Category Archives: neurology

Reducing stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation

If you have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, new guidelines to reduce your risk of stroke include talking to your healthcare provider about taking an oral anticoagulant. Upstate neurologist Antonio Culebras, MD, is the lead author of the new guideline … Continue reading

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Stroke survivor was a patient after 52 years of public service

He did not immediately think “stroke.” As his symptoms became more clear on that July morning last summer, 69-year-old Onondaga County Undersheriff Warren Darby began to realize he needed to hurry to the hospital. Not just any hospital. A designated … Continue reading

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Why I love shooting pool

By Christopher Sanders 1. Fond childhood memories. We had a table when I was growing up probably 40 years ago. I hit the balls around there and just kept playing. 2. Leagues. The 9-ball league is broken into skill levels … Continue reading

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Are you still dragging from the time change?

We lost an hour when Daylight Savings Time took effect at 2 a.m. March 9, and some of us are still recovering. Not only is the time set forward (until Nov. 2) “but that is compounded by the fact that … Continue reading

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Making an impact: Prompt recognition, treatment speeds concussion recovery

Blurry vision. Dizziness. Ringing in the ears. Headaches. Trouble with balance. Concussion can produce frightening symptoms.   Brian Rieger, PhD, an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation who leads Upstate’s Concussion Center, regularly speaks to school, athletic and community … Continue reading

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10 facts about concussion

* A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a blow or a jolt to the head. * No objective medical test diagnoses concussion. “It has to be diagnosed by taking a good history and looking at the … Continue reading

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Stepping forward, raising money and awareness for tuberous sclerosis complex

Every fall for the last five years, Bridgett Langstaff has helped organize a walk to raise awareness for tuberous sclerosis complex, a genetic disease that affects her son, Jude. The boy will turn 5 in November. He seemed like a … Continue reading

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What is tuberous sclerosis complex?

Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a rare disease caused by a genetic mutation and marked by noncancerous tumors that grow throughout the body. For many people with TSC, signs and symptoms are evident at birth. Others may not be diagnosed … Continue reading

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Telemedicine allows Upstate stroke care to reach Carthage

An electronic link between Upstate and Carthage Area Hospital means that patients exhibiting signs or symptoms of a stroke in the Carthage emergency room will be seen and heard by a stroke neurologist in Syracuse. Carthage used a Rural Health … Continue reading

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Learn about advances in the study of the brain

Three of the biggest names in brain sciences research visit the Upstate campus Monday, Oct. 21 and will give a lecture about how today’s research is leading to exciting new advances in prevention, treatment and cures for disorders of the … Continue reading

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