Category Archives: nursing

O’Hara’s Teal There’s a Cure: Ovarian cancer walk/run honors Upstate nurse

The annual run/walk that raises awareness for ovarian cancer changed its name to the Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure 5K this year. It was a way to honor the woman who founded the event in 2008, and who … Continue reading

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Susan Shaw receives Chancellor’s Award

Upstate Medical University presented 16 awards at its fall convocation Sept. 16. The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service was given to Susan Shaw. Below is her biography, as it appears in the convocation program. By Stephanie DeJoseph … Continue reading

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Program shows teens that distracted driving can be deadly

Cellphones, alcohol or drug use, passenger conversation and the car radio are the most common distractions for teen drivers, said Kim Nasby, RN, the Upstate Trauma Center’s injury prevention coordinator and an instructor in the Let’s Not Meet by Accident … Continue reading

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Meet the doctors who help stroke patients get their lives back

Someone suffering symptoms of a stroke is surrounded by caregivers in the emergency department. Doctors assess the person’s consciousness, eye movement, reflexes, memory, and ability to speak. Nurses start intravenous lines for medications, fluids and blood samples. Radiologists examine the … Continue reading

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Here’s the summer Upstate Health magazine

Summer for many Central New Yorkers means getting outdoors, whether at amusement parks, on lakes or beaches, or in back yards. The summer issue of Upstate Health magazine features two nurses who kayak every chance they get. We also look … Continue reading

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Back to sleep policy sets good example

For 20 years, parents have been advised by the American Academy of Pediatrics to put babies to sleep on their backs, to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It’s especially important for a baby born prematurely, whose … Continue reading

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Advanced surgery suite allows for MRI scans during operations

Ordinarily after Satish Krishnamurthy, MD, removes a brain tumor in a patient, he finds the family in the waiting room. “I think we took out most, if not all, of the tumor,” he tells them, “but we will get a … Continue reading

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‘Physicians Practice’ magazine packed with information about Upstate

Here’s a roundup of news and information you’ll find about Upstate in the January issue of Physicians Practice magazine: More long-time smokers may seek screening for lung cancer now that the federal Medicare program has indicated it will pay for … Continue reading

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Upstate and the Bacons in the 1960s: two careers, one marriage and a baby girl who wants to be a doctor

In the early 1960s, Shirley Graves was a hospital nurse in Greensboro, North Carolina. She responded to an ad in the American Journal of Nursing recruiting RNs to apply to Syracuse’s Good Shepherd Hospital to “fulfill your educational goals, broaden … Continue reading

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Brain expertise: Stroke care depends on physicians, nurses, therapists and more

Patients who are wheeled into Upstate University Hospital’s emergency department suffering from stroke are likely to receive acute treatment and rehabilitative care under the same roof, followed by the same ensemble of providers. The hospital, the first designated stroke center … Continue reading

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