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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 chronic venous insufficiency

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 20, 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show Coming up on April 20:

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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A visit from the healing muse: ‘I hate you Charlie, I love you Charlie’

Saturday, March 29th, 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 ‘I hate you Charlie, I love you Charlie‘ , by Emily Klein, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 13. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!

HealthLink On Air radio show: March 30, 2014

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show David Duggan, MD, and Joyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN, talk about the independence of nurse practitioners. Rinki Agarwal, MD, addresses gynecological cancers. Kristy Kmack and Chris Loughlin prepare for the Corporate Challenge Championship in London. Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, provides a Check Up from the Neck Up, and editor Deirdre Neilen, PhD, reads from the literary journal, The Healing Muse.

New support group for head and neck cancer

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Jenna Gardner, SLPAnn Ray, RNSpeech language pathologist Jenna Gardner and oncology nurse Ann Ray discuss different types of cancers that arise in the head or neck region (nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat, or larynx), and how the disease and treatments can affect the patient.  They talk about the new head and neck cancer support group they run, what the group is designed to accomplish and why they decided to start one.  Patient support groups at Upstate. For more information, call (315) 464-5819 or (315) 464-5262

Local efforts to reduce number of babies born to drug-dependent moms

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Cynthia Morrow, MDOnondaga County Health Commissioner Gail BanachCynthia Morrow, MD, MPH is joined by Gail Banach, director of Public Education & Communications for the Upstate New York Poison Center, to talk about local efforts to reduce the number of babies born to drug-dependent moms in Onondaga County.  For free and confidential support call the Hopeline at (315) 218-1965.