Category Archives: Health Link on Air

Learning a new way of talking — without words

By Rich O’Neill, PhD My mom is 97, has Alzheimer’s and has become less verbal and logical. She now lives in a residential health care facility, a nursing home. This has been a hard journey for her, and for me. … Continue reading

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Shocking news in ’64: Smoking causes lung cancer

Fifty years ago, Upstate’s hospitals opened their doors and the US Surgeon General issued the first report on Smoking and Health, linking cigarette smoking to lung cancer and heart disease. That report — the first of 31 issued by the … Continue reading

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Children with cerebral palsy improve physical abilities through dance

Like many preschoolers, Marley Aberdeen was enthralled with the mouse, Angelina Ballerina from the series of children’s books. So it was easy to enlist her participation in a pilot project last year exploring how ballet could help children with cerebral … Continue reading

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The story behind the Women’s Health Network advertisements

You’ve seen them, haven’t you? Ads for Upstate’s new Women’s Health Network. The ads are in magazines, on billboards, websites and more — all with the goal of encouraging women to join the network and take charge of their health. The … Continue reading

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Syracuse University improv class, dramatic scenes teach communication skills

Six students step into a big rectangular classroom at Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. Assistant professor Stephen Cross tells them to stroll through the open space. Then, to walk faster. Look for an empty space, and walk … Continue reading

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