Monthly Archives: July 2011

No more narcissism: The official diagnosis fades, but narcissists will still believe the world revolves around them

A “Q&A” with Ronald Pies MD Q: Isn’t it curious that the Diagnostic Statistical Manual, DSM, which classifies mental disorders according to symptoms, is removing narcissism as a diagnosis at a time when narcissism is flourishing through venues like Facebook … Continue reading

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Medical students unwind with music

Michael Iannuzzi, MD, was lecturing medical students on cardiology, using musical excerpts in his presentation of how to listen to heart sounds. He asked for a show of hands: How many students had taken music lessons? About three quarters of … Continue reading

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West Nile Virus in Syracuse, EEE in Oswego County means avoid mosquitoes

The discovery of mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus in Syracuse and Cicero, and mosquitoes infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Oswego County means it’s time for Central New Yorkers to step up our vigilance against mosquitoes. Not every mosquito … Continue reading

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How to prevent (some!) accidents

Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death during the first four decades of life. Most trauma is preventable, “depending on the choices we make and the prevention we initiate,” says Upstate Trauma Outreach Coordinator Steve Adkisson, RN. “I tell … Continue reading

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How to make a paper crane

Were you inspired by the display of a thousand origami paper cranes on the 12th floor of the Golisano Children’s Hospital? It’s easy to make your own. Paper cranes can be a quick, low-cost way to enliven a boring space, … Continue reading

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Why is the name Upstate University Hospital at Community General?

Upstate University Hospital chief executive officer John McCabe MD explained the name, “Upstate University Hospital at Community General” at the July 7 ceremony that made official the Upstate acquisition of Community. The name captures the branding of Upstate and signals … Continue reading

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Recycling efforts earn blue ribbon

Upstate University Hospital was the recipient of the Blue Ribbon Recycler Award from the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency, OCRRA. It’s the first hospital to receive the honor in Onondaga County. Today the hospital recycles 4,000 pounds of stuff per … Continue reading

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