Monthly Archives: November 2019

Encouraging health care careers: Scholarship helps launch grads

Six are working in New York state, including one (Daryll Dykes, MD, PhD, JD) at Upstate. Many are at hospitals or private practices in the Northeast, although one is in California and three are in Houston. One (Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD) … Continue reading

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Encouraging health care careers: Retired doctor helps high schoolers see opportunity in hospital work

He retired a couple of years ago after 43 years practicing pediatrics, but Stuart Trust, MD, still works with youth. Rather than providing medical care, he now provides medical inspiration. He meets with small groups of teens who have expressed … Continue reading

Posted in adolescents, health care, health careers

The power of vaccines: What we can learn from science – and a pioneering Upstate graduate

BY AMBER SMITH How do we know, for sure, that vaccines don’t cause autism? “Science has a funny thing about absolutes. If you ask a scientist, ‘Can you say for sure?’ the scientist will say, ‘I can’t go beyond my … Continue reading

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Three steps to stop a nosebleed

To stop a nosebleed: Pinch the nose right below the bridge of the nose. Lean forward. That helps the clot to form in the nose and prevent ongoing bleeding. Apply a cool cloth on the back of the neck, which can … Continue reading

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Which ‘milk’ should you drink?

BY AMBER SMITH Market shelves are filled with varieties of nondairy beverages that call themselves milk. They may taste good whirled into a smoothie or poured over cereal. But they likely cost more than cow’s milk, and they are probably … Continue reading

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What to do if a kid swallows a coin

You would think that this would be all figured out by now, because it’s a pretty common thing for a kid to swallow a penny,” says Gregory Conners, MD, executive director of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. His first three research … Continue reading

Posted in emergency medicine/trauma, health care, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics

One nurse’s passions: He’s dedicated to patients in the recovery room and customers at his restaurant

BY JIM HOWE You can find him caring for patients as they wake up after surgery. You can also find him supervising a Vietnamese restaurant near Liverpool. Thanh Nguyen (pronounced tonn wenn), says he loves working as a nurse in … Continue reading

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TOP cancer-care program turns 20

Thoracic Oncology Program relies on team care Upstate’s Thoracic Oncology Program (TOP) is marking its 20-year anniversary. TOP follows a “multidisciplinary” team approach. Specialists from multiple disciplines make up the team, which collaborates on the care of individual thoracic and … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, health care, HealthLink on Air, lung/pulmonary

Up close: Meet DIANA

This is the device that helps the pharmacy team in the Upstate Cancer Center mix chemotherapy medications for individual patients. The product name “DIANA” is a tribute to the ICU Medical founder and CEO’s wife, Diana Kostyra Lopez, MD, whose … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, drugs/medications/pharmacy, health care, technology

‘We are your neighbors’: Money raised for pediatric cancer helps kids here in Central New York

BY EMILY KULKUS Everywhere we go, Archie makes a new friend. He’s quick to smile and always chatty — not to mention pretty darn cute. So lately, lots of people stop to talk to us. Mostly him. They tell me how cute … Continue reading

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