Dr. 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
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Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry 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.
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Colorectal surgeon Margaret Plocek, MD, will explain bowel incontinence – what it is, who develops it and how it’s treated, including a new technique using sacral nerve stimulation implants. Dr. Plocek is a colon and rectal surgeon at Colon Rectal Associates of CNY at Upstate’s Community campus. For more information, call (315) 492-5860.
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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.
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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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Upstate Medical University released this statement on his passing:
“The Upstate Medical University community is deeply saddened at the loss of a true pioneer in field of women’s health. Dr. Richard Aubry has been a mentor to multiple generations of physicians interested in public health, baby’s well-being and safe motherhood. He has been a leader in public health for more than half a century. He has trained hundreds of residents and medical students always with passion and conviction. He was a pioneer in the field of maternal fetal medicine and helped to shape the direction of medical care in obstetrics and Gynecology. He was a skilled diagnostician who developed an amazing bond with patients and a genuine interest in their lives. As a medical community, we have lost one of the best.”
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.