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Archive for the ‘ men’s health’ Category

How sacral stimulators treat bowel incontinence

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Margaret Plocek MDColorectal surgeon Margaret Plocek, MD, will explain bowel incontinence – what it is, who develops it and how it’s treated, including a new technique using sacral nerve stimulation implants. Dr. Plocek is a colon and rectal surgeon at Colon Rectal Associates of CNY at Upstate’s Community campus.  For more information, call (315) 492-5860.


The growing incidence of HPV and its connection to oral sex

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Joseph B Domachowske, MDUpstate infectious disease specialist Joseph Domachowske, MD discusses the growing incidence of the human papilloma virus (HPV) and its connection to oral sex, an issue brought to light recently by actor Michael Douglas. Listen to a HealthLink on Air interview about HPV with Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Cynthia Morrow, MD and Dr. Donna Bacchi, MD.  Read/watch YNN coverage of HPV.


The pros and cons of gastric band weight loss surgery

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Weight loss surgeon Howard Simon, MD, gives us an update on Upstate’s bariatric surgery program, and looks closely at how effective a popular weight loss procedure really is. Simon is the director of The Central New York Bariatric Surgery Center (CNYBSC). who looks closely at how effective a popular weight loss procedure really is.


What is low testosterone, or ‘low t’?

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Upstate urologist JC Trussell, MD, talks about testosterone, or ‘low T’ – what it is, how it affects the body and treatments that are available today.  For more information:  Adult Urology Clinic at Upstate – call 315 464-1800.


The pros and cons of gastric band weight loss surgery

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Weight loss surgeon Howard Simon, MD, gives us an update on Upstate’s bariatric surgery program, and looks closely at how effective a popular weight loss procedure really is.  Simon is the director of The Central New York Bariatric Surgery Center (CNYBSC). who looks closely at how effective a popular weight loss procedure really is.


Research study begins to determine if biomarkers could predict or detect colon cancer

Friday, February 8th, 2013

David R Halleran, MDJiri Bem, MDLinda VeitUpstate surgeons David Halleran and Jiri Bem are joined by Linda Veit, special projects manager at the Upstate Cancer Center, to talk about colorectal cancer and the importance of the colonoscopy as a screening tool. The also discuss a study they are involved in to determine what biomarkers might be used to predict/detect colon cancer — perhaps in lieu of a colonoscopy in the future.  For more information, or to participate in the study, call 315-464-1852.

Onondaga County Cancer Services Program on Facebook

Read the study: Study of Biomarkers for Early Detection of Colorectal Adenocarcinoma in Adults Undergoing Colonoscopy


Free cancer screenings available through Upstate and Onondaga County partnership

Friday, February 8th, 2013

David R Halleran, MDJiri Bem, MDJenny DickinsonAmong cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Upstate surgeons David Halleran and Jiri Bem, are joined by Jenny Dickinson from the Onondaga County Health Department, to discuss the Onondaga County Cancer Services Program partnership, which provides free cancer screenings to the uninsured and underinsured.  For more information, call 435-3653.

Onondaga County Cancer Services Program on Facebook

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


Male and female reconstructive urology

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Dmitriy Nikolavsky, MD Dr. Dmitriy Nikolavsky, new to Upstate Medical University, talks about his unique specialty – male and female reconstructive urology, including diagnosis and treatment options.  Read more about the Department of Urology at Upstate Medical University.



8/12/12 New drug to treat hormone-resistant prostate cancer

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Dr. Gennady Bratslavsky, director of Upstate’s Prostate Cancer Program, talks about a new drug to treat hormone-resistant prostate cancer.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 315-464-1500


8/12/12 New study for the treatment of prostate cancer

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Dr. Jeffrey Bogart discusses a new study at Upstate for the treatment of prostate cancer, a high energy radiation therapy called the SpaceOAR™ System.  If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, contact Dena Martin at 315-464-5262 or martind@upstate.edu to see if this study may be right for you.

New Clinical Trial at Upstate: Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer.

The Prostate Cancer Program at Upstate University Hospital.


9/25/11 What’s New and Controversial in Prostate Cancer

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Rakesh Khanna, MDUpstate urologist Rakesh Khanna discusses prostate cancer screening guidelines, risks factors and treatment options.