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August 30, 2010
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

Upstate brings health information to the State Fair

Fair2010_detailSYRACUSE, N.Y. — Upstate Medical University will offer free health screenings and health-related information, including community resources for the uninsured, advances in cancer care and smoking cessation programs, at its New York State Fair exhibit through Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Science and Industry Building. Upstate exhibits include:

Aug. 30

• New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program (NYSOPEP). Educational hand-outs for awareness and osteoporosis prevention.

• Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Tobacco users may participate in a brief survey and learn about free stop-smoking resources available to New York state residents. Survey participants will receive a gift.

• Department of Ophthalmology staff will offer acuity and glaucoma testing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Bariatrics representatives will calculate BMIs and register people for the Walk for Obesity.

Aug. 31

•Cardiology staff will be available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. to conduct blood pressure checks.

• Inpatient Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation staff will perform functional testing for adults, offering fitness, strength and balance testing. Explanation of testing results and ways to improve deficiencies and age related norms will be provided.

Sept. 1

• Information on Upstate University Hospital’s cancer services and oncology services, including treatment options and programs. Information on the design of the new Cancer Center facility will be available.

• American Cancer Society staff will offer educational and informational materials.

• Smoking Cessation Program staff will offer tips to help smokers kick the habit. Smokers can be screened for carbon monoxide levels to assess their cardiovascular risk.

Sept. 2

•New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program (NYSOPEP).

• Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

• University Pathology Laboratory Services. Educational information, draw sites; giveaways.

Sept. 3

• Staff from the Health Sciences Library and Family Resource Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital will offer information on finding accurate and reliable health information.

• HealthLink staff will offer educational and informational materials.

• Financial Resource Center staff will offer informational materials regarding options for individuals and families lacking health insurance coverage.

Sept. 4

• College of Health Professions staff will offer information on undergraduate and graduate programs in physical therapy, clinical laboratory sciences, medical imaging and radiation therapy.

• Concussion Program staff will offer information on concussions and sports concussions.

• Bike Helmet Safety. Children will be fitted for free bike helmets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent and must sign a contract that commits to safe biking behavior.

Sept. 5

• Information on joint replacement and orthopedic related injuries. Displays include Mr. Bones, the skeleton; and other bones and surgical hardware.

• Public Health and Preventative Medicine.

Sept. 6

• Public Health and Preventative Medicine.

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