Category Archives: community

Exceptional surgical suite allows for MRI during operations

The most advanced imaging options available are part of Upstate’s newest surgical suite, which allows patients to undergo magnetic resonance imaging during an operation. The clarity of the 3-tesla MRI is ideal for conditions that involve the brain, spine and … 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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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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Improved shoulder implant designed to last

Patients who need shoulder replacements have a new option in a novel, improved implantable device available at Upstate Medical University. Upstate is one of two health care facilities in New York state and among six facilities nationwide to use the … Continue reading

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Recipe: Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

When you crave something decadent and sweet, it can be tricky not to go overboard on calories. Here’s a recipe from Morrison Healthcare, the food service provider for Upstate Medical University, that can satisfy a sweet tooth with a reasonable … Continue reading

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Study: Free antibiotics meant more patients filled prescriptions

Doctors have a tendency to prescribe medications for which they have free samples to give to patients, according to several previous studies. Would doctors similarly prescribe medications that patients could get for free at Wegmans? That’s what a group of … Continue reading

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Eight ways to burn calories in Central New York in winter

Say you’ve got two hours on a Sunday afternoon in Syracuse. The way you spend that time will determine whether you burn a whole bunch of calories – or not. Keep in mind, the precise number of calories a person … Continue reading

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Talking about caring in ‘Schwartz Rounds’

Health care providers at an academic medical center routinely attend lectures on a variety of topics. At Upstate, they gather with other staff for Schwartz Center Rounds, a multidiscipliary forum where caregivers discuss social and emotional issues that arise in … Continue reading

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Surgery can repair urethral stricture: One woman’s story

Even knowing how painful it was to have her urethra dilated when it was obstructed and prevented her bladder from emptying, Patricia Moro was still hesitant to pursue a surgical repair. Moro’s life began revolving around the bathroom. She could … Continue reading

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A parent shares how to embrace life with a special needs child

By Lindsay Pelton To Parents of Children with Cystic Fibrosis, That first pregnancy test: joy, happiness, excitement. Everyone says, “Boy or girl, I don’t care, as long as the baby is healthy.” Well, what if the baby is not healthy? … Continue reading

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