Category Archives: family medicine

How to brighten your life

Kaushal B. Nanavati, MD, is a doctor of family and integrative medicine at Upstate who often advises patients to “brighten up your life by getting back to the basics.” What does he mean by that? Start by accepting yourself for … Continue reading

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Have you seen the new ‘Upstate Health’ magazine?

As a mother, I cannot select one child as my favorite. As an editor, I don’t have one favorite magazine issue. I love them all. That said, this summer issue of Upstate Health is a particularly good one, for a … Continue reading

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How to help your child during emergency care

Stay calm. Your child will look to you to see if they should be nervous, upset or scared. The calmer you can remain, the calmer your child will be. Be honest. Children do best when they are prepared for what … Continue reading

Posted in emergency medicine/trauma, family medicine, health care, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics

Ailing med student Alex Paley: ‘A brilliant mind, a true friend’

Mckinzie Neggers, a third-year medical student, left Binghamton at 5 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 to join Upstate classmates in Syracuse for the “I’m with Alex” fundraising run at Fleet Feet Sports. Neggers and classmates organized the run in honor of … Continue reading

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Which medical apps are on your phone?

Nearly all family physicians carry powerful computers in their pockets, loaded with reference information and connected to vastly more on the Web, says Joshua Steinberg, MD, an assistant professor of family medicine at Upstate’s Binghamton Clinical Campus. “If you collect … Continue reading

Posted in drugs/medications/pharmacy, family medicine, infectious disease, maternity/obstetrics, surgery, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics

Tips for understanding melanoma

Melanoma is one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer and the leading cause of death from skin disease, killing an estimated 10,000 people in the United States each year. Melanomas often resemble moles; some develop from moles. If … Continue reading

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How to get your mind off a cancer diagnosis long enough to get a good night’s sleep

Q & A with Kaushal Nanavati, MD “Most people who are depressed or anxious are troubled about a past that we cannot go back to change or a future that may not even come to fruition. In that process, we … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, family medicine

Are you getting too much calcium?

Getting enough calcium is important, to keep your bones healthy. But getting too much may increase your risk for developing kidney stones or calcium toxicity or mess up your body’s ability to absorb other minerals. Adults should ingest no more … Continue reading

Posted in community, diet/nutrition, drugs/medications/pharmacy, family medicine, public health, research

Love Potion ’65: A gallbladder, a blackout and a blizzard

The hospital’s 50th anniversary — and this cold, snowy winter — inspired Paul Berman, MD, class of ’63, to share his strongest memory of the newly built Upstate University Hospital: The night the lights went out and he met his … Continue reading

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