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August 21, 2014
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

Upstate goes to the New York State Fair

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— A free bicycle helmet giveaway and health screenings will highlight Upstate’s participation at the New York State Fair this year. Located in the Science and Industry Building, Upstate’s exhibit is open Aug. 21 through Labor Day, Sept. 1, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The exhibit also boasts a line-up of interactive and informative activities, including a giveaway of 800 children’s bicycle helmets, free glaucoma testing and free blood pressure checks. Experts also will be available to discuss a variety of health topics, including sports concussions, poison prevention, cancer prevention, smoking cessation, how to treat wounds that won’t heal, to name a few.

“This year’s exhibit offers information and activities on an assortment of services for the public,” says Darcy DiBiase, assistant director of the Marketing and University Communications Department. “We are offering free health screenings and we have further expanded our popular free helmet giveaway to make it even bigger. Other highlights of our exhibit include the Women’s Health Network’s membership drive and GEM Care, the emergency department unit tailored for people 65 and older. We will have a lot of handouts regarding our health services and of course plenty of free giveaways.”

Below is a daily listing of departments, programs featured at Upstate’s exhibit.

Thursday, Aug. 21

• Center for Global Health and Transitional Medicine. Learn about diseases of the developing world and how they can affect us.

• Joslin Diabetes Center. (10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. only). An internationally recognized leader in diabetes treatment, research, and education, the Joslin Diabetes Center is affiliated with Harvard Medical School and provides care for the medical and emotional needs of people with diabetes.

• Upstate Concussion Center. Recognize and prevent concussion, learn about post-injury evaluation and management.

• University Pathology Laboratory. Find out where all the blood draw sites are in your area and get the answers to some FAQ’s.

Friday, Aug. 22

• Advanced Practice Services. What is an NP and PA? Learn why they are important to you.

• Upstate New York Poison Center. Learn about poison prevention with a look-alike display, information on current drugs of abuse and new dosing guidelines for children’s medications.

• Occupational Health Clinical Centers  (OHCC) (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. only). OHCC provides high quality occupational medicine services, specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of occupational diseases.

• Upstate Urology. Information on urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, kidney stones, and more.

Saturday, Aug. 23

• Bicycle Helmet Giveaway (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only). Children will be fitted for free bicycle helmets. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Bicycle helmet safety education will be provided by medical professionals from Upstate’s Trauma and Pediatric Neurosurgery departments. Child will sign a contract committing to safe biking behavior.

• Upstate Women’s Health Network Membership Drive. Take control of your health. Sign up and receive alerts to exclusive events and the first opportunity to attend free, special events throughout the year.

Sunday, Aug. 24

• Nurse Recruitment. Nursing jobs now available. Get all the information you need to start a rewarding career.

• Upstate Women’s Health Network Membership Drive. See 8/23 listing.

• Transplant Program. Upstate University Transplant Services offers a comprehensive kidney transplant program for patients suffering from End-Stage Renal (Kidney) Disease (ESRD), the final stage of kidney failure. Surgeons perform nearly 50 kidney transplants annually (over 4,100 transplants overall) making Upstate’s kidney transplant program one of the most experienced kidney transplant programs in the upstate New York area.

Monday, Aug. 25

• Center for Vision Care, Department of Ophthalmology. Staff will offer glaucoma screening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Radiation/Oncology. Radiation/Oncology provides the most advanced technologies and therapies available and participates in the latest in cancer research.

• Smoking Cessation. Tips and tricks to help kick the smoking habit.

• Upstate Urology. See 8/22 listing.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

• Heart and Vascular Center. Blood pressure checks will be offered.

• GEM Care. Learn about Upstate’s Senior Emergency Department located on the Community Campus.

• Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center. Have a wound that won’t heal? Learn about new techniques to heal chronic non-healing wounds.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

• Midwifery Program. More than babies, stop in for real talk about women’s health issues.

• Upstate Women’s Health Network Membership Drive. See 8/23 listing.

• Upstate Orthopedics. Learn about the OrthoNOW! that provides pediatric and adult immediate care for sprains, breaks, dislocations and sports injuries.

• Obstetrics/Gynecology. Learn about the many services that promote comprehensive and compassionate health care for women of all ages.

Thursday, Aug. 28

• Upstate Stroke Center. Act fast for stroke. Learn the signs and symptoms of stroke and the importance of calling 911.

• Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Information on acute care and rehabilitation for in-hospital stay and progression to rehabilitation unit; equipment descriptions and use.

• Upstate Orthopedics. See 8/27 listing.

• Clark Burn Center. The center provides consistent and comprehensive care for the burn patient at the highest possible level of excellence. It also serves as a resource center for both referring facilities and the community, providing outreach programs, continuing education, and ongoing research to maintain state-of-the-art care.

Friday, Aug. 29

• Health Sciences Library and Family Resource Center. Learn how to find reliable information about drugs, therapies, treatments and more on the internet and from community resources.

• Safe Kids Upstate New York Coalition of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Learn about child safety and injury prevention risk areas.

• Pediatrics/Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Stop in  for a visit with Syracuse’s only children’s hospital, celebrating its fifth anniversary.

• Margaret L. Williams Evaluation Developmental Center. Learn the signs and symptoms of Autism and Asperger’s disorder, Kidspeak Puppet workshop.

• Upstate Golisano After Hours Care. Located at Upstate’s Community Campus, this first-ever after hours care for kids program offers a welcome alternative to the ER for kids from birth through age 21.

Saturday, Aug. 30

• Upstate Women’s Health Network Membership Drive. See 8/23 listing.

• Transplant Program. See 8/24 listing.

• Epic MyChart. Patients can now access their health records through a secure Web portal or smartphone app. Get access today.

Sunday, Aug. 31

• Upstate Women’s Health Network Membership Drive. See 8/23 listing.

Monday, Sept. 1

• Upstate Women’s Health Network Membership Drive. See 8/23 listing.

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