Author Archives: Amber Smith

Battling breast cancer by knocking on doors

Lisa Bigelow says her father’s mindset was that he could avoid cancer simply by not getting tested for the disease. She believes early detection is the best protection – and she is helping to spread that word. “Both my parents … Continue reading

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Upstate researcher focuses on what a protein can teach about cancer

An Upstate scientist who conducts research in fruit flies is hopeful that her work will help our understanding of cancer and other diseases. Fruit flies are often used in research because their genome is similar to that of humans. Francesca … Continue reading

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Physicians Practice features stroke care, shoulder implants, urethroplasty, more

The March issue of Physicians Practice features stories from Upstate about stroke care, a new shoulder implant and urethroplasty. The stories are aimed at medical professionals, but anyone is welcome to browse. Physicians Practice is a publication that is distributed … Continue reading

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Have you seen the winter issue of Cancer Care?

Upstate’s winter issue of Cancer Care features on its cover Heather Gangemi, a young woman who remains vigilant with her health in adulthood because of her cancer diagnosis in childhood. Also in this issue, readers will get a look at … Continue reading

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History, hope combine in cancer biography

By Leslie Kohman, MD Did you know that cancer has been described in Egyptian mummies? Or that chemotherapy was developed to treat childhood leukemia, and its use in adult cancers is a much later development? Or how the National Cancer … Continue reading

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Do results from research on children’s cancers ever shed light on cancers that adults experience?

A Syracuse woman submitted this question to “Upstate Answers,” and Amy Caruso Brown, MD, assistant professor in pediatrics and the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at Upstate, provides an enlightening answer: (If you’ve got a general medical/science question you would like … Continue reading

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Fun facts, trivia included in Upstate Health magazine

Page three of Upstate Health magazine this quarter features five random pieces of information you might not otherwise know about Upstate, including: * The roof of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital is marked with an H in a big cross … Continue reading

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This team of physicians responds to crises outside of the hospital

Passengers dozed as Wednesday night turned into Thursday on their trip from Toronto to New York City. The Trailways bus moved south through Syracuse on Interstate 81, lit by a full moon. It made it almost to Nedrow. That’s where … Continue reading

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Presenting the winter issue of Upstate Health

This issue of Upstate Health magazine features on its cover neurosurgeon Lawrence Chin, MD, and a patient who agreed to share his story about recovering from a broken neck. You will also find stories about a new operating suite that allows for … Continue reading

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Gingerbread recipe comforts people with nausea, diarrhea, mouth sores

Gingerbread with Brown Sugar Meringue Ingredients For gingerbread: 2 1/3 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup butter or margarine 1/3 cup sugar 1 cup molasses ¾ cup hot water 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon … Continue reading

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