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Hysteria, or conversion reaction, in children is dramatic but not as exotic as it seems

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

George Starr, MDConversion disorder, or hysteria, in children can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms — pains, tics, numbness — appear real, according to George Starr, MD, an emeritus clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Upstate. This disorder is not all that exotic among kids, however, and can be considered as a reaction to stress or anxiety, like an adult’s migraine headache, says Starr, who describes noted mass hysteria outbreaks in Upstate New York and in Atlanta


Managing stress

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Donna R Bacchi, MD, MPHDonna Bacchi, MD, explains the importance of managing stress to maintain health. Prolonged stress can have serious consequences, and she gives advice on how to take care of yourself.


Dr. Richard O’Neill’s Check-Up From The Neck-Up: How to handle stress in the midst of workplace layoffs

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill answers a listener who asks the best way to handle stress in the midst of workplace layoffs, and what to do to get through the day?

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The four pillars of wellness

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Kaushal B Nanavati, MDDr. Kaushal Nanavati, director of Integrative Medicine at the Upstate Cancer Center, reveals how lifestyle can improve your overall health and sense of peace by balancing mind, body, and spirit, and potentially prevent illness. With a focus on nutrition, exercise, stress management, and spirituality, learn how integrating some small lifestyle changes can make a big difference in your health and wellness.

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