Category Archives: emergency

Drugs you rub into your skin can be dangerous, too

When a previously healthy 18-month-old child developed a diaper rash, the toddler’s mother reached for some pain-relieving cream. What she grabbed was a prescription her husband used for neck pain. She rubbed a small amount onto her son’s rash and … Continue reading

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Doc puts toxicology in a box for medical education

An assistant professor of emergency medicine is using comic illustration to teach clinical toxicology. “Toxicology in a Box” is a deck of 154 full-color flashcards designed to teach how to recognize and treat drug overdoses and poisonings. Brian Kloss, DO … Continue reading

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Love Potion ’65: A gall bladder, a black out and a blizzard

The hospital’s 50th anniversary — and this cold, snowy winter — inspired Paul Berman MD, class of ’63, to share his strongest memory of the newly built Upstate University Hospital: The night the lights went out and he met his … Continue reading

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Search and rescue volunteers expand skills, comfort levels

  Health administrator Renae Rokicki has not one iota of outdoors in her blood. She does not hunt or hike or camp. But she does believe in coincidences, which is how she ended up a member of a team that … Continue reading

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Winter is more than a season at Upstate

Leslie and Linda Berry were expecting their first child in February 1982. The blissful mom-to-be was reading a book – she can’t recall which one – with a character named Winter. She liked the name. Her baby would be born … Continue reading

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Plan now for this disaster preparedness lecture on March 20

Christopher Ryan, MD, medical director for Broome County’s Health Department and a clinical associate professor of family medicine at Upstate, speaks March 20 about his experience during the massive floods that occurred in the Binghamton area in 2011. His talk … Continue reading

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Staying safe in extreme cold weather

With single digit temperatures predicted for Tuesday morning in Central New York, here are some reminders from the emergency experts at Upstate about staying safe in the frigid cold. Jeremy Joslin, MD cautions looking out for seniors and the elderly … Continue reading

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Lessons from Upstate: Party drugs can have lasting consequences

A 20-year-old woman was dropped off semi-conscious at Upstate University Hospital’s emergency room. She did not respond to doctors. She was not feverish. Her heart beat normally. She had wet herself and vomited. Blood tests revealed no alcohol in her … Continue reading

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The Humorist: Ribs, shirt, ego suffer the brunt of bicycle ‘Emergency’

By Jeff Kramer Everyone hears horror stories of long waits in ERs, but as an experienced patron of these facilities I’ve learned how to avoid lines: Go by ambulance. So it was on a recent Friday when I ended up … Continue reading

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Telemedicine allows Upstate stroke care to reach Carthage

An electronic link between Upstate and Carthage Area Hospital means that patients exhibiting signs or symptoms of a stroke in the Carthage emergency room will be seen and heard by a stroke neurologist in Syracuse. Carthage used a Rural Health … Continue reading

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