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Expert Advice: What to do if you think your child has ADHD

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Stephen Faraone, PhDAdvice for parents: Do you think your child may have ADHD?

If you believe your child may have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, “the most important thing is not to wait,” says scientist Stephen Faraone, PhD.

Faraone, a professor in Upstate’s departments of psychiatry and neurosciences and physiology, has authored more than 700 journal articles, editorials, chapters and books. In this 3 ½-minute segment, he explains what he would tell a parent who is concerned that his or her child may have ADHD.


Expert Advice: What to expect at a neurological exam

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Lawrence Chin, MDIf you’re feeling anxious about an upcoming neurological exam, “take a deep breath, and try not to be scared,” says Dr. Larry Chin. Realize that a referral to a neurologist or neurosurgeon simply means that your doctor is seeking advice.
Chin directs Upstate Medical University’s Department of Neurosurgery and also oversees the Gamma Knife Center and the Neuro Oncology Program at Upstate University Hospital.
In this 3 ½-minute segment, he shares how to prepare for a neurological exam and what to expect during the office visit.


Expert Advice: When to take an aging loved one’s car keys away

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Sharon Brangman, MD

Upstate geriatrician Sharon Brangman, MD, offers advice on how to determine when it’s time to take an aging loved one’s car keys away.


‘Expert Advice’: How to move a new medical idea forward

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Robert J Corona Jr, DO,MBARobert Corona, DO, explains how the new Upstate MIND center will help transform innovative ideas in the medical field into useful, tangible ways to improve the human condition and the delivery of health care. In addition to leading the center, Corona is professor and chair of pathology at Upstate Medical University.


‘Expert Advice’: New immunization guidelines

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Pediatrician Steven Blatt, mdSteven Blatt, MD, explains what the new immunization guidelines mean.


Expert Advice: ‘What to do for a knot in your shoulder’

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

William F Lavelle, MDUpstate orthopedic surgeon William Lavelle, MD, gives us some simple advice for what to do when you have a “knot” in your shoulder. Lavelle is an assistant professor of adult and pediatric spine and scoliosis surgery at Upstate Medical University. Learn more about the Upstate Bone and Joint Center, the most comprehensive orthopedic center in Central New York.


‘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.


‘Expert Advice’: What to do if you are in a car crash

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

William F Paolo, MD Emergency physician William Paolo, MD offers expert advice on what to do if you are involved in a car crash to keep yourself and others safe from further harm.


‘Expert Advice’: Your personal health information

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Upstate University Hospital chief medical information officer Neal Seidberg, MD, talks about a new era of technology where people are using wearable devices such as Fitbit™ to track daily activities and calories burned.  Seidberg says this type of personal information, if desired, may some day be shared directly with your healthcare provider’s electronic medical records.

Upstate’s electronic medical records system, called MyChart, is a secure, password protected account accessible exclusively to the patient, that allows them to securely access test results, request prescripton renewals, view recent clinic visits and request appointments.  For more information, visit mychart.upstate.edu, FAQ’s or call our MyChart Patient Support Line at 1-800-231-6899.  Read the “What’s Up At Upstate” blog: Why electronic medical records are good for patients


‘Expert Advice’: What should you do if a tooth gets knocked out?

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Patrick B Smith, DDS,

What should you do if a tooth gets knocked out? Patrick Smith, DDS, explains that you have to work quickly. We may not realize it, but our teeth are alive….and salvaging them if they get knocked out requires swift action. Smith is the assistant professor and residency program director for the dental clinic at Upstate and he provides this installment of Expert Advice from the experts at Upstate.

‘Expert Advice’: What you need to know about frostbite

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

William Paolo, MDEmergency physician William Paolo, MD, tells us what we need to know about frostbite – how to recognize it and tips to prevent it, in this installment of Expert Advice from the experts at Upstate.


‘Expert Advice’ – What should you do about dry skin in the winter?

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Steven D Blatt, MDDr. Steven Blatt says to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize during the cold weather months to avoid the common problem of dry, cracked skin. Blatt is director of the General Pediatric Division at Upstate and he provides this installment of Expert Advice from the experts at Upstate.