Author Archives: upstatenews

A patch collection grows in the burn center

PHOTOS BY WILLIAM MUELLER A burgeoning collection of fire department and rescue patches is on display in Upstate’s Clark Burn Center. Two hundred eighty patches of various shapes and sizes occupy a dozen cases in a hallway where patients and family … Continue reading

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Spotting a volunteer just got easier at Upstate

BY EMILY KULKUS Hundreds of dedicated and valuable volunteers at Upstate University Hospital are now a little easier to spot. With more than 800 people volunteering annually through Upstate’s Office of Volunteer Programs, volunteer services are critical to helping patients … Continue reading

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Recipe: Ginger Turmeric Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients 1 large butternut squash, cooked (see notes) 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 1 onion, diced 1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil or butter 2 cups chicken stock or broth, or vegetable broth 15 ounces coconut milk Kosher … Continue reading

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New medical school course emphasizes nutrition, its impact on health care

A new elective at Upstate Medical University teaches medical students about how food affects health. Fourth-year medical student Natalie Antosh worked with faculty members — Beth Nelsen, MD, Barbara Feuerstein, MD, and Susan Levinsohn, MD, all from Upstate, plus Kay … Continue reading

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Eating better: Rural medical students learn about culinary medicine

BY CHARLES McCHESNEY Many patients know they need to eat better. They don’t know how. That’s why “I don’t ask them what they eat. I ask them who cooks,” Joseph F. Wetterhahn, MD, told 14 first-year students in Upstate Medical … Continue reading

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In case you missed it: multiple sclerosis rates, a major hospital donation, ‘quiet kits,’ early med school admission

Why are MS rates so high in Syracuse? Experts are trying to understand why the rate of multiple sclerosis in the Syracuse area is nearly double the national average, according to a report from Blue Cross Blue Shield. The report … Continue reading

Posted in brain/neurology, health care, infectious disease, medical education, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics

Up Close: A state-of-the-art mass spectrometer

A $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health helped Upstate Medical University purchase one of the most advanced ultra-high performance mass spectrometers available today. The new machine allows researchers to make further advances in the fields of structural … Continue reading

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Recipes: Kale, Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Salad; Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

Kale, Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Salad Ingredients 1 large butternut squash (about 3 pounds), peeled, cut into 3/4-inch cubes 1/4 cup olive oil, divided 5 cloves garlic 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (can … Continue reading

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Noah, a young cancer patient, thinks he’s famous

The kids and the doctors you see on Upstate Medical University banners and billboards are real kids and real doctors. Meet Noah Axtell, who is now 7. Maybe you saw him on a billboard, or on a banner hanging inside … Continue reading

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Making a change: She succeeded in quitting after a cancer diagnosis

This is one of a series of articles focusing on lung cancer. When Peggy Strong, 47, of Liverpool was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, “my first reaction was to have a cigarette.” She had smoked since the age of … Continue reading

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