News Archives of March 2012

March 30, 2012
Letters from home: Patients respond to Doctors’ Day celebration
In a special nod to National Doctors’ Day, March 30, more than 400 handwritten thank-you notes from patients all across Upstate New York will be delivered to physicians at Upstate University Hospital.

March 29, 2012
Beads of Courage 2012
The Beads of Courage Program helps patients at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital's Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders document and share their journey through the maze of childhood illness and treatment. Each bead represents a very specific event, from a chemotherapy treatment to a pet therapy visit to a needle stick, and everything in between. Every Beads of Courage strand is unique. The program, launched in 2010, is sponsored by Maureen's Hope Foundation. For a photo album, visit

March 28, 2012
Upstate New York Poison Center, health commissioner speak out about dangers of synthetic marijuana
Packaged as K2, Spice, herbal incense or Legal Phunk synthetic marijuana, when inhaled can cause seizures, extreme paranoia; kidney failure and even death.

March 27, 2012
Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital opens one-of-a-kind therapeutic oasis for patients
The multi-sensory room, featuring floor-to-ceiling bubble tubes, a waterbed, climbing and crawling surfaces and mats, projectors that show words and images on the walls, helps provide non-pharmacological pain control, stress relief, stimulation and relaxation depending on the patient’s needs.

March 27, 2012
Upstate’s occupational health office opens new facility
The Southern Tier office of Upstate's Occupational Health Clinical Health Centers has moved to a new expanded location in Binghamton. The move allows for additional clinic hours to meet the region’s growing demand for services to prevent, diagnose, and treat work-related illnesses.

March 22, 2012
Weiskotten Hall is in full bloom in March 2012
The courtyard of Weiskotten Hall on the Upstate Medical University campus is already in bloom thanks to the unseasonably warm weather in the Upstate New York. Daytime temperatures have been in the upper 70s and low 80s for almost a week bring a colorful welcome to the first days of spring.

March 19, 2012
Upstate marks Brain Injury Awareness Week with presentations and displays
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers a weeklong series of presentations and displays on traumatic brain injuries and breakthrough treatments giving patients promising futures and fuller lives.

March 16, 2012
Upstate medical student is one of 30 nationwide to be honored by AMA for community outreach efforts
Third-year medical student Sam Schueler wins Leadership Award in recognition of his outstanding skills in advocacy, community service and education, including efforts to provide health education to disadvantage youth.

March 15, 2012
Upstate’s Antonio Culebras behind international celebration of World Sleep Day March 16
Upstate physician provides 10 commandments of good sleeping habits to aid the millions who just can't get to sleep.

March 13, 2012
Poison prevention is just a phone call away
Upstate New York Poison Center urges the public to program their cell phones so the poison prevention hotline is reachable immediately. That’s 1-800-222-1222.

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