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Surviving the holidays after bariatric surgery

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Jessica PlanerRegistered dietitian Jessica Planer, RD, specializes in the care of surgical bariatric patients at Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program.  She shares strategies to help deal with holiday social situations and meal planning after bariatric surgery. For more information, call (315) 492-5036.

‘Healthy Eats’: Focus on eating healthy every day

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, reminds us to try and avoid the latest diet crazes and simply focus on eating healthy every day.

‘Healthy Eats’ – The bottom line on salt

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Upstate University Hospital registered dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, tells us the bottom line on salt — how much do we need, can we have much or too little, and what can we do about it?  What’s In The Foods You Eat Search Tool, from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Research Service.

An overview of eating disorders

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Kathleen A Deters Hayes, LCSW-RUpstate clinical social worker Kathleen Deters-Hayes gives an overview of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder – or compulsive overheating.  She describes the various symptoms and treatments, and recommends talking to your primary care provider to discuss the best course of treatment for you.

What you need to know about gluten sensitivity

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Diana StuberUpstate registered dietitian Diana Stuber, RD, CDE, talks about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity – the symptoms, causes and treatments – and how one can be tested for this.  Gluten is the protein found in wheat, spelt, kamut, rye, and barley. 99% of the people who have either gluten intolerance or celiac disease have not been diagnosed.  Is Gluten Making You Sad? Take This Quiz, Upstate’s Joslin Diabetes Center

Join Upstate’s Women’s Health Network – take control of your health!

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Lynn Shepard ScottCathy PatrickThe Upstate Women’s Health Network (WHN) is an exciting new program designed to provide women with the easiest access to care – whatever their needs or stage of life – utilizing the expertise of Upstate’s health care team. Lynn Shepard Scott, WHN director, is joined by program coordinator Cathy Patrick to explain how women will be guided by a dedicated nurse liaison, and have access to the most advanced women’s care available, plus preferred access to health screenings, educational and lifestyle enhancement programs and more.

Take control of your health! Sign up and receive alerts to exclusive events, access to support groups and seminars, small group Q&A sessions with doctors and the first opportunity to attend free, special events throughout the year. To join the Women’s Health Network, contact our Nurse Liaison at 315-464-2756.

‘Healthy Eats’ – Focus on the quality of foods

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, tells us to focus on the quality of the foods we eat by choosing fresh fruits, vegetables and ‘whole foods’ – foods that have not been processed, which are higher in fiber and nutrition.  


‘Healthy Eats’ – Why should we eat yogurt?

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Yogurt is a great snack to grab on the run, but it’s much more than that.  Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, shares the many health benefits of yogurt, which is a rich source of calcium and protein, high in vitamins and minerals, and some contain probiotics to help regulate digestion. As always, she advises checking with your healthcare care provider before making any major dietary changes.
Read more: aboutyogurt.com  usprobiotics.org


‘Healthy Eats’ – The benefits of fiber in our diet

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, tells us about the importance of fiber in our diet – to aid digestion, fight chronic diseases and lower bad cholesterol.  She shares foods that are naturally high in fiber, including fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains, and the recommended amounts for a healthy diet.


Living well with Diabetes and Celiac disease

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Beth HillsonBeth Hillson, gluten-free chef and founder of the Gluten-Free Pantry, talks about living well with Diabetes and Celiac Disease. Hillson, diagnosed with celiac disease in 1976, is president of the American Celiac Disease Alliance and a food editor of Living Without magazine.  Read Beth’s blog at GlutenFreeMakeovers.com.  Original air date 11/27/11

‘Healthy Eats’ – Red meat – friend or foe?

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, talks about red meat–the nutritional value, healthiest ways to prepare it, and where to find other protein sources if you choose not to eat it.

‘Healthy Eats’ – All about ice cream

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, tells us everything we always wanted to know about a favorite summer treat–ice cream, including why we crave it and the best choices to satisfy those cravings.

‘Simple Vanilla Ice Cream’

1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
pinch of salt
2 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
In med bowl combine milk, sugar, and salt until dissolved.  Stir in heavy cream and vanilla.  Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours, or overnight.
Turn on ice cream maker, pour mixture into frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened (about 15-20 min).  Ice cream will have soft creamy texture if you like a firmer consistency, transfer ice cream into air tight container and place in freezer.