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Expert Advice: How to help an older person who has fallen

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

William Paolo, MDIn this installment of Expert Advice from the experts at Upstate, William Paolo, MD, an associate professor of emergency medicine at Upstate, tells how to help an older person who has fallen.


Expert Advice: What to do for a cut

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

William Paolo, MDWilliam Paolo, MD, an associate professor of emergency medicine at Upstate, explains what to do for a cut and how to determine if medical care is necessary in this installment of Expert Advice from the experts at Upstate.


Personalized care for patients needing radiation oncology

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Anna Shapiro, MDRadiation oncologist Anna Shapiro, MD, explains the multidisciplinary care that breast cancer patients receive at Upstate. She recently receieved the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund’s “Humanitarian Award.”


HealthLink On Air radio show: June 14, 2015

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

HealthLink on Air radio show

William Paolo, MD, tells about emergency medical treatment for people who suffer the effects of synthetic marijuana. Speech pathologist Carrie Garcia explains the value of support groups for survivors of stroke. Three former hospital executives — James Abbott, Thomas Campbell and James Rosenberg — share stories of the health care revolution in Syracuse from the 1950s to the 1990s.  


Croup is a childhood disease that often sounds scarier than it is

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Jennifer Nead, MDCroup is a common childhood illness, but it produces a barking cough and a high-pitched inhalation noise that can unnerve parents. Usually, croup will resolve itself with time, but more severe cases might need treatment by a medical care provider, said Jennifer Nead, MD, a pediatric hospitalist at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Nead, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Upstate Medical University, also describes the current evidence about humid air treatments for croup.


Proving emergency medical care to those suffering the effects of synthetic marijuana

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

William Paolo, MDPeople who take synthetic marijuana are likely to become severely agitated or severely depressed — and either can imperil a person’s life. William Paolo, MD, says some of his patients at Upstate University Hospital’s emergency department have had to be intubated to protect their breathing ability. Some have suffered heart attacks. Others have had seizures. He cautions against using synthetic marijuana since there’s no way to know what is included in the compound.


A front-row seat for a revolution in hospital care

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Former CEOsThey helped shape health care as it underwent a revolution in the 20th century, including new technologies and quicker, less invasive surgeries. Despite all the changes since they ran Upstate University Hospital, three former chief executives believe the fundamental task of hospitals hasn’t changed: keeping the patients comfortable and treating them with humanity. James Abbott, Thomas Campbell and James Rosenberg also describe the challenges they faced from the 1950s to the 1990s.


HealthLink On Air radio show: June 7, 2015

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

HealthLink on Air radio show

Certified nurse midwife Heather Shannon talks about syphilis and other sexually-transmitted diseases. Dr. Jim Greenwald discusses the unmet promises of primary health care reform. Pharmacist William Eggleston tells of the dangers of powdered caffeine.


Family physician voices concern over primary health care reform

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

James L Greenwald, MDFamily practitioner Jim Greenwald, MD, professor of family medicine and director of the Rural Medical Scholars Program at Upstate’s College of Medicine, tells how primary care — the kind delivered by family doctors and internists — has been affected by health care reform and what still needs to be done to ensure there are enough primary care providers.


Memorial tree honors living kidney donors

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Vaughn E Whittaker, MDEllen Havens, RNTransplant surgeon Vaughn Whittaker, MD, and living donor transplant coordinator Ellen Havens explain new options for kidney transplant and tell about a living donor memorial tree at Upstate University Hospital.


Thrilled to be writing books: Nurse practitioner is author of three thrillers

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Tony CerminaroNurse practitioner Anthony Cerminaro, who specializes in hematology and oncology, writes thrillers in his spare time. One of his characters is a doctor who graduated from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. He tells about “The Ten Knife Murders,” “Bonding Over Bullets” and a third book that is being published.


A visit from the healing muse: ‘The Only Thing We’ve Got’

Thursday, June 4th, 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 ’The Only Thing We’ve Got’, by Lili Flanders, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 14. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!