Healthier YOU - the podcast from UPMC in Central PA

Healthier YOU - the podcast from UPMC in Central PA

Healthier YOU - the podcast from UPMC in Central PA, features expert health care providers on topics ranging from emerging health trends, disease prevention, mental health, wellness, nutrition, and more! Tune in to listen to Healthier YOU today!

Episodes

November 15, 2022
Studies show that making changes to improve your health before your surgery will lead to a better recovery.
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Nicole Baselj (Unit director of forensic nursing) talks about the Forensic Nursing Program at UPMC in Central PA. Ms. Baselj explains what is the SANE program, what a forensic nurse examiner do, and the services offered to support people who are victims of sexual assault and domestic violence at UPMC.
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In this episode, Dr. Hodara will discuss what coronary calcium scoring is, how it is performed, and the latest on research in the field on who may benefit from this testing.
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Dr. Ramesh talks about UPMC Harrisburg Critical Care Fellowship. Dr. Ramesh explains the kind of medicine and care provided in a critical care unit, what types of patients and procedures are in this unit, and why is this particular discipline important.

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October 7, 2022
Dr. Eseonu (Neurosurgery Clinical Assistant Professor UPMC Neurological Institute, UPMC Neurosurgery) talks about Trigeminal Neuralgia. Dr. Eseonu explains what trigeminal neuralgia is, its symptoms, and treatments.

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Dr. Buzas (Director of Colorectal Surgery) talks about the pelvic floor and rectal cancer.  Dr. Buzas explains what is pelvic cancer, colon and rectal cancer, its symptoms, and surgical procedures.
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Dr. Kellogg (Pediatric Neurosurgeon) talks about how to treat plagiocephaly. Information on what plagiocephaly is, how is diagnosed, and treatment are discussed in this episode.
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Dr. Malafa (plastic surgeon) talks about skincare for the summer. Dr. Malafa explains the best ways to protect our skin, how to choose a sunscreen and how to prevent sun exposure to a child.
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Dr. Syed talks about the importance of Prenatal and Postnatal Care. Information on reducing maternal morbidity and mortality is discussed in this episode.
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Dr. Livingston talks about the benefits of having a doula during pregnancy. Information on what is a doula, the benefits, and what is their role during pregnancy is discussed in this episode.
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Dr. Srivastav discusses transgender hormone therapy. Dr. Srivastav talks about the positive physical and psychological effects, length of the treatment, and the effects of testosterone and estrogen.
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Just like mammography and colonoscopy, there is lung cancer screening for individuals who qualify. Lung cancer screening is simple and painless and early detection is the best opportunity to beat this illness.
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Dr. Thomas Nicholson leads a discussion focusing on colon and rectal cancer, including when you should receive screenings, and the treatment options and procedures available at UPMC.
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April 13, 2022
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and the UPMC CAC of Central Pa. Is preparing to open its third location to help those children and families experiencing abuse and navigating the healing process. Lynn Carson will discuss signs of abuse, types of abuse, provide the history of the CAC and how it serves the community.
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March 1, 2022
Ciara Shank leads a discussion on the symptoms, stages,as well as treatment and treatment of syphilis.
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Dr. Alex Garton leads a discussion on the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship program at UPMC Harrisburg, the training their cardiologists receive, and what sets their program apart from others.
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Dr. Jim Zhang discusses atrial fibrillation, covering symptoms, treatments, and prevention.
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UPMC West Shore Orthopaedics is prepared to assess, diagnose, and treat an array of bone, joint, and spine conditions. Today, Dr. Werner talks about ankle instability – what is it and what can you do?
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Dr. Greg Swartzentruber discusses treatment for those suffering from opioid use disorder.
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Seeing a specialized sports and exercise cardiologist can help those looking to start or resume exercise safely as well as elite athletes seeking to optimize athletic performance.
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