Since 2007, Sue Bertrand and supporters of Maureen’s Hope Foundation have delivered handmade Easter baskets to the Child Life Program at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. Athletes from Syracuse University’s football, crew, soccer and cross country teams helped with this year's delivery. The baskets were distributed to patients Sunday morning.
Upstate anesthesiologist Vandana Sharma, MD, discussed the new CDC guidelines for prescribing opiods for chronic pain with reporter Iris St. Meran for a March 17 Time Warner Cable News report. Sharma said that opioids are not recommended as a first choice of treatment for chronic pain and that the guidelines are being followed at Upstate University Hospital.