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A visit from the healing muse: ‘Poetry and Grace’, ‘Blessings for a Newborn’ and ‘A Certain Solace’

Thursday, July 31st, 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 selections are three poems by Bruce Bennett: “Poetry and Grace” (Muse 11), “Blessings for a Newborn” (Muse 13), “A Certain Solace” (Muse 12). Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


‘Expert Advice’: Child summer safety

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Pediatrician Steven Blatt, mdSteven Blatt, MD, explain how to keep children safe in the summer.


Expert Advice: How to select the proper sunscreen

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Ramsay-Sami Farah, MDUpstate dermatologist Ramsay Farah, MD, tells us what to look for to be sure we are selecting the proper sunscreen.


Biosensors for detecting neural diseases

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Sharon A Brangman, MDAlex Travis PhDGeriatrician Sharon Brangman, MD, is joined by researcher Alexander Travis, PhD, to talk about their collaborative work on a new research project that hopes to improve the diagnosis of neural diseases and neurotoxins, including stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, and traumatic brain injury.  In addition to Upstate, the following campuses are participating in the project: University at Buffalo, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Cornell University and SUNY Cortland. Brangman is professor of Medicine and division chief of Geriatrics at Upstate, and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center (ADAC). Travis is associate professor of Reproductive Biology at the Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell University. 


Creating a partnership for research on issues related to aging

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Sharon Brangman, MD

Upstate geriatrician Sharon Brangman, MD, serves as the principal investigator for a new project that will establish the State of New York (SUNY) Network Aging Partnership (SNAP) to coordinate collaborative research across SUNY’s four medical universities to facilitate competition for scientific funding, accelerate publication of research projects, and recruit and mentor trainees. The partnership will investigate frailty, and ways to enhance lifespan across the health spectrum. In addition to Upstate, project participants include the University at Buffalo, Downstate Medical Center and Stony Brook University. Read the story: Upstate Medical University among nine SUNY campuses to share $900,000 funding


Sun protection and efforts to speed up the FDA approval process

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Ramsay Farah, MDDermatologist Ramsay Farah, MD, talks about the importance of sun protection, and the limited sunscreen options available in the U.S.  He discusses recent efforts to speed up U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of several new products that contain more effective ingredients. Farah is an associate professor of Medicine and Pathology, and chief of Dermatology at Upstate Medical University. Watch the video: How much damage does one sunburn do?


Are pelvic exams necessary? New guidelines say no.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Renee E Mestad, MD, MSCIObstetrician gynecologist Renee Mestad, MD, helps us understand new guidelines published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians, that recommend against pelvic screening exams in asymptomatic, non-pregnant, adult women who have no elevated risk of cancer or other disease. Read the story: Healthy women do not need routine pelvic exams, influential physicians group says.


HealthLink On Air radio show: Aug 3, 2014

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show Coming up on Aug 3:

James Ciaccio, MD, goes over summer safety for seniors. Steven Blatt, MD, addresses summer safety for children. Fahd Ali, MD, talks about preventing motorcycle injuries. Dentist Terrence Thines explains the risks of oral cancer. And psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, shares his “Check Up From the Neck Up.”


‘Healthy Eats’: Summertime food safety

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Upstate University Hospital registered dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, gives some quick and easy tips for safe and healthy grilling and enjoying the foods of summer! Read more at homefoodsafety.org


A visit from the healing muse: ‘In the Video of Your Heart’ and ‘When You Talk About Making Dinner for Friends’

Thursday, July 24th, 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 selections are two poems by Lyn Lifshin: “In the Video of Your Heart” (Muse 12) and “When You Talk About Making Dinner for Friends” (Muse 12).  Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


What you need to know about deep vein thrombosis

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Vascular surgeon Palma Shaw, MD helps us understand a potentially life-threatening condition called deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, which is caused by a blood clot in a deep vein. Shaw is an associate professor of surgery and a member of the Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services at Upstate Medical University


Oral Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Terrence J Thines, DDSOral surgeon Terrence Thines, DDS, explains the risk factors, symptoms and treatment options for oral cancer, which includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat). Thines is professor and chief of service, division of dentistry at Upstate Medical University.