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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


Risk factors and treatments for gynecological cancers

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Rinki Agarwal, MDUpstate gynecologic oncologist Rinki Agarwal, MD discusses the risk factors and treatment options for gynecologic cancers, and the comprehensive services available at Upstate. Gynecologic cancers are the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells originating in the female reproductive organs, including the cervix, ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva. 

Read more: Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Upstate Medical University. 


The challenges of wilderness and expedition medicine

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Jeremy D Joslin, MD

Jeremy D. Joslin, MD, director of the Wilderness & Expedition Medicine program at Upstate, discusses the challenges of practicing medicine in a wilderness or austere environment. He also talks about the upcoming Northeast Wilderness Medicine conference for healthcare providers. Target audience for the conference is physicians and other medical professionals who engage in wilderness activities, who counsel individuals who take part in such activities, or who are likely to encounter illness or injury in remote or resource-limited settings.


What you need to know about gynecologic cancers

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Rinki Agarwal, MDUpstate gynecologic oncologist Rinki Agarwal, MD talks about gynecologic cancers, and the comprehensive services available at Upstate. Gynecologic cancers are the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells originating in the female reproductive organs, including the cervix, ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva.  Read more: Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Upstate Medical University. 


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Join the club and become an organ donor

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Richard O'Neill, PhD Psychologist Richard O’Neill invites us to become a member of a very select club – one that people are dying to get into – and all you need to do is become an organ donor!  Register to become a donor now.  Watch the videos: Considering the Gift of LifeSix Myths about Organ Donation; Voices for Donation

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A visit from the healing muse: ‘Limbo’

Saturday, March 15th, 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 Limbo’, by Elizabeth Crowell, 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 16, 2014

Friday, March 14th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show

Photojournalist Ross Taylor talks about capturing poignant moments on film. Antonio Culebras, MD explains how to reduce stroke risk for people with irregular heartbeats. Renee Mestad, MD and Kazim Chohan, PhD tell how sexual lubricants can affect fertility. Psychologist Rich O’Neill, PhD provides a “Check Up from the Neck Up,” and editor Deirdre Neilen, PhD reads from “The Healing Muse.”


A visit from the healing muse: ‘Road Trip’

Saturday, March 8th, 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 Road Trip’, by Karen Donley-Hayes, 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 9, 2014

Friday, March 7th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show Nurse midwife Heather Shannon explains the start of menopause. Kaushal Nanavati, MD talks about eating for good health. Rabbi Charles Sherman of Temple Adath Yeshurun shares his new book, “The Broken and the Whole.”
Neal Seidberg, MD addresses personal health data, and editor Deirdre Neilen reads from “The Healing Muse.”