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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Upstate family medicine physician Michael Lax, MD, talks about worker health and safety — why it is under-reported, and what can be done to make the state’s workplaces safer. Lax is the medical director of the Occupational Health Clinical Center (CNY), which is staffed by a team of health professionals actively working to support worker health and safety in 26 counties in New York. For more information, call 315-432-8899.
Robert Corona, DO, chair of Upstate Medical University’s pathology department, had the rare opportunity to sit down with Israeli biologist Aaron Ciechanover, who won the Nobel prize in chemistry for characterizing the method that cells use to degrade and recycle proteins using ubiquitin.
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Fourth year Upstate psychiatry resident Seetha Ramanathan is the co-author of a research study that analyzed data on U.S. teens born during the early 1980s. Her research found slightly higher rates of adolescent delinquent behaviors in this group, such as smoking, drinking, arrests and thefts, that might possibly be tied to macroeconomic conditions during the first year of life.
Upstate nurse practitioner and palliative care specialist Patricia Lippincott Knox, MSN, FNP, helps us understand the importance of advance directives – the planning and documents that instruct others about your medical care should you be unable to make decisions on your own – including a living will, health care proxy, and do not resuscitate order (DNR).