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‘Peds to Parents’ – Infant mortality in the black community

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Cynthia Morrow, MD MPHCynthia Morrow, MD, MPH, commissioner of health for Onondaga County, joins us to talk about infant mortality in the black community, and what Onondaga County is doing to address the needs of women and children. Onondaga County’s Syracuse Healthy Start Program offers services for infants, children, new moms and families.  For more resources and information visit onhealthyfamilies.com

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

Are recession babies prone to be delinquent teens?

Friday, January 25th, 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?

Does losing weight help overweight women improve fertility?

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Frederick D Sengstacke II, MDDr. Frederick Sengstacke discusses a recent study suggesting that weight loss does not improve fertility in overweight women, which defies all previous teachings.  Weight loss does not improve fertility


Maternal depression

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Donna Bacchi, MD MPHAnn M Sweet, RN,BS, FNP-CUpstate’s Dr. Donna Bacchi, and family and psychiatric nurse practitioner Ann Sweet, talk about maternal depression – prenatal and postpartum – and how it affects a baby’s development.

Read more about:
Syracuse Healthy Start program at Upstate
Onondaga County Healthy Families - 464-3100
Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic at Upstate

Midwifery services at Upstate University Hospital’s Community campus

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Certified nurse midwife Heather Shannon describes the role of the modern midwife and the full range of services available through Upstate University Hospital’s Midwifery Program.  In addition to addressing the primary care needs of a woman, the Upstate team offers gynecological care, family planning, perimenopause and menopause management, among its services.

6/17/12 Infertility and reproductive endocrinology

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Frederick Sengstacke, MD Dr. Frederick Sengstacke, director of Upstate’s in-vitro fertilization (IVF) program, talks about the diagnosis and treatment of infertility and reproductive endocrinology, including Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART and IVF).

University IVF Program, call  315 464-7249 to schedule an evaluation. Most insurances accepted.

5/13/12 New techniques for preserving eggs for invitro fertilization

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Shawky Z Badawy, MD

Dr. Shawky Badawy talks about the evolution and success of in vitro fertilization, and a new technique now offered at Upstate called vitrification.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Upstate Medical University

Nature Medicine Study Demonstrates Eggs Can Mature From a Woman’s Own Egg Precursor Cells

2/5/12 Breastfeeding

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Donna Bacchi, MD MPH

Donna Bacchi, pediatrician and chair of Upstate’s Public Health and Preventive Medicine Dept, talks about breastfeeding – the benefits, challenges and helpful tips – in light of the fact that the prevalence of breastfeeding in our country and this community is very low.