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Caring for the psychiatric needs of cancer patients

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Allya Hafeez, MDPsychiatrist Aliya Hafeez, MD, talks about the psychological impacts of a cancer diagnosis and a new service she will be offering to cancer patients at the Upstate Cancer Center.   


Getting through the holidays while you are grieving

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Pat MoriartyGrief counselor Pat Moriarty, manager of the Hospice of Central New York Grief Center, shares coping strategies for getting through the holidays while grieving. The Center provides bereavement support, counseling, and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families who may be dealing with life-threatening illness, grief following a death, and sudden and traumatic grief. For more information, call (315) 634-1100.


Understanding marijuana

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Gene Tinelli, MD, PhDAddiction psychiatrist Gene Tinelli, MD, PhD, helps us understand the medicinal value and risks of marijuana.  Read more: Why I changed my mind on weed, by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent.


What hospice has to offer at the end of life

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Judith Setla, MDBill PfohlJudith Setla, MD, medical director for Hospice of Central New York, is joined by communications officer Bill Pfohl to explain hospice care – what it is, and how it can help you and your family deal with the difficult conversations about end-of-life care. Hospice of CNY provides comprehensive comfort care to patients and families through unique interdisciplinary services, bereavement counseling, education and collaboration. For more information, call (315) 634-1100.


Announcing the thirteenth edition of ‘The Healing Muse’

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Deirdre Neilen, PhDDeirdre Neilen, PhD, editor of  ‘The Healing Muse’, announces the upcoming publication launch of edition number thirteen! Neilen shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal every Sunday on HealthLink on Air. She edits the annual publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays and visual art focused on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing.

Order copies of “The Healing Muse” through the Center for Bioethics & Humanities.


The challenges of living away from home with sickle cell anemia

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Richard H Sills, MD,Richard Sills, MD, division chief of the hemotology/oncology unit in the Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, talks about the chronic disease called sickle cell anemia, and how life expectancy has dramatically increased over the years due to advances in medical care. Sills offers guidance for parents and college students living with the disease while away from home. The Sickle Cell Treatment Program at Upstate Medical University.


Compassionate rounds for healthcare providers

Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Reverend Dr. Virginia Lawson

Rev. Virginia Lawson, PhD, will talk about a new program coming to Upstate called the Schwartz Compassionate Rounds, designed to promote the importance of healthcare professionals listening to one another to enhance patient care. Lawson is an ordained Rinzai Zen Buddhist who serves as an Interfaith Chaplain at Upstate, and specializes in organ donation support. 


‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – What does it mean when you have a fever?

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Derek R Cooney, MD, FF/NREMT-P, FACEPChristian C Knutsen, MDDr. Derek Cooney, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, is joined by Christian Knutsen, MD, medical director for EMS Education Programs at Upstate, to present another edition of ‘What’s Your Emergency?’.  They will  will focusing on what it means when you have a fever.  A fever is usually a sign that something out of the ordinary is going on in your body


Living well with Diabetes and Celiac disease

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Beth HillsonBeth Hillson, gluten-free chef and founder of the Gluten-Free Pantry, talks about living well with Diabetes and Celiac Disease. Hillson, diagnosed with celiac disease in 1976, is president of the American Celiac Disease Alliance and a food editor of Living Without magazine.  Read Beth’s blog at GlutenFreeMakeovers.com.  Original air date 11/27/11


Upstate’s Partners in Clergy program in need of volunteers

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Rev. Kevin AgeeReverend Kevin Agee, presiding elder of the Washington-Virginia district of the CME Church and former pastor of Hopps Memorial CME Church in Syracuse, describes his experiences as a volunteer on-call chaplain at Upstate University Hospital, and the need for additional volunteers. He also helps us understand the connection between spirituality and healing/health, and the importance of spiritual support for patients near the end of life and families who have just suffered loss.   Read the article: The departure of Rev. Kevin Agee: As Syracuse grapples with a Taser incident, he’s already missed.  For more information about Upstate’s Partners in Clergy program, call 315-464-4687.


Chaplain interns graduate from Clinical Pastoral Education program at Upstate

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Upstate Chaplains and Linda CohenChaplain interns Eric Haynes and Jorge Ramirez, recent graduates of Upstate Medical University’s Clinical Pastoral Education Program, will describe their experiences in the nationally accredited program that includes clinical experiences in addition to instructional hours as they learn the art of spiritual care.  Haynes is a seminarian and licensed minister in the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, and Ramirez is a seminarian in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester.  The program is one of the requirements for ordination in many faith traditions.


Making workplaces safer

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Upstate family medicine physician Michael Lax, MDMichael Lax, MD, talks about worker health and safety — why it is under-reported, and what can be done to make the state’s workplaces safer.  Lax is the medical director of the Occupational Health Clinical Center (CNY), which is staffed by a team of health professionals actively working to support worker health and safety in 26 counties in New York. For more information, call 315-432-8899.