Author Archives: upstatenews

Ethics consult: Will your health care proxy honor your wishes?

Thomas Curran, MD, and Robert Olick, JD, PhD, are hospital ethics consultants and members of Upstate’s bioethics and humanities faculty They provide advice to patients and families who find themselves in ethically charged situations surrounding care at Upstate University Hospital. … Continue reading

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Peer experts share best practices

The Upstate Cancer Center has joined the Association of American Cancer Institutes, an organization dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer by enhancing the impact of North America’s leading academic cancer centers. The association, based in Pittsburgh, is made up … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, health care

St. Baldrick’s money to boost clinical trials

Upstate is one of 39 institutions nationwide selected to share $2.2 million in grant money from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to advance patient access to clinical trials. Having access to clinical trials is vital to the treatment of childhood cancers. … Continue reading

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Science Is Art: Prostate cancer cells under the microscope

If doctors could tell which tumors would remain indolent and which would become invasive, they could better treat men with prostate cancer. About 3 percent of men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have an aggressive type, shown in the … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, health care, men's health, research

8-story institute, laughing gas, model village, concussion marker: news about Upstate you may have missed:

The Nappi Longevity Institute at Upstate Medical University — an eight-floor, 360,000-square-foot health and wellness complex — will be built at East Adams and Almond streets, across from the Upstate Cancer Center in Syracuse.   It will house services related … Continue reading

Posted in aging/geriatrics, cancer, community, drugs/medications/pharmacy, fundraising, health care, maternity/obstetrics, prevention/preventive medicine, research, sustainability/environment

Secrets of a good bowel prep

It may be unpleasant, but preparing properly for your colonoscopy is so important, says Upstate Gastroenterology nurse administrator Michelle Henry. Here’s what she tells patients: 1. Remember, the prep is only for one day. You can do just about anything for … Continue reading

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Meet Ashley Brown … times 3

With Upstate Medial University being the largest employer in Onondaga County, some workers are bound to share the same name. Meet Ashley Brown, Ashley Brown and Ashley Brown. The brunette Ashley Brown is a nurse in the emergency department at … Continue reading

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‘Stop the bleed’: You need to know this potentially lifesaving action

A person can bleed to death within minutes. You can potentially save a life by intervening quickly to stop blood loss. Trauma centers such as the one at Upstate University Hospital are promoting a “Stop the Bleed” campaign, an effort … Continue reading

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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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