Monthly Archives: February 2017

Growing up, despite cancer

BY AMBER SMITH The Hysicks of Baldwinsville got a puppy in November 2012, and their son Parker played with her constantly. So when Parker developed bruises, his mom and dad thought they were from roughhousing. When Parker began having nosebleeds, … Continue reading

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Rethinking breast cancer treatment options: Should chemotherapy or surgery come first?

BY AMBER SMITH Many people with a breast cancer diagnosis will face surgery and chemotherapy as part of their treatment. A question more doctors and patients must answer is: In which order? Chemotherapy is increasingly prescribed to help shrink breast … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, health care, surgery

Think you know how to wash your hands? Here’s how – and why – to do it the way the pros do

It’s simple, quick and one of the best ways to reduce the spread of disease. Hand washing is paramount in hospitals, but its importance may be overlooked at home. Even if you recognize the health benefits of keeping hands clean, … Continue reading

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Looking at eye development

BY AMBER SMITH A discovery by a research team at Upstate reveals the minimal recipe for the creation of the retinal cells that make vision possible. This new knowledge offers a hopeful glimpse that scientists might be able to prompt … Continue reading

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Science Is Art: Motion capture and posture

A common complaint after a concussion injury is a feeling of unsteadiness or impaired balance. Monitoring balance deficits and recovery of balance may help to better understand concussion injury and recovery. Scientists at Upstate Medical University use infrared motion-capture technology … Continue reading

Posted in brain/neurology, health care, research, technology

Amazon ecolodge becomes enduring hobby for father and son eye doctors

BY JIM HOWE What started with a vacation trip in the 1990s has blossomed into something of a second career in Amazon ecology and tourism for an Upstate ophthalmologist. Charles A. Mango, MD, 72, of Solvay, who has a private … Continue reading

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Triage for masterpieces: Preserving medical history through art

BY SUSAN KEETER On the table is a banged-up World War II soldier. His left elbow is punctured. His skin is cracked. Something brown and gelatinous is stuck to his back. The soldier is photographed. His injuries and overall state … Continue reading

Posted in health care, history, medical education

Recipe: Apple and Pear Salad With Almonds and Blue Cheese

Here’s a light and tasty way to enjoy fruits that are available in Central New York during the winter months. Ingredients 1 Anjou pear, cored and sliced 1 Fuji apple, sliced 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 ounce red onion, … Continue reading

Posted in diet/nutrition

Ailing med student Alex Paley: ‘A brilliant mind, a true friend’

Mckinzie Neggers, a third-year medical student, left Binghamton at 5 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 to join Upstate classmates in Syracuse for the “I’m with Alex” fundraising run at Fleet Feet Sports. Neggers and classmates organized the run in honor of … Continue reading

Posted in brain/neurology, cancer, community, education, entertainment, family medicine, fundraising, health care, illness, medical education, medical student, patient story, physical therapy/rehabilitation, surgery

His world is on stage: Medical technician performs his life story

In this scene from his long-running one-man show, “From Cuba to ‘Cuse,” JoséMiguel Hernández recalls how he ended up in Syracuse in November. BY JIM HOWE For years, JoséMiguel Hernández would make people laugh and cry with his stories about … Continue reading

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