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‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – Cold weather injuries

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Jeremy D Joslin, MD, FAWMDr. 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. 

Upstate trauma surgeon seeks to reduce violence in our community

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

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.


Upstate medical graduate performs high profile double arm transplant

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Patrick Basile, MD2003 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.


‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – Tests you are likely to face in the emergency room

Monday, January 7th, 2013

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.

‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – When you suspect a stroke, timing is everything

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Eric M Deshaies, MD To begin our new segment ‘What’s Your Emergency’, Dr. Derek Cooney , director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, and Dr. Eric Deshaies, director of the Upstate Neurovascular Institute, will discuss the signs and symptoms of stroke, what to do and where to go if you suspect your are having a stroke.

Upstate University Hospital’s Stroke Center

Geriatric emergency department planned for Upstate’s Community campus

Friday, December 21st, 2012

A James Ciaccio, MD, FACEPEmergency physician James Ciaccio reveals the concept of an emergency department that caters exclusively to senior citizens.   Upstate’s community campus plans to open one in late spring of 2013 with new lighting, better sound-proofing and other enhancements that will improve the experience for older adults, called GEM (Geriatric Emergency Medical) Care.

When patients leave the emergency room against medical advice

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Jay Brenner MDDr. Jay Brenner, assistant director of the emergency department at Upstate’s Community campus, talks about what happens when patients walk out of the emergency room against medical advice (ADA).

Introducing new segment called ‘What’s Your Emergency?’

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Dr. Derek Cooney, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, rolls out a new segment on HealthLink On Air called ‘What’s Your Emergency?’.  The goal of the segment is to talk about the many reasons people seek emergency care, and help listeners determine how serious their situation is, when to call an ambulance, when to go to the emergency room and what to expect while you’re there.

‘Peds to Parents’ – Advances in pediatric emergency medicine

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Richard M Cantor, MD, FAAP, FACEPDr. Richard Cantor, director of the Pediatric Emergency Departmentat Upstate Medical University, explains the importance of an emergency department with physicians specially trained in pediatric emergency medicine.  He talks about how to make the decision to take your child to the emergency room, how to prepare for your trip, and what to expect when you arrive.  He also describes the remarkable advances in diagnosis, pain management, and family oriented care. Upstate is the only dedicated pediatric emergency department and Level I Trauma Center in the region and, as such, specialize in the care of ill and injured children.

Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers

8/19/12 Unique services available at Upstate for scuba diving injuries

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Dr. Derek Cooney, director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Disaster Medicine at Upstate, talks about the unique Hyperbaric Medicine Services available at Upstate University Hospital for people who are injured in scuba diving accidents.

7/22/12 New concussion legislation

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Brian Rieger PhDPsychologist Brian Rieger, director of Upstate’s Concussion Management Program, talks about the diagnosis and treatment of a concussion, defined as a mild traumatic brain injury that occurs when the normal functioning of the brain is disrupted by a blow or jolt to the head.  There is a new law in New York State that requires schools to develop a concussion team consisting of parents, school and medical providers, which is modeled after the REAP Concussion Management Program.

7/15/12 Physician response team at Upstate

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Dereck Cooney, MDDr. Derek Cooney, director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Disaster Medicine at Upstate, talks about the EMS Physician Response Team staffed by Upstate. Emergency physicians are available to respond with a specially outfitted vehicle to major disasters in the Syracuse area.