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HealthLink On Air radio show: Nov. 16, 2014

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show

In this show devoted to nursing, nurse Casey Hammerle talks about caring for overweight patients, and nurse Kelly Dolan discusses providing care for older patients. Author Carolyn Jones, a recent guest in Syracuse, presents “The American Nurse Project.” And concussion expert Brian Rieger has some advice for coaches.


Doctor and patient recount spinal emergency

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Larry Chin, MD & Edward St. GeorgeOne minute, Edward St. George was on the deck of his family cottage on the St. Lawrence River in Cape Vincent, taking measurements for vinyl siding work he was doing that day.

The next, he was falling from the granite ledge the deck overlooked. His neck and upper back struck the edge of the rock about five feet down. He fell over the cliff, slamming against rock abutments for 15 or 20 feet on his way to the ground. Two or three barrel rolls later, his body came to rest against the back of a neighbor’s cottage.

“All I could do was breathe and blink my eyes. I couldn’t even make a sound. I remember looking out of the corner of my eye and seeing what I thought was my hand, and I couldn’t move it. I couldn’t move anything,” St. George recalls.

The drama that unfolded among the boulders in Cape Vincent stretched into the emergency department and operating rooms at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse and into the physical and occupational therapy unit at Strong Memorial Hospital, near St. George’s home in suburban Rochester.

St. George is joined in this interview by Dr. Larry Chin, chief of neurosurgery at Upstate University Hospital.


One mom’s appeal for flu vaccination: Influenza kills otherwise healthy children every year

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Jana Shaw, MDJoseph Marotta was a healthy kindergartner when he contracted — and died from — the H1N1 flu. Today his parents advocate for influenza vaccination through the organization, Families Fighting Flu. Hear their story, and hear from infectious disease expert, Dr. Jana Shaw in this heartbreaking interview.


ADHD research

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Stephen Faraone, PhDAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is not the result of modern society. The first evidence of the disorder dates back to the early 19th century, when doctors described signs and symptoms of what we now know as ADHD, says Stephen Faraone, PhD, an Upstate scientist who specializes in ADHD research. In this segment, he discusses possible causes of ADHD, its relation to autism and the likelihood that children could “outgrow” ADHD by the time they reach adulthood.


Helmets are just part of winter protection

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Brian Rieger, PhDProtecting yourself from head injury during the winter goes beyond wearing a helmet while skiing and skating. “Behavior is as important as safety equipment,” says concussion expert Brian Rieger, PhD. He talks about traumatic brain injury prevention and explains that helmets are good at preventing skull fractures but may not protect against concussion.


Dance classes for people with Parkinson’s

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

A dance class for people with Parkinson’s disease improves balance, gait and strength. Part of the Movement for Healthy Aging program, the classes are held every Thursday, and they are free. For details, email Syracuse University organizer Tumay Tunur, PhD at tumaytunur@yahoo.com


Expert Advice: What coaches need to know about concussion

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Brian P Rieger, PhD

Psychologist Brian Rieger, PhD, director of Upstate’s Concussion Management Program, tells us what coaches need to know about sports-related concussions. The Upstate Concussion Center, comprised of the Sports Concussion Center and Concussion Management Program, provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment services for concussion and sports concussion. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 315 464-8986.


A visit from the healing muse: ‘County Hospital Residents’

Thursday, November 6th, 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 County Hospital Residents, by Abby Caplin, 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: ‘Roman Bridges’

Thursday, November 6th, 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 ’Roman Bridges’, by Kaitlyn Kyi, 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: ‘Full Disclosure’

Thursday, November 6th, 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 ’Full Disclosure’, by Veneta Masson, 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: ‘Lab Limbo’

Thursday, November 6th, 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 ’Lab Limbo’, by Janis Butler Holm, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 14. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: How to jump over the exercise hump

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Richard O'Neill, PhD Psychologist Richard O’Neill tells us how a simple cup of coffee may help to get over that “exercise hump”!

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