Certified midwife Heather Shannon, director of the Midwifery Program at Upstate, will talk about vaginal births after cesarean (VBAC) – whether they are safe, why some women want them and some don’t, why some providers are OK with them and some are not. For more information, call (315) 492-5875.
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Upstate certified genetic counselor Bonnie Braddock, MPH, CGC, explains genetic testing — what it is, when to consider getting tested, and the importance of seeking professional genetic counseling. Learn more about: The Breast Cancer Program at Upstate Medical University.
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Retiring obstetrician Richard Aubry, MD, MPH reflects on his 50 year career in maternal and child health, where he estimates he has presided over 8,000 births, taught OB care to over 8,000 medical students, and published 50 scientific publications.
Upstate surgeons David Halleran and Jiri Bem are joined by Linda Veit, special projects manager at the Upstate Cancer Center, to talk about colorectal cancer and the importance of the colonoscopy as a screening tool. The also discuss a study they are involved in to determine what biomarkers might be used to predict/detect colon cancer — perhaps in lieu of a colonoscopy in the future. For more information, or to participate in the study, call 315-464-1852.
Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Upstate surgeons David Halleran and Jiri Bem, are joined by Jenny Dickinson from the Onondaga County Health Department, to discuss the Onondaga County Cancer Services Program partnership, which provides free cancer screenings to the uninsured and underinsured. For more information, call 435-3653.
Upstate radiologists Dr. Katherine Willer and Dr. Deepa Masrani are joined by nurse advocate Debra Malay RN BSN, to discuss a new law mandating radiologists to inform women with dense breasts that they may benefit from supplemental screening techniques such as breast MRI and breast ultrasound. They caution that all women are at risk of breast cancer, and should consult with their primary care provider to assess individual cancer risk. They also describe Upstate’s unique patient advocate program to guide patients throughout their breast care treatment.
In honor of National Wear Red Day (February 1), Upstate researcher Dr. Richard Veenstra will talk about the unique aspects of women and heart disease, debunk some myths and offer preventive measures to help avoid the situation. Dr. Veenstra’s research focuses on the electrical activity of the heart, and he also sits on the board of the Syracuse chapter of the American Heart Association.
Cardiovascular nurses Alicia Taylor and Elizabeth Urban Hartigan remind us to save the date for the second annual Strong Women, Strong Hearts event slated for February 2, 2013.
This free, day-long event will include health screenings, exercise, nutritional information, heart-healthy tastings, Reiki therapy, massage, yoga, meditation and local vendors with jewelry, foods and more.
Dr. Frederick Sengstacke discusses a recent study suggesting that weight loss does not improve fertility in overweight women, which defies all previous teachings. Weight loss does not improve fertility
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Dr. John Epling, chair of Upstate’s Family Medicine department, is joined by Randi Bregman, executive director of Vera House, to discuss domestic partner violence, and the new screening recommendations for primary care providers.