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Understanding the beginning of menopause

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Heather ShannonCertified midwife Heather Shannon, CNM, NP, director of  Midwifery and Gynecology at Upstate, helps us understand the symptoms and treatments for menopause and its precursor peri-menopause.  Upstate University Hospital’s Midwifery Program offers personalized care options for women at all ages and stages of life.  Read the story: Tackling Menopause’s Side Effects

For more information, call (315) 492-5875.


‘Peds to Parents’ – The importance of a safe sleeping environment for infants

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Amanda GriffinClemencia MolinaSafe Kids Upstate NY Coalition, which is led by Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, is launching a Safe Sleep Awareness Campaign to remind parents to keep their child’s sleeping environment free of clutter and encourage safe sleeping practices. Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Amanda Griffin, coordinator of the Safe Kids program, is joined by Clemencia Molina, regional coordinator of the Central New York Sudden Infant and Child Death Resource Center, REACH CNY, Inc., to share this important message and talk about the new sleep sacks they are making available to newborns and infant patients at Upstate. In conjunction with SIDS Awareness Month, Safe Kids Upstate NY Coalition, led by Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, recently launched a Safe Sleep Awareness Campaign.  For more information, call (315) 424-0009 x108

What Does Safe Sleep Look Like, from the National Institutes for Health
YNN coverage: Parents urged to practice crib safety 
CNY Central coverage: New warning about soft crib bumpers that could suffocate babies
WAER-FM88
coverage: Safe To Sleep Campaign Kicks Off at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers



Common sleep problems and treatments

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Zafer Soultan, MDDragos Manta, MDZafer Soultan, MD, director of pediatric sleep medicine at Upstate, is joined by pulmonologist Dragos Manta, MD, co-director of the The Upstate University Hospital Sleep Center, to talk about common sleep problems in children and adults. Upstate’s Sleep Center, a specialized facility providing accurate diagnosis and recommending treatment of sleep-related problems, will be relocating to a new state-of-the-art facility in November. The center, which will continue to see patients 7 days a week, will double in size, increasing from to 6 to 12 beds, and three of  those beds will be reserved for pediatric cases – a specialty of the sleep center. For more information, call (315) 464-8668


Sleep and aging

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

As World Sleep Day day approaches, Upstate neurologistAntonio Culebras, MD Antonio Culebras, consultant for The Sleep Center at Upstate University Hospital Community campus, discusses sleep-related problems as we age.  He also shares a recent study that links poor sleep to poor memory retention in older people. 

Read the study: Aging in Brain Found to Hurt Sleep Needed for Memory

To schedule an appointment at The Sleep Center at Upstate, call 315-492-5877.

World Sleep Day 2013-”Good Sleep, Healthy Aging” – YouTube


Understanding sleep disorders and sleeping problems

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Antonio Culebras, MDDr. Antonio Culebras, Upstate neurologist and consultant for The Sleep Center at Upstate University Hospital’s Community campus, responds to a listener’s question about sleep paralysis.  Dr. Culebras also describes a full range of sleep disorders and events that occur while asleep that may lead to injuries.

To schedule an appointment with the sleep center, call 315-492-5877.


3/11/12 World Sleep Day

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Antonio Culebras, MD Dr. Antonio Culebras, consultant for The Sleep Center at Upstate University Hospital at Community General, talks about World Sleep Day.  He explains how the 2012 slogan ‘breathe easily, sleep well’ calls attention to the epidemic of sleep deficiencies throughout our world.

Read more about: World Sleep Day, view Dr. Culebras’ video


3/11/12 The ’10 commandments’ of getting a good night’s sleep

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Robert Westlake, MDDr. Robert Westlake, medical director of The Sleep Center at Upstate University Hospital at Community General, talks about the value of a good night’s sleep and shares his ’10 commandments’ of getting a good night’s sleep.


3/11/12 Upstate expands its sleep services

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Zafer Soultan, MDPediatric pulmonologist Zafer Soultan talks about pediatric sleep issues, and the new offering of sleep services for children at Upstate.

Read more about:

The Pediatric Pulmonary Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
The Sleep Center
at Upstate University Hospital at Community General


9/18/11 Sleep Problems Unique to Women

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Antonio Culebras, MD

Dr. Antonio Culebras discusses the sleep problems that are unique to women.

Read more about: The Sleep Center at Upstate University Hospital at Community General. To schedule an appointment, call 315-492-5877.