medicine http://wrvo.org en Onondaga County Justice Center opens new infirmary to reduce inmate hospital visits http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-justice-center-opens-new-infirmary-reduce-inmate-hospital-visits <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new, higher level of medical care is now available at the </span>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Justice Center. The new infirmary is located in the downtown Syracuse jail that holds prisoners awaiting trials or transfer to other facilities.</span></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:56:58 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56932 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County Justice Center opens new infirmary to reduce inmate hospital visits This week: wilderness medicine and more http://wrvo.org/post/week-wilderness-medicine-and-more <p>Practicing medicine in the wilderness means being able to anticipate problems and improvise solutions. Dr. Jeremy Joslin is with us this Sunday at 9 p.m. He's the director of the Wilderness and Expedition Medicine Fellowship program at Upstate Medical University.</p><p>Wilderness medicine requires "the ability to think on your feet and diagnose and treat people without various tests and studies and radiological procedures that you might have in a hospital," Joslin says.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:14:14 +0000 HealthLink Staff 54459 at http://wrvo.org Fear comes true as 'Lost Boy's' South Sudan clinic destroyed http://wrvo.org/post/fear-comes-true-lost-boys-south-sudan-clinic-destroyed <p></p><p>The medical clinic in South Sudan set up by a former “Lost Boy” refugee now living in Syracuse has finally succumbed to new fighting in the country.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:33:25 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52873 at http://wrvo.org Fear comes true as 'Lost Boy's' South Sudan clinic destroyed Low radiation imaging comes to upstate New York http://wrvo.org/post/low-radiation-imaging-comes-upstate-new-york <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Young patients with spinal problems in upstate New York now have local access to imaging technology that substantially decreases their exposure to radiation. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:04:52 +0000 Kate O'Connell 51330 at http://wrvo.org Low radiation imaging comes to upstate New York Concern raised over robotic surgery complications http://wrvo.org/post/concern-raised-over-robotic-surgery-complications <p>The use of surgical robots has increased by more than 400 percent in the United States over the past six years. But a recent study published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality suggests that there&rsquo;s underreporting of complications resulting from robotic surgeries.<br /><br />Robot-assisted surgery is a minimally-invasive method in which a small incision allows remote-controlled instruments to be inserted into the body. The instruments are then controlled during the procedure by the surgeon using a console.<br /> Sat, 05 Oct 2013 12:34:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 45155 at http://wrvo.org 3D imaging could cut health care costs http://wrvo.org/post/3d-imaging-could-cut-health-care-costs <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Upstate company <a href="http://web.qmetricstech.com/" target="_blank">Qmetrics</a> has developed technology that can take medical images like MRIs and turn them into a three-dimensional image or model.</p><p>The technology has implications for lowering health care costs and increasing patient-specific treatments.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:40:20 +0000 Kate O'Connell 41639 at http://wrvo.org 3D imaging could cut health care costs Operation Medicine Spoon launches in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/operation-medicine-spoon-launches-syracuse <p>The Upstate New York Poison Center wants to make sure parents are giving their children the proper doses of medicine.<br><br>A recent study shows that 40 percent of parents are giving their child the wrong amount of medicine, something that can lead to a possible overdose. The reason? They are using a teaspoon out of the kitchen drawer as a measuring tool, instead of a calibrated medicine spoon, according to Upstate Poison Center Communication Director Gail Banach.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:10:31 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41087 at http://wrvo.org Operation Medicine Spoon launches in Syracuse Getting your doctor to listen http://wrvo.org/post/getting-your-doctor-listen <p></p><p>Have you ever been to the doctor and felt like you weren't able to tell your physician everything you wanted to? It's a common complaint and one that is hard to overcome. Dr. Leana Wen is a physician and the co-author of the book, "When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests." Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care" spoke to Dr. Wen about this issue.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:47:20 +0000 WRVO News 40590 at http://wrvo.org Weighing the risks and benefits of a daily aspirin http://wrvo.org/post/weighing-risks-and-benefits-daily-aspirin <p>More and more doctors are recommending their patients take a daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes. And recently, new studies have suggested aspirin might help with cancer prevention, as well. But why does aspirin help? And who really should be taking it? Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," spoke with the physician who first demonstrated the life-saving properties of aspirin, Dr. Charles Hennekens.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:46:05 +0000 WRVO News 39547 at http://wrvo.org Why more women are choosing to have prophylactic mastectomies http://wrvo.org/post/why-more-women-are-choosing-have-prophylactic-mastectomies <p>When actress Angelina Jolie decided to have her breasts surgically removed to prevent her from getting breast cancer, it brought unprecedented attention to the growing trend of prophylactic mastectomies. Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO’s health and wellness show, “Take Care,” spoke with Dr. Ann Partridge, a medical oncologist and Harvard professor, about why more women are electing to have this surgery.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 12:40:31 +0000 WRVO News 38748 at http://wrvo.org A step closer to online patient portals http://wrvo.org/post/step-closer-online-patient-portals <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The state is one step closer to giving patients access to their medical information online. The <a href="http://nyehealth.org/" target="_blank">New York e-Health Collaborative</a> has announced <a href="http://patientportalfornewyorkers.org/voting/voting/nyec-voting/" target="_blank">nine finalists</a> in their competition to design an online patient portal. Tue, 07 May 2013 20:25:15 +0000 Kate O'Connell 37424 at http://wrvo.org A step closer to online patient portals Joint pain may be inevitable, but staying active is key to prevention http://wrvo.org/post/joint-pain-may-be-inevitable-staying-active-key-prevention <p>Two of the most common surgeries among people over 65 are knee and hip replacements. Baby boomers in particular are seeking relief because they often don't want joint pain to slow them down.&nbsp; Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's new weekly health show, <a href="http://wrvo.org/programs/take-care-wrvo-1-npr-news">"Take Care"</a> spoke with Dr. Seth Greenky, the chairman for orthopedic surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, about the causes of joint pain and what to do about it. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:28:44 +0000 WRVO News 36479 at http://wrvo.org Images of the brain could unlock learning difficulties http://wrvo.org/post/images-brain-could-unlock-learning-difficulties <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Researchers in western New York have been using brain scans to add to our understanding of how humans comprehend numbers. The new data could have implications in diagnosing learning disabilities earlier on, and aid in our understanding of why some kids struggle at school. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 19:38:19 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35703 at http://wrvo.org Images of the brain could unlock learning difficulties 3D printing replaces 75 percent of man's skull http://wrvo.org/post/3d-printing-replaces-75-percent-mans-skull <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>3D printing technology has been working its way into a<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2011/08/17/how-3d-printing-will-change-absolutely-everything-it-touches/" target="_blank"> multitude of sectors</a> - from manufacturing, to printable electronic circuits. Sun, 17 Mar 2013 10:48:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 34801 at http://wrvo.org 3D printing replaces 75 percent of man's skull Clarkson team hopes autism research could lead to earlier diagnosis http://wrvo.org/post/clarkson-team-hopes-autism-research-could-lead-earlier-diagnosis <p>About one in 88 children in America are thought to have some form of autism. Usually, the illness that affects communication and social abilities is diagnosed when autistic children show slower language development than other kids. But a team at Clarkson University in Potsdam is hoping their research into the disease might make earlier diagnosis and intervention possible.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:03:07 +0000 Joanna Richards 31988 at http://wrvo.org Clarkson team hopes autism research could lead to earlier diagnosis Upstate Medical to work with other universities on MS treatment http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-medical-work-other-universities-ms-treatment <p>A consortium of three upstate medical schools is to receive $12.1 million in funding to try to create a treatment for people living with multiple sclerosis. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:00:32 +0000 Kate O'Connell 31376 at http://wrvo.org New stem cell facility to be available to scientists statewide http://wrvo.org/post/new-stem-cell-facility-be-available-scientists-statewide <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A new facility in upstate New York is being touted as the ‘bridge’ from research to <a href="http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/basics1.asp" target="_blank">stem cell</a> therapies that could potentially cure conditions like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and spinal damage. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:55:15 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30458 at http://wrvo.org New stem cell facility to be available to scientists statewide