Author Archives: upstatenews

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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5 ways to cope with nausea and vomiting

Here are some tips to deal with the nausea and vomiting, provided by Maria Erdman, the Upstate Cancer Center’s registered dietitian nutritionist: — Eat small, frequent meals. — Avoid unpleasant odors. — Avoid foods that are hot, spicy and strong-smelling … Continue reading

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Cows for cancer: Grateful granddaughter raises livestock to brighten patients’ days

Thomas Elwood lived his whole life on his farm in the village of Walton, in New York’s Southern Tier, with steers, pigs and chickens. He was retired from Breakstone, the local creamery, where he worked for 45 years. He beamed … Continue reading

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Physical feats: Despite cancer, these patients focus on accomplishing goals

Jim Waters, 56, of Auburn Diagnosis: Colon cancer that has spread to liver. Treatment: Surgery in June 2016, plus chemotherapy. Care team: From medical oncology, Adham Jurdi, MD, and Ibrahim Thabet, NP; surgeon Carl Weiss, MD, PhD; wife/caregiver of 25 … Continue reading

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Meet the cancer care team at Upstate

A team approach to cancer treatment means a patient has more than one doctor taking care of him or her, plus additional medical experts focusing on specialized aspects of care. Here are some of the typical team members at the … Continue reading

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Science Is Art: Cell division

This image is a series of cells undergoing cell division, a process where duplicated genetic material needs to be distributed to two daughter cells. A similar image was selected for the cover of the journal Current Biology in March 2016. … Continue reading

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Lessons from Upstate: Stroke risks, medication reactions, ADHD and teen parenthood

New medications can cause reactions Umair Masood, MD, and colleagues from Upstate’s  department of internal medicine shared the story of a 57-year-old man with a history of alcoholism in the Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacy. The man came to the … Continue reading

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Quick and easy recipe: Blueberry Ginger Kale Smoothie

Ingredients 3 cups frozen blueberries 3 cups coconut milk 1 cup kale, or more if desired ½ cup plain Greek yogurt 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup 2 teaspoons grated ginger water, if necessary, for consistency Preparation Add all ingredients to … Continue reading

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12 things you might not know about the United States military

Upstate’s division chief of trauma, critical care and burns is Army veteran William Marx, DO. He recently gave a presentation about the military to medical colleagues that included these dozen pieces of information: * Of the five branches of the … Continue reading

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