Monthly Archives: November 2012

Radiation oncology nurse becomes a patient, experiences wonders of gamma knife

A young Jeffrey Bogart MD was a new resident in the early 1990s when Betty Brown worked as a nurse in radiation oncology at Upstate. Today he is professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology. Brown remembers in 1998 when Upstate … Continue reading

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Taking a stand against prescription and synthetic drug abuse

Upstate experts are among those participating in “CNY Communities Unite: Making a Stand Against Prescription and Synthetic Drug Abuse” Monday, Dec. 12 at Crouse Hospital’s Marley Education Center. The conference is sponsored by the Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New … Continue reading

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Mustaches and Cancer?

Mustaches and cancer. Staplers and garden hoses. Shopping carts and mud puddles. Pudding and unicorns. No, we’re not playing some random word association game. (Hint: there’s no association with those last three.) But mustaches and cancer? YES! Stick with me, … Continue reading

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Pictures help patients and caregivers communicate

It’s the stuff bad dreams are made of: you have something important to say, but the words don’t come out. Or, even worse, you’re speaking perfectly clear, but no one can understand you. Those common themes of bad dreams can … Continue reading

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Kicking the Habit: If I Can Do It, You Can, Too!

My first cigarette was one that I swiped from my mom. I was waiting in the car while she ran into the drug store and decided to try it out. That first one wasn’t so great, but with my interest … Continue reading

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Upstate Veterans March in the CNY Veterans Day Parade

For the third year, Upstate employees and families marched in the Central New York Veterans Day Parade. Held on Sat., Nov. 10 at the NYS Fairgrounds, the parade showcased more than 90 groups, including close to 40 people representing Team … Continue reading

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Families affected by autism enjoyed puppets, magic at “Lions and Tigers and Birds” celebration

Michael, a 9-year-old boy from Camillus, smiled as he described being on stage with a magician: “It was really, really cool.” The magician was part of the Nov. 3 “Lions & Tigers & Birds, Oh My!” celebration for the Margaret L. … Continue reading

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