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You are what you drink

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Donna Bacchi, MD MPHIn our ‘Public Health Today’ segment, Donna Bacchi, MD, MPH, chair of Upstate’s Public Health and Preventive Medicine Department, asks us to consider the health benefits — or lack of –  in a variety of available beverages, and helps us consider which are the healthiest choices.


The benefits of a Mediterranean diet

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Donna Bacchi, MD MPH

Donna Bacchi, MD, MPH, chair of Upstate’s Public Health and Preventive Medicine Department, joins us for another edition of ‘Public Health Today’.  Dr. Bacchi discusses findings from a recent study of the Mediterranean diet, which shows that eating a well rounded diet and staying away from sweets, lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke.  Read the study: Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet


Will new FDA regulations make food supply safer?

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Donna Bacchi, MD MPH

Dr. Donna Bacchi, chair of Upstate’s Public Health and Preventive Medicine Department, brings us information about new food safety legislation in another edition of ‘Public Health Today’.  The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. 

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Read the story on YNN: What do FDA regulations mean for food safety, farmers?


The importance of getting vaccinated

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Donna Bacchi, MD MPHDr. Donna Bacchi, pediatrician and chair of Upstate’s Public Health and Preventive Medicine Department, talks about the importance of getting vaccinated.  She also debunks many of the myths, superstitions and bad information, such as claims that the flu shot will bring on the flu and vaccines are the cause of autism.


Maternal depression

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Donna Bacchi, MD MPHAnn M Sweet, RN,BS, FNP-CUpstate’s Dr. Donna Bacchi, and family and psychiatric nurse practitioner Ann Sweet, talk about maternal depression – prenatal and postpartum – and how it affects a baby’s development.

Read more about:
Syracuse Healthy Start program at Upstate
Onondaga County Healthy Families - 464-3100
Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic at Upstate


7/8/12 The benefits of organic vs. non-organic

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Donna Bacchi, MD MPHDr. Donna Bacchi, chair of Upstate’s Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and registered dietitian Maria Erdman discuss the benefits of eating organic produce rather than the conventional kind.

Upstate expands farmer’s market to Community campus

Environmental Working Group



6/24/12 Lyme Disease and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Donna Bacchi, MD MPH Cynthia Morrow, MD MPHOnondaga County Health Commissioner Cynthia Morrow and Upstate’s Dr. Donna Bacchi discuss the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and the Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV).

Read more about: Lyme Disease and Eastern Equine Encephalitis, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


6/10/12 The importance of vitamin D

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Donna Bacchi, MD MPH Donna Bacchi, pediatrician and chair of Upstate’s Public Health and Preventive Medicine Dept, talks about the importance of vitamin D, including the diseases associated with deficiencies, how to determine your levels and the best sources of this vitamin.


4/1/12 How to live a healthy lifestyle

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Donna R Bacchi, MD, MPHIn celebration of National Public Health Week, Dr. Donna Bacchi, chair of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Upstate, and MPH graduate student Siobhan Arey talk about how to eat well and live a healthy lifestyle.

Public Health Week Events at Upstate


2/5/12 Breastfeeding

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Donna Bacchi, MD MPH

Donna Bacchi, pediatrician and chair of Upstate’s Public Health and Preventive Medicine Dept, talks about breastfeeding – the benefits, challenges and helpful tips – in light of the fact that the prevalence of breastfeeding in our country and this community is very low.



1/15/12 Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Donna Bacchi, MD MPH Cynthia Morrow, MD MPHOnondaga County Health Commissioner Cynthia Morrow  and Upstate’s Dr. Donna Bacchi discuss the two vaccines that are available to prevent the human papilloma virus (HPV) that cause most cervical cancers.


11/27/11 Healthy Monday Campaign

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Donna Bacchi, MD, MPHThomas Dennison, PhDUpstate’s Donna Bacchi MD, MPH, and Syracuse University’s Thomas Dennison PhD talk about the “Healthy Monday” campaign.  Based on the theory that ‘Monday is the January of your week’, the national initiative hopes to help end chronic preventable diseases by offering weekly prompts and programs to support people in starting and sustaining healthy behaviors.

Learn more about: Healthy Monday Syracuse – ‘the day all health breaks loose’.