Margaret 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.
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Sharon Bauer, RN, nurse manager in the pediatric hematology/oncology department at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, talks about what the new Upstate Cancer Center will mean for children in our community who are fighting cancer and blood disorders. Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers.
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Upstate registered dietitian Heather Richardson, RD, explains the difference between a vegan and vegetarian diet, and how important it is to get the proper nutrients to make it a healthy way to eat. Richardson is an ambulatory medicine outpatient dietitian at Upstate’s University Health Care Center.
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Leslie Kohman, MD, medical director of the new Upstate Cancer Center, is joined by administrator Dick Kilburg, MBA, to share exciting details about the center, which is set to open this summer. Kilburg will talk about what it took to bring this building to fruition – the biggest challenges, the unique building features, where we are today, and how much money was raised for construction. Kohman will describe the new services and technologies that will be available, how the building will facilitate multidisciplinary care, and what it will mean for patients who have cancer and their loved ones. The Upstate Cancer Center will be the only facility in the region to offer outpatient care and treatment for cancer and blood disorders in all ages – child through adult.
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Steven Blatt MD, director of general pediatrics at Upstate, is joined by Erica Riker, MHC, integrated care therapist at ARISE, to talk about a new collaboration to provide children with comprehensive care that focuses on both physical and emotional wellness. The Integrated Care Program is a partnership between Upstate Medical University’s Pediatric and Adolescent Center and ARISE Child & Family Service, available to children who receive services at the Center. For more information, call (315) 464-2046.
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Upstate Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics Howard Weinberger, MD, provides an overview of lead poisoning, which occurs when lead builds up in the body over a period of time and can cause serious health problems. He shares some simple precautions that can help prevent it, and treatments that are available. Weinberger is the Director of the Central/Eastern New York Lead Poisoning Resource Center, and an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at Upstate.
Music 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
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