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Check Up from the Neck Up: Talking with someone who may have a drug or alcohol problem

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, shares a personal story about how to talk with a friend or loved one who may have a problem with alcohol or drugs. He mentions resources that are available through the National Institute of Drug Abuse at www.drugabuse.gov and the Syracuse Al-Anon Information Service.

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Check Up from the Neck Up: Take a load off, or put a load on?

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Upstate psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, talks about research into ways to reduce your risk of metabolic syndrome. What he learned prompted him to acquire a desk that allows him to stand most of the time and sit only when he becomess tired. “If you’re not up for such a big change,” he says, “try making sure you get up and move around at least two to three minutes every half-hour.”

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HealthLink on Air radio show: February 28, 2016

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

February 28, 2016

Geriatrics specialist Joseph Barry, MD, shares his experience with concierge medicine. Upstate urologist Srinivas Vourganti, MD, tells about diagnosing prostate cancer. Upstate psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, talks about getting the life you want in “Check Up from the Neck Up.”

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Check Up from the Neck Up: Renewing resolutions

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Upstate psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, talks about a do-over of last year’s New Year’s resolution in this week’s Check Up from the Neck Up. 

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Check Up From the Neck Up: A honk from above

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Upstate psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, finds inspiration for a nostalgic and poignant recollection that takes him and his listeners from long ago encounter with his father to the present day, evoking the power of memory and the personal associations we all make.

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Check Up From the Neck Up: Encouraging loved ones to quit smoking

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Upstate psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, tells about research showing that what doctors say or don’t say has a big impact on whether someone stops smoking. He says the single best thing you can do for your health is to stop smoking, which likely will add six or seven years to your life. Upstate offers free smoking cessation classes.

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Check Up from the Neck Up: Thankful for positivity

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, reminds us of the power of positive thinking as we prepare to gather for Thanksgiving.

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Check Up from the Neck Up: How to be 10 times more likely to succeed

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, explains how among people who want to change their behavior, those who make resolutions to change are 10 times more successful. The best resolutions are “SMART” resolutions — specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic and timed.

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Check Up From the Neck Up: Erring on the side of kindness

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, talks about being approached by a homeless man who asked, “Spare change for a cup of coffee, Sir?” How to respond, without fostering dependency? How to respond, by erring on the side of kindness?

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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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Check Up from the Neck Up: Halloween is a treat for families

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, shares one of his cherished family memories, celebrating Halloween when his sons were young, in this week’s Check Up from the Neck Up.

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Check Up from the Neck Up: Keeping TV out of the background helps keep family in the foreground

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, talks about research from the University of Massachusetts that shows parents spend less time engaged with their children when a television is turned on in the same room.

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