Category Archives: community

A quick, easy look at what’s offered through upstate.edu/cancer

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She’s his lifesaver: Her bone marrow cured his leukemia

  BY AMBER SMITH Greg Siwinski and his family looked forward to hosting a woman from Hildesheim, Germany, last October at their home in Syracuse. He had never met her, but the two had a special connection. Bone marrow from … Continue reading

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Going the distance: Good news, good vibes help runner regain footing after stroke

BY JIM HOWE Months after dragging himself across a hotel room floor to phone for help, Kyle Reger, 41, has diligently worked his way toward recovery from a stroke. That meant weeks in a hospital bed, months of rehabilitation and … Continue reading

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Clean cooking Mother-daughter team turns love of healthy food into blog

BY JIM HOWE A lifelong interest in fresh, healthy food and a love of cooking together inspired an Upstate physical therapist and her mother to launch a food blog in their spare time. Jillian Cardinali, DPT, of Liverpool, grew up … Continue reading

Posted in community, diet/nutrition, physical therapy/rehabilitation, recipe

Why I served my country: Veterans tell how military experience opened doors, broadened outlooks, taught valuable skills

BY JIM HOWE For some it was a way to afford college or gain entry into the working world. For others, it was duty. Military service changes the lives of many Americans, including several who now work in a variety … Continue reading

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A sculptor shares her life history

BY JOEL POTASH, MD On the back wall of Upstate University Hospital’s lobby is a bronze plaque memorializing the Syracuse Dispensary. It was created in 1964 by the artist Dorothy Riester. As she neared her 99th birthday last fall, Riester … Continue reading

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Diana’s reason for donating blood

By Stephanie DeJoseph Nine years ago this June, Diana Pelletier of Camillus was in a serious car accident. She was driving her husband, 22-month-old toddler and 3 1/2-week-old infant when the car crashed, flipping over three times. Her family was fine, … Continue reading

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‘Hello, and welcome’ to Upstate’s new president

Upstate Medical University’s new president, Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, is a native of Haiti who immigrated to the United States in 1962 and who speaks multiple languages. When you meet her, surprise her by saying “hello, and welcome” in a language … Continue reading

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‘Smallest acts of kindness can mean the world to an autistic student,’ speaker says

The Syracuse skyline featured a blue building Saturday night, in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day and the start of Autism Awareness Month. Onondaga Tower on East Jefferson Street was the site of the “Blue Lights for Autism” celebration, which … Continue reading

Posted in adolescents, autism, community, disability, entertainment, psychology/psychiatry, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics | 1 Comment

Popular baby names at Upstate

Mom 365, the company that photographs new arrivals for Upstate’s online nursery, reports these as the most popular baby names at Upstate University Hospital’s community campus . Girls Scarlett Emma Zoe Willow Penelope Sophia Mia Madison Abigail Grace Boys Alexander … Continue reading

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