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Dengue fever from a personal and professional perspective

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Timothy Endy, md, phdTimothy Endy, MD, MPH, shares his professional and personal experiences with Dengue fever, a growing global health problem. Endy is professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Public Health and Preventive Medicine and division chief of Infectious Disease at Upstate Medical University.
Read recent papers on Dengue: Dengue human infection model performance parameters and Human immune responses to dengue virus infection: lessons learned from prospective cohort studies.

Radiotherapy-associated bone damage

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

megan oest phdUpstate researcher Megan Oest, PhD, explains how radiation therapy is clinically effective, but some patients will suffer late-onset fragility fractures. Her research focuses on how to identify specific changes in the bone tissue that contribute to radiotherapy-induced bone damage, find ways to diagnose or predict fracture risk, and eventually treatments to prevent it.

Oest is assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Upstate Medical University, and one of dozens of researchers who have received grants from the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY since 2002.

Exciting new partnership to benefit women’s health and education in Sierra Leone

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Robert K Silverman, MDUpstate pediatrician Robert Silverman, MD, reveals an exciting new partnership between the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Upstate Medical University and Worldwide Healing Hands, that will benefit women’s health and education in Sierra Leone. Silverman is professor and chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Division Chief of Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Upstate Medical University. Read the story: Exciting New Partnership with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Human Enterovirus 68 is a growing problem in U.S.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Jana Shaw, MD MPHPediatrician Jana Shaw, MD, MPH, explains human enterovirus 68 (HEV68), a virus that is becoming a growing problem across the country, as well as here in central New York.  It presents like the common cold, and those children with asthma are impacted because of the respiratory complications. Read the story: Human enterovirus 68: Severe respiratory illness expected to hit kids across the U.S.

A visit from the healing muse: ‘Last Words’ and ‘Visit’

Thursday, September 18th, 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 ’Last Words’, by Benita Rogers; and ‘Visit’, by Katie Antony; both found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 7. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!

‘Expert Advice’: How to move a new medical idea forward

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Robert J Corona Jr, DO,MBARobert Corona, DO, explains how the new Upstate MIND center will help transform innovative ideas in the medical field into useful, tangible ways to improve the human condition and the delivery of health care. In addition to leading the center, Corona is professor and chair of pathology at Upstate Medical University.

The 7-minute workout

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Carol Sames PhD

Exercise physiologist Carol Sames, PhD, talks about the new ” 7-minutes workout” everyone’s been talking about, and the benefits and contraindications of high intensity circuit training (HICT). Sames is associate professor, College of Health Professions and director of the Vitality! Fitness Program at Upstate Medical University.

Expert Advice: What coaches need to know about concussion

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Brian P Rieger, PhD

Psychologist Brian Rieger, PhD, director of Upstate’s Concussion Management Program, tells us what coaches need to know about sports-related concussions. 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.

The promise of aromatase inhibitors in treatment of breast cancer

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Debashis Ghosh, MSc, PhDCancer research scientist Debashis Ghosh, PhD, describes his promising research in the area of aromatase inhibitors in the treatment of breast cancer. Ghosh is one of dozens of researchers who have received grants from the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY since 2002.


Golisano Children’s Hospital celebrates 5th birthday

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Thomas R Welch, MDTo celebrate the 5th birthday of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, medical director Thomas Welch, MD talks about what the hospital has meant to our community, the unique care and specialty services provided, plus a look ahead at the next 5+ years.  Welch is chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University.

HealthLink On Air radio show: Sept 14, 2014

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show Coming up on Sept 14:

Concussion management expert Brian Rieger tells how to recognize and reduce the damage from head injuries that occur in sports. Dr. Timothy Endy talks about the outbreak of Ebola. Psychiatrists Robert Daly and Chaitanya Haldipur talk about Dr. Thomas Szasz, described as one of “the biggest of the antipsychiatry intellectuals.” And, psychologist Rich O’Neill explains how to calm your mind with an action plan.

The life’s work of Thomas Szasz

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Drs. Haldipur and Daly with Linda CohenUpstate psychiatrists Chaitanya Haldipur, MD and Robert Daly, MD, talk about the life’s work and legacy of psychiatrist and academic Thomas Szasz, MD. Szasz was Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Upstate Medical University and Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Humanist of the Year (1973).
Haldipur and Daly are Emeritus Professors of Psychiatry at Upstate Medical University.