Category Archives: Health Link on Air

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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Advice for parents: Do you think your child may have ADHD?

If you believe your child may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, “the most important thing is not to wait,” said scientist Stephen Faraone, PhD. Faraone, a professor in Upstate’s departments of psychiatry and neurosciences and physiology, has authored more than 700 … Continue reading

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Two patients wrote books about their cancer experiences

Professor sought to be boring Publishing a book called “The Boring Patient” was Syracuse University professor R. David Lankes’ way of summing up his experience with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that starts in the white blood cells. He was diagnosed … Continue reading

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Possible solutions to 4 nutritional challenges during cancer therapy

Appetites often change during cancer treatment. “Even if you’re not feeling particularly well, remember that nutrition is an important part of your treatment,” says registered dietitian nutritionist, Maria Erdman of the Upstate Cancer Center. She provides this advice: * For … Continue reading

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Robotic tool improves accuracy in hip, knee replacements

The orthopedic staff at Upstate University Hospital has a new tool called the Mako that helps surgeons precisely install replacement parts for hips and knees. “The Mako is a robotic arm that is connected to a series of computers that … Continue reading

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Outreach to Ethiopia: Upstate otolaryngologists help restore hearing after ear infections

Five years ago, Rick Kelley, MD, and his wife, Ashley, decided their home could hold more children. They looked into international adoption and wound up in Ethiopia. Now they have three daughters and a son, ranging in age from 3 … Continue reading

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Confusion in elderly may signal epilepsy

The symptoms of epilepsy may appear differently in senior citizens than in younger people, which makes the diagnosis tricky and can lead to incorrect treatment, says Rebecca O’Dwyer, MD, a neurologist at Upstate Medical University’s geriatric epilepsy clinic. She says … Continue reading

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What a patient with Ebola experiences

A patient who survives Ebola suffers through some nasty symptoms, and then his or her body regroups to muster a fight against the virus. “One of the big problems with this disease is it impairs adaptive immunity. You don’t develop … Continue reading

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6 reasons to say no to e-cigarettes

Enticed by the flavors and sleek designs of the new electronic cigarettes? Don’t be. That’s the advice of Upstate Cancer Center Medical Director Leslie Kohman, MD, a thoracic surgeon who oversees the Lung Cancer Screening Program. She elaborates: * 1. … Continue reading

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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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