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Archive for the ‘ weight loss’ Category

Caring for overweight patients

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Casey Hammerle, RNCasey Hammerle, RN, a coordinator for Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program, talks about the challenges of caring for patients who are overweight or obese. Many of these patients have diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol that are made worse by obesity.


‘Healthy Eats’: What to eat after bariatric surgery

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

jessica planer, rdRegistered dietitian Jessica Planer, RD, who specializes in the care of bariatric patients, emphasizes the importance of following dietary guidelines after bariatric surgery.  She shares the types of foods and how much you can eat at each meal to provide balanced meals that help prevent nutrient deficiencies and preserve muscle tissue.  For more information about Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program, call (315) 492-5036.


100 pound weight loss journey

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Cristina PopeCristina Pope, director of the Health Sciences Library at Upstate, shares the inspiring story of how she lost more than 100 pounds and how she has kept it off for almost two years.  There are no secrets, she still tracks what she eats and spends many hours exercising, lifting weights, swimming and running.  Read the story: How Cristina Pope lost 110 pounds


‘Healthy Eats’: The benefits of eating breakfast

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, helps us understand why the simple act of eating breakfast every day can be a big part of losing weight or maintaining a healthier weight.
Resources: EatRight.org, thecenterformindfuleating.org, NCES – Dietitian’s pick of the week
Read the story: Lose Weight: Eat Breakfast, from WebMD


Surviving the holidays after bariatric surgery

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Jessica PlanerRegistered dietitian Jessica Planer, RD, specializes in the care of surgical bariatric patients at Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program.  She shares strategies to help deal with holiday social situations and meal planning after bariatric surgery. For more information, call (315) 492-5036.


Boost your brainpower with regular exercise

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Carol SamesExercise physiologist Carol Sames, PhD discusses recent research that identifies numerous previously unknown ways in which regular exercise reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer, helps control diabetes and boosts brainpower. Sames is the Director of Upstate’s Vitality! program, which was conceived as a natural extension of the programs and activities offered through the traditional health care system. For more information or to enroll in the Vitality! program, call (315) 464-9992.
Read the story: Researchers Explain Why Exercise Works Magic, The Scientific American.


An overview of eating disorders

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Kathleen A Deters Hayes, LCSW-RUpstate clinical social worker Kathleen Deters-Hayes gives an overview of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder – or compulsive overheating.  She describes the various symptoms and treatments, and recommends talking to your primary care provider to discuss the best course of treatment for you.


How weight loss coaching can prevent diabetes

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Paula Trief, PhDPaula Trief, PhD, discusses a study she is conducting in cooperation with Upstate’s Joslin Diabetes Center that is looking at the effectiveness of telephone weight loss coaching in pre-diabetics. This is a followup to the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a major clinical research study that determined weight loss was more effective than medication in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes in study participants who were prediabetic.  Read more about clinical trials at Upstate.


The pros and cons of gastric band weight loss surgery

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Weight loss surgeon Howard Simon, MD, gives us an update on Upstate’s bariatric surgery program, and looks closely at how effective a popular weight loss procedure really is. Simon is the director of The Central New York Bariatric Surgery Center (CNYBSC). who looks closely at how effective a popular weight loss procedure really is.


You are what you drink

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Donna Bacchi, MD MPHIn our ‘Public Health Today’ segment, Donna Bacchi, MD, MPH, chair of Upstate’s Public Health and Preventive Medicine Department, asks us to consider the health benefits — or lack of –  in a variety of available beverages, and helps us consider which are the healthiest choices.


The pros and cons of gastric band weight loss surgery

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Weight loss surgeon Howard Simon, MD, gives us an update on Upstate’s bariatric surgery program, and looks closely at how effective a popular weight loss procedure really is.  Simon is the director of The Central New York Bariatric Surgery Center (CNYBSC). who looks closely at how effective a popular weight loss procedure really is.


Staying on track with your New Year’s resolutions

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Suzanne BriskUpstate’s ‘Pathway to Wellness’ coordinator Suzanne Brisk shares some strategies for keeping those New Year’s resolutions – from setting small realistic goals to making a plan to succeed.