Patrick Richards, “Pat,” couldn’t stop coughing, just as two nurses at Auburn Community Hospital rushed into his room. An abnormal heartbeat sent the 50-year-old man to ACH’s emergency department Monday afternoon, where he later had a stroke and a heart attack. He almost died, but two nurses and a respiratory therapist revived him through CPR and electric therapy.
And ever since the Alameda County study in California back in the 1960s linked breakfast — along with a host of other habits — to a longer lifespan, there's been a societal push towards breaking the fast.
Some of the construction and development Upstate Medical University is doing in Syracuse could fit perfectly with the Governor's Start-Up New York Initiative. Research projects already underway could pave the way to future growth.
With scorching temperatures in Central New York, health officials say everyone should start taking precautions to beat the heat. Drinking plenty of water, avoiding drinks with caffeine or alcohol, taking breaks, and wearing light colored clothes can help residents avoid becoming sick. Residents should first recognize the signs of staying outside in the heat too long, Onondaga Health Department Spokesperson Melanie Droder warns.
Community College is partnering with a medical interpreting firm to offer a course aimed at more thoroughly training interpreters who help non-english speakers communicate with their doctors. The need for interpreters has grown as Central New York becomes home to more refugees who speak many different languages.
Multi-cultural Association of Medical Interpreters Executive Director Cornelia Brown says the 135-hour course gives future interpreters the extensive training they need to ensure doctors and nurses understand the needs of the patient.