Monthly Archives: April 2016

Clean cooking Mother-daughter team turns love of healthy food into blog

BY JIM HOWE A lifelong interest in fresh, healthy food and a love of cooking together inspired an Upstate physical therapist and her mother to launch a food blog in their spare time. Jillian Cardinali, DPT, of Liverpool, grew up … Continue reading

Posted in community, diet/nutrition, physical therapy/rehabilitation, recipe

Why I served my country: Veterans tell how military experience opened doors, broadened outlooks, taught valuable skills

BY JIM HOWE For some it was a way to afford college or gain entry into the working world. For others, it was duty. Military service changes the lives of many Americans, including several who now work in a variety … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, health careers, history, volunteers

A sculptor shares her life history

BY JOEL POTASH, MD On the back wall of Upstate University Hospital’s lobby is a bronze plaque memorializing the Syracuse Dispensary. It was created in 1964 by the artist Dorothy Riester. As she neared her 99th birthday last fall, Riester … Continue reading

Posted in bioethics & humanities, community, education, entertainment, history

Diana’s reason for donating blood

By Stephanie DeJoseph Nine years ago this June, Diana Pelletier of Camillus¬†was in a serious car accident. She was driving her husband, 22-month-old toddler and 3 1/2-week-old infant when the car crashed, flipping over three times. Her family was fine, … Continue reading

Posted in community

Science is art

As an associate professor of otolaryngology and communication sciences, Mike Lyon, PhD, studies the way cells communicate and work together. Connexins form junctions between cells, allowing for passage of large molecules, as shown above. Different surfaces of the epiglottis, located … Continue reading

Posted in ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology, research

‘Hello, and welcome’ to Upstate’s new president

Upstate Medical University’s new president, Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, is a native of Haiti who immigrated to the United States in 1962 and who speaks multiple languages. When you meet her, surprise her by saying “hello, and welcome” in a language … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, health care, medical education

Toddler gets early boost to help battle difficult diagnosis

BY JIM HOWE Before he was born, Mason Campbell underwent spinal surgery. Now an energetic 2-year-old, Mason and his parents, Jesse and Chris, aided by a variety of medical specialists, have been working to overcome his complicated diagnosis. Mason has … Continue reading

Posted in brain/spine/neurosurgery, disability, health care, illness, patient story, physical therapy/rehabilitation, surgery, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics

Taking aim at germs: New UV machine is part of infection-fighting effort

Staff who clean patient rooms at Upstate University Hospital have a new method of preventing hospital-acquired infections: three towers that emit short-wavelength ultraviolet light that kills or inactivates microorganisms. The new Surfacide system is employed, after routine cleaning and disinfection, … Continue reading

Posted in health care, infectious disease, safety, technology

‘Smallest acts of kindness can mean the world to an autistic student,’ speaker says

The Syracuse skyline featured a blue building Saturday night, in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day and the start of Autism Awareness Month. Onondaga Tower on East Jefferson Street was the site of the “Blue Lights for Autism” celebration, which … Continue reading

Posted in adolescents, autism, community, disability, entertainment, psychology/psychiatry, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics | 1 Comment

Kidney transplant numbers rise

The Hinton brothers represent one of the 10 living donor kidney transplants done at Upstate University Hospital in 2015. Daniel Hinton of Syracuse was a member of the U.S. Special Forces in the Iraqi War and works construction for the … Continue reading

Posted in health care, illness, kidney/renal/nephrology, organ donation/transplant, patient story, surgery | Tagged