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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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Cancer Care magazine wins national award

Upstate’s Cancer Care magazine has received a 2019 Clarion Award, a national honor from the Association for Women in Communications. Cancer Care was named “Best Overall External Magazine” in the small-circulation category. The large -circulation winner was O, The Oprah … Continue reading

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Catching lung cancer early through screening saves lives

This is one of a series of articles focusing on lung cancer. Lung cancer screening saves lives —  and could save more, if more people submitted to the testing. Of the lung cancers that are discovered through a lung cancer screening … Continue reading

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The ripple effect: What to know when your prostate cancer is hereditary

Upstate medical oncologist Gloria Morris, MD, PhD, who specializes in cancer risk assessment and genetic testing for hereditary cancers, answers six important questions about prostate cancer: What percentage of prostate cancers are hereditary? “Only a very small percentage of all … Continue reading

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Science Is Art: A genomic view of a disorder

A combination of genes and environmental factors triggers attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to researchers who identified 12 ADHD susceptibility genes. They say genes account for roughly 76% of cases of ADHD. “That does not mean that the environment is … Continue reading

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Encouraging health care careers: Scholarship helps launch grads

Six are working in New York state, including one (Daryll Dykes, MD, PhD, JD) at Upstate. Many are at hospitals or private practices in the Northeast, although one is in California and three are in Houston. One (Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD) … Continue reading

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Encouraging health care careers: Retired doctor helps high schoolers see opportunity in hospital work

He retired a couple of years ago after 43 years practicing pediatrics, but Stuart Trust, MD, still works with youth. Rather than providing medical care, he now provides medical inspiration. He meets with small groups of teens who have expressed … Continue reading

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Three steps to stop a nosebleed

To stop a nosebleed: Pinch the nose right below the bridge of the nose. Lean forward. That helps the clot to form in the nose and prevent ongoing bleeding. Apply a cool cloth on the back of the neck, which can … Continue reading

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What to do if a kid swallows a coin

You would think that this would be all figured out by now, because it’s a pretty common thing for a kid to swallow a penny,” says Gregory Conners, MD, executive director of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. His first three research … Continue reading

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TOP cancer-care program turns 20

Thoracic Oncology Program relies on team care Upstate’s Thoracic Oncology Program (TOP) is marking its 20-year anniversary. TOP follows a “multidisciplinary” team approach. Specialists from multiple disciplines make up the team, which collaborates on the care of individual thoracic and … Continue reading

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