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Archive for the ‘ women’s health’ Category

How sexual lubricants can affect fertility

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Renee E Mestad, MDKazim R Chohan, PhD, HCLD Upstate family planning expert Renee Mestad, MD is joined by Kazim Chohan, PhD, director of Upstate’s Andrology Laboratory, to discuss the findings of Chohan’s recent study on common sexual lubricants and their impact on conception. They also talk about other things that may impede a couples’ chances of conceiving.

Read the study: In vitro effects of coital lubricants and synthetic and natural oils on sperm motility, and read the story: Study warns some lubricants could block conception


Understanding the beginning of menopause

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Heather ShannonCertified midwife Heather Shannon, CNM, NP, director of  Midwifery and Gynecology at Upstate, helps us understand the symptoms and treatments for menopause and its precursor peri-menopause.  Upstate University Hospital’s Midwifery Program offers personalized care options for women at all ages and stages of life.  Read the story: Tackling Menopause’s Side Effects

For more information, call (315) 492-5875.


New centering program for pregnant women with diabetes

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Kathleen M Dermady, CNM, MSN NP

Certified nurse practitioner Kathleen Dermady NP, talks about a new service for pregnant women with diabetes offered at Upstate’s Regional Perinatal Center. Dermady is director of the Centering Pregnancy Special Care program that includes traditional pregnancy care with additional time and attention in a group setting just for diabetic mothers. 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 using a multi-disciplinary team approach utilizing physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in an integrated service. 
Read the story: Supported by a March of Dimes grant, Upstate introduces new prenatal care program
Centering Pregnancy Overview.   For more information, call (315) 464-5702


Update on the lung cancer screening program at Upstate

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Linda Veit Leslie Kohman, MD, medical director of the Upstate Cancer Center and Lung Cancer Screening Program at Upstate, is joined by Linda Veit, MPH, screening program coordinator and special projects manager of the new Cancer Center, to talk about the success of Upstate’s lung cancer screening program launched in fall 2012. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668, or toll-free at 800-464-8668.
Read the story: Upstate earns listing with Lung Cancer Alliance for experience in lung cancer screening.  


What you need to know the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Heather Shannon, certified nurse midwife and director of Upstate Midwifery and Gynecology, talks about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer, including methods of transmission, prevention, and recommended Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS), American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). For more information or to schedule an appointment for screening, call (315) 492-5875.


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.


Join Upstate’s Women’s Health Network – take control of your health!

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Lynn Shepard ScottCathy PatrickThe Upstate Women’s Health Network (WHN) is an exciting new program designed to provide women with the easiest access to care – whatever their needs or stage of life – utilizing the expertise of Upstate’s health care team. Lynn Shepard Scott, WHN director, is joined by program coordinator Cathy Patrick to explain how women will be guided by a dedicated nurse liaison, and have access to the most advanced women’s care available, plus preferred access to health screenings, educational and lifestyle enhancement programs and more.

Take control of your health! Sign up and receive alerts to exclusive events, access to support groups and seminars, small group Q&A sessions with doctors and the first opportunity to attend free, special events throughout the year. To join the Women’s Health Network, contact our Nurse Liaison at 315-464-2756.


Common sleep problems and treatments

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Zafer Soultan, MDDragos Manta, MDZafer Soultan, MD, director of pediatric sleep medicine at Upstate, is joined by pulmonologist Dragos Manta, MD, co-director of the The Upstate University Hospital Sleep Center, to talk about common sleep problems in children and adults. Upstate’s Sleep Center, a specialized facility providing accurate diagnosis and recommending treatment of sleep-related problems, will be relocating to a new state-of-the-art facility in November. The center, which will continue to see patients 7 days a week, will double in size, increasing from to 6 to 12 beds, and three of  those beds will be reserved for pediatric cases – a specialty of the sleep center. For more information, call (315) 464-8668


‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – Chest pain

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Derek R Cooney, MD, FF/NREMT-P, FACEPChristian C Knutsen, MDDr. Derek Cooney, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, is joined by Christian Knutsen, MD, medical director for EMS Education Programs at Upstate, to explain how patients with chest pains are diagnosed and treated in the emergency department.


‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – What does it mean when you have a fever?

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Derek R Cooney, MD, FF/NREMT-P, FACEPChristian C Knutsen, MDDr. Derek Cooney, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, is joined by Christian Knutsen, MD, medical director for EMS Education Programs at Upstate, to present another edition of ‘What’s Your Emergency?’.  They will  will focusing on what it means when you have a fever.  A fever is usually a sign that something out of the ordinary is going on in your body


‘Healthy Eats’ – The benefits of fiber in our diet

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, tells us about the importance of fiber in our diet – to aid digestion, fight chronic diseases and lower bad cholesterol.  She shares foods that are naturally high in fiber, including fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains, and the recommended amounts for a healthy diet.