Monthly Archives: February 2015

Have you seen the winter issue of Cancer Care?

Upstate’s winter issue of Cancer Care features on its cover Heather Gangemi, a young woman who remains vigilant with her health in adulthood because of her cancer diagnosis in childhood. Also in this issue, readers will get a look at … Continue reading

Posted in community

History, hope combine in cancer biography

By Leslie Kohman, MD Did you know that cancer has been described in Egyptian mummies? Or that chemotherapy was developed to treat childhood leukemia, and its use in adult cancers is a much later development? Or how the National Cancer … Continue reading

Posted in cancer

Do results from research on children’s cancers ever shed light on cancers that adults experience?

A Syracuse woman submitted this question to “Upstate Answers,” and Amy Caruso Brown, MD, assistant professor in pediatrics and the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at Upstate, provides an enlightening answer: (If you’ve got a general medical/science question you would like … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics

Fun facts, trivia included in Upstate Health magazine

Page three of Upstate Health magazine this quarter features five random pieces of information you might not otherwise know about Upstate, including: * The roof of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital is marked with an H in a big cross … Continue reading

Posted in education, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics, urology

This team of physicians responds to crises outside of the hospital

Passengers dozed as Wednesday night turned into Thursday on their trip from Toronto to New York City. The Trailways bus moved south through Syracuse on Interstate 81, lit by a full moon. It made it almost to Nedrow. That’s where … Continue reading

Posted in community, emergency medicine/trauma

Presenting the winter issue of Upstate Health

This issue of Upstate Health magazine features on its cover neurosurgeon Lawrence Chin, MD, and a patient who agreed to share his story about recovering from a broken neck. You will also find stories about a new operating suite that allows for … Continue reading

Posted in brain/spine/neurosurgery, health care

Gingerbread recipe comforts people with nausea, diarrhea, mouth sores

Gingerbread with Brown Sugar Meringue Ingredients For gingerbread: 2 1/3 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup butter or margarine 1/3 cup sugar 1 cup molasses ¾ cup hot water 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, diet/nutrition, recipe

Healthy now, after final chemotherapy in October

After receiving her final chemotherapy treatment in October, Sadie Wilson, 4, was escorted to her port removal surgery by her doctor, Karol Kerr, MD. Sadie was diagnosed at 22 months of age with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and was cared for … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics

Improved shoulder implant designed to last

Patients who need shoulder replacements have a new option in a novel, improved implantable device available at Upstate Medical University. Upstate is one of two health care facilities in New York state and among six facilities nationwide to use the … Continue reading

Posted in bones/joints/orthopedics, community, surgery