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Expert Advice: The role of sonography in pregnancy

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Lisa AllenFrom the thrill of finding out the gender of your unborn child to the monitoring of fetal health, sonography plays a crucial role in prenatal care, says Lisa Allen, medical sonographer and ultrasound coordinator at Upstate Medical University’s Regional Perinatal Center. Allen tells what expectant parents can expect from an ultrasound procedure.


Expert Advice: how to help someone who has suffered a stroke and is hospitalized

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Bernadette Dunn, MDJust coming for a visit and showing support is one of the many ways to help a friend or relative who is hospitalized after a stroke, says Bernadette Dunn, MD. She is a clinical instructor in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Upstate Medical University who is board certified in the new subspecialty of brain injury medicine.


Expert Advice: What to expect when you go for a hearing assessment

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Brian Nicholas, MDIn this installment of Expert Advice, Brian Nicholas, MD, assistant professor or otolaryngology and communciation sciences at Upstate Medical University, outlines how to prepare for a hearing assessment, as well as how a child’s testing differs from an adult’s.


Expert Advice: What happens after you test positive for HIV?

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Elizabeth Reddy, MDIn this installment of Expert Advice, Elizabeth Reddy, MD, the medical director of the Designated AIDS Center Clinic at Upstate, explains what happens after a person tests positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.


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.