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Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital adds integrative medicine to pediatric rheumatology division

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Alternative or integrative therapies — from homeopathy and nutritional counseling to yoga and deep breathing — can enhance conventional Western medicine, explains Caitlin Sgarlat Deluca, DO, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Upstate who works in the recently created Division of Pediatric Rheumatology and Integrative Medicine in the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The marriage of the two approaches to medicine aims to treat the whole child, says Sgarlat Deluca, who tells how nutritional supplements or acupuncture, for example, helps the arthritis and lupus patients she often sees as a pediatric rheumatologist.

Anti-HIV program focuses on high-risk individuals, infected patients

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Kelley Flood, LMSWTo lessen the impact of HIV and AIDS, Upstate’s Immune Health Services is implementing a program to identify people with undiagnosed HIV, connect HIV-positive patients with medical care and help prevent infection in high-risk individuals. Program Director Kelley Flood explains how a state grant will help provide primary care, community outreach and a prevention program to the estimated 2,100 Central New Yorkers infected with HIV as well as those at risk of developing the disease.

Outlook improves for lupus treatment

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Andras Perl, MD, PhDThe survival rate for lupus has improved significantly, although treatment of the chronic autoimmune disease remains difficult, says Andras Perl, MD, PhD, division chief of rheumatology at Upstate Medical University. Lupus can affect almost any organ of the body, and patients can suffer “flares” that last for days or months, but new drugs are on the horizon, and the outlook for lupus patients is brighter today than it was 20 years ago, says Perl, who speaks of the increasing use of indicators called biomarkers to measure a patient’s response to treatment.

Understanding sarcoidosis

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Upstate pulmonary disease expert Michael C Iannuzzi, MDMichael Iannuzzi, MD, gives an overview of sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but mostly the lungs and lymph glands. Iannuzzi is the Edward C. Reifenstein Professor and chair of Upstate’s Department of Medicine, and has been ranked as one of the world’s leading experts on the disorder.  Read the story: Upstate physician-scientist ranked as one of the world’s leading experts on immune disorder.  Watch Dr. Iannuzzi’s video: Sarcoidosis-the definitive explanation.  For more information, call (315) 464-8668.

What you need to know about gluten sensitivity

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Diana StuberUpstate registered dietitian Diana Stuber, RD, CDE, talks about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity – the symptoms, causes and treatments – and how one can be tested for this.  Gluten is the protein found in wheat, spelt, kamut, rye, and barley. 99% of the people who have either gluten intolerance or celiac disease have not been diagnosed.  Is Gluten Making You Sad? Take This Quiz, Upstate’s Joslin Diabetes Center

‘Healthy Eats’ – Foods that help fight inflammation

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, tells us how to protect our immune system by eating a variety of foods that help fight inflammation. 

Adrenal insufficiency 101

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Pediatric endocrinologist Roberto E Izquierdo, MDRoberto Izquierdo presents ‘adrenal insufficiency 101′ — what are the adrenal glands, who does this condition affect, how do you know you have it, and what happens during emergencies of illness or injury. He will explain why corticosteroids are kept on hand for people who have this condition.

Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Joslin

Research study to develop a new medical treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS)

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Burk Jubelt, MDDr. Burk Jubelt, professor of Neurology, Microbiology/Immunology and Neuroscience, and director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program at Upstate, will discuss multiple sclerosis (MS) — the chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.  Dr. Jubelt is the principal investigator in a collaborative research study to develop a new medical treatment for the disease.  

Upstate is part of research collaborative recommended for $12M for study on stem cell treatment for multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment study for Multiple Sclerosis

 Multiple Sclerosis Clinic

New healthcare options in Cortland

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Rheumatologist Jianghong Yu and registered nurse Arlene Stefanko share new healthcare options available for people with cancer and rheumatology – including osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, and auto immune diseases like Lupus – in the Cortland area.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 607-749-2640.

8/12/12 Update on AIDS in our community

Friday, August 10th, 2012

David P Paar, MD Kelly Flood Dr. David Paar, medical director of Upstate’s Designated AIDS Center, and Kelley Flood, assistant program director and social worker, talk about the AIDS epidemic and the multitude of services provided to HIV infected people from the 15-county Central New York area.