Dr. Michael Iannuzzi, MD is interviewed by CNY Central meteorologist Matt Stevens. Photo by Kathleen Paice Froio.
An American Lung Association “State of the Air” report last week caught the attention of Dr. Michael Iannuzzi, MD, who chairs the Department of Medicine at Upstate. He spoke with Matt Stevens, a meteorologist at CNY Central about the grade of “C” for ozone.
The rate of asthma is higher among children, compared with adults, and children are more likely to be outdoors and active during the heat of the day, when ozone levels are at the worst.
Iannuzzi suggests to parents that “when the air quality index and the ozone levels get particularly bad, limit the time that the child is outdoors playing. And keep an eye on the temperature; as the days get hotter, and the air pollution and the ozone gets worse, those are the days when less outdoor activity should be planned.”
Watch the segment on CNY Central.
Upstate University Hospital employee Terry Erhart, from Linen Services, donated blood Thursday.
Upstate University Hospital hosts blood drives regularly, to help maintain a community supply of blood for patients, and to help reduce the cost of blood units Upstate purchases for patient care. The event held today, Thursday, April 25, attracted donors from all over campus. It continues from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.
Gene Latorre, MD assistant professor of neurology, gave blood.
Hospital CEO John McCabe, MD was among the donors.
Learn how to prepare to donate blood.
Also donating was Vincent Frechette, MD, director of the Hospitalist Program.
Physical plant employee Mark Rioux said he gave blood today so he could save a life on his daughter’s birthday. Joseph Grage is currently serving in the United States Army and donated blood today because his wife is a patient and he recognizes the need for donating blood.