Category Archives: health care

The money question: Financial worry can impact care

A patient should be able to talk with his or her doctor about anything. Yet, many patients won’t bring up financial worries. The new cancer drugs approved since 2014 costs more than $120,000 per year of treatment. Many patients may … Continue reading

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Black History ceremony features new president, honors Black National Anthem

Upstate’s Black History Month opening ceremony is being held at 11:30 a.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 3) at the Campus Activities Building. The event includes music, poetry, prayers, awards, a soul food-with-a-healthy-twist lunch and a speech by Upstate’s new president, Danielle … Continue reading

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Baby King needs a bone marrow donor. Can you help?

King Nazir Leon, age 2, has CD40 Ligand deficiency, a rare disease that affects his immune system and is life-threatening. He has monthly, day-long treatments at the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse. His mother, Denisha DeLee, is vigilant about … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter’s cancer: Melanomas can appear throughout the body

Former President Jimmy Carter’s skin cancer diagnosis began the way it does for so many others facing the disease. A spot discovered on his liver turned out to be melanoma. Then when doctors ordered an imaging scan, they found four … Continue reading

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New Upstate displays honor students, faculty, patients and providers

Three areas at Upstate Medical University have new displays, all created to celebrate its students and faculty, patients and providers. Students at Weiskotten  A new series of wall panels can be found in Weiskotten Hall, a historic Greek-style academic building that … Continue reading

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3 things to do before getting pregnant

  Family planning expert Renee Mestad, MD, gives this advice to women before they begin trying to conceive: Stop smoking. Smoking interferes with ovulation, the ability of the egg to move through the fallopian tube, and it affects implantation. It … Continue reading

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Why does the cold weather make my nose run?

Haidy Marzouck, MD, an otolaryngologist at Upstate who specializes in sino-nasal allergies, said the answer to why a person’s nose runs in cold weather has two components. “It’s part of your nose’s job to condition the air as it travels … Continue reading

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Concussion experts assess head injury assessment tools

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 and other schools may participate in a study … Continue reading

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Emotional distress is common, but not always obvious, among refugees

Upstate medical students have teamed with residents and faculty to provide physical examinations for newly resettled refugees since 2010. The assessment of adults has included screening for emotional distress, which was present in 38 percent of adult refugee patients. But … Continue reading

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The return of the house call: urgent care to the patient’s home

Emergency physicians and nurse practitioners from Upstate University Hospital now offer a new service that is centuries old: house calls. Upstate at Home began in September, providing urgent medical care to people who become injured or ill but don’t require … Continue reading

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