Author Archives: Amanda Griffin

Healthy Back-to-School Habits: Hand Washing

By Mary Laverty MLIS For many families and children in Upstate New York, the first day of The Great New York State Fair also begins the countdown to the first day of school. The first days of school can mean … Continue reading

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Summer Time Eczema

Summer Time Eczema By Alyson Weiner Eczema is a common skin condition that affects children. Affected children usually have dryer skin in the wintertime and end up having more severe symptoms. However, many children become more self-conscious about their eczema … Continue reading

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Helping Our Friends

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York is celebrating “Christmas in July” by hosting a community-wide Wish List Donation Drive to help support our guest families. Throughout July, community members are collecting items on the RMHCNY wish list, which includes … Continue reading

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Celebrate Family Wellness Month

By Mary Ann Russo, MS, RD, CDN, Pediatric Nutritionist Did you know May is Family Wellness Month?  It was created to help families overcome their biggest challenges to staying healthy and connected – our busy pace of life.  The goal is … Continue reading

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Summer Teen Volunteer Program at Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus

By Sphoorti Bahandre, Intern Volunteer Initiatives Are you looking for a volunteer experience for your teen this summer? The journey of volunteers substantially changes the lives of everyone they meet along the way. It’s the unknown situations that reward them … Continue reading

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