Category Archives: emergency medicine/trauma

Healthy humility: In caring for patients, doctors better themselves

BY AMBER SMITH Some of the most profound pieces of medical education have little to do with medicine. They are lessons that come from the experience of caring for patients. A neurologist, an emergency physician and a pediatrician from Upstate … Continue reading

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Why you must come to Upstate for trauma care

If you’re seriously hurt in a car wreck, a lawn mower mishap or knife fight, your chances of survival are higher if you quickly get to a Level I trauma center. Upstate University Hospital is the only Level I trauma center within … Continue reading

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Syracuse University student died at a Carrier Dome basketball game – and lived to tell about it

February 4 was “pretty much a typical morning” for Alex McMillan, 20, an economics major at Syracuse University. An alto sax player, McMillan would be at the noon basketball game against Virginia as part of the Sour Sitrus Society. He … Continue reading

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His world is on stage: Medical technician performs his life story

In this scene from his long-running one-man show, “From Cuba to ‘Cuse,” JoséMiguel Hernández recalls how he ended up in Syracuse in November. BY JIM HOWE For years, JoséMiguel Hernández would make people laugh and cry with his stories about … Continue reading

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Emergency care for kids expands

 A $3 million expansion doubles the size of Upstate University Hospital’s pediatric emergency department and separates the children from the adults seeking emergency care. Children and their families still use the main emergency entrance on East Adams Street, then take … Continue reading

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What ‘I CARE’ is all about

You may see doctors, nurses or technicians wearing buttons that say, “I CARE.” More than a clever acronym, I CARE expresses a sentiment while also describing some of the ways in which caregivers at Upstate University Hospital make the hospital … Continue reading

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To avoid withdrawal, she nearly died: Former addict warns of the dangers of antidiarrheal drug

BY JIM HOWE Katharine “Kate” Rayland never intended to become addicted to – and nearly die from – an over-the-counter drug designed to prevent diarrhea. She developed a potentially fatal heart problem and landed in the intensive care unit at … Continue reading

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13 things I learned from the fall issue of Upstate Health

The pages of the fall 2016 Upstate Health magazine are loaded with important information and a few surprises. If you’re not on our mailing list, you should be. Send an email with your name and mailing address to magazine@upstate.edu with “Upstate … Continue reading

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FAST response: Swift recognition, treatment saves stroke patient

BY SUSAN COLE It had been a typical day for Joan Izyk, 72, of Oswego. She had enjoyed a breakfast out and was relaxing in her living room with a coloring project. When her husband arrived home, she stood up … Continue reading

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Safe houses: 11 things emergency doctors ban from their homes

BY AMBER SMITH Doctors at Upstate University Hospital’s emergency department are on the front lines of the mayhem and mishaps that befall young Central New Yorkers. They care for people with every imaginable injury or illness at their workplace, the … Continue reading

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