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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.


HealthLink On Air radio show: June 29, 2014

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show Director Christopher Dunham tells about emergency management of a hospital. Child Life Program manager Margaret Nellis talks about pet therapy. Ruth Weinstock, MD, goes over what to do when you are diagnosed with diabetes. William Lavelle, MD, discusses shoulder and neck pain.


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Meditation: stop worrying and love the OM

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Richard O'Neill, PhD Psychologist Richard O’Neill reminds us to take time each day to meditate – even if it’s just taking a break to breathe….and think about your loved ones.

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A visit from the healing muse: ‘Salt’

Friday, June 20th, 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 ’Salt’, by Beverly Boyd, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 9. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


Shoulder and neck pain may be related

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

William F Lavelle, MDUpstate orthopedic surgeon William Lavelle, MD, explains how shoulder pain and neck pain may be related, how to tell the difference, and when to seek treatment – both surgical and non-surgical. Lavelle is an assistant professor of adult and pediatric spine and scoliosis surgery at Upstate Medical University. Learn more about the Upstate Bone and Joint Center, the most comprehensive orthopedic center in Central New York.


Understanding heart failure

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Lorrie Langdon, RNLorrie Langdon, RN, coordinator of the Heart Failure Program at Upstate, helps us understand exactly what this condition is, what causes it, which people are most susceptible and how it’s diagnosed. For the third consecutive year, Upstate University Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.


Headaches and vision problems

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Melissa W Ko, MDUpstate neuro-ophthalmologist Melissa Ko, MD talks about headaches, and how vision problems that accompany headaches might be brain related. Ko is an associate professor in Neurology and Ophthalmology at Upstate Medical University.


Advanced radiotherapy coming to the new Upstate Cancer Center

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Jeffrey A Bogart, MDRadiation oncologist Jeffrey Bogart, MD explains the full range of radiotherapy available at the new Upstate Cancer Center, including three new systems – Vero, TrueBeam, and TomoTherapy – that will provide even more precision and accuracy. The goal of radiation therapy is to get a high enough dose of radiation to the tumor while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue from damage. Bogart is professor and chair of Radiation Oncology and professor of Urology at Upstate Medical University.


HealthLink On Air radio show: June 22, 2014

Monday, June 16th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show Nurse Lorraine Langdon talks about heart failure. Neurologist and ophthalmologist Melissa Ko, MD, explains headaches. Obstetrician-gynecologist Alexandra Spadola, MD, goes over the importance of good perinatal care. Psychologist Richard O’Neill, PhD, provides a Check Up From the Neck Up and editor Deirdre Neilen, PhD, reads from the literary journal, The Healing Muse.


A visit from the healing muse: ‘6 O’Clock, 3 CM from the Nipple’, and Sabbatical

Friday, June 13th, 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 ’6 O’Clock, 3 CM from the Nipple’, by Adam Possner; and Sabbatical, by Rob Jacques; and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 13. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


The importance of good perinatal care

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Alexandra C Spadola, MDAlexandra Spadola, MD, obstetrical director of the regional perinatal program, talks about the importance of good perinatal care, and the variety of patient services offered at the center using a multi-disciplinary team approach. The mission of the Regional Perinatal Center is to provide high-quality, compassionate care to patients with complicated pregnancies throughout the Central New York region.


New cancer center from the pediatric perspective

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Sharon BauerSharon Bauer, RN, nurse manager in the pediatric hematology/oncology department at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, talks about what the new Upstate Cancer Center will mean for children in our community who are fighting cancer and blood disorders. Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers.