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Presenting 'Upstate Health' magazine on Healthy Monday

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Fall 2011

Welcome to Upstate Health, a magazine produced by Upstate Medical University to inspire healthy living. You will find stories about medical care and wellness, of course, but also a variety of articles that pertain to life in Central New York. Our experts share advice on caregiving, food and leisure activities.

Our pages also showcase important work in our community and interesting news from the Upstate campus. You will meet researchers, students, healthcare providers and patients.

We hope you will appreciate the artistry within our science – on our back page every issue.

Your feedback

Got a story idea? Want a free subscription, or extra copies for your office? Contact us at [email protected] or by phone at 315-464-4836.

Your health

For appointments or referrals to the health care providers in this magazine, or for questions about health topics, contact a registered nurse at Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668 or 1-800-464-8668, day or night.

Our content


A Cure for Epilepsy -- Surgery can fix seizure disorders, even in babies

How CPR and an AED saved a lacrosse player's life

No more narcissism? Phasing out the diagnosis

What to say to friends who are sick

Lessons from Upstate -- precaution regarding tea tree oil

Advice for Caregivers from Caregivers -- Bathing an elderly loved one

Important heart tests recommended by the American Heart Association

Science is art is science ...


In the Know -- Why your doctor may recommend robotic surgery

Upstate creates health promotion videos for new Americans

Can employers make a difference in diabetes?

The Upstate Ethicist -- Taking care of a killer

Upstate embraces Healthy Monday

Random facts about Upstate


Meet scientist Yanli Zhang-James

Preventing the spread of germs


Good for you: Apples

A savory shrimp and avocado salsa recipe

Low fat or low carb for weight loss?


Unwinding with music

The 'Adirondoc' prescribes three hikes

Good read: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

The Humorist -- Jeff Kramer gets serious about his health

View an electronic version of Upstate Health