Monthly Archives: July 2017

Sleep trouble leads to depression, which leads to medication, which leads to sleep trouble

BY AMBER SMITH When patients begin taking antidepressants, their health care providers typically warn that the medication may reduce sexual desire and performance and may increase appetite and weight gain. Often missing is a discussion about how the medication may … Continue reading

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This common medical device dates back centuries

This article appears in the summer 2017 issue of Upstate Health magazine.

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Have you seen the new ‘Upstate Health’ magazine?

As a mother, I cannot select one child as my favorite. As an editor, I don’t have one favorite magazine issue. I love them all. That said, this summer issue of Upstate Health is a particularly good one, for a … Continue reading

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How to help your child during emergency care

Stay calm. Your child will look to you to see if they should be nervous, upset or scared. The calmer you can remain, the calmer your child will be. Be honest. Children do best when they are prepared for what … Continue reading

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Why you may be awakened during your hospital stay

Keeping patients safe sometimes involves disturbing them in the middle of the night, explains pediatrics chief Thomas Welch, MD, the medical director of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Fluids or medications can leak from a patient’s intravenous line into surrounding … Continue reading

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Social worker explains 5 behaviors common in dementia and how to deal with them

Five classic behaviors that typically arise in someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia can be confusing and frustrating to caregivers. Understanding what drives those behaviors may help. “Most of the behaviors that become common when someone … Continue reading

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2 questions to ask if you’re told you have multiple sclerosis

Among patients treated for multiple sclerosis, up to 10 percent have been mistakenly diagnosed and treated for the disorder. “In many cases they are treated for 10 years or longer, causing for them financial, emotional and physical hardship,” says Upstate … Continue reading

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How breast cancer affected three Central New York women

Surgeons work together to provide mastectomy, reconstruction Paula Malecki, 47, of Cicero Diagnosed: July 3, 2015 Concern: A red spot on her breast seemed to get brighter in the shower. A friend insisted she see a doctor, who sent her … Continue reading

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Recipe: Roasted Vegetable Dip

Healthy dips like this one are good for sharing – and surrounding yourself with friends and family can help lift your spirits, says Kris Ghosh, MD, author of the “Betty Crocker Living With Cancer Cookbook.” This particular dip is high … Continue reading

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Brains against brain tumors

Experts from several scientific fields join forces to accelerate fight against brain cancer BY JIM HOWE To better meet the challenges of treating brain cancer, Upstate’s Precision Neuro-Oncology Program pools the expertise of the best minds in a variety of … Continue reading

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