operation to remove a tumor while preserving her adrenal gland. Upstate pediatric rheumatologist Caitlin Sgarlat, DO, and pediatric infectious disease expert Jana Shaw, MD, discuss the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease.

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HealthLink on Air radio show: January 24, 2016

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

January 24, 2016

Registered nurse Deb Polmanteer talks about treatment and options for someone with chronic kidney disease. Upstate urologist Dmitriy Nikolavsky, MD, shares his expertise in surgical repair after gender reassignment surgery, and author Terri Cook tells about the memoir she wrote with her husband about their child’s transition. Syracuse University registered dietitian Tanya Horacek, PhD, explores the factors that influence college student weight gain.

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‘Reach’ program assists those with chronic kidney disease

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Treating chronic kidney disease, which can result from diabetes, high blood pressure and other causes, can involve dialysis and take over the life of a patient and his or her family. That is why at-risk people should be screened, says registered nurse Deb Polmanteer, chronic kidney disease coordinator for the Reach Kidney Care program in Central New York. She describes how this free program — “Reach” stands for Real Engagement Achieving Complete Health — helps patients get support and education to cope with the disease and avoid dialysis if possible. 

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HealthLink on Air radio show: January 17, 2016

Friday, January 15th, 2016

January 17, 2016

Stephen Graziano, MD, Upstate’s division chief of hematology and oncology, shares what’s new in precision medicine. Upstate’s transplant division chief, Rainer Gruessner, MD, explains how pancreas transplants may help some diabetics. And Upstate’s chief nursing officer, Nancy Page, and nurse practitioner Archie McEvers talk about the pursuit of higher levels of training.

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Pancreas transplants could help diabetics

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Upstate‘s new transplant division chief discusses how pancreas transplants would benefit some people with diabetes. Rainer Gruessner, MD, explains that a new pancreas can provide a person with a normal blood sugar level and halt the development of diabetic complications, such as kidney failure. “It’s life saving, but it’s also life enhancing,” he says of the operation. And, improvements in immunosuppressant medications make pancreas transplants an option for more people.

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New transplant surgeon performs kidney, pancreas surgeries

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Upstate‘s new transplant surgery chief, Rainer Gruessner, MD, talks about current kidney transplant options and the various types of pancreas transplants he plans to offer to adults and children. He says a good number of people who need a kidney would also benefit from a new pancreas.

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Upstate expands pediatric diabetes care as rates among youth increase

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Roberto Izquierdo, MDTwenty years ago, Roberto Izquierdo, MD, might have seen one pediatric case of Type 2 diabetes a year; now he sees 20 or 30. The increase is related to rising obesity in children, said Izquierdo, a professor of medicine and pediatrics and associate director of Upstate’s Joslin Diabetes Center. Type 2 diabetes, much more common than Type 1, usually requires changes in the young patient’s dietary, exercise and video-screen habits to avoid problems with kidneys, eyes, nerves and blood vessels that can result from diabetes, he said.

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HealthLink On Air radio show: March 15, 2015

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

HealthLink on Air radio show

Dr. Ruth Weinstock tells about an experimental bionic pancreas that could revolutionize treatment for Type 1 diabetes. Dr. Amy Sanders seeks participants for a national study of a new Alzheimer’s medication. And, Drs. Thomas Bersani and Robert Weisenthal share their efforts to provide eye care in Honduras.

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How the artificial pancreas could improve the lives of people with diabetes

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Ruth S Weinstock, MD, PhDPeople with Type 1 diabetes would not have to check their blood sugar levels 12 times a day or worry about wild fluctuations while they slept if an experimental bionic pancreas works as designed, according to Ruth Weinstock, MD, medical director of Upstate’s Joslin Diabetes Center. She describes how the pancreas works in this interview. “It’s not a cure, but it’s definitely a step forward.” For details on participating in research at Joslin, please call 315-464-9007.

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Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Prateek D Wali, MDPediatric gastroenterologist Prateek Wali, MD, explains the basics of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children – who is affected, what are the causes, how it’s diagnosed and treated, and what Upstate has to offer. Wali is assistant professor of Pediatrics and interim division chief of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Upstate Medical University.  Read more: GI Kids,and Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

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‘Expert Advice’: What to do when you’re first diagnosed with diabetes

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Ruth S Weinstock, MD, PhDRuth Weinstock, MD, PhD, medical director of the Joslin Diabetes Center at Upstate, describes what you should do when first diagnosed with diabetes to help you live a normal, healthy life.

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Study shows diabetes related complications are improving

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Ruth S Weinstock, MD, PhDRuth Weinstock, MD, PhD, medical director of the Joslin Diabetes Center at Upstate, shares an encouraging report from federal researchers that indicates efforts at reducing the complications related to diabetes are paying off.  Read the study: Changes in Diabetes-Related Complications in the United States, 1990–2010  Read the article: For Diabetics, Health Risks Fall Sharply
Call 315-464-9007 for information about getting involved in research, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes…..children or adults.

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