Category Archives: hospital

What you need to know about second opinions

A variety of doctors at Upstate care for patients who are diagnosed with cancer. We tapped some of them to share insights on second opinions. Here’s what they had to say: 1. You don’t need my permission to get a … Continue reading

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A new perspective: Hodgkin lymphoma changed her body and her mind

BY AMBER SMITH Emily Breclaw underwent four rounds of chemotherapy, each lasting a couple week. She deal with three day of nausea, and soon after that subsided, and soon after that subsided, she had whole-body muscle aches with which to … Continue reading

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What to expect at your first visit

The first appointment at the Upstate Cancer Center is usually a consultation that lasts at least 1½ hours and involves the oncologist and other members of the treatment team who will discuss options and recommendations with the patient. Oncologists will have … Continue reading

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Newly approved drug boosts pediatric cancer survival rates

When Jessica Brickman of Camillus put her baby, Jack, to sleep that Friday last fall, the 9-month-old was just as jolly and happy as always. The little guy awoke with black circles around his eyes, clearly not feeling well, and … Continue reading

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Their work to solve kidney disease may also answer cancer questions

These green ovals (in the image below) are fission yeast, organisms that scientists Vladimir Sirotkin, PhD, and Robert Carroll, a PhD candidate, in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology use for their study of endocytosis, the process by which … Continue reading

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Your health care proxy is a gift to your loved ones

BY TIMOTHY CREAMER, MD  I sat with my father on a cool early summer afternoon. I forget what we were chatting about specifically, though probably it was something financial. That was his expertise. The conversation drifted, and we sat silently … Continue reading

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A sacred space to say goodbye

Administrators, doctors and hospital staff gathered in a unique room at Upstate University Hospital one weekday this winter for a rededication ceremony. Technically the room is known as the viewing room, and like those found at funeral parlors, it is … Continue reading

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Paralyzed referee: ‘whatever doesn’t break you makes you stronger’

A man who sustained a spinal cord injury in a sledding accident in Syracuse more than 25 years ago was in the news recently for his work as a basketball referee. Joe Slaski, 47, now lives in Macedon. The Rochester … Continue reading

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Spring issue of Upstate Health magazine available now

Elizabeth Reddy, MD, is on the cover of the Spring 2015 Upstate Health magazine, related to a story about preventing the spread of HIV with a pill. This is something of which researchers were just beginning to dream in the … 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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