Category Archives: Golisano

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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Facebook connection brings family to Upstate from Turkey for rare surgery

Many Facebook connections provide a quick diversion or fun way to stay in touch. Sometimes the social network makes a connection that does more — by improving someone’s life. A mother in Istanbul joined a Facebook group for parents of children … Continue reading

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Raising spirits, awareness and money for cancer

The Central New York community made the Upstate Cancer Center possible, with many donations coming directly from grateful patients and family members. The Foundation for Upstate Medical University was the hub for the philanthropy which drew the support of thousands … Continue reading

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Revitalizing through reading as you recover from illness, injury

Book suggestions from Mary Laverty, a librarian in the Family Resource Center of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Sometimes you need a story that makes you laugh Preschool “Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons,” (2013) by James Dean and Eric … Continue reading

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