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‘Changing Sports Changing Lives’ symposium includes Upstate pediatrician

An adapted sports documentary that premieres at Syracuse University April 28 includes footage from a unified wheelchair basketball event involving Upstate caregivers. Admission is free to the “Changing Sports Changing Lives” symposium at 4 p.m. April 28 at SU’s Watson … Continue reading

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Three governors, one hospital, three cheers

In our April 3 blog, we described the personal experiences that prepared Upstate President Carlyle “Jake” Jacobsen, PhD to oversee the building of our state-funded hospital at 750 East Adams Street in downtown Syracuse. His Minnesota childhood helped, and so … Continue reading

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Chaplain interns graduate noon Thursday

Interns from Upstate’s Clinical Pastoral Education program will graduate at noon, Thursday, April 10 in the Interfaith Chapel of the downtown hospital. The ceremony is open to the public. Upstate is one of 350 nationally accredited training centers by the Association … Continue reading

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50 years ago, air conditioning was a draw for new recruits

The “entirely new” 300-bed Community Hospital of Greater Syracuse is “completely air conditioned” and “designed for maximum satisfaction of patient and nurse,” says a recruiting advertisement from 1964. It offers nursing salaries ranging from $4,400 to $5,400. Of course pay … Continue reading

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Centering on diabetes in pregnancy

Pregnant women, some with their partners, gather in a circle with their obstetrician, midwife, a nurse and nutritionist. A chime sounds. The Centering Pregnancy group begins.  Centering Pregnancy is a program offered in a variety of medical practices throughout the … Continue reading

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Listen to lectures on public health topics all week for National Public Health Week

Celebrate National Public Health Week this week by participating in these activities and events that are open to the public. The lectures on Tuesday through Thursday will be available on line. * Monday, April 7  from noon to 12:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Jake’s take on how to build a hospital

More than 50 years ago, Upstate President Carlyle “Jake” Jacobsen PhD (1902-1974) began working on the creation of Upstate University Hospital in downtown Syracuse. As a seasoned college administrator, brain researcher and professor of medical psychology, “Jake” had impressive credentials … Continue reading

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Urge to smoke begins in utero

Babies born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy are four times more likely to begin smoking in adolescence. Scientists at Upstate recently showed that nicotine, the most addictive of more than 4,000 chemicals in tobacco, modifies part of the brain … Continue reading

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Roasted delicata squash with mushrooms and thyme

Delicata squash stars in this wintery dish, which is equally happy in a supporting role next to meat or stealing the show as a vegetarian centerpiece. This gourd is called delicata because its skin is delicate enough to eat without … Continue reading

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Volunteer smocks find second life in schools, missions

When Community General Hospital became part of Upstate in July 2011, Volunteer Services Director Kristin Bruce was left wondering what to do with 300 pink volunteer smocks, many  embellished with the old hospital logo.  The smocks were in great condition, … Continue reading

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