Sinopsis

HealthLink on Air is a 60 minute, taped radio program that airs every Sunday on FM Newsradio WRVO at 9pm.

Episodios

  • How hyperbaric oxygen treats wounds a team approach that fights lung cancer, other chest cancers why vaccines are important: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019

    How hyperbaric oxygen treats wounds; a team approach that fights lung cancer, other chest cancers; why vaccines are important: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019

    31/10/2019 Duración: 52min

    Marvin Heyboer, MD, discusses hyperbaric oxygen therapy and wound care. Founding member of Upstate’s thoracic oncology program Leslie Kohman, MD, talks about 20 years of care for lung cancer and other diseases. Doug Campos-Outcalt, MD, explains the value of vaccination for public health.

  • New prostate biopsy technique reduces risk of infection

    New prostate biopsy technique reduces risk of infection

    30/10/2019 Duración: 14min

    One risk of prostate biopsy has been infection, but a new way of obtaining prostate tissue to test for cancer greatly reduces that risk, say Upstate urologists Oleg Shapiro, MD, and Timothy Byler, MD. Biopsies have been done using a probe that is inserted into the rectum. Then a needle is passed through the rectal [...]

  • Integrative medicine specialist says wellness is important for both health care providers and patients

    Integrative medicine specialist says wellness is important for both health care providers and patients

    30/10/2019 Duración: 15min

      Susan Levinsohn, MD, who specializes in family medicine and integrative medicine at Upstate University Hospital, emphasizes the importance of lifestyle to a person’s health. She defines integrative medicine, discusses some of the limitations of the American health care system and tells of the effort she’s involved in to ensure that health care providers focus [...]

  • Health care and comics are linked in the field of graphic medicine

    Health care and comics are linked in the field of graphic medicine

    30/10/2019 Duración: 14min

    Elizabeth Donaldson, PhD, an English professor from New York Institute of Technology, discusses how graphic memoirs — which resemble comic books — help people share their personal stories. She is also director of the medical humanities program at New York Tech. Donaldson, who was in Syracuse to speak about graphic medicine, explains how graphic memoirs [...]

  • High-tech medical simulation an emerging tick-borne disease new ‘Healing Muse’ journal: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019

    High-tech medical simulation; an emerging tick-borne disease; new ‘Healing Muse’ journal: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019

    25/10/2019

    Erik Rufa, MD, and Darren Carboni explain how Upstate’s new simulation center uses high-tech mannequins for realistic medical training. An emerging tick-borne illness distantly related to Lyme disease is described by Upstate microbiologist and immunologist Saravanan Thangamani, PhD. Editor Deirdre Neilen, PhD, talks about the latest issue of “The Healing Muse,” Upstate’s literary and visual [...]

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy used to treat diabetic foot ulcers, radiation injuries, more

    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy used to treat diabetic foot ulcers, radiation injuries, more

    25/10/2019 Duración: 16min

    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy was initially used to treat deep-sea divers with decompression sickness, known as “the bends.” Over the past few decades, the role of this therapy has expanded to include the treatment of a number of other medical conditions, particularly some that do not respond to other therapies. Marvin Heyboer, MD, discusses healing strategies [...]

  • Thoracic Oncology Program marks 20 years of using a team approach to treat cancer

    Thoracic Oncology Program marks 20 years of using a team approach to treat cancer

    25/10/2019 Duración: 15min

    Upstate University Hospital debuted its Thoracic Oncology Program in 1999. It is defined by a multidisciplinary team approach, where experts in disciplines such as surgery, radiology and chemotherapy, as well as dietitians, social workers and physical therapists work together to create a treatment plan for patients with lung cancer and other cancers of the chest. [...]

  • Community Trauma Response Team focuses on forgotten victims of neighborhood violence

    Community Trauma Response Team focuses on forgotten victims of neighborhood violence

    25/10/2019 Duración: 16min

    Gang-related violence and the wide-ranging trauma it produces have been a persistent problem in impoverished inner-city neighborhoods throughout the United States. In Syracuse in 2010, a Community Trauma Response Team was established and appears to have helped reduce gang-related gunshots and murders. One of the team’s founders, Timothy “Noble” Jennings-Bey, provides an overview of the [...]

  • Who should get a lung cancer screening and how it works

    Who should get a lung cancer screening and how it works

    25/10/2019 Duración: 14min

    Eighty percent of the lung cancers discovered through screening are early stage and mostly curable. But for a variety of reasons, only about 2% of the people eligible for lung cancer screening actually undergo a test. Jason Wallen, MD, explains what’s important to know about lung cancer screening. A thoracic surgeon, Wallen is the division [...]

  • What are the options for treating kidney stones?

    What are the options for treating kidney stones?

