Category Archives: fitness

Want to support Paige’s fund for kids with cancer but reluctant to run a race?

Alan Pack remembers the spring day in 2010 when Chris Arnold visited his running group to talk about his daughter, Paige, and the children’s cancer fund that was created in her memory. Pack’s running group — the 10-week No Boundaries  program … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, entertainment, fitness, fundraising, research, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics

High-intensity fitness boot camp keeps surgeon in shape

Staying fit can be a challenge during the long Central New York winters. Alex Helkin, MD, a second-year resident in general surgery at Upstate, follows a Fit Body Boot Camp program. He attends half-hour classes almost every day at Liverpool … Continue reading

Posted in fitness, health care, surgery

Fit and Fun: Corporate Challenge race winners extol the joys of running

The female runners from Upstate who won first place in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge’s Syracuse division say they run for fun and for fitness. Winning is nice, too. Mandy Brown, Meghan Dwyer, Ellen Furnari and Christina Phelan had a … Continue reading

Posted in community, fitness, volunteers

Boeheims receive Upstate’s Distinguished Service award

Upstate Medical University presented 16 awards at its fall convocation Sept. 16. The President’s Award for Distinguished  Service was given to James A. and Juli G. Boeheim. Below is their biography, as it appears in the convocation program. By Stephanie … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, community, education, entertainment, fitness, fundraising, health care, history, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics, volunteers, women's health/gynecology

Kevin Neville received President’s Award

Upstate Medical University presented 16 awards at its fall convocation Sept. 16. The President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Health Professions, was given to Kevin Neville. Below is his biography, as it appears in the convocation program. By … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, fitness, health care, history

Collegiate athletes assist in concussion assessment study

Collegiate athletes in the communities near Upstate Medical University are helping researchers improve the identification and assessment of head injuries in sports. Students playing sports at Cazenovia, Le Moyne and Onondaga Community colleges, Syracuse University and other schools may participate in … Continue reading

Posted in brain/neurology, community, fitness, research

Here’s the summer Upstate Health magazine

Summer for many Central New Yorkers means getting outdoors, whether at amusement parks, on lakes or beaches, or in back yards. The summer issue of Upstate Health magazine features two nurses who kayak every chance they get. We also look … Continue reading

Posted in bioethics & humanities, brain/neurology, brain/spine/neurosurgery, community, diet/nutrition, ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology, fitness, heart/cardiovascular, nursing, patient story, research, stroke, surgery

Why physical therapy may be part of cancer care

Cancer and its treatments can leave patients feeling nauseated, tired and out of condition, but research shows that exercise during treatment can help them feel better and function better. “The goal of physical therapy is to assist the patient with … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, community, fitness, HealthLink on Air, physical therapy/rehabilitation

A custom approach: Hormone replacement can include bioidenticals

She entered her late 50s, and suddenly Roxanne Eyler’s cholesterol and triglyceride levels started to creep up. A trainer at Ultimate Goal in Marcellus, she ate well and was physically fit but found she was gaining weight and awakening in … Continue reading

Posted in drugs/medications/pharmacy, fitness, health care, HealthLink on Air, women's health/gynecology

7-minute workout is interval training

  Ask people why they don’t exercise, and they are liable to say they don’t have time. So, exercise scientists set about crafting a short but beneficial workout. They wound up with a dozen high-intensity intervals they call “The 7-Minute … Continue reading

Posted in fitness, HealthLink on Air, heart/cardiovascular