HLOA Logo

Listen to the Show

89.9 FM & HD2 Oswego/Syracuse
90.3 FM & HD2 Syracuse
91.7 FM & 99.9 Watertown
90.1 FM & 92.3 FM Hamilton
91.9 FM Utica
90.5 FM Cortland
90.7 FM Geneva
89.9 Norwich

Quick Links

Archive Posts

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

A visit from the healing muse: ‘The Little Hippocrates Knew’

Thursday, January 8th, 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 Little Hippocrates Knew’, by Michael Salcman, 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: ‘Breathless’

Thursday, January 8th, 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 ’Breathless’, by Philip Berry, 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: ‘The Grape Arbor’

Thursday, January 8th, 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 Grape Arbor’, by Dotty Holcomb Doherty, 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: ‘Shred’

Thursday, January 8th, 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 ’Shred’, by Laura Glenn, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 14. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


A Tale of Two Boobies – One Year with Cancer

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Shelly StraubShelly Straub of Cicero thought that her nipple developed a dimple because she was getting older and because she had breastfed her daughters. She did not realize until she was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer that dimpling can be a sign.

She was diagnosed in October 2013. By October 2014, she was recovered from surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Soon after, she published a book called “A Tale of Two Boobies: One Year With Cancer,” which offers an organized perspective of her experience.

“I really wanted to remember my story,” she says. “It feels surreal, like I can’t believe that it really happened.”

The book carries a parental advisory on the cover, because of the graphic photos she includes. Straub discusses why she wrote the book and what that year was like for her.


Why running is better than walking

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Carol Sames, PhDPeople who walk regularly for exercise may notice that their speed declines and they tire more easily as they age.

But is that because they are aging? Could that reduction in walking economy be slowed or reversed by other types of exercise, such as running?

Upstate Medical University exercise physiologist Carol Sames explains how running was found to be more beneficial than walking in an intriguing study that compared walkers and runners in Boulder, Colorado. She says running is not appropriate for everyone, and she offers some other ways walkers can add intensity to their workouts.


“The Boring Patient”

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

R. David Lankes, PhDProfessor David Lankes, from Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, was diagnosed in 2012 with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. During his treatment, he wanted to be the boring patient, the man who simply needed his vitals checked or a scheduled dose of chemo. “You don’t want to be interesting in most medical settings. Interesting means complications, and that is bad,” Lankes explains in the book he wrote with the title, “The Boring Patient.”

The book was his way of summing up his experience. 

Lankes talks about how many people say a person with cancer is “fighting” the disease. The way he sees it, chemistry is fighting the disease. As a patient, he was not fighting so much as surrendering — surrendering that his son had to help him up the stairs, for instance.


HealthLink On Air radio show: Jan. 4, 2015

Monday, December 29th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show

Concussion expert Brian Rieger goes over winter head injuries. Teacher Mary Ellen Michalenko talks about the schoolroom inside the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Pediatrician Alicia Pekarsky discusses positive parenting techniques.


HealthLink On Air radio show: Dec. 28, 2014

Monday, December 29th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show

Syracuse University neuroscientist Tumay Tunur tells about dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Rushikesh Shah explains the effects of weight loss surgery on the heart. Dr. Jayne Charlamb talks about Upstate’s Breast Cancer High Risk Program. And, registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin explains how to make dietary changes.


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Developing a dynamic life

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Richard O'Neill, PhD Psychologist Richard O’Neill offers tips on how to develop a dynamic life.


Proper treatment of nosebleeds

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Jennifer Villwock, MDEarly intervention within the first 24 hours of a severe nosebleed can improve the outcomes, according to research by Jennifer Villwock, MD, a fourth-year resident in otolaryngology at Upstate Medical University. She studied more than 59,000 cases involving the treatment of epistaxis, the medical word for nosebleeds. In this interview, she talks about what causes nosebleeds and how best to treat them.


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Pain Management

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Richard O'Neill, PhD Psychologist Richard O’Neill talks about pain management.

Watch O’Neill on YouTube!
Suggest a Topic!
Check-up from the Neck Up Podcast Archives