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High blood pressure, heart disease threaten women

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Lorrie Langdon, RNNurse Lorraine Langdon, heart failure program coordinator at Upstate University Hospital, points out that more women than men have died from heart disease in the past three decades in the United States. She also says that more women die from heart disease than die from breast cancer and lung cancer combined. In this interview, she explains the dangers of high blood pressure and heart disease in women. Langdon goes over the common symptoms and encourages women to “know what is normal to you. Listen to your body. If it feels like something you’ve never really had before, you really need to get that checked out.”


‘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.


Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up: How to avoid a broken heart

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill shares the bottom line from an interesting research study that looked at 15,000 cases of acute heart problems — people with more friends, and better relationships, had about 60% fewer acute, life-threatening cardiac events than people who lived alone.

Read the study: Prognosis of acute coronary events is worse in patients living alone: the FINAMI myocardial infarction register

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Excellus grant to pay for EKG machines for Central New York rescue squads

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Jay ScottArthur Vercillo MDJay Scott, director of education programs for Upstate’s Emergency Medicine Department, is joined by Dr. Arthur Vercillo, local surgeon and regional president of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, to discuss a $30,000 grant from Excellus that will pay for EKG machines for volunteer rescue squads across Central New York.  The grant will provide life-saving cardiac care equipment for ambulance and rescue squads across five counties.

Read the story: Ambulances get new life-saving equipment