women's health

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There’s a special place at Syracuse’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center for female military veterans.

The Syracuse VA has been offering a Women Veterans Wellness Center for over a decade now. The number of female veterans they see in that time has tripled, so earlier this year, they moved into a brand new suite on the hospital’s ninth floor.

A fireplace and serene furnishings offer a kind of spa-like environment for women needing a wide range of care from mental health consultations to gynecological exams.

This week: how a short workout really works

Sep 28, 2014

Don't have time to work out? Researchers have developed a workout that blends strength training with cardiovascular exercise – and it takes just 7 minutes.

Upstate exercise physiologist Carol Sames says the workout was created after asking whether the time could be decreased and the intensity increased to still yield benefit.

“That is essentially what this workout is about. It’s about interval training, which has been around for years, but just packaged slightly differently,” Sames said.

This week on Healthlink on Air: we hear from Dr. Tamer Ahmed, medical director of pediatric trauma services and Steve Adkisson, the pediatric trauma program manager. They'll cover the resources and capabilities of Upstate University Hospital's trauma center.