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A visit from the healing muse: ‘More Than the Sum’

Saturday, April 19th, 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 ’More Than the Sum’, by Danielle Wallace, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 13. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


‘Healthy Eats’: What to eat after bariatric surgery

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

jessica planer, rdRegistered dietitian Jessica Planer, RD, who specializes in the care of bariatric patients, emphasizes the importance of following dietary guidelines after bariatric surgery.  She shares the types of foods and how much you can eat at each meal to provide balanced meals that help prevent nutrient deficiencies and preserve muscle tissue.  For more information about Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program, call (315) 492-5036.


Healthy Eats: What to eat after bariatric surgery

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Jessica PlanerRegistered dietitian Jessica Planer, RD, who specializes in the care of patients in Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program, will explain what type and how much food patients can eat after their bariatric surgery. Nutritional guidelines for bariatric surgery. For more information, call (315) 492-5036.


New book shares stories from spiritual care volunteers

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Rev. Terry Ruth Culbertson Walt WasilewskiRev. Terry Ruth Culbertson, manager of Upstate’s Center for Spiritual Care, is joined by Walt Wasilewski, an author and Catholic lay volunteer with the center, who has written a book about his experiences.  Spiritual care volunteers may be lay or ordained persons who volunteer four or more hours a week to do patient visitation, assist in the office, provide music ministry, or other needed functions. Wasilewski will explain why he wrote his book “Open the Eyes of My Heart, stories of spiritual care“, which is full of amazing stories from the program, and who it was intended for. 
Read more about: The Volunteer Partners and Spiritual Care Program, or call (315) 464-4687 for more information.


Second-career chaplains share their stories

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Alice ChicoDare DutterAlice Chico and Dare Dutter, recent graduates of Upstate Medical University’s Clinical Pastoral Education program, share their journeys to become second-career chaplains. Both are “adult learners,” Dutter was a grade school teacher and principal for 30 years, and Chico was a nurse practitioner for 50. For more information about the program, call (315) 464-4687. Read more about: The Center for Spiritual Care at Upstate. 


What you need to know about esophageal cancer

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Vanessa R Gibson, MDUpstate thoracic surgeons Barbara Robinson, MDVanessa Gibson, MD and Barbara Robinson, MD, help us understand cancer of the esophagus - a hollow tube that carries food and liquids from your throat to your stomach – including the risks, advances in detection and treatment options.  Read more about the Thoracic Oncology Program (TOP) at Upstate.


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: A simpler way to make changes in your life

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Richard O'Neill, PhDPsychologist Richard O’Neill says the simplest and best way to make changes in your life is to set small, realistic goals, and bit by bit you can transform your life!

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A visit from the healing muse: ‘Dementia’ and ‘Treatment of Choice’

Saturday, April 12th, 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 ’Dementia’, by Theresa Wyatt and ‘Treatment of Choice ‘, by Deborah Gang, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 13. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


New center for innovation at Upstate

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Robert J Corona Jr, DO,MBARobert Corona, DO, discusses the new innovation center at Upstate — Upstate MIND (Medical Innovation and Novel Discovery) — designed to transform innovative ideas into useful, tangible ways to improve the human condition and the delivery of health care. Corona leads the center in the newly created position of vice president for Innovation and Business Development, and continues as professor and chair of Upstate’s Pathology Department.  To discuss your innovative idea or to discuss business partnership opportunities, contact Corona at coronar@upstate.edu or Kathy Pazaras at 315-464-9288.

Read the story: Upstate MIND is focused on innovation


New integrated care program at Upstate

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Steven Blatt, MD and Erica RikerSteven Blatt MD, director of general pediatrics at Upstate, is joined by Erica Riker, MHC, integrated care therapist at ARISE, to talk about a new collaboration to provide children with comprehensive care that focuses on both physical and emotional wellness. The Integrated Care Program is a partnership between Upstate Medical University’s Pediatric and Adolescent Center and ARISE Child & Family Service, available to children who receive services at the Center. For more information, call (315) 464-2046.


A visit from the healing muse: ‘When I was silent’

Saturday, April 5th, 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 ’When I Was Silent‘, by Jane Seskin, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 13. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


‘Healthy Eats’: Eating healthy during pregnancy

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Juliann Mellen, RDJuliann Mellen, Upstate registered dietitian and certified diabetic educator, reminds us that maintaining healthy eating habits along with regular physical activity during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby.  MyPlate.gov