Category Archives: Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital/pediatrics

A long-term relationship: Cancer monitoring and checkups go on for a lifetime

BY JIM HOWE A diagnosis of cancer can focus the patient’s attention on short-term concerns, such as getting through a round of tests and treatment while coping with daily life. It isn’t until much later that patients enter into a long-term stage of … Continue reading

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Everyday hero: Childhood cancer survivor Dan Kosick climbs mountains, skis, runs obstacle courses

By JIM HOWE Dan Kosick leads an active life. The Endicott resident is a social worker at a local middle school, a longtime youth lacrosse coach and a fitness enthusiast who typically swims three days a week, runs three days a week and … Continue reading

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On a mission to help: Doctor’s intensive-care skills help poor children with heart trouble in Peru

BY JIM HOWE A career spent caring for very sick children, plus some mechanical ingenuity, helped I. Federico Fernández Nievas, MD, when he accompanied a medical charity team to Peru. He joined about two dozen other medical professionals from around … Continue reading

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TURNING TEN: New leader takes helm at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

BY AMBER SMITH When he completed his medical school applications, Greg Conners didn’t just say he wanted to become a doctor. He was one of four students in his class of 100 who knew the exact specialty for which they … Continue reading

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Golisano 10th anniversary quiz: Can you name these noted visitors to the children’s hospital?

Many special guests have boosted spirits by visiting patients at the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital over the years. Here are clues about 10 of them as the hospital marks its 10th anniversary. (For answers, scroll down.) Yummy, yummy! This children’s … Continue reading

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Impressions on Upstate Golisano’s Children’s Hospital’s 10th anniversary

As the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital celebrates 10 years of service in 2019, we asked a variety of people to share their impressions.  The above sketches of the speakers were created by Susan Keeter, assistant director of creative services in the … Continue reading

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Breathing easier: Respiratory therapist speaks from experience

BY JIM HOWE When Amy Bradt reassures an anxious child not to be afraid of a breathing tube she is giving them, she speaks from experience. “I understand. I know what you’re going through,” she tells her patients. “I’ve been through … Continue reading

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When your child has cancer: advice from a mom

Her daughter was 10 when she was diagnosed with leukemia — and Gwendolyn Webber-McLeod of Auburn began her education in parenting a child with cancer. Her daughter, Ashley McLeod, is 33 now, with a son of her own. She’s been … Continue reading

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Summer camps for kids with cancer: A chance to let them savor nature

BY AMBER SMITH Summer camp means days full of swimming, hiking and s’mores, but for kids affected by cancer, it can provide more than fun memories. Camp organizers say sleepover camps for youth with serious illnesses provide a break from a routine that … Continue reading

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E-cigarette liquid can be deadly, especially to children

BY AMBER SMITH Nicotine is among the most toxic substances on Earth. Death can occur after ingestions as small as 40 to 60 milligrams in adults or just 1 to 2 milligrams in children, depending on their size. Toxicologists at … Continue reading

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