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

The dangers of e-cigarettes

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Leslie J Kohman, MDLeslie Kohman, MD, medical director of the Upstate Cancer Center and the Lung Cancer Screening Program at Upstate, warns of the dangers of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. Read the story: E-cigarettes under the microscope: Consumer Reports. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 315-464-8668.


An overview of autism

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Psychologist Henry S Roane, PhDHenry Roane, PhD gives an overview of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – the possible causes, diagnosis, and treatment protocols – and a new study from The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that shows a significant increase in autism rates.  Roane is the G. S. Liptak Professor of Child Development in the Department of Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University. Read the story: Autism rates now 1 in 68 U.S. children: CDCFamily Behavior Analysis Clinic at Upstate.  For more information, call 464-3950.


Diabetic vascular disease

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Palma M Shaw, MD,Vascular surgeon Palma Shaw, MD, who specializes in diabetic limb salvage, talks about the complications of diabetic vascular disease and the latest methods of prevention and treatment.  Shaw is an associate professor of surgery and a member of the Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services at Upstate Medical University.


Upstate’s new breast cancer survivorship program

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Jayne Charlamb, MDUpstate’s Jayne Charlamb, MD, medical director of prevention and survivorship, talks about a new breast cancer survivorship program for women who have completed their active treatment (chemo, radiation, surgery). The program focuses on empowering and educating participants to take an active role in decisions related to their follow-up care, wellness and comprehensive healthy living.  Support Services at Upstate.  For more information, call (315) 464-8224.


Understanding vericose veins

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Palma M Shaw, MD,Vascular surgeon Palma Shaw, MD, helps us understand chronic venous insufficiency, a condition that occurs when the leg veins do not allow blood to travel back to the heart. She describes the symptoms – including swelling in legs or ankles, pain, varicose veins – and reviews the causes, diagnosis and treatment options available.  Shaw is an associate professor of surgery in the department of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services at Upstate Medical University.


New technique for kidney cancer surgery

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Gennady Bratslavsky, MDMichael Daugherty, MD, PGY1Gennady Bratslavsky, MD, chair of Urology at Upstate, is joined by urology resident Michael Daugherty, MD, to help us understand the diagnosis and treatment of kidney cancer. They explain the results of a study comparing surgical techniques to address this type of cancer, and the importance of protecting your kidneys as people age.  Read the story: “NIH urges older Americans to protect their kidneys”.  Read more about:  Upstate’s Prostate Cancer Program,

Read the study: “Compared with radical nephrectomy, nephron-sparing surgery offers a long-term survival advantage in patients between the ages of 20 and 44 years with renal cell carcinomas (≤4cm): An analysis of the SEER database”


Breast cancer high risk program

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Jayne Charlamb, MDJayne Charlamb, MD, medical director of prevention and survivorship at Upstate, talks about a program designed for women who are at an increased risk of breast cancer.  Charlamb is the director of Upstate’s breast cancer high risk program, which offers special surveillance options as well as “chemoprevention” – taking medication to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer. For more information, call (315) 464-8224, ask for Linda.


HealthLink On Air radio show: April 6, 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show

Dr. Michael Iannuzzi explains the disease called sarcoidosis. Dr. Leslie Kohman details the dangers of e-cigarettes. Registered dietitian Juliann Mellen talks about healthy eating during pregnancy. And then, learn about the efforts underway in Central New York to reduce the number of babies born to drug-dependent moms with Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Cynthia Morrow and Gail Banach, the director of public education for the Upstate New York Poison Center.


HealthLink On Air radio show: April 27, 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show Coming up on April 27:

Behavior analyst Henry Roane, PhD, provides an overview of autism. Steven Blatt, MD, and counselor Erica Riker explain the new integrated care program at Upstate. Former assistant FDA commissioner Susan Wood, PhD, addresses the politics of contraception legislation. Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, shares a “Check up from the Neck Up.”


HealthLink On Air radio show: April 20, 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show Jeremy Joslin, MD, tells about the challenges of wilderness medicine. Robert Corona, DO, presents a new center for innovation at Upstate. Registered dietitian Jessica Planer explains what and how to eat after weight loss surgery. Two adult learners talk about completing Upstate’s residency for chaplains.


HealthLink On Air radio show: April 13, 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio showSurgeon Jayne Charlamb, MD introduces the Breast Cancer Survivorship Program. Speech language pathologist Jenna Gardner and oncology nurse Ann Ray talk about support for those with head and neck cancers. Surgeon Palma Shaw, MD shares her expertise in caring for people with diabetes. And, psychologist Rich O’Neill provides a simple way to make changes in your life.


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Prioritizing family over work

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Richard O'Neill, PhD Psychologist Richard O’Neill does not apologize for his messy office, and tells us that his priorities have always focused on enjoying family and building memories.

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