Category Archives: environment

Upstate researchers seek participants for mental health study

Researchers from Upstate are seeking families to take part in a study of the genetic bases of some childhood behavioral and psychiatric disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. About the project: Most of the common disorders of this type are … 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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Numbers paint varied portrait of people, projects, events, history at Upstate

Words tell stories, but so can numbers. The eight below help illustrate the missions of Upstate Medical University – medical care, education and research – and reveal the institution’s dedication to the Syracuse community through charitable donations and its environmental … Continue reading

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How to choose the right sunscreen

You can buy sunscreens with SPFs higher than 30, but you don’t need a higher sun protection factor to protect your skin from the sun and ultraviolet radiation, according to Ramsay Farah, MD, the division chief of dermatology at Upstate. … Continue reading

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Green tumblers available at Think Green Fair May 22

Reusable 24-ounce green tumblers will be for sale for $6 during Upstate’s “Think Green Fair” Thursday, May 22. Stay hydrated and environmentally aware at the same time. These durable cups are BPA-free and feature a double-wall design. Purchase them from 11 a.m. to 2 … Continue reading

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Particle database featured in ‘Science is Art is Science’

Particles that we breathe leave fingerprints, of a sort, says Jerrold Abraham, MD, medical director of environmental and occupational pathology at Upstate. “Your lung retains some evidence of what you’ve inhaled over your life.” His lab has created an extensive … Continue reading

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A bird’s eye view of the site for the ‘State University Hospital’

This aerial photograph—taken on a snowless day in December 1958—was used in the site planning for the “State University Hospital,” now known as Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York.  Two and a half years after this photo was taken, … Continue reading

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Medicine chairman comments on Syracuse air quality

An American Lung Association “State of the Air” report last week caught the attention of Dr. Michael Iannuzzi, MD, who chairs the Department of Medicine at Upstate. He spoke with Matt Stevens, a meteorologist at CNY Central about the grade of “C” … Continue reading

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