Dr. Kent Bottles is a physician executive who has held leadership positions in academia, biotechnology and community health systems, and shares some ideas about what the future holds for medicine. Encore presentation from February 2011.
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Jeanna Marraffa, clinical toxicologist in the Upstate New York Poison Center, talks about the dangers of opioids – medications that relieve pain, such as hydrocodone (e.g., Vicodin), oxycodone (e.g., OxyContin, Percocet), morphine (e.g., Kadian, Avinza) and codeine. Marraffa describes an extremely addictive injectable opioid called krokodil (pronounced like crocodile), known as the “flesh-eating drug”, so named because users report black or green scaly skin as a side effect. Read the story: Flesh-Eating Street Drug from Russia Hits the US. For more information, call 11-800-222-1222.
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Addiction psychiatrist Gene Tinelli, MD, PhD, helps us understand the medicinal value and risks of marijuana. Read more: Why I changed my mind on weed, by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent.
James Rimmer, PhD, the Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences, was the keynote speaker for a recent conference on adaptive physical education. He shares a broad overview of where we are nationally with adaptive physical education in terms of policy and practice. Dr. Rimmer also directs the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability. For more information, call 1-800-900-8086.
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Luis Castro, MD, medical director of the Westside Family Health Center in Syracuse, and clinical associate professor in the department of Family Medicine at Upstate Medical University, will share his perspective on how health care providers’ cultural competency can influence their outcomes.
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Infectious disease specialists Joseph Domachowske, MD and Manika Suryadevara, MD, will reveal the reason why immunization rates among our local low-income population are now way higher than other parts of the country. The pair led an effort to provide free flu shots to parents and children who registered for the Salvation Army’s annual holiday toy distribution, as part of a program designed provide education to participating families about the flu vaccine. Read the story
Psychologist Brian Rieger, PhD, director of Upstate’s Concussion Management Program, tells parents of young athletes what they need to know about concussions – including the symptoms, myths, recommendations, and what the concussion legislation has done (and not done) in the year since it passed. The Upstate Concussion Center, comprised of the Sports Concussion Center and Concussion Management Program, provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment services for concussion and sports concussion. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 315 464-8986.
Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers
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As the school year approaches, we are joined by Leonard Newman, PhD, area director of the Social Psychology program at Syracuse University, to discuss the growing stigma attached to mental illness in the wake of recent mass shootings, and why it is so difficult to undermine.
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