Pediatric endocrinologist Roberto 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.
Upstate pulmonologist Robert Lenox shares a new treatment option available for individuals suffering from severe, persistent asthma. It’s called bronchial thermoplasty, and doctors say it can greatly improve the life of asthma sufferers, by lessening their dependence on harsh drugs and keeping them out of the emergency room for breathing troubles. Upstate University Hospital is the only hospital in New York state outside of New York City to offer this procedure.
Internist Apurv Khanna, director of the Hypertension Clinic at Upstate, talks about ‘resistant hypertension’, or high blood pressure that is difficult to control. Dr. Khanna will discuss the reasons for this condition and the testing and treatment the clinic provides.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Upstate Connect 1-800-464-8668
Pediatric infectious disease specialist Joseph Domachowske discusses the issue of antibiotic resistance – how it is affecting more and more diseases, including e coli and gonorrhea – and whether there is anything we can do to make it better.
Pulmonologist Ran Anbar talks about cystic fibrosis – what it is and how we have treated it up until now - and reveals an exiting new drug that treats its underlying cause, rather than just the symptoms.
Onondaga County Health Commissioner Cynthia Morrow and Upstate’s Dr. Donna Bacchi discuss the two vaccines that are available to prevent the human papilloma virus (HPV) that cause most cervical cancers.
Cynthia Morrow MD, MPH and Donna Bacchi MD, MPH: Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine[ 0.01 MB ]Play Now | Download