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Early intervention within the first 24 hours of a severe nosebleed can improve the outcomes, according to research by Jennifer Villwock, MD, a fourth-year resident in otolaryngology at Upstate Medical University. She studied more than 59,000 cases involving the treatment of epistaxis, the medical word for nosebleeds. In this interview, she talks about what causes nosebleeds and how best to treat them.
Scientist Stephen Faraone explains his research into Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maria Erdman talks about the role of a dietitian during cancer treatment. Scientists Michael Zuber and Andrea Viczian discuss their research into retinal diseases and treatments.
Thomas Schwartz, MD, explains how depression is diagnosed, how psychotherapy and medications work and what to do for a friend who is in crisis in this interview about this common but serious illness.
Dr. Lorena Gonzalez discusses varicose veins and sclerotherapy. Dr. Jana Shaw and mother Serese Marotta tell how the flu can be deadly. Actor Michael Milligan and Dr. Kathy Faber-Langendoen discuss the one-man play, “Mercy Killers.” And, registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin gives advice for healthy eating during the holidays.
Psychologist Richard O’Neill talks about the importance of being grateful and its impact on our mind’s negativity bias.
Scientist William Brunken, PhD, talks about his new role as vice chair for research in Ophthalmology and his research into laminin and laminin-related proteins. Brunken is a professor of ophthalmology and of neurosciene and physiology who will lead a group of vision researchers at Upstate in collaborations with researchers from other SUNY campuses through the SUNY Eye Institute.
Deirdre 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.
Teacher Mary Ellen Michalenko tells about the hospital school within the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, where hospitalized children of all ages are able to keep up with their schoolwork during medical treatment.
Dr. Robert Sherman tells about a new robotic tool that assists in hip and knee replacement surgeries. Editor Deirdre Neilen presents the 14th annual issue of Upstate’s literary journal, The Healing Muse. Jason Warchal from the American Cancer Society tells about a prostate cancer support group.