Category Archives: Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital/pediatrics

A peek inside the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

This article is from the spring 2020 issue of Cancer Care magazine.

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Helping families cope with a child’s grave illness

BY JIM HOWE Families with a seriously ill child face all sorts of needs and stresses. A local nonprofit group is working to provide those families with a measure of both material and emotional support. The Kara Fund was started in … Continue reading

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Global outreach: She volunteers to improve pediatric cancer care

BY AMBER SMITH Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer all over the world. Whether it’s diagnosed and how it’s treated help determine which children survive. Those in low- and middle-income countries such as Ethiopia and Kenya are four times more … Continue reading

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Officer Rosie: Preschooler undergoes treatment for rare cancer

BY AMBER SMITH When Rosie Snowdon grows up, she want to be a police officer. The village of Baldwinsville — where Rosie’s parents, Jake Snowdon and Arianna Leonard, were both born and raised — coordinated with the police department and … Continue reading

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Advice for caring for someone who has COVID-19

BY AMBER SMITH With no specific treatment for COVID-19, people who are sick at home may be comforted with supportive care measures. That means get plenty of rest. Stay hydrated with plenty of fluids. Consider honey, vitamin C and a … Continue reading

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In case you missed it: multiple sclerosis rates, a major hospital donation, ‘quiet kits,’ early med school admission

Why are MS rates so high in Syracuse? Experts are trying to understand why the rate of multiple sclerosis in the Syracuse area is nearly double the national average, according to a report from Blue Cross Blue Shield. The report … Continue reading

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 Living his life: He worked treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma into his college schedule

BY AMBER SMITH John Hrbac is a junior at George Washington University. He travels the East Coast with the school’s debate team. Over the summer he visited Europe. He’s studying for the law school admission test. At 21, the young … Continue reading

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Noah, a young cancer patient, thinks he’s famous

The kids and the doctors you see on Upstate Medical University banners and billboards are real kids and real doctors. Meet Noah Axtell, who is now 7. Maybe you saw him on a billboard, or on a banner hanging inside … Continue reading

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Pint-sized patient: Glimpses of a girl who fought cancer — and won

PHOTOS BY MARANIE STAAB/TEXT BY JIM HOWE Kaylee Marshfield of Lakeland received unforgettable news on Feb. 1, 2018. It was her sixth birthday: She had cancer. A strange lump led to tests that detected a Wilms tumor on her left … Continue reading

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The power of vaccines: What we can learn from science – and a pioneering Upstate graduate

BY AMBER SMITH How do we know, for sure, that vaccines don’t cause autism? “Science has a funny thing about absolutes. If you ask a scientist, ‘Can you say for sure?’ the scientist will say, ‘I can’t go beyond my … Continue reading

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