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Recipe: Chicken and White Bean Soup

You can have “homemade” chicken soup quickly with the help of a store-bought rotisserie chicken. The mildly seasoned plain or lemon pepper chickens are recommended. This soup uses protein-packed beans instead of noodles, but you’re welcome to substitute ½ cup … Continue reading

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20-plus years of helping kids and their families fight cancer

Runners and their supporters at Paige’s Butterfly Run have raised more than $2 million over the last 20 years to support pediatric cancer research and cancer care at the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The 2018 run will be held this … Continue reading

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5 reasons you need a team of experts for esophageal or gastric cancer

1. Cancers that arise in the stomach or along the tube that goes from the mouth to the stomach are sometimes difficult to distinguish. Both esophageal and gastric cancers usually begin in the cells that line the upper gastrointestinal tract, … Continue reading

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Connecting, helping pediatric cancer families

The Upstate Cancer Center and the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital provide a connection group for pediatric cancer families. It’s called H.O.P.E., Helping Oncology Patients and Parents Engage. Kaushal Nanavati, MD, medical director of integrative therapy, led the first group session, discussing … Continue reading

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3 reasons your doctor might recommend robotic surgery

BY LEAH CALDWELL Depending on the type of cancer and its stage, your care plan may include surgery. Robotic surgery is one type of minimally invasive surgery. The surgeon uses a flexible scope with a camera and blade and views … Continue reading

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How to make your first appointment at the Upstate Cancer Center

Requesting an appointment with the experts at the Upstate Cancer Center is easy. Our team of board-certified physicians and oncology-certified nurses and technicians is prepared to offer timely appointments, second opinions, screening tests and personalized treatment plans. To make your first appointment, either … Continue reading

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Science is art: A rodent’s mammary gland, up close

This image is a miniaturized and simplified version of a mouse mammary gland grown in the laboratory — which may hold clues to how a normal breast develops. From the Upstate laboratory of cell and developmental biologist Christopher Turner, PhD, doctoral student Weiyi Xu studies a protein … Continue reading

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Calming kids with teddy bears

Glenda Stowell and her husband, Fred, donated 10 teddy bears to the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in 2011. After they retired, they wanted a new way to spend their time, and they liked the idea that the stuffed animals would … Continue reading

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Surgical solution: A fix for sunken chests

Upstate thoracic surgery chief Jason Wallen, MD, offers surgery to repair sunken chests, a somewhat rare condition some people are born with called pectus excavatum. Those affected may be self-conscious and also have trouble breathing. “It’s not felt to be due … Continue reading

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Emergency care takes time … for many reasons

Doctors, nurses and technicians working in Upstate University Hospital’s emergency department strive to provide care quickly, but many aspects of good care take time. The typical emergency visit in the United States averages four hours, and it varies based on … Continue reading

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