Category Archives: Health Link on Air

3 things to do before getting pregnant

  Family planning expert Renee Mestad, MD, gives this advice to women before they begin trying to conceive: Stop smoking. Smoking interferes with ovulation, the ability of the egg to move through the fallopian tube, and it affects implantation. It … Continue reading

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Concussion experts assess head injury assessment tools

Collegiate athletes in the communities near Upstate Medical University are helping researchers improve the identification and assessment of head injuries in sports. Students playing sports at Cazenovia, Le Moyne and Onondaga Community colleges and other schools may participate in a study … Continue reading

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A big-screen cameo and real-life remembrances for an Upstate surgeon

In an indie movie appearing at film festivals, actor Evan Jonigkeit plays the role of David Halleran, MD, a young medical resident at midtown Manhattan’s Roosevelt Hospital on the night of Dec. 8, 1980, when police brought in a victim … Continue reading

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Operation Honduras: They volunteer by providing eye surgery

Just about every year since 1987, a pair of Syracuse eye doctors spend a week or two in what they lovingly refer to as their satellite office – in a town called La Ceiba in Honduras. Along with colleagues, Thomas … Continue reading

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Yes, your child is at risk of being bullied — more than you may realize

By Ann S. Botash, MD In my experience as a pediatrician specialist for the evaluation of children who are suspected of being abused, bullying is often a major concern. Children who are different in any way are at risk of … Continue reading

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How to safely keep — and dispose of — medications in your home

Storing medications securely Children, the elderly and anyone who takes more than three medications are at greatest risk of taking the wrong medicine or the wrong dose of medicine. To help reduce the risk of medication error, pediatric pharmacists from … Continue reading

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Here’s how your brain can help improve Alzheimer’s diagnoses

The world’s largest Alzheimer’s research project is the brainchild of a neuroimaging professor at the University of California, San Francisco who graduated from Upstate in 1965. Michael Weiner, MD, hopes to monitor millions of people online in a long-term study … Continue reading

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Meet Upstate’s newest stroke experts

Physicians armed with skill and knowledge can be the difference between life, death and whether a patient recovers his or her abilities after a stroke. After completing medical school and residency training, these doctors spend additional years in specialized fellowships … Continue reading

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Smoke-free policy cleared the air, set standards, improved health

Upstate University Hospital was the first health care facility in New York state to kick the smoking habit by banning cigarettes in 2005. The campus was also the first within the State University of New York system to become entirely … Continue reading

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Mixing East and West: Integrative medicine helps treat rheumatologic, stress disorders in kids

A pediatric rheumatologist is bringing integrative medical therapies to the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Caitlin Sgarlat Deluca, DO, leads the newly created division of pediatric rheumatology and integrative medicine. She cares for children with rheumatologic diseases, such as juvenile arthritis … Continue reading

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