Tomorrow the gates at the Great New York State Fair swing wide open for opening day 2013. For 12 straight days, people travel from near and far to savor the sights, sounds, tastes and FUN the state fair brings to Central New York just once a year. It’s the sweetest way to wind down our sunny Upstate summers as a long-anticipated tradition for many families in our community, and beyond, generation after generation.
As the area’s regional healthcare provider, we’ll be there, too, to educate our friends and neighbors, raise awareness and provide free screenings. Please stop in and say hi, we’re right in the Science and Industry building, across the way from our friends at the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.
New this year you can drop in to hear from some of our experts each business day at 11 AM with the “Doctor is In.”
So, now through Labor Day, check back here on the blog to see what we’ve got on tap for the next day.
For Opening Day, Thursday, August 22:
- Upstate Urology – Physicians and nurses will be available to discuss urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, kidney stones, low testosterone and more.
- Upstate Concussion Center– Recognize and prevent concussion, learn about post-injury evaluation and management. There is a new law in New York State that requires schools to develop a concussion team consisting of parents, school and medical providers to help prevent and manage concussion for our kids as well.
- Clinical Trials – Learn more about what a clinical trial is and how it can improve your health and the health of others.
- Center for Global Health and Transitional Medicine – Learn about diseases of the developing world and how they CAN affect us. Specifically, you can learn more about the Dengue Fever Vaccine Trial with Dr. Polhemus, who was recently interviewed on Healthlink on Air. He will be in the booth at 11 AM to talk about clinical trials and more.
- Women’s Health Network Membership Drive - Take control of your health! Sign up and receive alerts to exclusive events, access to support groups and seminars, small group Q&A sessions with doctors and the first opportunity to attend free, special events throughout the year.
And what about those other 11 days? Check it out here: State Fair Schedule
See you at the fair!