Monthly Archives: August 2014

Learning a new way of talking — without words

By Rich O’Neill, PhD My mom is 97, has Alzheimer’s and has become less verbal and logical. She now lives in a residential health care facility, a nursing home. This has been a hard journey for her, and for me. … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's/dementia, community, HealthLink on Air

Searching for ways to inhibit cancer

A protein called Hsp90, short for “heat shock protein-90,” acts as a chaperone or guardian of cancer cells, helping them grow and survive. This image shows the carefully folded parts of the protein, and the resulting pockets, which are occupied … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, research, urology

The question every doctor asks eventually

Upstate Neurosurgery Chairman Lawrence Chin, MD, spoke at Upstate’s annual White Coat Ceremony last fall, when medical students receive the jackets they will wear during their clinical rotations. He told of a patient who had back pain that left him … Continue reading

Posted in brain/spine/neurosurgery, community, education

Recipe: Herb-Stuffed Tomatoes with White Beans

Looking for a healthy meal that makes use of the abundance of fresh tomatoes in Central New York? Here’s a tasty meatless solution. Ingredients 2 ½ pounds fresh tomatoes (look for tomatoes at least 8 ounces) ¼ teaspoon kosher salt … Continue reading

Posted in diet/nutrition, recipe | 1 Comment

Advice for beginning kayakers

When she’s not caring for patients in the spring, summer and fall, nurse Sarah Martin makes time for kayaking at least once a week. “I love to be in nature. I love the peacefulness of it. When you are out … Continue reading

Posted in community, entertainment, fitness

Volunteer firefighters thrive on thank you’s

Several Upstate employees extend public service into their private lives, as volunteer firefighters. Meet seven public safety officers who do: Dominick Albanese, 21 Moyers Corners Fire Department. Experience: almost 2 years Roles: interior firefighter. “My duty is to respond to … Continue reading

Posted in community, emergency medicine/trauma

Cancer Center dominates coverage in Physicians Practice

The September issue of Physicians Practice magazine showcases the new Upstate Cancer Center. This is a publication that is distributed to doctors’ offices throughout Syracuse and the Central New York region. Starting with the headline “Upstate strengthens cancer care options with … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, community

‘Clear thinking requires courage’ said the late Dr. Szasz

  Legendary psychiatrist Thomas Szasz MD (1920-2012) was a professor at Upstate when the hospitals were built 50 years ago. Around that time (1961), Szasz’s “Myth of Mental Illness,” was first published. Considered to be the most influential critique of … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, entertainment, health care, history, mental health/emotional health, psychology/psychiatry