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A visit from the healing muse: ‘I hate you Charlie, I love you Charlie’

Saturday, March 29th, 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 ‘I hate you Charlie, I love you Charlie‘ , by Emily Klein, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 13. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


HealthLink On Air radio show: March 30, 2014

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show David Duggan, MD, and Joyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN, talk about the independence of nurse practitioners. Rinki Agarwal, MD, addresses gynecological cancers. Kristy Kmack and Chris Loughlin prepare for the Corporate Challenge Championship in London. Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD, provides a Check Up from the Neck Up, and editor Deirdre Neilen, PhD, reads from the literary journal, The Healing Muse.


New support group for head and neck cancer

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Jenna Gardner, SLPAnn Ray, RNSpeech language pathologist Jenna Gardner and oncology nurse Ann Ray discuss different types of cancers that arise in the head or neck region (nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat, or larynx), and how the disease and treatments can affect the patient.  They talk about the new head and neck cancer support group they run, what the group is designed to accomplish and why they decided to start one.  Patient support groups at Upstate. For more information, call (315) 464-5819 or (315) 464-5262


Local efforts to reduce number of babies born to drug-dependent moms

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Cynthia Morrow, MDOnondaga County Health Commissioner Gail BanachCynthia Morrow, MD, MPH is joined by Gail Banach, director of Public Education & Communications for the Upstate New York Poison Center, to talk about local efforts to reduce the number of babies born to drug-dependent moms in Onondaga County.  For free and confidential support call the Hopeline at (315) 218-1965. 


Understanding sarcoidosis

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Upstate pulmonary disease expert Michael C Iannuzzi, MDMichael Iannuzzi, MD, gives an overview of sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but mostly the lungs and lymph glands. Iannuzzi is the Edward C. Reifenstein Professor and chair of Upstate’s Department of Medicine, and has been ranked as one of the world’s leading experts on the disorder.  Read the story: Upstate physician-scientist ranked as one of the world’s leading experts on immune disorder.  Watch Dr. Iannuzzi’s video: Sarcoidosis-the definitive explanation.  For more information, call (315) 464-8668.


Ethics of contraception legislation

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Susan WoodSusan Wood, PhD, former Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health at the Food and Drug Administration, reviews the history of the approval of Plan B emergency contraception as an over-the-counter product for all women in need of it. Wood resigned her position when the Bush administration chose to delay indefinitely a decision on whether emergency contraceptives should be sold over the counter. She is now Executive Director of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health at George Washington University’s School of Public Health.


Should nurse practitioners be permitted to practice independently?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Joyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN Upstate’s David Duggan, MDJoyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN, dean of the College of Nursing, and David Duggan, MD, dean of the College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University, discuss the controversial issue of allowing nurse practitioners to break free from doctors and working independently.  Read the story: Take our poll: Should NY allow nurse practitioners to break free from doctors?


‘Healthy Eats’: What is the DASH diet?

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Upstate University Hospital registered dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, explains the DASH diet – short for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension – an eating plan designed to lower sodium intake which helps to lower your blood pressure.  The heart-healthy diet focuses on eating foods that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and increasing foods rich in nutrients, which can often lead to weight loss.  


A visit from the healing muse: “Cutting”

Saturday, March 22nd, 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 ’Cutting‘, by Oliver French, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 13. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


HealthLink On Air radio show: March 23, 2014

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show Pediatrician Leonard Weiner, MD, explains the mysterious polio-like illness affecting children in California. Librarian Cristina Pope shares how she lost 110 pounds. Social workers Maxine Thompson and Mozart Guerrier talk about Upstate’s new community partnership, the Resident Health Advocates program. Also, registered dietitian Maureen Franklin goes over the benefits of the DASH Diet, and editor Deirdre Neilen reads from “The Healing Muse” literary journal.


Mysterious polio-like illness affecting children in California

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Leonard B Weiner, MDLeonard Weiner, MD, division chief of infectious disease at Upstate, discusses the report of a new syndrome that is being closely watched in California that is causing polio-like symptoms in children. To date, about 20 cases have been identified in the U.S. in the past 18 months, all in California. Read the story: ‘About 20′ cases of polio-like illness found in California


Preparing for the Corporate Challenge championship race in London

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Upstate CC winners

Upstate's Corporate Challenge mixed team winners (l-r): Chris Loughlin, Kristy Kmack, Cara Lavier, John Kolh

Team Upstate’s winning 2013 J.P.Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge mixed team, comprised of Chris Loughlin, Kristy Kmack, John Kolh and Cara Lavier, will soon be heading to London to compete in the 2014 championship race. Kmack and Loughlin share their team’s excitement and preparations as they prepare to compete with 156 of the best corporate runners in the world.  Read the story: London is selection for 31st Championship; Field of 39 teams announced for July 9 race