Category Archives: Health Link on Air

Program shows teens that distracted driving can be deadly

Cellphones, alcohol or drug use, passenger conversation and the car radio are the most common distractions for teen drivers, said Kim Nasby, RN, the Upstate Trauma Center’s injury prevention coordinator and an instructor in the Let’s Not Meet by Accident … Continue reading

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Upstate doctor helps his native Nepal to heal, rebuild after disastrous earthquake

After dispensing medical care and supplies in the aftermath of the April 25 earthquake in his native Nepal, Upstate hospitalist Dinesh Subedi, MD, is focusing on rebuilding. The disaster killed more than 9,000 people and left nearly 3 million homeless. … Continue reading

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Romance, murder, drugs make potent mix in nurse practitioner’s fast-paced mystery novels

When Tony Cerminaro started writing his mystery series, the nurse practitioner planned to draw on his medical background in the hematology/oncology department at Upstate University Hospital. He crafted the fictional doctor Hank Milson as a main character in his first … Continue reading

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Tips for understanding melanoma

Melanoma is one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer and the leading cause of death from skin disease, killing an estimated 10,000 people in the United States each year. Melanomas often resemble moles; some develop from moles. If … Continue reading

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Why physical therapy may be part of cancer care

Cancer and its treatments can leave patients feeling nauseated, tired and out of condition, but research shows that exercise during treatment can help them feel better and function better. “The goal of physical therapy is to assist the patient with … Continue reading

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How to choose the right sunscreen

You can buy sunscreens with SPFs higher than 30, but you don’t need a higher sun protection factor to protect your skin from the sun and ultraviolet radiation, according to Ramsay Farah, MD, the division chief of dermatology at Upstate. … Continue reading

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Regenerative medicine teaches the body to repair itself

Imagine your grandfather develops trouble with his vision. Straight lines appear distorted. The center of whatever he looks at turns blurry and dark. His color perception diminishes. You bring him to a doctor, in hopes that he doesn’t go blind. … Continue reading

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A custom approach: Hormone replacement can include bioidenticals

She entered her late 50s, and suddenly Roxanne Eyler’s cholesterol and triglyceride levels started to creep up. A trainer at Ultimate Goal in Marcellus, she ate well and was physically fit but found she was gaining weight and awakening in … Continue reading

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Dengue fever: Learning to reduce transmission

Studies in the urban coastal city of Machala, Ecuador, taught an international team of researchers, including some from Upstate, what’s necessary to reduce the transmission of dengue fever. The most vulnerable populations must be targeted, and local governments and community … Continue reading

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7-minute workout is interval training

  Ask people why they don’t exercise, and they are liable to say they don’t have time. So, exercise scientists set about crafting a short but beneficial workout. They wound up with a dozen high-intensity intervals they call “The 7-Minute … Continue reading

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