Author Archives: upstatenews

Up close: A peek at laboratory analysis

BY CHARLES McCHESNEY Pneumatic tubes whisk blood samples to the new Core Laboratory on the fifth floor of the Upstate Cancer Center, where two Roche cobas 8000 analyzers stand, whirring quietly. The machines test hundreds of blood samples each day … Continue reading

Posted in health care, HealthLink on Air, pathology, technology

Recipe: Gingerbread is a comforting winter treat

Nutrition experts, chefs and “foodies” collaborated on recipes —including this gingerbread — for “The New American Plate Cookbook,” published by the American Institute for Cancer Research. This recipe uses whole-wheat pastry flour instead of white flour, which adds fiber, vitamins … Continue reading

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For cancer patients: Advice on eating when you don’t feel hungry

Nutrition is an important part of staying healthy, especially during cancer treatment. But eating when you have no appetite or feel full all the time can present a challenge. Here are eight tricks to try, from Upstate Cancer Center registered … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, diet/nutrition, health care

5 reasons your child needs the HPV vaccine

Here are five reasons your child needs to get vaccinated for HPV, the human papillomavirus,  according to the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health: Cancer screening tests will not protect your child … Continue reading

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Care teams share workspace, improve efficiency at cancer center

Communication is easier, care is more efficient, and medical providers develop stronger bonds through the new layout at the Upstate Cancer Center. That’s because the members of a patients’ care team share the same work space. Doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, health care

Science Is Art: Black lung disease under the microscope

Upstate pathology professor Jerrold Abraham, MD, left, and assistant professor Soma Sanyal, MD, are examining lung tissue from coal miners with black lung disease as a part of a large study into the reasons for a recent increase in the … Continue reading

Posted in health care, lung/pulmonary, pathology, research

What’s Up at Upstate: In case you missed it …

CANCER CENTER EXPANDS When the Upstate Cancer Center opened in July 2014, only the first three floors of the five-story building were completed and occupied. The fourth and fifth floors were constructed but left empty, anticipating future Upstate needs. The … Continue reading

Posted in aging/geriatrics, brain/neurology, cancer, health care, nursing, pathology, technology, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics

Questions on the body’s water needs; immunotherapy drugs; suicide prevention; back pain — answered by Upstate’s experts

Q: How can I help someone who may be suicidal? A: “There are things you can look for. What you see leading up to suicide is, usually people will withdraw socially. They may start losing their ability to function, either … Continue reading

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In her own words: Stroke survivor JoAnn Wickman recalls the morning of Feb. 9, 2018

“I woke up at 5:20 in the morning. I woke up and thought, ‘What the heck is going on? Something’s not right,’” recalls JoAnn Wickman of Cortland. “I had this weird sensation. It felt like the tip of my tongue … Continue reading

Posted in emergency medicine/trauma, health care, medical imaging/radiology, patient story, stroke

Getting back on her feet — and deeply humbled during recovery

BY JACKIE WARREN-MOORE It was surreal. I remember the dark, almost slow-motion fall. The scream, mine. Then the confusion, pain, red lights, movement and assurances that I would “be fine.” I was in Upstate University Hospital downtown. I had tripped … Continue reading

Posted in bones/joints/orthopedics, health care, patient story, physical therapy/rehabilitation, surgery