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‘Healthy Eats’: Summertime food safety

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Upstate University Hospital registered dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, gives some quick and easy tips for safe and healthy grilling and enjoying the foods of summer! Read more at homefoodsafety.org


A visit from the healing muse: ‘In the Video of Your Heart’ and ‘When You Talk About Making Dinner for Friends’

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Deirdre Neilen, PhDDeirdre Neilen, PhD shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal, “The Healing Muse” every Sunday on HealthLink on Air. Neilen is the editor of the annual publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays and visual art focused on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing. Read The Healing Muse Cafe Blog.

Today’s selections are two poems by Lyn Lifshin: “In the Video of Your Heart” (Muse 12) and “When You Talk About Making Dinner for Friends” (Muse 12).  Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


What you need to know about deep vein thrombosis

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Vascular surgeon Palma Shaw, MD helps us understand a potentially life-threatening condition called deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, which is caused by a blood clot in a deep vein. Shaw is an associate professor of surgery and a member of the Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services at Upstate Medical University


Oral Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Terrence J Thines, DDSOral surgeon Terrence Thines, DDS, explains the risk factors, symptoms and treatment options for oral cancer, which includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat). Thines is professor and chief of service, division of dentistry at Upstate Medical University.


Motorcycle safety

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Fahd Ali, MD Trauma surgeon Fahd Ali, MD, talks about motorcycle safety – beyond the wearing of helmets. Ali says that some of the worst injuries trauma surgeons deal with are the result of motorcycle accidents. Ali is assistant professor of surgery and anesthesiology in the division of  Trauma & Critical Care Surgery at Upstate Medical University. Read more about motorcycle safety: safety.ny.gov, and NYS Motorcycle safety program


HealthLink On Air radio show: July 27, 2014

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio showTraian Anghel, MD, and Amy Tetrault, RN, tell about the new implantable cardiac defibrillator. Palma Shaw, MD, discusses deep vein thrombosis. Registered dietitian Maureen Franklin shares summertime food safety advice. Ajay Jain, MD, explains the rise in chronic hepatitis.


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Another way of talking…without words

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Richard O'Neill, PhD Psychologist Richard O’Neill shares a poignant lesson in how to communicate with your loved one when their cognitive abilities are impaired with age.

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A visit from the healing muse: ‘Silence Over Coffee’

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Deirdre Neilen, PhDDeirdre Neilen, PhD shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal, “The Healing Muse” every Sunday on HealthLink on Air. Neilen is the editor of the annual publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays and visual art focused on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing. Read The Healing Muse Cafe Blog.

Today’s selection is ’Silence Over Coffee’, by Angela Giles Patel, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 11. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


Summer safety for seniors

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

James Ciaccio, MDEmergency physician James Ciaccio, MD explains how changes in the sensory abilities of seniors may impact their lives, specifically during the summer months, and offers some helpful suggestions. GEM Care, the senior emergency department at Upstate University Hospital’s Community campus, offers special emergency services in a comfortable, quiet, and calming environment especially conducive to seniors.


HealthLink On Air radio show: July 20, 2014

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio showPsychiatrist Ronald Pies, MD, discusses grief and depression. Otolaryngologists Rick Kelley, MD, and Sam Woods, MD, talk about their medical trips to Ethiopia. Pediatrician Steven Blatt, MD, explains the value of having a “medical home.” Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, shares another way of talking, without words.


Upstate’s new “Try on a White Coat” program

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Sharon HuardSharon Huard discusses Upstate’s new “Try on a White Coat” program that gives students from backgrounds under-represented in medicine a hands-on chance to learn more about health care professions. Huard is associate dean of Student and Multicultural Affairs at Upstate. Read the story: Try on a White Coat program wins funding


Understanding the difference between grief and depression

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Ronald Pies, MDPsychiatrist Ronald Pies, MD, helps us understand the difference between grief and depression, and discusses his two newly released books, one a collection of essays on psychiatry and the other, a novel. Pies is a professor of psychiatry at Upstate Medical University and Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston; and editor-in-chief emeritus, Psychiatric Times. New books by Dr. Pies: Psychiatry on the Edge (Nova Publishing); and The Director of Minor Tragedies (iUniverse)