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HealthLink on Air radio show: December 13, 2015

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

December 13, 2015

Upstate pediatrician Beth Nelsen, MD, discusses the new screening guidelines for children and adolescents. Health sciences librarian Cristina Pope tells about the Healthy Pets Project. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin gives advice on holiday eating.

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Urban gardening yields multifaceted harvest

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Urban gardening programs can yield more than just fresh produce — they can unite neighborhoods, teach life skills and promote healthy eating and social justice. Several organizations in Syracuse sponsor gardening projects and also work together to promote the idea. Upstate pediatricians Travis Hobart, MD (left), and Joseph Nimeh, MD, describe how their interests in gardening and promoting health led them to join the process.

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Pets offer a way to learn about healthy living

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Cristina PopePeople can feel so bombarded with messages about their health that they stop listening. But they might listen to a message about their pet’s health. That’s the “back door” to teaching people about their own health, says the director of Upstate’s Health Sciences Library, Cristina Pope, who has started The Healthy Pet Project with funding from the National Institutes of Health. Through seminars at local libraries, people learn how to care for their cats and dogs, but also how closely their pets’ needs and diseases parallel their own.

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HealthLink on Air radio show: December 6, 2015

Friday, December 4th, 2015

December 6, 2015

radio showPhysical therapist Patrick VanBeveren talks about lifelong brain health. Transplant surgeon Rainer Gruessner, MD, discusses kidney and pancreas transplant options. Pediatricians Travis Hobart, MD, and Joseph Nimeh, MD, explain how food relates to social justice and nutrition.

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Simple steps can keep brain active well into old age

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

It’s never too late to maintain an active brain, says Patrick VanBeveren, DPT, the physical therapy supervisor at The Centers at St. Camillus rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility. VanBeveren, who formerly taught at Upstate, explains how physical activity, good nutrition and stress reduction are the “big three” for lifelong brain health. He describes simple ways to start — taking short walks, eliminating any unhealthy food from your diet and setting aside a few minutes to relax on a regular basis.

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HealthLink on Air radio show: November 15, 2015

Monday, November 16th, 2015

November 15, 2015

On this week’s edition of Upstate Medical University‘s “HealthLink on Air”: Bruce Simmons, MD, gives an update on preventing the flu this season. Neurologist Antonio Culebras, MD, talks about how to get enough sleep at all stages of life. Psychiatrists Mantosh Dewan, MD, and Swati Shivale, MD, discuss the art and science of prescribing. Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, provides a Check Up from the Neck Up, and literary journal editor Deirdre Neilen, PhD, reads a selection from the “The Healing Muse.”

 

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How to assess sugars, artificial sweeteners

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Choosing among natural sugars and artificial sweeteners can be daunting. Fortunately, much of the information you need about sweeteners is on the food’s label, allowing you to see the calories, carbohydrates and other nutritional information, says Maureen Franklin, a registered dietitian nutritionist at Upstate. Franklin also explains differences among the various sweeteners and how they can affect individuals differently, as well as the key factors in all dietary decisions.

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Dietary expert discusses nutrition trends, easy tips for better eating at home

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin, who works at Upstate, explains some recent trends and offers practical tips for healthy, affordable eating, including homemade ways to satisfy a busy family with kids. For more information and recipes, she recommends the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “What’s Cooking?” site

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HealthLink On Air radio show: October 4, 2015

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

October 4, 2015:

On this week’s edition of Upstate Medical University’s “HealthLink on Air”: Ramsay Farah, MD, discusses melanoma, the diagnosis former President Jimmy Carter recently disclosed. David Keith, MD, goes over theories of family therapy. Meghan Jacobs, MD, discusses the effects of corporal punishment.

 

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Teens who exercise gain lifetime benefits, new study concludes

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Carol Sames, PhDRegular exercise in one’s teen years lays the foundation for a longer, healthier life, says a newly released long-term study. Exercise physiologist Carol Sames, PhD, director of Upstate’s Vitality Fitness Program, helps explain the massive study of Chinese women, cites its drawbacks and agrees with the idea that people should be encouraged to establish healthy exercise and other habits when young.

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How to establish a healthy weight

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Kristy Trumbo, RDRegistered dietitian nutritionist Kristy Trumbo explains how to determine your ideal body weight in this segment about nutrition and healthy weight.

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Why running is better than walking

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Carol Sames, PhDPeople who walk regularly for exercise may notice that their speed declines and they tire more easily as they age.

But is that because they are aging? Could that reduction in walking economy be slowed or reversed by other types of exercise, such as running?

Upstate Medical University exercise physiologist Carol Sames explains how running was found to be more beneficial than walking in an intriguing study that compared walkers and runners in Boulder, Colorado. She says running is not appropriate for everyone, and she offers some other ways walkers can add intensity to their workouts.

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