Author Archives: upstatenews

Up Close: A device to connect veins

Microvascular surgery involves transplanting tissue from one part of the body to another, which requires tiny blood vessels to be reconnected. Surgeons such as Jesse Ryan, MD, an assistant professor in the Upstate department of otolaryngology – head and neck … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology, health care, surgery, technology

Recipe: Fusilli With Broccoli and Deconstructed Pesto

This recipe uses the ingredients found in pesto sauce in a fresh, less muddled way. Instead of blending herbs, nuts and cheese into a paste, here they are left in their individual states, so the flavors sing. Cooking the garlic … Continue reading

Posted in health care, recipe

A peek inside the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

This article is from the spring 2020 issue of Cancer Care magazine.

Posted in cancer, health care, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics, volunteers

Should you consider a clinical trial if you have cancer?

Clinical trials are research studies that people volunteer to join to evaluate new drugs, devices, or procedures. Most of the standard treatments used to treat cancer today were tested and shown to be effective through clinical trials — and the successful … Continue reading

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

Science Is Art Is Science: Shining a light on cancer

Urologists at Upstate now offer Blue Light Cystoscopy, a technology that significantly improves the detection of bladder cancers. An hour before the procedure, patients receive about 2 ounces of Cysview imaging solution through a catheter. Cancer cells absorb the solution. … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, health care, technology, urology

This is why she became a nurse

BY EMILY KULKUS Several times a year, Upstate nurse Susan Thomas packs two big suitcases — one new and one tattered — and heads to the airport. One suitcase is full of her own belongings; the other is from a … Continue reading

Posted in health care, international health care, nursing, volunteers

Becoming EMTs: Upstate partners with city school district to train students in emergency medical career

BY EMILY KULKUS Emergency medicine instructors from Upstate Medical University are helping dozens of Syracuse City School District students obtain emergency medical technician certification before they graduate high school. The program is part of the Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, emergency medicine/trauma, health care

5 questions on whether medical care is needed

Wendy Levinson, MD, a professor from the University of Toronto, lectured at Upstate in late 2019 about a global initiative to reduce unnecessary medical care. She says up to 30 percent of tests and procedures do not help patients and … Continue reading

Posted in health care, international health care

All together for tai chi (this time, online)

In February, Upstate Oasis and 100 Black Men of Syracuse Inc. teamed up to offer Tai Chi for Arthritis, exercise classes that feature slow, joint-safe movements and breathing to improve strength, mobility, balance and concentration. A month into classes, COVID-19 … Continue reading

Posted in community, coronavirus, COVID-19, fitness, health care, technology

Raising spirits during a trying time, in photos

Throughout Upstate Medical University and Central New York, people have found ways to support those who work on the front lines in the battle against the coronavirus, as shown in these photos: This article is from the spring 2020 Upstate Health magazine, a … Continue reading

Posted in coronavirus, COVID-19, health care