Upstate’s Director of Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine Derek Cooney, MD explains why difficulty breathing calls increase as the seasons change, when to seek medical help, and what to expect from the paramedics en route to the hospital and when you reach the hospital.
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Retiring obstetrician Richard Aubry, MD, MPH reflects on his 50 year career in maternal and child health, where he estimates he has presided over 8,000 births, taught OB care to over 8,000 medical students, and published 50 scientific publications.
Upstate’s Director of Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine Derek Cooney, MD is joined by James Ciaccio, MD to talk about a new geriatric emergency medicine unit called “GEM Care – senior emergency department”. The unit, led by Ciaccio, is housed in a dedicated section of the emergency department at Upstate University Hospital, Community campus, and will provide a calm, measured approach to care in a quiet environment specifically designed for seniors who may agitate or confuse easily, and may have trouble expressing themselves.
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Stephen Knohl, MD, vice chair for education and program director for Upstate’s Department of Medicine, developed a program called ‘Learning to T.A.L.K.’ (Treat All Like Kin) to teach medical residents to be more effective communicators. He is joined by Upstate chief medical residents Christine Granato, MD, and Luke Yuhico, MD, who will share their experiences using this innovative program.
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Upstate pediatrician Ann Botash, MD, who has been journaling for years, will read a portion of her short story “Whistling Willy’s Love Song” that recently won a Bruce Dearing Writing Award, presented by Upstate’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities (CBH). Botash, who is joined by the CBH’s Deirdre Neilen, PhD, will share what writing does for the health care professional, and why physicians sometimes turn to creative writing as an outlet. All submissions to the contest also receive consideration for publication in CBH’s journal, The Healing Muse.
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Robert Roger Lebel, MD, professor and chief of medical genetics at Upstate Medical University, will describe a genetic disorder called the chromosome 22q deletion, also known as velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS). The syndrome may cause a variety of health problems, ranging from heart defects and cleft palate to feeding difficulties, immune problems, a unique pattern of learning disabilities and more.
Upstate urologist JC Trussell, MD, talks about testosterone, or ‘low T’ – what it is, how it affects the body and treatments that are available today. For more information: Adult Urology Clinic at Upstate – call 315 464-1800.
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Upstate nurse practitioner and palliative care specialist Patricia Lippincott Knox, MSN, FNP, helps us understand the importance of advance directives – the planning and documents that instruct others about your medical care should you be unable to make decisions on your own – including a living will, health care proxy, and do not resuscitate order (DNR).
Dr. Richard O’Neill addresses a question from a listener who’s worried about their co-worker moving in across the street from them, and suggests they explore why it so difficult for them to be honest with the person about their feelings.