Monthly Archives: January 2015

Recipe: Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

When you crave something decadent and sweet, it can be tricky not to go overboard on calories. Here’s a recipe from Morrison Healthcare, the food service provider for Upstate Medical University, that can satisfy a sweet tooth with a reasonable … Continue reading

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Study: Free antibiotics meant more patients filled prescriptions

Doctors have a tendency to prescribe medications for which they have free samples to give to patients, according to several previous studies. Would doctors similarly prescribe medications that patients could get for free at Wegmans? That’s what a group of … Continue reading

Posted in community, drugs/medications/pharmacy, emergency medicine/trauma, research

Eight ways to burn calories in Central New York in winter

Say you’ve got two hours on a Sunday afternoon in Syracuse. The way you spend that time will determine whether you burn a whole bunch of calories – or not. Keep in mind, the precise number of calories a person … Continue reading

Posted in community, fitness, weight loss

He recovered from a broken neck

One minute, Edward St. George was on the deck of his family cottage on the St. Lawrence River in Cape Vincent, taking measurements for vinyl siding work he was doing that day. The next, he was falling from the granite … Continue reading

Posted in brain/spine/neurosurgery, emergency medicine/trauma, surgery | Tagged

Talking about caring in ‘Schwartz Rounds’

Health care providers at an academic medical center routinely attend lectures on a variety of topics. At Upstate, they gather with other staff for Schwartz Center Rounds, a multidiscipliary forum where caregivers discuss social and emotional issues that arise in … Continue reading

Posted in community, spiritual care

Surgery can repair urethral stricture: One woman’s story

Even knowing how painful it was to have her urethra dilated when it was obstructed and prevented her bladder from emptying, Patricia Moro was still hesitant to pursue a surgical repair. Moro’s life began revolving around the bathroom. She could … Continue reading

Posted in community, surgery, urology, women's health/gynecology

A parent shares how to embrace life with a special needs child

By Lindsay Pelton To Parents of Children with Cystic Fibrosis, That first pregnancy test: joy, happiness, excitement. Everyone says, “Boy or girl, I don’t care, as long as the baby is healthy.” Well, what if the baby is not healthy? … Continue reading

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No, this is not bubble wrap

This issue’s “Science is Art is Science” feature comes from the laboratory of senior research scientist Gary Nieman. And no, it’s not bubble wrap. It’s a microscopic look at the air sacs in the lungs of a rat during mechanical ventilation. … Continue reading

Posted in community, research, surgery

Possible solutions to 4 nutritional challenges during cancer therapy

Appetites often change during cancer treatment. “Even if you’re not feeling particularly well, remember that nutrition is an important part of your treatment,” says registered dietitian nutritionist, Maria Erdman of the Upstate Cancer Center. She provides this advice: * For … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, community, diet/nutrition, HealthLink on Air

Robotic tool improves accuracy in hip, knee replacements

The orthopedic staff at Upstate University Hospital has a new tool called the Mako that helps surgeons precisely install replacement parts for hips and knees. “The Mako is a robotic arm that is connected to a series of computers that … Continue reading

Posted in bones/joints/orthopedics, community, HealthLink on Air, surgery