Category Archives: Golisano

Do results from research on children’s cancers ever shed light on cancers that adults experience?

A Syracuse woman submitted this question to “Upstate Answers,” and Amy Caruso Brown, MD, assistant professor in pediatrics and the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at Upstate, provides an enlightening answer: (If you’ve got a general medical/science question you would like … Continue reading

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Fun facts, trivia included in Upstate Health magazine

Page three of Upstate Health magazine this quarter features five random pieces of information you might not otherwise know about Upstate, including: * The roof of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital is marked with an H in a big cross … Continue reading

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Healthy now, after final chemotherapy in October

After receiving her final chemotherapy treatment in October, Sadie Wilson, 4, was escorted to her port removal surgery by her doctor, Karol Kerr, MD. Sadie was diagnosed at 22 months of age with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and was cared for … Continue reading

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A parent shares how to embrace life with a special needs child

By Lindsay Pelton To Parents of Children with Cystic Fibrosis, That first pregnancy test: joy, happiness, excitement. Everyone says, “Boy or girl, I don’t care, as long as the baby is healthy.” Well, what if the baby is not healthy? … Continue reading

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6 things you might not know about Upstate…

* Volunteers contribute mightily to the operation of Upstate University Hospital, logging 82,528 hours in 2013. Learn about volunteer opportunities by calling 315-464-5180 or visiting upstate.edu/hospital/volunteers. * Bar codes on sharps containers — where needles are disposed after use – allow … Continue reading

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Cystic fibrosis drug helps people live longer

A new medication may allow some people with cystic fibrosis to live near full lifespans, says Ran Anbar, MD, director of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at Upstate University Hospital. People with CF have thick mucus that plugs the lungs and digestive … Continue reading

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Lecture focuses on recognizing medical innovation

Thomas Krummel, MD, leads Stanford University’s Department of Surgery and loves the fresh perspective of medical students. He spoke about this connection, linking it to discovery, invention, innovation and entrepreneurship when he delivered the annual Pickett Lecture in Pediatric Surgery … Continue reading

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Healing with books: Suggestions from Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital librarian

Sometimes you need a story that makes you laugh Preschool “Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach,” by James Dean, (2013) a my-first-reader book. Beginning reader (2013). Visiting the beach with his family, groovy Pete the Cat enjoys collecting shells … Continue reading

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This issue of Upstate Health is brought to you by the number 5

Lots of important “fives” around Upstate these days, including: 5 years ago, the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital opened its doors in a “treehouse” addition above Upstate University Hospital in downtown Syracuse. 5 members of KidzBop visited patients at the Upstate Golisano … Continue reading

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Autism identifiers: How to tell which babies are affected

Google “causes of autism,” and you get millions of hits — and a multitude of conjecture. Is a genetic predisposition to blame? Are environmental factors at play? Maternal or paternal age, perhaps? Some sort of pregnancy complication? A virus, or … Continue reading

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