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HealthLink On Air radio show: Oct. 5, 2014

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio show Urologist Srinivas Vourganti, MD, provides an overview of bladder cancer. Urologist Gennady Bratslavsky and his patient, Allan Sustare share details of complex surgery in which a replacement bladder was crafted from intestine. Neuropathologist Robert Corona, DO, explains advancements that will allow for better study of brain tissue and its function. Gail Banach, MS, from the Upstate Poison Center tells about new regulations that allow people to return unused medications to pharmacies.


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Putting your life in context

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Richard O'Neill, PhD Psychologist Richard O’Neill tells us how he’s putting his life in context this summer.

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A visit from the healing muse: ‘First Words’

Thursday, September 25th, 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 ’First Words’, by Jennifer Richter, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 7. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


HealthLink On Air radio show: Sept 28, 2014

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio showExercise physiologist Carol Sames explains the value of the 7-minute workout. Dr. Robert Silverman tells about a partnership designed to improve women’s health in Sierra Leone. Poison Center spokeswoman Gail Banach and Dr. Roberto Martinez talk about efforts to stop women from taking drugs during pregnancy.


Advances in brain science

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Robert J Corona Jr, DO,MBA,FCAP,FASCPNeuropathologist Robert Corona, DO, helps us understand a new study from the National Institutes for Health (NIH), and what the new three-dimensional tissue model could mean for scientists studying the human brain. Corona is professor and chair of the Pathology, and vice president for Innovation and Business Development at Upstate Medical University. Read the story: Bioengineers create functional 3D brain-like tissue


The death of President Warren G. Harding

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Harold Smulyan, MDCardiologist Harold Smulyan, MD explains his analysis of the unexpected and ambiguous circumstances surrounding the death of President Warren G. Harding. Read the article: The death of President Warren G. Harding. Smulyan is Emeritus Professor of Medicine and professor of curriculum development at Upstate Medical University.


Can your job give you cancer?

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Jerrold L Abraham, MDMichael B Lax, MDJerrold Abraham, MD and Michael Lax, MD, talk about occupationally related cancers, and describe the potential risks and strategies for minimizing those risks in the work place. Abraham is professor of Pathology and medical director of Environmental and Occupational Pathology at Upstate Medical University. Lax is professor of Family Medicine at Upstate Medical University and medical director of the Occupational Health Clinical Center (CNY). Dr. Abraham’s lab: Welcome to Particle Analysis in Environmental and Biomedical Samples


‘Expert Advice’ – Returning unused medications to pharmacies

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Gail Banach MS, IDDE, MS,Ed, BA

Gail Banach, MS, director of Public Education & Communications for the Upstate New York Poison Center, talks about new regulations from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that would allow pharmacies to accept unused prescription medications in an effort to keep them out of the hands of teenagers. Read the story: D.E.A. to Allow Return of Unused Pills to Pharmacies.


A unique surgery built a new bladder to replace one damaged by cancer

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Gennady Bratslavsky, MDAl SustareUrologist Gennady Bratslavsky, MD is joined by patient Allan Sustare to share the aggressive and dramatic approach used to treat Sustare’s advanced bladder cancer. Bratslavsky is chair of Urology and director of the Prostate Cancer Program at Upstate Medical University.
Watch Sustare’s video: Cancer Survivor Allen Sustare delivers remarks at the Upstate Cancer Center ribbon cutting ceremony on the campus of Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. July 18, 2014.  Upstate Cancer Center 


Neonatal abstinence program

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Gail Banach and Roberto Martinez, MDGail Banach, MS is joined by Roberto Martinez, MD, to explain neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), and a community initiative  to reduce NAS in Onondaga County. Banach is director of Public Education & Communications for the Upstate New York Poison Center, and Martinez is a second-year student in the CNY Master of Public Health program at Upstate Medical University, and the NAS program coordinator.  For more information, call 464-5423.


HealthLink On Air radio show: Sept 21, 2014

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

HealthLink on Air radio showDr. Jana Shaw provides information about Human Enterovirus D68. Dr. Elizabeth Reddy tells about the drug, Truvada that is helping reduce the spread of the AIDS virus. Dr. Thomas Welch celebrates the 5th birthday of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital


Dengue fever from a personal and professional perspective

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Timothy Endy, md, phdTimothy Endy, MD, MPH, shares his professional and personal experiences with Dengue fever, a growing global health problem. Endy is professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Public Health and Preventive Medicine and division chief of Infectious Disease at Upstate Medical University.
Read recent papers on Dengue: Dengue human infection model performance parameters and Human immune responses to dengue virus infection: lessons learned from prospective cohort studies.