Category Archives: Golisano

Modern birth control options for women

Q&A with Karen Teelin, MD Q Why are the rates of sexual activity among American teens the same as in other developed countries, but our rates of teen pregnancy and abortion are higher? A “That’s partially because of the use … Continue reading

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Photojournalist spotlights patients in series of films

A child without hair reaches inquisitive fingers to the strings of a guitar during a “music therapy” session. A man with kidney failure tears up when his sister — “she’s my everything,” he describes — offers her healthy kidney for … Continue reading

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Children with cerebral palsy improve physical abilities through dance

Like many preschoolers, Marley Aberdeen was enthralled with the mouse, Angelina Ballerina from the series of children’s books. So it was easy to enlist her participation in a pilot project last year exploring how ballet could help children with cerebral … 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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This cystic fibrosis fundraiser will have you hiking Whiteface Mountain

Raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and participate in the climb of a lifetime by joining this year’s “Xtreme Hike.” The hike takes place Sept. 5 to 7 in Lake Placid, but it’s time to start making plans and … Continue reading

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Parents, leave this designation form with babysitter

Upstate pediatrician Steven Blatt, MD spoke with CNYCentral about the paperwork parents need to leave with caregivers and babysitters when they are away. This is called a “Consent for Medical Decisions for a Child by Designation.“ Blatt is the director … Continue reading

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Making an impact: Prompt recognition, treatment speeds concussion recovery

Blurry vision. Dizziness. Ringing in the ears. Headaches. Trouble with balance. Concussion can produce frightening symptoms.   Brian Rieger, PhD, an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation who leads Upstate’s Concussion Center, regularly speaks to school, athletic and community … Continue reading

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10 facts about concussion

* A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a blow or a jolt to the head. * No objective medical test diagnoses concussion. “It has to be diagnosed by taking a good history and looking at the … Continue reading

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Upstate Poison Center experts offer tips to stay safe during the holidays

The season of holiday giving and decorating has begun, and the Upstate New York Poison Center is offering Central New Yorkers tips to stay safe while engaging in the joys of the season. “There are so many elements of the … Continue reading

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Tide turns to traumatic childhood in powerfully real ‘Ocean’ novel

By Ann Botash, MD Within a few pages of the first chapter of “The Ocean at the End of the Lane,” by Neil Gaiman, the tension between reality and myth creates a chilling sense of anticipation.  As a physician who … Continue reading

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