Upstate’s Director of Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine Derek Cooney, MD explains why difficulty breathing calls increase as the seasons change, when to seek medical help, and what to expect from the paramedics en route to the hospital and when you reach the hospital.
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Upstate’s Director of Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine Derek Cooney, MD is joined by James Ciaccio, MD to talk about a new geriatric emergency medicine unit called “GEM Care – senior emergency department”. The unit, led by Ciaccio, is housed in a dedicated section of the emergency department at Upstate University Hospital, Community campus, and will provide a calm, measured approach to care in a quiet environment specifically designed for seniors who may agitate or confuse easily, and may have trouble expressing themselves.
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Richard Cantor, MD, director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Upstate, rolls out a new segment on HealthLink On Air called ‘Peds to Parents’. We will talk with pediatric professionals from the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital on topics of interest to parents and caregivers. This segment focuses on how to keep children safe and out of the emergency department as the weather warms, including the usual hazards such as lawn mowers, chemicals and pesticides, bikes, skateboards, and pools. Read Peds to Parents, a blog from pediatricians at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital to parents. Safe Kids Upstate NY
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Bill Cross, PhD, will discuss somatic experiencing therapy, which is aimed at relieving and resolving the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental and physical trauma-related health problems by focusing on the client’s perceived body sensations, or somatic experiences. Cross is a New York state- licensed marriage and family therapist and an officer at the Zen Center of Syracuse, where he teaches conscious stress reduction. Dr. Cross may be reached at 315-474-3762.
Dr. Derek Cooney, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, is joined by orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Lavelle, to present another edition of ‘What’s Your Emergency?’ addressing neck and back injuries – potential causes and conditions, symptoms, and when to seek emergency care.
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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.
Dr. Derek Cooney, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, presents another edition of ‘What’s Your Emergency?’. Dr. Cooney is joined by Troy Hogue, paramedic and Syracuse area manager for Rural/Metro Medical Services, to sort out when to call for an ambulance, how best to do that, and what to expect along the way.
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Dr. Derek Cooney, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, and Dr. Jeremy Joslin, director of the Wilderness & Expedition Medicine program at Upstate present another edition of ‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – Cold weather injuries. They discuss the typical injuries seen in the emergency room at this time of year, such as hypothermia and frost bite, and the emergency steps taken to prevent further damage.
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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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2003 Upstate College of Medicine graduate Dr. Patrick Basile describes a remarkable 13-hour double arm transplant he performed, as part of a large team, on an infantryman who lost all four limbs in Iraq. Dr. Basile, who is the assistant chief of plastic surgery and director of microsurgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, was on campus to address the Upstate medical community.
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Dr. Derek Cooney, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, presents another edition of ‘What’s Your Emergency?’. He discusses the different tests that are likely to be ordered when you come to the emergency department – from the most common blood work, radiological tests and other tests (pregnancy tests, blood sugar, etc.) that are frequently ordered.
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