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HealthLink on Air radio show: November 29, 2015

Friday, November 27th, 2015

November 29, 2015

Nurse practitioner Katherine “Kitty” Leonard and professor of nursing Melanie Kalman, PhD, discuss research into the meaning of touch to patients undergoing chemotherapy. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin gives an overview of sugars and sweeteners. Pediatric anesthesiologist Joseph Resti, MD, tells about providing anesthesiology to children.



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.


How to assess sugars, artificial sweeteners

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Choosing among natural sugars and artificial sweeteners can be daunting. Fortunately, much of the information you need about sweeteners is on the food’s label, allowing you to see the calories, carbohydrates and other nutritional information, says Maureen Franklin, a registered dietitian nutritionist at Upstate. Franklin also explains differences among the various sweeteners and how they can affect individuals differently, as well as the key factors in all dietary decisions.


Dietary expert discusses nutrition trends, easy tips for better eating at home

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin, who works at Upstate, explains some recent trends and offers practical tips for healthy, affordable eating, including homemade ways to satisfy a busy family with kids. For more information and recipes, she recommends the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “What’s Cooking?” site


Parents’ behavior key to long life for kids

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Melissa Schafer, MDAs a parent and a pediatrician, Melissa Schafer, MD, was alarmed a few years ago to learn the life expectancy of American children was shorter than that of their parents — because of childhood obesity. Schafer, an assistant professor of pediatrics who practices at the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, is also concerned about adult obesity. That’s why she stresses the need for parents to model healthy eating and exercise habits to their children.


Gluten sensitivity: New epidemic or new myth?

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

 DDavid T. Nash, MDavid T. Nash, MD, addresses the controversial “Grain Brain” book that links whole grains to multiple diseases including dementia, anxiety, depression and chronic headaches. He talks about a paper he recently authored on the topic of gluten insensitivity. Here’s a link to the paper:


‘Healthy Eats’: Probiotics

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Maureen Franklin, RDRegistered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin discusses the interest in probiotics and why our diets may benefit from including them.


How science, history and culture drive our obsession with weight and what we can do about it

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Harriet BrownSyracuse University professor and author, Harriet Brown addresses our cultural obsession with weight and what led her to write the book, “Body of Truth — How Science, History and Culture Drive our Obsession with Weight and What We Can Do About It.” She says we need to 1. stop fat talking about ourselves, 2. realize that being thin does not mean one is healthy, just as being fat does not mean one is unhealthy, and 3. take our emphasis off of peoples’ appearances.


How to establish a healthy weight

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Kristy Trumbo, RDRegistered dietitian nutritionist Kristy Trumbo explains how to determine your ideal body weight in this segment about nutrition and healthy weight.


What to do about a picky eater

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Roseanne JonesA parent’s job is to put healthy foods on their childrens’ plates. And then, says registered dietitian nutritionist Roseanne Jones, “you need to back up and let the child choose what they are going to eat.” She says if a child doesn’t want to eat something particular, don’t force it. She provides many more tips and advice for parents whose children are picky eaters.


How can eating patterns help us lose weight?

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Maureen Franklin, RDDoes midnight snacking derail weight loss efforts? A recent study in mice showed that restrictions on eating times may have something to do with avoiding obesity and metabolic problems. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin found the research intriguing and discusses the benefits of eating within a specific window of time in this HealthLink on Air interview. Read about the study, done at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego in the New York Times’ “Well” blog.


‘Healthy Eats’: How to make dietary changes

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Maureen Franklin, RDUpstate University Hospital registered dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, shares some small dietary changes that can make a big difference in your health.