Juliann 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
Registered 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.
Jessica Planer, RD: ‘Healthy Eats’: What to eat after bariatric surgeryPlay Now | Download
Upstate’s Jayne Charlamb, MD, medical director of prevention and survivorship, talks about a new breast cancer survivorship program for women who have completed their active treatment (chemo, radiation, surgery). The program focuses on empowering and educating participants to take an active role in decisions related to their follow-up care, wellness and comprehensive healthy living. Support Services at Upstate. For more information, call (315) 464-8224.
Jayne R Charlamb, MD, FACP, IBCLC: Upstate's new breast cancer survivorship programPlay Now | Download
Upstate University Hospital registered dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, explains the DASH diet – short for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension – an eating plan designed to lower sodium intake which helps to lower your blood pressure. The heart-healthy diet focuses on eating foods that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and increasing foods rich in nutrients, which can often lead to weight loss.
Upstate's Corporate Challenge mixed team winners (l-r): Chris Loughlin, Kristy Kmack, Cara Lavier, John Kolh
Team Upstate’s winning 2013 J.P.Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge mixed team, comprised of Chris Loughlin, Kristy Kmack, John Kolh and Cara Lavier, will soon be heading to London to compete in the 2014 championship race. Kmack and Loughlin share their team’s excitement and preparations as they prepare to compete with 156 of the best corporate runners in the world. Read the story: London is selection for 31st Championship; Field of 39 teams announced for July 9 race
Kristy Kmack and Chris Laughlin: Preparing for the Corporate Challenge championship race in LondonPlay Now | Download
Cristina Pope, director of the Health Sciences Library at Upstate, shares the inspiring story of how she lost more than 100 pounds and how she has kept it off for almost two years. There are no secrets, she still tracks what she eats and spends many hours exercising, lifting weights, swimming and running. Read the story: How Cristina Pope lost 110 pounds
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Jessica Charbonneau, LCSW, is joined by Carole Brzozowski, who shares her personal journey through bariatric surgery, including strategies that have helped her enjoy continued success three years post-surgery. Listen to Charbonneau’s previous interview about the pitfalls of weight regain after weight loss surgery.
Jessica Charbonneau, LSW and Carole Brzozowski: Bariatric surgery from a patient's perspectivePlay Now | Download
Kaushal Nanavati, MD, assistant professor in the department of Family Medicine and director of Integrative Medicine at the Upstate Cancer Center, talks about integrative medicine, a more in-depth approach to nutrition as a way to improve your overall health. Learn how integrating small lifestyle changes can make a big difference in your health and wellness.
Kaushal Nanavati, MD: Integrative nutrition: eating for your health in the new yearPlay Now | Download
Jessica Planer, registered dietitian in Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program, is joined by licensed clinical social worker Jessica Charbonneau to discuss why some people re-gain weight after weight loss surgery, and strategies that everyone can benefit from. For more information about the program, call 315 492-5036. Local Support Groups
Jessica Planer, RD and Jessica Charbonneau, LCSW: Pitfalls of weight regain after weight loss surgeryPlay Now | Download