Author Archives: Amber Smith

A custom approach: Hormone replacement can include bioidenticals

She entered her late 50s, and suddenly Roxanne Eyler’s cholesterol and triglyceride levels started to creep up. A trainer at Ultimate Goal in Marcellus, she ate well and was physically fit but found she was gaining weight and awakening in … Continue reading

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Selecting stroke care: What’s the difference?

A comprehensive stroke center is typically the largest and best-equipped hospital in a given geographical area that can treat patients with any kind of stroke or stroke complication. Upstate University Hospital was the first hospital in the Central New York … Continue reading

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Dengue fever: Learning to reduce transmission

Studies in the urban coastal city of Machala, Ecuador, taught an international team of researchers, including some from Upstate, what’s necessary to reduce the transmission of dengue fever. The most vulnerable populations must be targeted, and local governments and community … Continue reading

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7-minute workout is interval training

  Ask people why they don’t exercise, and they are liable to say they don’t have time. So, exercise scientists set about crafting a short but beneficial workout. They wound up with a dozen high-intensity intervals they call “The 7-Minute … Continue reading

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Why I love rowing

Jennifer Moffat, PhD (front), with rowing partner, Mindy Holgate. Moffat is an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Upstate. BY JENNIFER MOFFAT It gives me something for myself. Soon after I moved here from California in 1999, when my … Continue reading

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Advice for parents: Do you think your child may have ADHD?

If you believe your child may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, “the most important thing is not to wait,” said scientist Stephen Faraone, PhD. Faraone, a professor in Upstate’s departments of psychiatry and neurosciences and physiology, has authored more than 700 … Continue reading

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Spring issue of Upstate Health magazine available now

Elizabeth Reddy, MD, is on the cover of the Spring 2015 Upstate Health magazine, related to a story about preventing the spread of HIV with a pill. This is something of which researchers were just beginning to dream in the … Continue reading

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Surgery replaces silence with sound

A rare developmental disorder left Mason Drake deaf since birth. He heard nothing in his first six years of life. His parents brought him to Upstate University Hospital for surgery in November. Charles Woods III, MD, installed a pair of … Continue reading

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6 ways to avoid nausea during cancer treatment

Good nutrition is an important component of cancer care, helping patients maintain strength and weight so they can better handle their treatments. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy may cause unpleasant side effects for some patients. Maria Erdman, a registered dietitian nutritionist … Continue reading

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Cancer as a child means she keeps vigilant watch as an adult

She worries about freckles. She gets concerned if her sleep habits are off. When she felt a lump in her breast, it ruined her weekend. As a pediatric cancer survivor who is now 32, Heather Gangemi is on high alert. … Continue reading

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