Category Archives: diabetes/endocrine/metabolism

Advanced fertility care now available at Upstate

Through a partnership with Boston IVF, Upstate now offers advanced fertility services to individuals and couples in Central New York. Two reproductive endocrinologists from Boston IVF — Alan Penzias, MD, and Michael Alper, MD — travel to Syracuse two or … Continue reading

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Renewed lives: Pancreas transplants mean patients with diabetes can skip insulin injections

BY AMBER SMITH Patrick Nolan, 52, remembers spending his 11th birthday at Upstate University Hospital with a new diagnosis of diabetes. The Syracuse native lived with the disease for 41 years, routinely checking his blood sugar and injecting insulin up … Continue reading

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A digestive disorder: Gastroparesis a life changer for Liverpool woman

BY JIM HOWE Most people can eat a snack or a meal without thinking about it beforehand or feeling sick afterward. Not Rhonda Ferry, for whom eating usually means a liquid dietary supplement or a quarter cup of a low-fiber, … Continue reading

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A kidney unites them: Facebook connects Upstate nurse with woman needing a kidney transplant

BY AMBER SMITH As Jody Adams scrolled through Facebook in January, one post stuck with her. It was written from the point of view of a baby boy named Carter, seeking someone to donate a kidney to his ailing mother. … Continue reading

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Diabetes app: ways to set, track your goals

What’s the best way to monitor your activity, if you have diabetes? You can spend lots of money for a fancy activity-tracking device. You can invest in a pedometer to count your steps. Or, consider downloading a free app on … Continue reading

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Breast cancer treatment affects bone mass, but you can protect your bone health

  BY AMBER SMITH No matter whether her breast cancer is treated with surgery, radiation or medications, a woman’s resulting loss of estrogen translates into bone loss – and an increased risk for fracture. Advances in cancer treatment have significantly … Continue reading

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Can a pancreas transplant help someone with severe diabetes?

BY AMBER SMITH Upstate doctors are now offering a pancreas transplant option for some patients with diabetes mellitus, the most common cause of kidney failure. “Rather than waiting until the kidney fails, you may want to be proactive and go … Continue reading

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Calcium in baby formula? Thank an Upstate pediatrician

Before the 1950s, some babies who were not breast-fed developed intermittent muscular spasms known as tetany. The cow’s milk formulas they were fed contained too much naturally occurring phosphorus, relative to human milk. The high phosphorus caused a drop in … Continue reading

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‘Diabetes: Across the Lifespan’ forum set for Nov. 4

The 15th annual CNY Diabetes Forum is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4. It’s a free event, with limited seating. Reserve your spot today by calling 315-464-8668 or 1-800-464-8668. The forum takes place in the cafeteria at … Continue reading

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Extra, extra! Researchers experiment with acting roles

BY STEPHANIE DEJOSEPH Watch carefully when “Irrefutable Proof” hits the big screen next year, and you may recognize a pair of women dressed as members of a religious order. Two diabetes researchers from Upstate got roles as non-paid extras in the … Continue reading

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