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).
Upstate dietitian Terry Podolak, RD, introduces ‘Healthy Eats’, a new segment focusing on nutrition and ‘mindful eating’. In this edition, Podolak shares one of her favorite books, “The Jungle Effect” by Daphne Miller, MD, and explains how it can help you eat right and improve your health and mood. The book suggests moving away from the standard American diet, and to look at ancestral recipes and traditions. Read more: The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME).
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A more precise technique to determine non-reimbursed costs of preauthorizations – also referred to as prior authorizations – to physician practices has been used in a study by researchers from the Department of Family Medicine at Upstate Medical University. Christopher Morley, PhD, vice-chair for research in Family Medicine, will join us to talk about their findings.
Rosemary Rochford PhD is widely known for her research on Burkitt’s Lymphoma, the most common childhood cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. She will talk about the cancer challenges in developing countries, how the cancer registry programs work, the main types of cancers that exist in Africa and how they differ from those in the United States. Rochford is professor & chair of Microbiology & Immunology and recently appointed vice president for research at Upstate.
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Cynthia Morrow, MD, MPH, commissioner of health for Onondaga County, joins us to talk about infant mortality in the black community, and what Onondaga County is doing to address the needs of women and children. Onondaga County’s Syracuse Healthy Start Program offers services for infants, children, new moms and families. For more resources and information visit onhealthyfamilies.com.
Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers
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Jay Scott, director of education programs for Upstate’s Emergency Medicine Department, is joined by Dr. Arthur Vercillo, local surgeon and regional president of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, to discuss a $30,000 grant from Excellus that will pay for EKG machines for volunteer rescue squads across Central New York. The grant will provide life-saving cardiac care equipment for ambulance and rescue squads across five counties.
Upstate trauma surgeon Dr. Fahd Ali too often sees the results of violence in our community. He suggests that those violent behaviors are just a symptom of the underlying problems that face our society today, including mental health issues and video games and movies that desensitize and glamorize violence. Dr. Ali has established a program within the correctional system that works to educate youthful offenders before it’s too late to turn their lives around.
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Dr. Usha Satish talks about a recent study that Upstate is involved in, looking at how carbon dioxide levels impact thinking and decision making. Dr. Satish directs the Strategic Management Simulation laboratories at Upstate Medical University, where her work is centered on the application of simulation technology to assess “how” people make decisions and in enhancing the quality of critical thinking.
National heart disease and cholesterol expert Dr. John LaRosa discusses the newest and most powerful class of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins, and the role they play in the decline of heart disease and stroke.
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Upstate student Sean Haley, who is pursuing his Doctorate of Medicine and Masters in Public Health, saw a need in our community and started a non-profit organization called HopePrint with fellow student Nicole Watts. The non-profit’s mission is creating opportunities, facilitating personal development and inspiring hope by cultivating relationships between the resettled refugee community and the community at large.
Sean has been actively involved in the medical clinic which does many of the initial physicals upon a refugee’s arrival in Syracuse, and fellow students volunteer to do yard work, basement cleanup and garage repairs at the HopePrint home on the North Side of Syracuse.
Trauma surgeon Joan Dolinak, who specializes in severe burns, discusses a new ‘game’ teens are playing, in which they put water on their skin, then table salt, then ice cubes and see how long they can withstand the pain. She will describe the wound that results….frost bite.
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