Monthly Archives: May 2014

Information, inspiration in Upstate Health spring issue

In this issue of Upstate Health: * Read about the expansion of Upstate’s sleep center, the only one in this region with services that accommodate children as young as infants. * Meet a former trauma patient who shares his ordeal, … Continue reading

Posted in alternative/integrative medicine, bones/joints/orthopedics, cancer, community, diabetes/endocrine/metabolism, diet/nutrition, emergency medicine/trauma, history, nursing, poison center/toxicology, public health, stroke, women's health/gynecology

“A smile in snowy white and strength in a starched skirt”

Retired nurse Jean (Farmer) Pirozzi was happy to share 50th anniversary memorabilia with Upstate, including her 1963 nursing-school yearbook which has a seven-stanza poem describing the student nurse as, “A smile in snowy white, strength in a starched skirt…a modern … Continue reading

Posted in alumni, community, education, entertainment, health care, history, nursing, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics, volunteers

Recipe: Apple Farro Salad with Chicken

If you like pasta or rice, try farro. It’s a nutty-flavored grain high in fiber and protein and low in fat and calories. This simple dish is easy to prepare and makes for a colorful, filling meal, shared with us … Continue reading

Posted in community, diet/nutrition, recipe

Did you catch the ukelele at medical school commencement?

Five hundred and forty-six students graduated from Upstate this past Sunday — including 191 from the College of Health Professions, 158 from the College of Nursing, 24 from the College of Graduate Studies, 3 from the MD/PhD program and 170 … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, entertainment

Assemblyman Roberts: Growing up down the street from Upstate

Assemblymember Sam Roberts’ brown leather Park-Brannock shoe may still be buried under Upstate University Hospital on East Adams Street in Syracuse. How did it get there? It was the early 1960s. Sam Roberts and his mother had walked from their … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, entertainment, health care, history, medical student, research, surgery

Crash course: Ed learned the value of a trauma center

The scar stretches from his neck to his belly button, a vivid reminder of that day in January 2013 when Ed Wasilewski skated just about as close to death as one can – and still survive. Wasilewski, 31, of Erieville … Continue reading

Posted in community, emergency medicine/trauma

Upstate Cancer Center will help boost survivorship, American Cancer Society CEO says

John Seffrin, MD, chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society, was in Syracuse this weekend to speak at Upstate Medical University commencements, and Monday he stopped into the HealthLink on Air studio. “We’ve truly come a long way,” he … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, community

Green tumblers available at Think Green Fair May 22

Reusable 24-ounce green tumblers will be for sale for $6 during Upstate’s “Think Green Fair” Thursday, May 22. Stay hydrated and environmentally aware at the same time. These durable cups are BPA-free and feature a double-wall design. Purchase them from 11 a.m. to 2 … Continue reading

Posted in community

You could win a ‘green’ basket at Think Green Fair

Everyone who attends the Think Green Fair Thursday, May 22 will have the chance to win one of three “green” gift baskets containing about $100 worth of items. The fair takes place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Setnor … Continue reading

Posted in community, sustainability/environment

1964: A very good year for hospitals…and children’s books

Upstate University Hospital’s 50th anniversary exhibit — on display at the children’s hospital gallery — inspired librarian Mary Laverty to look for 50th anniversary books to read with pediatric patients and their families at the hospital’s Family Resource Center. During … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, entertainment, health care, history, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics