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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.


What you need to know about atrial fibrillation

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Luna Bhatta MD, talks about the causes and treatments of atrial fibrillation, an irregular and often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow to the body and can put you at higher risk for a stroke. Symptoms can include heart palpitations, shortness of breath and weakness. Luna is the director of the Heart Rhythm Center and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab at Upstate. For more information, call 315 464-5973.  Read the “What’s Up at Upstate” blog: Reducing stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation


Upstate researcher wins $50K state grant to develop medical device

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Gary NiemanUpstate researcher Gary Nieman, MS, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) to develop a Minimally-invasive Infusion and Suction Therapy (MIST), a novel medical device that removes harmful abdominal fluid buildup caused by trauma, sepsis, or burns. Nieman is associate professor of surgery, senior research scientist, and director of the Cardiopulmonary and Critical Care Lab at Upstate Medical University. 


Emergency management at Upstate University Hospital

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Chris DunhamChristopher Dunham, MBA, the new director of Emergency Management for Upstate, explains how Upstate prepares for a variety of disasters such as mass casualty incidents, weather events, pandemics, technology failures, and how those preparedness plans integrate with other local governments, agencies and organizations. Read more: Ready.gov is a national campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. 


Animal assisted activies program at Upstate

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Margaret Nellis, MS, CCLSCindy Griffith and SabastianMargaret Nellis, MS, CCLS, manager of the Child Life Program at Upstate, will explain how the animal assisted activities program at Upstate brings smiles and comfort to young patients at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Nellis is joined by animal assisted activities volunteer Cindy Griffith and her therapy dog Sabastian, an adorable 10 year old toy poodle.

To participate, dogs of varied breeds are screened by a veterinarian, and are Canine Citizenship Certified. All pet owners are processed through the Upstate Volunteer Department and the Child Life Program for an interview and orientation. PAWS of CNY.