Category Archives: community

What a patient with Ebola experiences

A patient who survives Ebola suffers through some nasty symptoms, and then his or her body regroups to muster a fight against the virus. “One of the big problems with this disease is it impairs adaptive immunity. You don’t develop … Continue reading

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Brain expertise featured in Physicians Practice publication

The stroke care and brain expertise available at Upstate is showcased in the November issue of Physicians Practice magazine, distributed to doctors throughout Central New York. Also included is an article about new breast reconstruction options, the importance of occupational … Continue reading

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Blood in urine is never normal

Blood in the urine does not necessarily indicate bladder cancer, but it does warrant a visit to a urologist, says Srinivas Vourganti, MD, an assistant professor of urology at Upstate. Bladder cancer occurs mostly in older people, and smokers are … Continue reading

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Breast cancer research at Upstate: Which drug will work best in each patient?

Advances in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer begin in laboratories. Here’s a peek into one lab at Upstate that received grants this year from the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund: Which drug will work best … Continue reading

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Bicycle will blend smoothies in cafeteria today

Stop into the cafeteria at Upstate University Hospital’s downtown campus from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today to sample smoothies blended from fresh fruits and vegetables. Morrison Food Services is hosting a smoothie bike, designed to blend smoothies as a … Continue reading

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How one workplace supported a co-worker with cancer

To know the real value of a pink cotton t-shirt, you would have had to see the tears streaming down Stacy Wilson’s face. It was soon after her diagnosis with breast cancer in 2013. She returned to work from a … Continue reading

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Pinpointing prostate cancers

Upstate became the only provider in Central New York (and one of a few sites in the country) to offer breakthrough technology to help pinpoint hard-to-locate prostate cancers when it acquired the UroNav fusion biopsy system. Traditional biopsies of the … Continue reading

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Breast cancer research at Upstate: Can we better protect bone from radiation therapy?

Advances in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer begin in laboratories. Here’s a peek into one lab at Upstate that received grants this year from the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund: Can we better protect bone … Continue reading

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Most breast cancers occur in women with no family history

Women at increased risk for developing breast cancer have a growing number of options to help prevent the disease — but you may be surprised to learn who is at high risk. Angelina Jolie garnered media attention in May 2013 … Continue reading

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Support group forms for those affected by head and neck cancers

A Head and Neck Cancer Support Group meets the third Wednesday of each month, bringing together patients, family and friends before, during and after treatment. Participation is free, and so is parking. The meetings are led by Upstate speech language … Continue reading

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