Monthly Archives: June 2015

Surgical services featured in July Physicians Practice

The July issue of Physicians Practice magazine gives a glimpse of the services available at Upstate. It’s written for physicians who work throughout the Central New York region, but much of the information is of interest to the community at large. … Continue reading

Posted in community, ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology, liver/ gallbladder/ pancreas, research, surgery, urology | Tagged , , , , , , ,

5 things to do to treat a sunburn

Obviously it’s best to avoid getting a sunburn in the first place, said Ramsay Farah, MD. But if your skin ends up reddened after a day in the sun, here’s what Upstate’s division chief of dermatology advises: 1. Gauge the … Continue reading

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

Heart recipient’s persistence leads to emotional meeting with donor’s mother

Vicky Brannon’s 14-year-old son, Matthew John McIntyre II, was killed in what police called an accidental shooting in July 1996 across the street from the family’s home in Fulton. She agreed to donate his heart, liver, pancreas and kidneys. More … Continue reading

Posted in community, heart/cardiovascular, organ donation/transplant

Their work to solve kidney disease may also answer cancer questions

These green ovals (in the image below) are fission yeast, organisms that scientists Vladimir Sirotkin, PhD, and Robert Carroll, a PhD candidate, in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology use for their study of endocytosis, the process by which … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, community, research

Premature death rates about double for people with ADHD, study says

A diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder puts a person at a higher risk of dying young — usually in a car crash or other accident — than those without the disorder, according to a study published in February in … Continue reading

Posted in community

Your health care proxy is a gift to your loved ones

BY TIMOTHY CREAMER, MD  I sat with my father on a cool early summer afternoon. I forget what we were chatting about specifically, though probably it was something financial. That was his expertise. The conversation drifted, and we sat silently … Continue reading

Posted in bioethics & humanities, community, health care, stroke | 1 Comment

A sacred space to say goodbye

Administrators, doctors and hospital staff gathered in a unique room at Upstate University Hospital one weekday this winter for a rededication ceremony. Technically the room is known as the viewing room, and like those found at funeral parlors, it is … Continue reading

Posted in community, spiritual care, volunteers

Finding the virtue in medical practice

You may have heard of the seven deadly sins – pride, anger, envy, lust, greed, gluttony and sloth. Well, there are also seven so-called “primary” virtues, which derive from ancient sources — four cardinal virtues come from Plato, and three … Continue reading

Posted in bioethics & humanities, community, education, genetics, health care, spiritual care

Paralyzed referee: ‘whatever doesn’t break you makes you stronger’

A man who sustained a spinal cord injury in a sledding accident in Syracuse more than 25 years ago was in the news recently for his work as a basketball referee. Joe Slaski, 47, now lives in Macedon. The Rochester … Continue reading

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He races cyclocross after successful brain surgery

Jordan Pone was 5 when he abruptly lost the ability to hear. As doctors searched for the cause of his hearing loss, they came across unusual lesions in his brain. The lesions were not cancerous, but they were serious. At … Continue reading

Posted in brain/spine/neurosurgery, community, surgery