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One mom’s appeal for flu vaccination: Influenza kills otherwise healthy children every year

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Jana Shaw, MDJoseph Marotta was a healthy kindergartner when he contracted — and died from — the H1N1 flu. Today his parents advocate for influenza vaccination through the organization, Families Fighting Flu. Hear their story, and hear from infectious disease expert, Dr. Jana Shaw in this heartbreaking interview.


Upstate pediatric mental health researchers receive $2.8 million federal grant

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Stephen Glatt, PhDStephen Glatt, PhD, explains a pediatric mental health project that recently received a $2.8 million federal grant. He and colleagues are looking for 700 families to participate in the project, which explores the genetic similarities among children with a variety of behavioral, emotional or psychiatric disorders. Glatt is the director of the Psychiatric Genetic Epidemiology and Neurobiology Laboratory at Upstate Medical University. 


Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Prateek D Wali, MDPediatric gastroenterologist Prateek Wali, MD, explains the basics of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children – who is affected, what are the causes, how it’s diagnosed and treated, and what Upstate has to offer. Wali is assistant professor of Pediatrics and interim division chief of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Upstate Medical University.  Read more: GI Kids,and Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America


Human Enterovirus 68 is a growing problem in U.S.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Jana Shaw, MD MPHPediatrician Jana Shaw, MD, MPH, explains human enterovirus 68 (HEV68), a virus that is becoming a growing problem across the country, as well as here in central New York.  It presents like the common cold, and those children with asthma are impacted because of the respiratory complications. Read the story: Human enterovirus 68: Severe respiratory illness expected to hit kids across the U.S.


Golisano Children’s Hospital celebrates 5th birthday

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Thomas R Welch, MDTo celebrate the 5th birthday of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, medical director Thomas Welch, MD talks about what the hospital has meant to our community, the unique care and specialty services provided, plus a look ahead at the next 5+ years.  Welch is chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University.


Bullying

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Joseph W Nimeh, MDPediatrician Joseph Nimeh, MD talks about bullying – what it is and what the different types are – as the children return to school. Nimeh is assistant professor of pediatrics at Upstate Medical University.  University Pediatric and Adolescent Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.  StopBullying.gov


Understanding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Researcher and psychiatrist Stephen V Faraone, PhDStephen Faraone, PhD, helps us understand Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), one of the most common childhood disorders that can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Faraone is an international expert in ADHD research, and distinguished professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience & Physiology at Upstate Medical University.

 


‘Expert Advice’: Child summer safety

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Pediatrician Steven Blatt, mdSteven Blatt, MD, explain how to keep children safe in the summer.


What it means for medical practice to be designated a medical home

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Pediatrician Steven Blatt, mdSteven Blatt, MD, explains what it means for a medical practice to be designated a medical home.  Blatt is pediatric director of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital Pediatric and Adolescent Center (UPAC), which has been designated as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.  Read the story: University Pediatric and Adolescent Center earns recognition for patient-centered care


Animal assisted activies program at Upstate

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Margaret Nellis, MS, CCLSCindy Griffith and SabastianMargaret Nellis, MS, CCLS, manager of the Child Life Program at Upstate, will explain how the animal assisted activities program at Upstate brings smiles and comfort to young patients at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Nellis is joined by animal assisted activities volunteer Cindy Griffith and her therapy dog Sabastian, an adorable 10 year old toy poodle.

To participate, dogs of varied breeds are screened by a veterinarian, and are Canine Citizenship Certified. All pet owners are processed through the Upstate Volunteer Department and the Child Life Program for an interview and orientation. PAWS of CNY.


New cancer center from the pediatric perspective

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Sharon BauerSharon Bauer, RN, nurse manager in the pediatric hematology/oncology department at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, talks about what the new Upstate Cancer Center will mean for children in our community who are fighting cancer and blood disorders. Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers.


‘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.