Monthly Archives: January 2016

Baby King needs a bone marrow donor. Can you help?

King Nazir Leon, age 2, has CD40 Ligand deficiency, a rare disease that affects his immune system and is life-threatening. He has monthly, day-long treatments at the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse. His mother, Denisha DeLee, is vigilant about … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, health care, medical student, organ donation/transplant, patient story, public health, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics, volunteers

Jimmy Carter’s cancer: Melanomas can appear throughout the body

Former President Jimmy Carter’s skin cancer diagnosis began the way it does for so many others facing the disease. A spot discovered on his liver turned out to be melanoma. Then when doctors ordered an imaging scan, they found four … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, community, dermatology/skin care, health care, liver/ gallbladder/ pancreas, medical imaging/radiology | Tagged , , ,

New Upstate displays honor students, faculty, patients and providers

Three areas at Upstate Medical University have new displays, all created to celebrate its students and faculty, patients and providers. Students at Weiskotten  A new series of wall panels can be found in Weiskotten Hall, a historic Greek-style academic building that … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, health care, history, medical student, patient story, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics | 1 Comment

Good sports: Medical student arranges hat donations for young cancer patients

BY JIM McKEEVER It started with a simple, two-word compliment. Upstate second-year medical student Shunqing Zhang was volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House last summer when he saw an adolescent boy wearing a cap with the logo of the Cleveland … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, community, medical student, volunteers

Patients with broken jaws may also have concussions

Concussions caused by sports injuries and active-duty military combat have garnered lots of publicity lately. Specialists at Upstate are now calling attention to a concussion that can result from a forceful punch to the jaw. Patients with isolated mandible fractures … Continue reading

Posted in bones/joints/orthopedics, brain/neurology, community, ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology

Sudden weakness, numbness, trouble speaking or seeing? Quickly get to hospital for stroke evaluation

What would you be likely to do within the first three hours of experiencing weakness, numbness, difficulty speaking or difficulty seeing? Researchers from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center asked this question of more than a thousand people nationwide – and … Continue reading

Posted in brain/neurology, brain/spine/neurosurgery, community, emergency medicine/trauma, nursing, stroke, surgery

Visiting professors discuss aging, independence at home

Bruce Kinosian, MD, and nurse practitioner Jean Yudin, both of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Division of Geriatrics, will present The Willie Sutton Effect in Health Care: Independence at Home Targeting and Incentives from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, … Continue reading

Posted in aging/geriatrics, community, education

College of Nursing hosts annual open house

Upstate’s College of Nursing hosts an open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 in the Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave. Learn about nursing degree programs and how obtaining a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral … Continue reading

Posted in education, nursing

Which medical apps are on your phone?

Nearly all family physicians carry powerful computers in their pockets, loaded with reference information and connected to vastly more on the Web, says Joshua Steinberg, MD, an assistant professor of family medicine at Upstate’s Binghamton Clinical Campus. “If you collect … Continue reading

Posted in drugs/medications/pharmacy, family medicine, infectious disease, maternity/obstetrics, surgery, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics

Collection of Upstate news and information in Physicians Practice magazine

Here are some of the news items about Upstate that are included in the January issue of Physicians Practice magazine. Click the magazine at left to view the digital issue. Several construction projects that are in the works at Upstate … Continue reading

Posted in community, eye/vision/ophthalmology, research, stroke, urology