Category Archives: Golisano

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

Posted in community, Golisano, poison center | Leave a comment

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

Posted in community, entertainment, Golisano | Leave a comment

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

Posted in community, Golisano, public health | Leave a comment

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

Posted in community, emergency, Golisano, poison center | Leave a comment

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

Posted in community, genetics, Golisano, neurology, neurosurgery | 1 Comment

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

Posted in community, genetics, Golisano, neurology, neurosurgery | Leave a comment