Category Archives: trauma

Crash course: Ed learned the value of a trauma center

The scar stretches from his neck to his belly button, a vivid reminder of that day in January 2013 when Ed Wasilewski skated just about as close to death as one can – and still survive. Wasilewski, 31, of Erieville … Continue reading

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Sign up now for free trauma, prehospital medicine teaching day

Upstate invites paramedics and EMTs, nurses and emergency providers to the first annual Upstate Prehospital Medicine & Trauma Teaching Day Monday, May 19 at Onondaga Community College.4585 West Seneca Turnpike in Syracuse. The event is free, but registration is required … 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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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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