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‘Healthy Eats’: Nutritional issues during cancer treatment

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Maria Erdman, RDUpstate registered dietitian Maria Erdman, RD talks about issues she frequently sees in patients undergoing cancer treatment, and offers advice for dealing with them.


‘Healthy Eats’: Is it safe to be vegan or vegetarian?

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Upstate registered dietitian Heather Richardson, RD, explains the difference between a vegan and vegetarian diet, and how important it is to get the proper nutrients to make it a healthy way to eat. Richardson is an ambulatory medicine outpatient dietitian at Upstate’s University Health Care Center.


‘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


‘Healthy Eats’: What to eat after bariatric surgery

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

jessica planer, rdRegistered dietitian Jessica Planer, RD, who specializes in the care of bariatric patients, emphasizes the importance of following dietary guidelines after bariatric surgery.  She shares the types of foods and how much you can eat at each meal to provide balanced meals that help prevent nutrient deficiencies and preserve muscle tissue.  For more information about Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program, call (315) 492-5036.


‘Healthy Eats’: Eating healthy during pregnancy

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Juliann Mellen, RDJuliann Mellen, Upstate registered dietitian and certified diabetic educator, reminds us that maintaining healthy eating habits along with regular physical activity during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby.  MyPlate.gov


‘Healthy Eats’: What is the DASH diet?

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Upstate University Hospital registered dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, explains the DASH diet – short for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension – an eating plan designed to lower sodium intake which helps to lower your blood pressure.  The heart-healthy diet focuses on eating foods that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and increasing foods rich in nutrients, which can often lead to weight loss.  


100 pound weight loss journey

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Cristina PopeCristina Pope, director of the Health Sciences Library at Upstate, shares the inspiring story of how she lost more than 100 pounds and how she has kept it off for almost two years.  There are no secrets, she still tracks what she eats and spends many hours exercising, lifting weights, swimming and running.  Read the story: How Cristina Pope lost 110 pounds


Bariatric surgery from a patient’s perspective

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Carole Brzozowski

Carole Brzozowski, before bariatric surgery

Carole Brzozowski

Carole Brzozowski now

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Jessica Charbonneau, LCSW, is joined by Carole Brzozowski, who shares her personal journey through bariatric surgery, including strategies that have helped her enjoy continued success three years post-surgery.  Listen to Charbonneau’s previous interview about the pitfalls of weight regain after weight loss surgery.

Integrative nutrition: eating for your health

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Kaushal B Nanavati, MD

Kaushal Nanavati, MD, assistant professor in the department of Family Medicine and director of Integrative Medicine at the Upstate Cancer Center, talks about integrative medicine, a more in-depth approach to nutrition as a way to improve your overall health. Learn how integrating small lifestyle changes can make a big difference in your health and wellness.


Upstate’s new community partnership

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Maxine ThompsonMozart GuerrierMaxine Thompson, LCSW-R, and Mozart Guerrier, MSW, talk about Upstate’s new community partnership, the Resident Health Advocates program – how the partnership was built and the role of peer leaders in community health. The leadership program was developed by the Healthy Neighbors Partnership, a collaboration between Upstate and the Syracuse Housing Authority. Thompson is Assistant Vice President in Upstate’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Guerrier is the Healthy Neighbors Partnership coordinator. Read the story: Graduates of Upstate resident health program advocate for community health


Pitfalls of weight regain after weight loss surgery

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

jessica planer_jessica charbonneauJessica Planer, registered dietitian in Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program, is joined by licensed clinical social worker Jessica Charbonneau to discuss why some people re-gain weight after weight loss surgery, and strategies that everyone can benefit from.  For more information about the program, call 315 492-5036.  Local Support Groups 


‘Healthy Eats’: The benefits of eating breakfast

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, helps us understand why the simple act of eating breakfast every day can be a big part of losing weight or maintaining a healthier weight.
Resources: EatRight.org, thecenterformindfuleating.org, NCES – Dietitian’s pick of the week
Read the story: Lose Weight: Eat Breakfast, from WebMD