Category Archives: entertainment

Upstate med student had a hand in PBS cancer documentary

BY JIM HOWE When Raghib Siddiqui was in his junior year of studying neurosciences and English at SUNY Stony Brook University on Long Island, he looked for work that would nurture his twin interests of science and writing. He came … Continue reading

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With lung cancer at bay, she’s cruising Florida coast on her Harley

As a retired police officer, Toni Lindgren knows how to deal with problems. So, when a physician at Fort Drum said, “I think it’s cancer,” Lindgren said, “I’m going to Upstate. I want the doctors who do cancer all day, every day.” … Continue reading

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Photography, writing provide creative outlet for program coordinator

BY JIM HOWE Whether it’s with a camera, a keyboard or a microphone, Patty Mondore likes to express herself and share her world. A 25-year employee of Upstate, where she is the pediatric residency program coordinator, Mondore has written numerous … 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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Memoir focuses on race and medicine

BY SUSAN KEETER In “Black Man in a White Coat,” Damon Tweedy, MD, uses memoir to grapple with the evidence that, in his words, “being black is bad for your health,” shorthand for the fact that many diseases are more … Continue reading

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Paddleboarding balances fun and exercise

BY JIM HOWE Kevin O’Keefe was intrigued when he saw a man and a woman standing on boards on Skaneateles Lake. Soon afterward he read about a paddleboard shop that gave lessons. “My wife and I had a lesson and … Continue reading

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Strings of support at a tough time

  Beads of Courage supports children and families who are coping with serious illness, including cancer. The beads, which are collected on chains or necklaces, are meant to inspire resilience, each representing bravery and a milestone along the child’s treatment … Continue reading

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17 years later, a grateful patient gives back

As a 13-year old boy, Colin LaReaux enjoyed sports, video games and movies. However, after feeling tired and finding a lump that did not respond to antibiotics, testing determined that LaReaux had Hodgkin disease. His parents researched the best health … 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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‘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

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