Monthly Archives: June 2016

In this Upstate classroom, se habla español

BY JIM HOWE Si nadie entiende mi lengua en el hospital, ¿cómo van a entender mis problemas médicos? If you had trouble understanding that first sentence, you can probably sympathize with a Spanish speaker who might say it. It means, … Continue reading

Posted in bioethics & humanities, community, education, health care, health careers, international health care, medical education, medical student, public health

Paddleboarding balances fun and exercise

BY JIM HOWE Kevin O’Keefe was intrigued when he saw a man and a woman standing on boards on Skaneateles Lake. Soon afterward he read about a paddleboard shop that gave lessons. “My wife and I had a lesson and … Continue reading

Posted in community, entertainment, fitness, nursing

She just goes: Ultramarathons have her running 100 miles at a stretch

BY AMBER SMITH Mondays and Fridays are rest days for Kristen Hyer, except during softball season, when she has games. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are her short runs, when she logs from four to 15 miles each day. Saturdays she … Continue reading

Posted in bones/joints/orthopedics, community, fitness, health care, surgery

How a man from Upstate New York, and a feral cat, helped scientists identify a new poxvirus

By AMBER SMITH Every doctor has that patient he or she can’t forget. Jerrold Abraham, MD, and Donald Blair, MD, took care of a man with a mysterious infection 15 years ago, but only recently was their diagnostic quandary solved, … Continue reading

Posted in health care, illness, infectious disease, kidney/renal/nephrology, organ donation/transplant, pathology, patient story, research, technology

Grateful parents: They support surgeon’s mission to remedy hydrocephalus without surgery

BY JIM HOWE The urge to help a 6-year-old Vernon girl and others with a painful disorder has inspired her parents and her surgeon. Tom and Kim Clough’s daughter, Elyse, has a condition in which fluid builds up to dangerous … Continue reading

Posted in brain/spine/neurosurgery, fundraising, health care, HealthLink on Air, illness, patient story, research, surgery, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics

Thousands need care: Scientist responds in earthquake aftermath

By AMBER SMITH When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador on April 16, Anna Stewart Ibarra, PhD, transformed herself from scientist into leader of a relief team. Stewart Ibarra is an infectious disease expert from Upstate working in Ecuador to … Continue reading

Posted in community, fundraising, health care, HealthLink on Air, infectious disease, international health care, public health, research, volunteers

Why she donates blood 4 times a year

  Diana Pelletier of Camillus was critically injured in a car crash nine years ago. She was driving her husband, 22-month-old toddler and 3½-week-old infant when the car wrecked, flipping over three times. Her family was fine, but Pelletier broke … Continue reading

Posted in patient story, physical therapy/rehabilitation, public health, volunteers

Run, hide, fight: What to do if you are caught in an ‘active shooter’ situation

BY AMBER SMITH News coverage of mass shootings shows that such unpredictable violence can happen anywhere. How can you be prepared? Knowing what to expect and having a plan can help improve your odds of survival, says Chief Paul Waltz … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, emergency medicine/trauma, health care, prevention/preventive medicine, public health, safety

Checking in on Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, by the numbers

Staff at the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital cared for 37,525 patients in the pediatric emergency department, plus 6,429 in the pediatric “after hours” urgent care center during 2015. Also that year, surgeons operated on 5,373 pediatric patients. In addition to … Continue reading

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

Quality nutrition comes from easy, adaptable plant-based recipes

BY JIM HOWE Eating a plant-based diet can be an easy and delicious way for cancer patients to get the varied nutrients they need, but many people only know how to prepare vegetables as a side dish or a simple … Continue reading

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