Category Archives: Golisano

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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Distributing the gift of good health

Offering flu vaccinations when people came to the Salvation Army holiday gift program last year in Syracuse improved vaccination rates so much that authorities plan to make it an annual event. Upstate pediatricians and medical students decided to target families … 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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Stepping forward, raising money and awareness for tuberous sclerosis complex

Every fall for the last five years, Bridgett Langstaff has helped organize a walk to raise awareness for tuberous sclerosis complex, a genetic disease that affects her son, Jude. The boy will turn 5 in November. He seemed like a … Continue reading

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What is tuberous sclerosis complex?

Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a rare disease caused by a genetic mutation and marked by noncancerous tumors that grow throughout the body. For many people with TSC, signs and symptoms are evident at birth. Others may not be diagnosed … Continue reading

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