Category Archives: entertainment

Training for Iron Girl Triathlon helped them stay healthy

Six Upstate women got the chance to compete in the annual Iron Girl triathlon this year as representatives of Upstate’s Women’s Health Network. That means on Aug. 3 they swam 600 meters, biked 30K and ran 5K at Onedia Shores … Continue reading

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School’s in session and backpacks are full

Tuesday, September 2 marks the first day of school for thousands of Syracuse students who are backpack-ready, thanks to Upstate employee Mary Nelson, her Team Upstate colleagues and lots of community volunteers and donors. On August 16, volunteers handed out … Continue reading

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Advice for beginning kayakers

When she’s not caring for patients in the spring, summer and fall, nurse Sarah Martin makes time for kayaking at least once a week. “I love to be in nature. I love the peacefulness of it. When you are out … Continue reading

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‘Clear thinking requires courage’ said the late Dr. Szasz

  Legendary psychiatrist Thomas Szasz MD (1920-2012) was a professor at Upstate when the hospitals were built 50 years ago. Around that time (1961), Szasz’s “Myth of Mental Illness,” was first published. Considered to be the most influential critique of … Continue reading

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Revitalizing through reading as you recover from illness, injury

Book suggestions from Mary Laverty, a librarian in the Family Resource Center of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Sometimes you need a story that makes you laugh Preschool “Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons,” (2013) by James Dean and Eric … Continue reading

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Ridlon wildflower painting hangs in hospital lobby

Wildflowers adorn the lobby of Upstate University Hospital downtown, in a painting called “Goldenrod and Wild Asters.” The painting is the largest from artist Jim Ridlon’s garden series. It consists of 30 9-by-12-inch painting he made over a year at fields … Continue reading

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Plan now for ‘E-Race Cancer’ half marathon and 5K

A half marathon and 5K on Sept. 13 in Baldwinsville is designed to raise money for integrative medicine at the Upstate Cancer Center. It’s called “E-Race Cancer.” The race is sponsored by RBC Wealth Management. The event will include a … Continue reading

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July: A great month for ribbon-cuttings and new buildings

Fifty years ago, on July 20, Upstate marked the opening of the outpatient clinic of its new downtown hospital with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Estella Nolta, the first patient, cut the ceremonial ribbon and led the crowd into the then-new $22 … Continue reading

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A ship, a fort and the medical school meeting

Many Thursdays in 2014, we’ve posted a story about the opening of the hospitals 50 years ago. This week, however, we’re going back 70 years in honor of a Viennese chemist and his pivotal encounter with medical school professors. How … Continue reading

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Wanna smile? Just listen to Jim.

Need a boost? Ask retired hospital administrator James H. Abbott about his career at Upstate. “Very exciting,” he smiles. “Thoroughly enjoyable.” A Syracuse native, Jim began his career with the US Public Health Service in Staten Island and Washington, DC. … Continue reading

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