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Understanding the difference between grief and depression

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Ronald Pies, MDPsychiatrist Ronald Pies, MD, helps us understand the difference between grief and depression, and discusses his two newly released books, one a collection of essays on psychiatry and the other, a novel. Pies is a professor of psychiatry at Upstate Medical University and Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston; and editor-in-chief emeritus, Psychiatric Times. New books by Dr. Pies: Psychiatry on the Edge (Nova Publishing); and The Director of Minor Tragedies (iUniverse) 


Implantable cardiac defibrillator

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Traian Anghel, MDAmy TetraultTraian Anghel, MD is joined by Amy Tetrault, RN, to talk about a new subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator offered at Upstate, that will help regulate abnormal heart rhythms.  Anghel is assistant professor of Medicine at Upstate, and founding partner at the Heart Group of Syracuse, and Tetrault is the associate director, Upstate Heart and Vascular Center.


The rise in chronic hepatitis

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Ajay Jain, MDAjay Jain, MD, associate director of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery at Upstate, explains the reasons for the rise in chronic hepatitis and helps us understand the connection between hepatitis B, the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and liver cancer.  


What it means for medical practice to be designated a medical home

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Pediatrician Steven Blatt, mdSteven Blatt, MD, explains what it means for a medical practice to be designated a medical home.  Blatt is pediatric director of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital Pediatric and Adolescent Center (UPAC), which has been designated as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.  Read the story: University Pediatric and Adolescent Center earns recognition for patient-centered care


Medical mission to Ethiopia

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Richard Kelley, MDsam woods, mdUpstate otolaryngologists Richard Kelley, MD and Sam Woods, MD, talk about their recent trip to Mekelle, Ethiopia as part of a medical team to train Ethiopian ENT doctors how to safely perform ear, nose and throat surgeries. Ethiopia has a population of 85 million people, but only 20 ENT doctors, so supplies and training from the international community is essential.  Learn more: Hearing loss prevention in Ethiopia.


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Walking helps creativity

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Richard O'Neill, PhD Psychologist Richard O’Neill talks about research that shows people are more creative while walking than sitting….another great reason to move!

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HealthLink On Air radio show: July 13, 2014

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show

Medical director Leslie Kohman, MD and administrator Dick Kilburg provide a preview of the new Upstate Cancer Center. Nurse Sharon Bauer talks about services for the youngest patients with cancer and blood disorders. Jeffrey Bogart, MD explains the advanced technology that will be available in the center. And registered dietitian Maria Erdman addresses nutritional issues that cancer patients may face.


Wait list for kidney transplant

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Lavell Jones, RNRegistered nurse Lavell Jones, RN, pre-transplant coordinator in Upstate University Transplant Services, explains what happens when someone is referred to Upstate for an evaluation to see if they can be placed on the kidney transplant wait list.  Read more about kidney donation: The Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network.  For more information about the Upstate transplant program, call 464-5413.


A visit from the healing muse: ‘Prime of Life Redefined’

Wednesday, July 2nd, 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 an essay by Susan Huang: ’Prime of Life Redefined’, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 12. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


‘Healthy Eats’: Nutritional issues during cancer treatment

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Maria Erdman, RDUpstate registered dietitian Maria Erdman, RD talks about issues she frequently sees in patients undergoing cancer treatment, and offers advice for dealing with them.


HealthLink On Air radio show: July 6, 2014

Monday, June 30th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show Scientist Gary Nieman explains the medical device he is creating to prevent deadly post operative complications. Cardiologist Luna Bhatta, MD, talks about atrial fibrillation. Transplant nurse Lavell Jones discusses the kidney transplant process from a patient’s point of view. Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, tells how walking helps creativity.


‘Expert Advice’: What to do when you’re first diagnosed with diabetes

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Ruth S Weinstock, MD, PhDRuth Weinstock, MD, PhD, medical director of the Joslin Diabetes Center at Upstate, describes what you should do when first diagnosed with diabetes to help you live a normal, healthy life.