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Social media’s power can overwhelm at-risk individuals, especially teens

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Mirabelle Mattar, MDTheresa Blatchford, MDAlthough social media offers unprecedented opportunities for positive communication, it can also be associated with bullying, depression and even suicide. Upstate’s Mirabelle Mattar, MD, a fellow in child and adolescent psychiatry, and Theresa Blatchford, MD, a fourth-year psychiatry resident, found in their research that teens are especially at risk for these negative effects.


A visit from the healing muse: ‘Chasing April’s Rivers’

Monday, July 6th, 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 ’Chasing April’s Rivers’, by Leah Givens, 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 First Time Ordering a Wheelchair’

Monday, July 6th, 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 First Time Ordering a Wheelchair’, by Elizabeth Brule Farrell, 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 Cough’

Monday, July 6th, 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 Cough’, by Brielle Stanton, 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: ‘Self Report’

Monday, July 6th, 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 ’Self Report’, by Mary Gardner, 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: ‘Making Rounds’

Monday, July 6th, 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 ’Making Rounds’, by Gaetan Sgro, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 14. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


HealthLink On Air radio show: June 28, 2015

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

HealthLink on Air radio show

Dr. Dinesh Subedi shares highlights from his relief trip to Nepal. Pediatrician Jennifer Nead provides information about croup. Dr. Judith Setla discusses the evolution of hospice and palliative care.


What’s behind the demand for more types of health care providers

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Hugh Bonner, PhDThe demand for health care providers like physician assistants and physical therapists has grown at a brisk pace in the past 20 years, says Hugh Bonner, PhD. Bonner, who is retiring as dean of Upstate’s College of Health Professions, explains how an aging population, expanded health insurance and cost concerns will continue to drive a demand for PAs, PTs and other providers.


A new option for salivary gland surgery

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Mark Marzouk, MDA minimally invasive procedure called salivary endoscopy, or sialendoscopy, allows a surgeon such as Mark Marzouk, MD, division chief of head and neck oncologic surgery at Upstate, to find and remove a stone while leaving the gland intact. This procedure, which can be done in a doctor’s office, offers an alternative to open surgery, says Marzouk, who also describes the problems that can affect salivary glands.


Eye pain, vision loss may be early signs of multiple sclerosis

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Luis Mejico, MDInflammation of the optic nerve, called optic neuritis, can cause pain and temporary vision loss. It can also be an early warning of multiple sclerosis (MS) in a quarter or more patients, says Luis Mejico, MD, chair of neurology at Upstate. An MRI scan of optic neuritis patients can help detect MS early on, Mejico explains, and the outlook for MS patients continues to improve.


Surgeon offers alternative treatment for enlarged prostates

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Jessica Paonessa, MDA minimally invasive treatment offers long-lasting relief for benign prostate hyperplasia, or enlarged prostate, the most common prostate problem facing men over 50. Jessica Paonessa, MD, an assistant professor of urology at Upstate, describes the promise of holmium laser enucleation — the HoLEP procedure — which uses a laser to remove the problematic tissue and compares it to transurethral resection, the traditional procedure.


Checking future doctors for signs of depression, anxiety

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Omar Mousa, MDOmar Mousa, MD, a third-year resident at Upstate, describes his research on a rarely studied topic: depression and anxiety among medical students and medical residents, who are used to checking for such conditions in their patients, not themselves. He explores social stigmas related to depression and stresses the need for those affected to seek help.