Monthly Archives: January 2018

Dialysis companions: Students get to know patients, another view of health care

BY JIM McKEEVER A program sponsored by Upstate’s Center for Civic Engagement matches student companions with patients at the University Dialysis Center, a short walk from campus. The patients – most of whom undergo treatment three days a week, four … Continue reading

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‘Stop the bleed’: You need to know this potentially lifesaving action

A person can bleed to death within minutes. You can potentially save a life by intervening quickly to stop blood loss. Trauma centers such as the one at Upstate University Hospital are promoting a “Stop the Bleed” campaign, an effort … Continue reading

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Recipe: Acorn Squash and Apple Soup

This soup takes an hour to prepare. It’s loaded with fiber and is a good source of potassium. It’s a nice dish for someone with nausea. It’s also easy on mouth sores. This recipe makes six 1-cup servings. Ingredients 1 … Continue reading

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Up Close: Breast imaging

Radiologist Amina Akhtar, MD, works from a bank of monitors to analyze mammography images at the Wellspring Breast Care Center at Upstate University Hospital’s Community campus. The center offers routine screening and diagnostic mammograms, ultrasound, tomosynthesis and breast magnetic resonance … Continue reading

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WRVO app makes listening to Upstate podcast easy

Upstate’s “HealthLink on Air” podcast airs at 6 a.m and 9 p.m Sundays on WRVO Public Media. But you can listen whenever you like through the WRVO Public Media app, which is free to download onto Apple or Android devices. Find it … Continue reading

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