Category Archives: trauma

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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The Humorist: Ribs, shirt, ego suffer the brunt of bicycle ‘Emergency’

By Jeff Kramer Everyone hears horror stories of long waits in ERs, but as an experienced patron of these facilities I’ve learned how to avoid lines: Go by ambulance. So it was on a recent Friday when I ended up … Continue reading

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Saturday at the Fair: Free Bike Helmets!

Saturday will be a big day in the Upstate booth at the State Fair! Upstate will give away 800 free bike helmets beginning at 10 a.m.  Medical professionals will make sure each helmet is fitted properly on each child, and … Continue reading

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