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Babies, mothers benefit from breast-feeding

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

As scientists have documented the importance of breast-feeding to a baby’s current and future well-being, more American women are opting to breast-feed, says Jayne Charlamb, MD, director of breast health and breast-feeding medicine at Upstate. She says the majority of infants born in America receive some breast milk, but she and other experts would like more babies to be breast-fed for at least six months. Babies who are breast-fed have a lower risk of developing ear infections, some leukemias and obesity. In addition, breast-feeding helps mothers lose their pregnancy weight and adjust their glucose regulation.

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Breast-feeding, prostate cancer treatments and historical medical photographs: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for June 26, 2016

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

June 26, 2016

Jayne Charlamb, MD, explains why more mothers are breast-feeding their babies. Bernard Poiesz, MD, discusses medications to treat advanced prostate cancer. Upstate graduate Stanley Burns, MD, tells about his historical collection of medical photographs and his work advising TV shows.

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HealthLink on Air radio show/podcast: May 22, 2016

Friday, May 20th, 2016

May 22, 2016

Stephen Glatt, PhD, and Seetha Ramanathan, MD, talk about Mental Health First Aid. Nurse Cathy Narcavage-Bradley tells what new and expectant parents need to know. Jennifer Kelly, DO, explains the role of the endocrine system in osteoporosis. Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, provides a “Check Up from the Neck Up.”

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Classes help new, expectant parents learn the basics of baby care

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Where should a newborn sleep? How much weight should a pregnant woman gain? Is breastfeeding important? The answers to these questions – in its own crib in the parents’ room; probably about 25 pounds but check with your health care provider; and yes, very – are among the topics nurse Cathy Narcavage-Bradley fields as coordinator of Upstate’s Best Beginnings classes. The sessions help expectant and new parents learn about pregnancy, labor, delivery and newborn care.

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HealthLink on Air radio show: May 15, 2016

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

May 15, 2016

Upstate surgeon Scott Albert, MD, explains the new way of thinking about thyroid cancer. Upstate toxicologist William Eggleston tells of the dangers of hydrocarbons and commonly abused medications. Support group facilitator Christine Kowaleski discusses postpartum depression and psychosis with Central New York mother Heather Sherman.

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Help is available for new or expectant mothers with depression, anxiety

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Postpartum depression and anxiety are fairly common, says Christine Kowaleski (at right in photo), a nurse practitioner who facilitates a support group for new mothers and expectant mothers. Taking part in that group is Heather Sherman (at left in photo) of Baldwinsville, who shares her personal postpartum story of suicidal thoughts and her struggles to find treatment and help others with similar problems. Kowaleski, an associate professor at Crouse Hospital’s Pomeroy College of Nursing, also explains the differences between “baby blues” and postpartum depression and tells how to get help (call 315-470-7940 to register for the free, weekly support group).

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Range of options available to treat pelvic floor disorders in women

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

The pelvic floor is a complex structure that can be the source of disorders as women age and bear children, says Natasha Ginzburg, MD, urologist and director of female pelvic medicine and surgery at Upstate. She describes the pelvic floor as a hammock of muscle and tissue that, in women, includes the vagina, rectum and uterus. Problems with urination, defecation and protruding organs in the pelvic floor can be treated successfully through behavioral changes, physical therapy, medicines and biofeedback, with surgery (generally minimally invasive) as a last choice, she said.

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IUD, implant among top birth control options for cost, convenience

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Renee Mestad, MD

For cost-effective birth control that does not require a daily dose, a woman’s best bet is an IUD or an implant, recommends Renee Mestad, MD, division chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Upstate. Mestad offers an overview of currently available contraceptive options, often known as “the pill,” “the patch” or “the ring,” including their drawbacks and benefits
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HealthLink on Air radio show: November 1, 2015

Friday, October 30th, 2015

November 1, 2015:

On this week’s edition of Upstate Medical University‘s “HealthLink on Air”: Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureeen Franklin provides a nutrition update. Psychiatrist Thomas Schwartz, MD, gives an overview of bipolar disorder. And gynecologist Howard Weinstein, MD, explains the causes of and treatments for abnormal uterine bleeding.

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Exciting new partnership to benefit women’s health and education in Sierra Leone

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Robert K Silverman, MDUpstate obstetrician/gynecologist Robert Silverman, MD, reveals an exciting new partnership between the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Upstate Medical University and Worldwide Healing Hands, that will benefit women’s health and education in Sierra Leone. Silverman is professor and chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Division Chief of Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Upstate Medical University. Read the story: Exciting New Partnership with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Are pelvic exams necessary? New guidelines say no.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Renee E Mestad, MD, MSCIObstetrician gynecologist Renee Mestad, MD, helps us understand new guidelines published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians, that recommend against pelvic screening exams in asymptomatic, non-pregnant, adult women who have no elevated risk of cancer or other disease. Read the story: Healthy women do not need routine pelvic exams, influential physicians group says.

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Comprehensive care for patients with complicated pregnancies

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Alexandra C Spadola, MDObstetrician/gynocologist Alexandra Spadola, MD, medical director of the Regional Perinatal Center, provides an overview of the comprehensive services available to women with special needs during pregnancy. The center’s mission 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.

 

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