    25/10/2019 Duración: 15min

    Upstate urologist Scott Wiener, MD, discusses the diagnosis and management of kidney stones. For situations that require surgical removal, he offers multiple procedures, including one that relies on ultrasound during surgery. He talks about how kidney stones form and what a person can do to reduce his or her risk of developing them.

  • Nutritional considerations for people with lung cancer

    Nutritional considerations for people with lung cancer

    25/10/2019 Duración: 15min

    Lung cancer can impact nutrition in several ways, explains Maria Erdman, a registered dietitian nutritionist at the Upstate Cancer Center. She provides suggestions for the best foods to eat during cancer treatment, and some foods to avoid.

  • Latest volume of ‘The Healing Muse’ marks the Upstate literary journal’s 19th year

    Latest volume of ‘The Healing Muse’ marks the Upstate literary journal’s 19th year

    23/10/2019 Duración: 14min

    Editor Deirdre Neilen, PhD, discusses the most recent issue of “The Healing Muse,” the literary and visual arts journal produced by Upstate Medical University. It’s filled with poems, narratives, essays and memoirs, photos, drawings and graphic art. Submissions for next year’s journal are accepted through April 15. Click here for information on how to submit [...]

  • What celiac disease does and how gluten-free diets can help

    What celiac disease does and how gluten-free diets can help

    22/10/2019 Duración: 15min

    People whose bodies have an immune reaction to eating gluten — a protein in wheat, barley and rye — are said to have celiac disease. The reaction can lead to inflammation and damage to the small intestine. Upstate registered dietitian nutritionist Diana Stuber goes over the disease’s common symptoms and points out that some people [...]

  • Deer ticks that spread Lyme disease can also spread another illness: Borrelia miyamotoi disease

    Deer ticks that spread Lyme disease can also spread another illness: Borrelia miyamotoi disease

    22/10/2019 Duración: 15min

    Deer ticks, known for transmitting the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, can also carry distantly related bacteria called Borrelia miyamotoi. Upstate microbiologist and immunologist Saravanan Thangamani, PhD, explains what is known about how the Borrelia miyamotoi disease is transmitted from ticks to humans. A larger percentage of deer ticks carry the Borrelia mayonii, which causes [...]

  • Strength training for seniors hospital’s ‘one-room schoolhouse’ SU football coach talks fitness, motivation: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019

    Strength training for seniors; hospital’s ‘one-room schoolhouse’; SU football coach talks fitness, motivation: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019

    16/10/2019 Duración: 52min

    Upstate exercise physiologist Carol Sames, PhD, discusses the importance of strength training, especially for seniors. Teacher Mary Ellen Michalenko tells about the school within the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Syracuse University head football coach Dino Babers talks about fitness and motivation.

  • Testing a possible drug for Alzheimer’s disease preparing for emergencies explaining vaping-related illness, risks: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019

    Testing a possible drug for Alzheimer’s disease; preparing for emergencies; explaining vaping-related illness, risks: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019

    11/10/2019 Duración: 52min

    Geriatrician Sharon Brangman, MD, tells about a clinical trial of a new medication for Alzheimer’s disease. Emergency Management Coordinator Bradley Marmon outlines how families can prepare for an emergency. Surgeon Leslie Kohman, MD, talks about the medical risks of vaping.

  • Simulation Center offers realistic medical training, no risk to ‘patients’

    Simulation Center offers realistic medical training, no risk to ‘patients’

    10/10/2019 Duración: 15min

    An $11 million teaching center opened at Upstate Medical University recently that allows for the simulation of real-time responses to medical emergencies and procedures. The new Sim Center is meant to improve patient safety and patient care, explain Darren Carboni, the director of interprofessional education and university simulation, and Erik Rufa, MD, the director of [...]

  • Vaccines are a major public health achievement, expert says, stressing scientific evidence

    Vaccines are a major public health achievement, expert says, stressing scientific evidence

    10/10/2019 Duración: 16min

    Vaccines are one of the most successful public health interventions of the past century, says Doug Campos-Outcalt, MD. He discusses vaccine safety and adverse reactions, and he stresses the dangers of contracting an infection that can be prevented by vaccination. Campos-Outcalt is a senior lecturer at the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College [...]

  • Focus on opioids: painkiller guidelines addiction crisis update a firsthand account of dependency: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019

    Focus on opioids: painkiller guidelines; addiction crisis update; a firsthand account of dependency: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019

    04/10/2019

    All about opioids: – Colorectal surgeon Jeffrey Albright, MD, and weight-loss surgeon Flavia Soto, MD,  both from Upstate, explain new opioid painkiller guidelines for surgical patients. – Upstate toxicologist Willie Eggleston, PharmD, provides an update on the opioid addiction crisis’s impact on Central New York. – Bioethicist Travis Rieder, PhD, of the Johns Hopkins University [...]

  • Mysterious, deadly lung disease tied to vaping

    Mysterious, deadly lung disease tied to vaping

    03/10/2019
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