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Dance classes for people with Parkinson’s

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

A dance class for people with Parkinson’s disease improves balance, gait and strength. Part of the Movement for Healthy Aging program, the classes are held every Thursday, and they are free. For details, email Syracuse University organizer Tumay Tunur, PhD at tumaytunur@yahoo.com

‘Healthy Eats’: Snacking

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Maureen Franklin, RDUpstate University Hospital dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, provides some advice about sensible snacking.

‘Healthy Eats’: Nutrients in vegetables

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Maureen Franklin, RDUpstate University Hospital dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, reveals the nutritional benefits of vegetables

‘Healthy Eats’: Holiday Eating

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Maureen Franklin, RDUpstate University Hospital dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, shares some tips for healthy holiday eating.

‘Healthy Eats’: The effects of sugar in our diets

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Maureen Franklin, RDUpstate University Hospital registered dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, talks about the effects of sugar in our diets, how to reduce daily intake, and whether we should cut it out completely. Read the story: This is What Happens When You Give Up Sugar for One Year.

The 7-minute workout

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Carol Sames PhD

Exercise physiologist Carol Sames, PhD, talks about the new ” 7-minutes workout” everyone’s been talking about, and the benefits and contraindications of high intensity circuit training (HICT). Sames is associate professor, College of Health Professions and director of the Vitality! Fitness Program at Upstate Medical University.

Fitness enthusiast tackles a triathlon

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Heather NelsonUpstate graduate student and fitness enthusiast Heather Nelson shares her inspirational story of how she trained, and eventually finished first place for her age group and tied for fourth overall, in her first Iron Girl triathlon. Read the blog: Upstate students show their mettle in Iron Girl triathlon

Staving off Alzheimer’s with exercise

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

http://www.upstate.edu/search/?tab=people&ID=aversd Dale Avers, DPT, explains that the key to staving off Alzheimer’s is maintaining a healthy brain – through exercise and mental stimulation. Avers is associate professor in the department of Physical Therapy Education, College of Health Professions at Upstate Medical University. Read the story in What’s Up at Upstate blog: How to stave off Alzheimer’s with exercise

‘Healthy Eats’: Summertime food safety

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Upstate University Hospital registered dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, gives some quick and easy tips for safe and healthy grilling and enjoying the foods of summer! Read more at homefoodsafety.org

‘Healthy Eats’: Food safety for moms-to-be

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Juliann Mellen, RDJuliann Mellen, RD, Upstate registered dietitian and certified diabetic educator, reinforces the importance of  eating healthy during pregnancy, but cautions that not all foods are safe, and foodborne illness is a serious issue. Read more: FoodSafety.gov

Screenings for women’s health

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Certified nurse midwife Heather Shannon walks us through the recommended health screenings for women at different stages of life. Learn more about: Upstate University Hospital’s Midwifery ProgramGuidelines for screening tests and vaccines, from www.womanshealth.gov.

‘Healthy Eats’: What to eat after bariatric surgery

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

jessica planer, rdRegistered dietitian Jessica Planer, RD, who specializes in the care of bariatric patients, emphasizes the importance of following dietary guidelines after bariatric surgery.  She shares the types of foods and how much you can eat at each meal to provide balanced meals that help prevent nutrient deficiencies and preserve muscle tissue.  For more information about Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program, call (315) 492-5036.