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Archive for the ‘ maternity/obstetrics’ Category

Local efforts to reduce number of babies born to drug-dependent moms

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Cynthia Morrow, MDOnondaga County Health Commissioner Gail BanachCynthia Morrow, MD, MPH is joined by Gail Banach, director of Public Education & Communications for the Upstate New York Poison Center, to talk about local efforts to reduce the number of babies born to drug-dependent moms in Onondaga County.  For free and confidential support call the Hopeline at (315) 218-1965. 


Risk factors and treatments for gynecological cancers

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Rinki Agarwal, MDUpstate gynecologic oncologist Rinki Agarwal, MD discusses the risk factors and treatment options for gynecologic cancers, and the comprehensive services available at Upstate. Gynecologic cancers are the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells originating in the female reproductive organs, including the cervix, ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva. 

Read more: Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Upstate Medical University. 


How sexual lubricants can affect fertility

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Renee E Mestad, MDKazim R Chohan, PhD, HCLD Upstate family planning expert Renee Mestad, MD is joined by Kazim Chohan, PhD, director of Upstate’s Andrology Laboratory, to discuss the findings of Chohan’s recent study on common sexual lubricants and their impact on conception. They also talk about other things that may impede a couples’ chances of conceiving.

Read the study: In vitro effects of coital lubricants and synthetic and natural oils on sperm motility, and read the story: Study warns some lubricants could block conception


Exploring why the urge to smoke begins in utero

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Steven L Youngentob, PhDSteven Youngentob, PhD, professor in Upstate’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, explains the fascinating results of his recently published study on the effects of nicotine exposure in utero.  Read the study: Fetal Nicotine Exposure Increases Preference for Nicotine Odor in Early Postnatal and Adolescent, but Not Adult, Rats

Developmental Exposure Alcohol Research Center 


New centering program for pregnant women with diabetes

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Kathleen M Dermady, CNM, MSN NP

Certified nurse practitioner Kathleen Dermady NP, talks about a new service for pregnant women with diabetes offered at Upstate’s Regional Perinatal Center. Dermady is director of the Centering Pregnancy Special Care program that includes traditional pregnancy care with additional time and attention in a group setting just for diabetic mothers. The mission of the Regional Perinatal Center is to provide high-quality, compassionate care to patients with complicated pregnancies throughout the Central New York Region using a multi-disciplinary team approach utilizing physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in an integrated service. 
Read the story: Supported by a March of Dimes grant, Upstate introduces new prenatal care program
Centering Pregnancy Overview.   For more information, call (315) 464-5702


Modern birth control options for young women

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Adolescent medicine specialist Karen L Teelin, MD, MSEdKaren Teelin, MD, responds to reports that teen pregnancy rates are significantly higher in the US than in any other industrialized country. Teelin describes many modern birth control options available for young women today, and the growing popularity and efficacy of the IUD and implants.  Learn more about: University Pediatric and Adolescent Center


What you need to know the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Heather Shannon, certified nurse midwife and director of Upstate Midwifery and Gynecology, talks about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer, including methods of transmission, prevention, and recommended Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS), American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). For more information or to schedule an appointment for screening, call (315) 492-5875.


Join Upstate’s Women’s Health Network – take control of your health!

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Lynn Shepard ScottCathy PatrickThe Upstate Women’s Health Network (WHN) is an exciting new program designed to provide women with the easiest access to care – whatever their needs or stage of life – utilizing the expertise of Upstate’s health care team. Lynn Shepard Scott, WHN director, is joined by program coordinator Cathy Patrick to explain how women will be guided by a dedicated nurse liaison, and have access to the most advanced women’s care available, plus preferred access to health screenings, educational and lifestyle enhancement programs and more.

Take control of your health! Sign up and receive alerts to exclusive events, access to support groups and seminars, small group Q&A sessions with doctors and the first opportunity to attend free, special events throughout the year. To join the Women’s Health Network, contact our Nurse Liaison at 315-464-2756.


What is hormone replacement therapy?

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Certified nurse midwife Heather Shannon, director of Upstate University Hospital’s Midwifery Program, explains hormone replacement therapy (HRT) – what are they, what are bioidentical hormones, who are the candidates, what are the precautions and side effects.  In addition to addressing the primary care needs of a woman, the Upstate midwifery program team offers gynecological care, family planning, perimenopause and menopause management, among its services.  For more information, call 315 492-5875.


Vaginal births after caesarean

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Certified midwife Heather ShannonHeather Shannon, director of the Midwifery Program at Upstate, will talk about vaginal births after cesarean (VBAC) – whether they are safe, why some women want them and some don’t, why some providers are OK with them and some are not.   For more information, call (315) 492-5875.

 


‘Peds to Parents’ – Are recession babies prone to be delinquent teens?

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

ramanathan_seethalakshmiFourth year Upstate psychiatry resident Seetha Ramanathan is the co-author of a research study that analyzed data on U.S. teens born during the early 1980s. Her research found slightly higher rates of adolescent delinquent behaviors in this group, such as smoking, drinking, arrests and thefts, that might possibly be tied to macroeconomic conditions during the first year of life.

Read the stories:
Babies born during recessions grow up more likely to have drug problems and become involved in crime according to new study
Are recession babies prone to be delinquent teens?

Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers


Reflections on a 50 year career in maternal/child health

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Richard H Aubry, MD, MPHRetiring obstetrician Richard Aubry, MD, MPH reflects on his 50 year career in maternal and child health, where he estimates he has presided over 8,000 births, taught OB care to over 8,000 medical students, and published 50 scientific publications.

Read more about The Center for Maternal & Child Health and The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Upstate Medical University