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Archive for the ‘ maternity/obstetrics’ Category

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

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Robert K Silverman, MDUpstate pediatrician 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.


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.


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.

 


‘Healthy Eats’: Food safety for moms-to-be

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Juliann Mellen, RDJuliann 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


Screenings for women’s health

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Certified nurse midwife Heather Shannon walks us through the recommended health screenings for women at different stages of life. Learn more about: Upstate University Hospital’s Midwifery ProgramGuidelines for screening tests and vaccines, from www.womanshealth.gov.


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.