Category Archives: health care

Installing a port and a feeding tube at the same time makes sense for some patients – and it’s safe, study shows

BY AMBER SMITH Most patients with head and neck cancer require the installation of a port, and many will also need a feeding tube. “For the patient’s convenience, placing both devices at the same time would be ideal,” says Katsuhiro … Continue reading

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A moonshot: Pediatric cancer chief tells how effort could help young patients

BY JIM HOWE Overall, one could say the U.S. is doing well in battling childhood cancers. Since the 1960s, pediatric cancer deaths have fallen steadily. Today’s average five-year survival rate is 84 percent, compared to about 50 percent in 1975. … Continue reading

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Patients love these Upstate doctors

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    Every year the Upstate Foundation celebrates National Doctor’s Day in March by collecting tributes from grateful patients and families – and hand-delivering messages of gratitude to the physicians. Among the Upstate physicians receiving the highest number of tributes … Continue reading

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Leaders focus on Cancer Center’s next phase

Upstate Cancer Center officials are improving outcomes for cancer patients by integrating the medical care, research, education and outreach programs that are already in place. “We have outstanding research faculty, outstanding clinicians and some of the best cancer-fighting technology around, … Continue reading

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Breast cancer survivor preaches screenings

BY JIM HOWE Janet Bacon’s breast cancer is rare in one way, but typical in another: It shows the importance of early detection. Bacon, 59, of Syracuse, had skipped her annual mammogram in 2014 – she had let a lot … Continue reading

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What to expect at your first visit to Upstate Cancer Center

Upstate Cancer Center staff members begin preparing for a patient’s first visit soon after the appointment is scheduled. They request radiology and laboratory results and other information from your referring physician, so cancer specialists can review those reports before you … Continue reading

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Physical therapist first to cross finish line

  Upstate Medical University’s Lee Berube was the fastest man to finish the 3 1/2-mile J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge race this June at Onondaga Lake Park. Berube finished in 17 minutes, 36 seconds. Berube, 25, of Syracuse is a … Continue reading

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Renewed lives: Pancreas transplants mean patients with diabetes can skip insulin injections

BY AMBER SMITH Patrick Nolan, 52, remembers spending his 11th birthday at Upstate University Hospital with a new diagnosis of diabetes. The Syracuse native lived with the disease for 41 years, routinely checking his blood sugar and injecting insulin up … Continue reading

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Science Is Art Is Science: A crystal-clear view of a proton pump

A proton pump called vacuolar ATPase plays an essential role in several biological processes. Malfunctions in this pump lead to a wide spectrum of human diseases, including bone and kidney diseases, diabetes and cancer. Biochemistry and molecular biology scientists in … Continue reading

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Recipe: Berry Good Wraps

High in vitamin C and antioxidants, berries of all sorts are good food choices eaten as they are. But you can also include them in recipes for meals. This wrap showcases strawberries, which are rich in a B vitamin called … Continue reading

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