News Archives of 2012

Upstate celebrates Great American Smoke Out Nov. 15

Upstate celebrates Great American Smoke Out Nov. 15

November 13, 2012

Upstate employee survey shows employee smoking has dropped 7 percent since 2002. Cold turkey sandwiches are on the menu for employees who quit smoking for the Great American Smoke Out.


Upstate's Margaret L. Williams Developmental Evaluation Center celebrates 30 years

Upstate's Margaret L. Williams Developmental Evaluation Center celebrates 30 years

November 13, 2012

Puppeteers from the Open Hand Theater perform during the 30th anniversary celebration of the Upstate Medical University's Margaret L. Williams Developmental Evaluation Center Nov. 3. The center has provided diagnosis and treatment for autism and other disorders since 1972.


Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital hosts Halloween parade for patients and their families

Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital hosts Halloween parade for patients and their families

November 2, 2012

Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital's Child Life Program hosted a Halloween parade for patients and their families. The event is an annual tradition at the children's hospital. Staff volunteer their time and goodies to help create a sense of routine and normalcy for patients who unable to trick-or-treat outside of the hospital. Nurses like Jenelle Vargulick, 11G, escort patients through a maze of treat stops in the children's hospital "neighborhood" created by our own child life specialists. It's a certain bright spot for patients like Shyea, pictured above. To see the album, visit https://www.facebook.com/UpstateGCH.


Margaret L. Williams Center celebrates two milestones with family-friendly event

November 1, 2012


Experts gather to speak on breakthroughs in lung cancer treatments, screenings Nov. 3

Experts gather to speak on breakthroughs in lung cancer treatments, screenings Nov. 3

October 30, 2012

Free lung cancer conference will highlight new treatments for lung cancer as well as Upstate's new lung cancer screening program that detects lung cancer in early stages.


Upstate honored for work-life balance practices for academic physicians

October 26, 2012

Upstate earns national recognition for its trackless promotion system for medical faculty who excel in patient care, service, research or education.


Dr. Deshaies speaks to YNN about the rise of strokes in young patients

Dr. Deshaies speaks to YNN about the rise of strokes in young patients

October 24, 2012

Upstate University Hospital neurosurgeon Eric Deshaies speaks to YNN's Sarah Blazonis about the increase in stroke for people between 15 and 34 years old. A national study found that the rate of stroke in individuals younger that 55 has increased to nearly 20 percent in 2005. Deshaies says healthy eating habits and exercises can lower one's stroke risk. Check out the report at: http://goo.gl/oTSGw


Upstate celebrates nursing excellence

October 24, 2012

Sixty-two nurses are honored for a range of accomplishments, from patient care initiatives to community outreach, during Upstate's annual Nursing Excellence Celebration.


Upstate has largest class in its pharmacy residency program

October 22, 2012

During National Hospital and Health System Pharmacy Week, Upstate's residency program finds itself supporting students from 10 national pharmacy schools, including SUNY schools in Albany and Buffalo.


Upstate physicians encourage screenings during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Upstate physicians encourage screenings during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 19, 2012

In addition to screenings, physicians suggest women learn more about lifestyles choices that can decrease breast cancer risk, such as making healthy eating choices and proper exercise.


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