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Archive for the ‘ women’s health’ Category

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Certified nurse midwife Heather Shannon, director of Upstate University Hospital’s Midwifery Program, explains hormone replacement therapy (HRT) – what are they, what are bioidentical hormones, who are the candidates, what are the precautions and side effects.  In addition to addressing the primary care needs of a woman, the Upstate midwifery program team offers gynecological care, family planning, perimenopause and menopause management, among its services.  For more information, call 315 492-5875.


The growing incidence of HPV and its connection to oral sex

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Joseph B Domachowske, MDUpstate infectious disease specialist Joseph Domachowske, MD discusses the growing incidence of the human papilloma virus (HPV) and its connection to oral sex, an issue brought to light recently by actor Michael Douglas. Listen to a HealthLink on Air interview about HPV with Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Cynthia Morrow, MD and Dr. Donna Bacchi, MD.  Read/watch YNN coverage of HPV.


Vaginal births after caesarean

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Certified midwife Heather ShannonHeather 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.

 


What you should know about genetic testing

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Bonnie BraddockUpstate 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.

 


Reflections on a 50 year career in maternal/child health

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Richard H Aubry, MD, MPHRetiring 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.

Read more about The Center for Maternal & Child Health and The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Upstate Medical University

 


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.


Research study begins to determine if biomarkers could predict or detect colon cancer

Friday, February 8th, 2013

David R Halleran, MDJiri Bem, MDLinda VeitUpstate 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.

Onondaga County Cancer Services Program on Facebook

Read the study: Study of Biomarkers for Early Detection of Colorectal Adenocarcinoma in Adults Undergoing Colonoscopy


Free cancer screenings available through Upstate and Onondaga County partnership

Friday, February 8th, 2013

David R Halleran, MDJiri Bem, MDJenny DickinsonAmong 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.

Onondaga County Cancer Services Program on Facebook

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


Are mammograms adequate to find cancer in women with dense breasts?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Deepa M Masrani, MDKatherine A Willer, MDUpstDebra Malay RN BSNate 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.   

Two locations: Upstate Women’s Imaging Center at 550 Harrison Center and Wellspring Breast Care Center at Upstate University Hospital Community campus   For more information, or to make an appointment, call 315-464-2594.

 Read the story: New Laws Add a Divisive Component to Breast Screening


‘Go Red For Women’ initiative aims to increase public awareness about heart disease in women

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Richard Veenstra PhD 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. 

Read more about:
The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women initiative to increase public awareness about heart disease in women.
The 2013 Syracuse Heart Walk - April 6


Second annual ‘Strong Women, Strong Hearts’ event coming in February

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Alicia Taylor, RNElizabeth Urban, RNCardiovascular 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.

Read more about:
The Upstate Heart and Vascular Center at Upstate University Hospital
Strong Women, Strong Hearts, a free day of education, entertainment and indulgence.


Does losing weight help overweight women improve fertility?

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Frederick D Sengstacke II, MDDr. 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