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Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital adds integrative medicine to pediatric rheumatology division

Caitlin Sgarlat Deluca, DOAlternative or integrative therapies -- from homeopathy and nutritional counseling to yoga and deep breathing -- can enhance conventional Western medicine, explains Caitlin Sgarlat Deluca, DO, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Upstate who works in the recently created Division of Pediatric Rheumatology and Integrative Medicine in the Upstate Golisano Children‘s Hospital. The marriage of the two approaches to medicine aims to treat the whole child, says Sgarlat Deluca, who tells how nutritional supplements or acupuncture, for example, helps the arthritis and lupus patients she often sees as a pediatric rheumatologist.