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Recipe: Couscous With Cranberries, Mint and Pine Nuts

This simple dish combines cranberries and toasted pine nuts with fluffy, protein-rich couscous (wheat granules or semolina), which is lower in calories than rice or other pastas. Ingredients 1-1/2 cups dried cranberries 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive … Continue reading

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Upstate duo earn International Citizen Awards for research

An Upstate student and an instructor — Arturo Barbachano-Guerrero and Christina Lupone, MPH — were recognized for their involvement in research on infectious diseases. Both were awarded for their work at the International Center of Syracuse’s annual dinner, held on … Continue reading

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New drug for cystic fibrosis patients may reduce organ damage

Upstate patients with cystic fibrosis were part of the national clinical trial that led to approval of one of the first drugs designed to treat the underlying cause of the disease, an inherited life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and … Continue reading

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Students, fall sunshine greet incoming president in courtyard

Incoming President Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, had a chance to meet informally with Upstate students in the courtyard of Weiskotten Hall today during her visit to campus. The students, all from New York state, include Meredith Petit, physical therapy ’17; Kousai … Continue reading

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Meet Upstate’s newest stroke experts

Physicians armed with skill and knowledge can be the difference between life, death and whether a patient recovers his or her abilities after a stroke. After completing medical school and residency training, these doctors spend additional years in specialized fellowships … Continue reading

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Smoke-free policy cleared the air, set standards, improved health

Upstate University Hospital was the first health care facility in New York state to kick the smoking habit by banning cigarettes in 2005. The campus was also the first within the State University of New York system to become entirely … Continue reading

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The return of the house call: urgent care to the patient’s home

Emergency physicians and nurse practitioners from Upstate University Hospital now offer a new service that is centuries old: house calls. Upstate at Home began in September, providing urgent medical care to people who become injured or ill but don’t require … Continue reading

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A ‘knife’ that fixes tumors without cutting

When Kathleen Vincitore, 69, of Liverpool learned she had a small tumor growing on the nerve between her right ear and her brain, she was relieved it was not cancer. The retired teacher spends her winters in Florida. When she … Continue reading

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Mixing East and West: Integrative medicine helps treat rheumatologic, stress disorders in kids

A pediatric rheumatologist is bringing integrative medical therapies to the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Caitlin Sgarlat Deluca, DO, leads the newly created division of pediatric rheumatology and integrative medicine. She cares for children with rheumatologic diseases, such as juvenile arthritis … Continue reading

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Upstate military veterans speak about coming home

For many veterans, it’s the little things that are important, both while in the service and after returning to civilian life. Lou DeMarco, who is studying respiratory therapy in the Upstate College of Health Professions class of 2017, said when he … Continue reading

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