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

A visit from the healing muse: ‘Resonance’

Wednesday, December 3rd, 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 ’Resonance’, by Dana Curtis, 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: ‘Beauty’

Wednesday, December 3rd, 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 ’Beauty’, by Katharyn Howd Machan, 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: ‘O Night Divine on the Cancer Unit’

Wednesday, December 3rd, 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 ’O Night Divine on the Cancer Unit’, by Robin Schoenthaler, 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: ‘Skin’

Wednesday, December 3rd, 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 ’Skin’, by Lisa Wiley, 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: ‘Men Carrying Purses’

Wednesday, December 3rd, 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 ’Men Carrying Purses’, by Mary Arguelles, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 14. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


Parenting in a positive way

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Alicia R Pekarsky, MDPediatrician Alicia Pekarsky, MD, explains the principles of discipline and why spanking — though legal in New York — is never a good idea. Recent studies have shown that corporal punishment is ineffective and linked to aggression, poor mental health and antisocial behavior.


What happens to the heart after weight loss surgery

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Rushikesh ShahPeople who are obese are likely to have fast heart rates. They have high levels of adipokines, cell signaling proteins released by fat cells that can have adverse effects on the cardiovascular system. Fat cells also produce hormones including leptin, which regulates the amount of fat stores in the body and also impacts the cardiovascular system. After weight loss surgery, leptin concentrations drop, and so does a person’s heart rate, says Rushikesh Shah, MD, who is completing his training in internal medicine at Upstate. He wrote a paper on this subject for the BMJ Case Report reminding doctors of this “physiological compensatory change” to help avoid unnecessary diagnostic tests and medical interventions.


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: My Mom is dying

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Richard O'Neill, PhD Psychologist Richard O’Neill talks about the difficult decisions he faces as his beloved Mom is dying.

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HealthLink On Air radio show: Nov. 30, 2014

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show

In this special Thanksgiving show, two patients share their stories of survival with the surgeons who cared for them. Dr. Vaughn Whittaker talks about kidney transplants with his patient, Timothy Hudson. And Dr. Lawrence Chin recounts a spinal emergency with his patient, Edward St. George.


HealthLink On Air radio show: Nov. 23, 2014

Friday, November 21st, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show

Dr. Jana Shaw reiterates the importance of the flu vaccine. Scientist Steven Glatt tells about his research on children and mental health. Ophthalmology researchers Michael Zuber and Reyna Martinez-deLuna explain regenerative medicine.


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: A loving structure for mom and me

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Richard O'Neill, PhD Psychologist Richard O’Neill talks about living by the truism that you can’t take care of someone else unless you are taking care of yourself first. 

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“Mercy Killers” the play that illustrates what’s wrong with the American health care system

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Michael Milligan & Kathy Faber-Langendoen, PhDActor and playwright Michael Milligan performed his play, “Mercy Killers” at Upstate, as a guest of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities. The one-character play follows the structure of a Greek tragedy, describing a man’s struggle to pay for the medical care needed by his wife when she is diagnosed with breast cancer. Ethicist Kathy Faber-Langendoen, MD, says the play raises a key question of whether health care is like primary education, where all of society has access, or like college education, where access is more privileged. For more information about the public hearing in Syracuse on the New York Health bill visit http://www.nyhcampaign.org/syracuse_hearing.