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News Archives of 2000

Peter Cronkight, M.D., joins University Health Care Manlius

August 17, 2000

Peter Cronkight, M.D., will join University Health Care Manlius as a primary care physician, beginning Sept. 1.

SUNY Upstate is tapped to test new treatment for multiple sclerosis

July 27, 2000

SUNY Upstate Medical University has been selected as a site to launch a worldwide landmark study to investigate whether an oral treatment option might be available for people living with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Current treatment options involve regular injections with a needle. Many physicians feel that an oral therapy in the form of Copaxone would be a significant development in treating multiple sclerosis, citing that many people are uncomfortable self-injecting.

Jane Dantoni wins top honor from American Cancer Society

July 24, 2000

Jane E. Dantoni, a nurse practitioner who serves as administrator of University Hospital's Breast Care Center, has been honored by the American Cancer Society for providing compassionate care to persons with cancer.

Palmer named acting chair of orthopedics at SUNY Upstate

July 24, 2000

Andrew K. Palmer, M.D., has been named acting chair of the department of orthopedics at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Palmer will serve until a successor to David G. Murray, M.D., has been named. Murray stepped down as chair of orthopedics in July; he remains on the faculty of SUNY Upstate.

SUNY Upstate wins $72,000 grant to study HIV

July 20, 2000

Edward Barker, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and immunology in the College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has received a $72,000 grant from the American Foundation of AIDS Research (AmfAR). The grant will fund efforts to find out why human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, decreases the production of B7 molecules that are necessary to help fight the virus and ward of the development of AIDS.

Ted and Amy will host 12-hour 93Q Radiothon to benefit Children's Miracle Network Aug. 11

July 13, 2000

93Q radio personalities Ted Long and Amy Robbins will present a 12-hour Radiothon to benefit the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) of the CNY Children's Health Fund. The Radiothon will take place Friday, Aug. 11, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the James Street studios of 93Q and in the pediatric units at University Hospital.

University Hospital offers free guide about concussions and brain injury

July 13, 2000

A blow or jolt to the head can cause a type of mild brain injury called a concussion or a closed head injury. Doctors may describe these injuries as mild because concussions are usually not life threatening. Even so, the effects of a concussion can be serious.

State approves $64,000 for CNY Alzheimer Disease Assistance Center

July 10, 2000

The Central New York Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center (ADAC), which treats more than 2,500 patients from 15 counties, has been awarded $64,000 from the New York State Department of Health to continue its operations for the coming year.

Children's Miracle Open set for Aug. 18

July 5, 2000

The 13th Annual Children's Miracle Open Golf Tournament will be held rain or shine on Friday, August 18 at Foxfire Golf & Tennis Club in Baldwinsville.

Despite on-the-job stresses, umpiring in major leagues does not pose a health risk, say State University of New York researchers

June 30, 2000

The sedentary lifestyle of Major League Baseball umpires and the stressful environment in which they work do not pose a health risk to these men in blue.