Category Archives: stroke

Quick call to 911, prompt response and fast flight to Upstate stroke center helped save the life of Larry Deshaw

Tuesday afternoons are usually when Nancy Humphrey golfs. But she was still home a little after 4 p.m. on July 19 because that day’s tournament didn’t start until 5 p.m., and the Clayton Country Club is only about a quarter … Continue reading

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An aspirin a day: Can a pill protect you from colorectal cancer?

Aspirin has long been recommended to help prevent heart disease and reduce stroke risk in some patients. Now the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says evidence shows the anti-inflammatory pill can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. But before adding … Continue reading

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A different stroke: Hers happened after a neck adjustment

BY AMBER SMITH In seeking relief for tension headaches, Carmella Carroll sought treatment that – she later learned – increased her risk for a stroke. The Manlius woman was 33 in October 2009 when she went to a chiropractor for … Continue reading

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Going the distance: Good news, good vibes help runner regain footing after stroke

BY JIM HOWE Months after dragging himself across a hotel room floor to phone for help, Kyle Reger, 41, has diligently worked his way toward recovery from a stroke. That meant weeks in a hospital bed, months of rehabilitation and … Continue reading

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Strokes are affecting more young people: Do you know how to react to symptoms?

What would you be likely to do within the first three hours of experiencing weakness, numbness, difficulty speaking or difficulty seeing? Researchers from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center asked this question of more than a thousand people nationwide — and … Continue reading

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Sudden weakness, numbness, trouble speaking or seeing? Quickly get to hospital for stroke evaluation

What would you be likely to do within the first three hours of experiencing weakness, numbness, difficulty speaking or difficulty seeing? Researchers from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center asked this question of more than a thousand people nationwide – and … Continue reading

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Collection of Upstate news and information in Physicians Practice magazine

Here are some of the news items about Upstate that are included in the January issue of Physicians Practice magazine. Click the magazine at left to view the digital issue. Several construction projects that are in the works at Upstate … Continue reading

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Meet Upstate’s newest stroke experts

Physicians armed with skill and knowledge can be the difference between life, death and whether a patient recovers his or her abilities after a stroke. After completing medical school and residency training, these doctors spend additional years in specialized fellowships … Continue reading

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Upstate welcomes Gould, Masoud to region’s first stroke team

Joining Central New York’s first and only comprehensive stroke center are two physicians with expertise in interventional clot retrieval. The addition of Grahame Gould, MD, and Hesham Masoud, MBBCh, strengthens the team of professionals who provide round-the-clock stroke care at … Continue reading

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Meet the doctors who help stroke patients get their lives back

Someone suffering symptoms of a stroke is surrounded by caregivers in the emergency department. Doctors assess the person’s consciousness, eye movement, reflexes, memory, and ability to speak. Nurses start intravenous lines for medications, fluids and blood samples. Radiologists examine the … Continue reading

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