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Archive for the ‘ Upstate Medical University/University Hospital’ Category

Managing stress

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Donna R Bacchi, MD, MPHDonna Bacchi, MD, explains the importance of managing stress to maintain health. Prolonged stress can have serious consequences, and she gives advice on how to take care of yourself.


Expert Advice: What happens after you test positive for HIV?

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Elizabeth Reddy, MDIn this installment of Expert Advice, Elizabeth Reddy, MD, the medical director of the Designated AIDS Center Clinic at Upstate, explains what happens after a person tests positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.


HealthLink On Air radio show: Feb. 15, 2015

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

HealthLink on Air radio show

Dr. Apurv Khanna gives an overview of high blood pressure. Dr. Robert Lenox talks about Legionnaire’s disease. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin explains the effect eating patterns have on weight loss.


What to do about a picky eater

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Roseanne JonesA parent’s job is to put healthy foods on their childrens’ plates. And then, says registered dietitian nutritionist Roseanne Jones, “you need to back up and let the child choose what they are going to eat.” She says if a child doesn’t want to eat something particular, don’t force it. She provides many more tips and advice for parents whose children are picky eaters.


Could you have polycystic ovary syndrome?

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Heather M Shannon, MS, CNM, NP, MPHPolycystic ovary syndrome is often diagnosed after a woman seeks care for irregular menstrual periods. Blood tests may reveal excess levels of the androgen hormone, and an ultrasound may show what looks like a string of pearls in the ovaries. (The “pearls” are actually cysts.) Certified nurse midwife Heather Shannon explains common treatments for PCOS and the medical risks that may accompany the syndrome.


How to obtain the drug that prevents the spread of HIV

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Elizabeth Reddy, MDA prescription drug that can prevent the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is available in Central New York. Elizabeth Reddy, MD, urges people at high risk for transmission to talk to their primary care doctors about Truvada. Reddy is the medical director of the Designated AIDS Center Clinic at Upstate. She says Truvada is up to 90 percent effective at preventing the spread of HIV in people who take the the medication daily, as instructed. Reach the clinic by calling 315-464-5533.


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Overuse vs. Underuse Injuries

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Richard O'Neill, PhD Psychologist Richard O’Neill talks about overuse injuries vs. underuse injuries.


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Mind-reads

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Richard O'Neill, PhD Psychologist Richard O’Neill talks about how we can deal with misunderstandings.


HealthLink On Air radio show: Feb. 8, 2015

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

HealthLink on Air radio show

Dr. Jana Shaw addresses the measles outbreak and importance of vaccination. Dr. Jennifer Villwock talks about her research into the treatment of nosebleeds. Stephen Glatt, PhD and Andy Beltran explain their efforts to help remove the stigma of mental illness. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin provides suggestions for healthy snacking.


A visit from the healing muse: ‘No Need’

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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 ’No Need’, by Claire Scott, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 14. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


A visit from the healing muse: ‘Grandma’s Yarns’

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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 ’Grandma’s Yarns’, by Ann Sutera Botash, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 14. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


A visit from the healing muse: ‘First Winter’

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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 ’First Winter’, by Joyce Holmes McAllister, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 14. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!