Monthly Archives: October 2013

Consortium for Culture and Medicine elective courses open to the public

It’s time to register for spring courses through the Consortium for Culture and Medicine, a partnership among Upstate, LeMoyne College and Syracuse University. Members of the public who hold bachelor’s degrees and who are interested in any of the courses … Continue reading

Posted in bioethics & humanities, community, education

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 brain/neurology, brain/spine/neurosurgery, community, genetics, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics | 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 brain/neurology, brain/spine/neurosurgery, community, genetics, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics

Portrait pays tribute to beloved anatomy professor

A portrait of N. Barry Berg, PhD will soon hang in the academic halls of Upstate Medical University, a lasting tribute to the man who taught anatomy to a great many physicians, physical therapists and other medical professionals throughout Central … Continue reading

Posted in alumni, community, education

Telemedicine allows Upstate stroke care to reach Carthage

An electronic link between Upstate and Carthage Area Hospital means that patients exhibiting signs or symptoms of a stroke in the Carthage emergency room will be seen and heard by a stroke neurologist in Syracuse. Carthage used a Rural Health … Continue reading

Posted in brain/neurology, brain/spine/neurosurgery, community, emergency medicine/trauma, stroke

New Women’s Health Network emphasizes wellness

Central New York women of all ages can focus on taking care of themselves by joining the Upstate Women’s Health Network. (Listen to a HealthLink on Air radio interview about the network.) The network provides women with a connection to … Continue reading

Posted in community, women's health/gynecology

Learn about advances in the study of the brain

Three of the biggest names in brain sciences research visit the Upstate campus Monday, Oct. 21 and will give a lecture about how today’s research is leading to exciting new advances in prevention, treatment and cures for disorders of the … Continue reading

Posted in brain/neurology, community, research

Scientists walk, run and search for cures

Upstate pharmacologists Saeed Sheikh MD, PhD and Ying Huang MD, PhD (pictured with Carol M. Baldwin) were among close to 165 Upstate participants in the Carol M. Baldwin A Run for Their Life Oct. 13 at Syracuse University’s Manley Field … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, research

Diabetes Forum will focus on technology

The 13th annual Central New York Diabetes Forum takes place 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at Upstate University Hospital’s Community Campus. Learn about diabetes and telephone apps, the newest insulin pump features and blood glucose meters. Speakers include … Continue reading

Posted in community

Preparing for your blood donation — with water

Donating blood isn’t hard to do, but it will go quicker if you have a lot of fluids in your system. If you are more hydrated, your veins will be easier to find and your blood will flow more easily. … Continue reading

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