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Upstate enlists in first lady’s Joining Forces initiative

The initiative will increase training and research on post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injuries.

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Upstate project educates women about heart attack symptoms and early warning signs


Researchers test the use of acronyms to help educate women on heart attack symptoms, warning signs.

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Strong Women, Strong Hearts event Feb. 4 focuses on women and heart disease


Upstate University Hospital’s cardiovascular nursing staff create this first-ever event that gives women needed information and easy lifestyle strategies to prevent heart attack and stroke.

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Upstate receives $100,000 unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness


The funding will support research into eye diseases being conducted at the Department of Ophthalmology’s Center for Vision Research.

For the past six years, Team Upstate has been the top overall fundraiser for the American Heart Association′s Heart Walk/Run, with last  year′s effort raising more than $30,000. Team Upstate is working to maintain its leading role with plans for the 2012 Heart Walk/Run, to be held March 31 at Onondaga Community College. To register with a team captain or for more information visit Heart Walk. Some of Upstate’s top fundraising team captains for last year′s Heart Walk gathered for a photograph, including: front row, from left, Linda Steer, Danielle Wheeler-Vickery, and Cheryl Brown. Second row, from left, Astride Henry, Nancy Featherly,  and Todd Patnode. Back row, from left, Richard Veenstra, Sue Murphy,  and Yvonne Goodman.