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‘Peds to Parents’ – New Ronald McDonald house in Syracuse

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Leola RogersBeth TrunfioBeth Trunfio, executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central New York (RMC) and Leola Rodgers, associate administrator for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and RMC board member, share their excitement as the November opening of the new Ronald McDonald housein Syracuse nears.

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

Update on new Upstate Cancer Center

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Linda Veit Thoracic surgeon Leslie Kohman, medical director of the Upstate Cancer Center, and Linda Veit, special projects manager, update us on the exciting new cancer center as it rises from the ground. The capital campaign continues to support the building and many exciting new programs that will complement the existing cancer program.

To learn more about the capital campaign for the new Upstate Cancer Center, or to donate: Give Hope a New Home.

Cancer care for senior citizens

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Oncologist Ajeet Gajra, associate professor of medicine at Upstate and the fellowship director in hematology/oncology, talks about cancer care for senior citizens.  About 60 percent of all cancers and more than 70 percent of all cancer deaths occur in the elderly, yet there is a lack of data regarding risks and benefits of cancer therapy in these older adults.

‘Peds to Parents’ – The dangers of magnetic ingestion

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Manoochehr Karjoo, MD Pediatric Gastroenterologist Manoochehr Karjoo talks about one of the most dangerous items that young children ingest -  small magnets commonly found in so many children’s toys. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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


Child safety offerings at Upstate’s Fall Festival and Health Fair

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Amanda GriffinUpstate pediatric neurosurgeon Zulma Tovar-Spinoza is joined by Amanda Griffin from the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and Rose Walsh from Child Care Solutions, to talk about child safety.  Free bike helmets and car seat safety checks will be available at the Fall Festival and Health Fair at Upstate University Hospital’s Community campus on Sept. 29.  The event will feature free child safety helmets, car seat safety checks, safe kids ID cards, food and entertainment. Read more about Safe Kids Upstate NY.

Midwifery services at Upstate University Hospital’s Community campus

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Certified nurse midwife Heather Shannon describes the role of the modern midwife and the full range of services available through Upstate University Hospital’s Midwifery Program.  In addition to addressing the primary care needs of a woman, the Upstate team offers gynecological care, family planning, perimenopause and menopause management, among its services.

OASIS program celebrates 30th anniversary

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Lauren FeiglinMarilyn PinskyLauren Feiglin, executive director of the Syracuse OASIS program and Marilyn Pinsky, former commissioner, Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth and the state president of AARP, celebrate the 30th anniversary of the national OASIS program.  OASIS is a unique educational program for mature adults who want to continue to grow, learn and be productive during the best years of their lives.  Membership is free and open to anyone 50 or older. Join now, or call 464-6555 for mere information.

11/27/11 Healthy Monday Campaign

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Donna Bacchi, MD, MPHThomas Dennison, PhDUpstate’s Donna Bacchi MD, MPH, and Syracuse University’s Thomas Dennison PhD talk about the “Healthy Monday” campaign.  Based on the theory that ‘Monday is the January of your week’, the national initiative hopes to help end chronic preventable diseases by offering weekly prompts and programs to support people in starting and sustaining healthy behaviors.

Learn more about: Healthy Monday Syracuse – ‘the day all health breaks loose’.