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The one-room school inside Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Mary Ellen MichalenkoTeacher Mary Ellen Michalenko tells about the hospital school within the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, where hospitalized children of all ages are able to keep up with their schoolwork during medical treatment.


One mom’s appeal for flu vaccination: Influenza kills otherwise healthy children every year

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Jana Shaw, MDJoseph Marotta was a healthy kindergartner when he contracted — and died from — the H1N1 flu. Today his parents advocate for influenza vaccination through the organization, Families Fighting Flu. Hear their story, and hear from infectious disease expert, Dr. Jana Shaw in this heartbreaking interview.


Golisano Children’s Hospital celebrates 5th birthday

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Thomas R Welch, MDTo celebrate the 5th birthday of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, medical director Thomas Welch, MD talks about what the hospital has meant to our community, the unique care and specialty services provided, plus a look ahead at the next 5+ years.  Welch is chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University.


What it means for medical practice to be designated a medical home

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Pediatrician Steven Blatt, mdSteven Blatt, MD, explains what it means for a medical practice to be designated a medical home.  Blatt is pediatric director of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital Pediatric and Adolescent Center (UPAC), which has been designated as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.  Read the story: University Pediatric and Adolescent Center earns recognition for patient-centered care


Animal assisted activies program at Upstate

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Margaret Nellis, MS, CCLSCindy Griffith and SabastianMargaret Nellis, MS, CCLS, manager of the Child Life Program at Upstate, will explain how the animal assisted activities program at Upstate brings smiles and comfort to young patients at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Nellis is joined by animal assisted activities volunteer Cindy Griffith and her therapy dog Sabastian, an adorable 10 year old toy poodle.

To participate, dogs of varied breeds are screened by a veterinarian, and are Canine Citizenship Certified. All pet owners are processed through the Upstate Volunteer Department and the Child Life Program for an interview and orientation. PAWS of CNY.


What it takes to be a level 1 trauma center

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Tamer A Ahmed, MDSteve AdkissonTamer Ahmed, MD, medical director of Upstate’s pediatric trauma services, and Steve Adkisson, RN, pediatric trauma program manager, tells us what it takes for a hospital to receive Level 1 trauma designation in New York state. Upstate University Hospital and Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital were the first in the state to receive national verification as a Level 1 trauma center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) in recognition of the optimal trauma care the center provides patients.


An overview of autism

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Psychologist Henry S Roane, PhDHenry Roane, PhD gives an overview of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – the possible causes, diagnosis, and treatment protocols – and a new study from The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that shows a significant increase in autism rates.  Roane is the G. S. Liptak Professor of Child Development in the Department of Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University. Read the story: Autism rates now 1 in 68 U.S. children: CDCFamily Behavior Analysis Clinic at Upstate.  For more information, call 464-3950.


Music therapy at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Clare ArezinaMusic therapist Clare Arezina talks about the role of music therapy in the Child Life Program at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Music therapists assess a patient’s needs, develop a treatment plan using music, and provide music interventions according to the treatment plan.  View the video


‘Peds to Parents’: Adding dental care to well-child appointments

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Steven D Blatt, MDUpstate pediatrician Patrick B Smith, DDS,Steven Blatt MD is joined by Patrick Smith DDS, program director of the residency dental service at Upstate, to talk about the importance of dental care for children.  They discuss a new $65,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital that will integrate preventive dental and oral health screenings into routine well-child exams. 
Read the story: Golisano Children’s Hospital receives grant for dental care.

Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers


‘Peds to Parents’ – The importance of a safe sleeping environment for infants

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Amanda GriffinClemencia MolinaSafe Kids Upstate NY Coalition, which is led by Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, is launching a Safe Sleep Awareness Campaign to remind parents to keep their child’s sleeping environment free of clutter and encourage safe sleeping practices. Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Amanda Griffin, coordinator of the Safe Kids program, is joined by Clemencia Molina, regional coordinator of the Central New York Sudden Infant and Child Death Resource Center, REACH CNY, Inc., to share this important message and talk about the new sleep sacks they are making available to newborns and infant patients at Upstate. In conjunction with SIDS Awareness Month, Safe Kids Upstate NY Coalition, led by Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, recently launched a Safe Sleep Awareness Campaign.  For more information, call (315) 424-0009 x108

What Does Safe Sleep Look Like, from the National Institutes for Health
YNN coverage: Parents urged to practice crib safety 
CNY Central coverage: New warning about soft crib bumpers that could suffocate babies
WAER-FM88
coverage: Safe To Sleep Campaign Kicks Off at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers



Adapting physical education to include those with disabilities

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Nienka Dosa, MDPeyton SefickUpstate developmental pediatrician Nienke Dosa, MD, MPH, talks about the main issues that remain regarding children with disabilities in terms of access to physical education and sports activities. She is joined by Peyton Sefick, a Syracuse University graduate assistant and power wheelchair soccer player who has been highly active in promoting adaptive sports. They are both involved in the Fitness Inclusion Network (Fit-IN), a collaborative initiative launched in 2013 with support from the Upstate Foundation/Golisano Children’s Hospital, SUNY Cortland Department of Physical Education, and the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. Dosa is a senior fellow at Syracuse University’s Burton Blatt Institute and the first professor of Child Health Policy at Upstate.  Sefick was selected to play on Team USA, which won the 2012 FIPFA World Cup, and is the team captain for CNY United, which won the 2012 Champions Cup.

For more information about power soccer, call (315) 345-1941 or (315) 546-3706, or email seffam@yahoo.com or peytonsefick@gmail.com.
Resources: PEcentral.org - The premier site for health & physical education teachers, parents and students. The Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS)

The challenges of living away from home with sickle cell anemia

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Richard H Sills, MD,Richard Sills, MD, division chief of the hemotology/oncology unit in the Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, talks about the chronic disease called sickle cell anemia, and how life expectancy has dramatically increased over the years due to advances in medical care. Sills offers guidance for parents and college students living with the disease while away from home. The Sickle Cell Treatment Program at Upstate Medical University.