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Archive for the ‘ neurosurgery/brain’ Category

Headaches and vision problems

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Melissa W Ko, MDUpstate neuro-ophthalmologist Melissa Ko, MD talks about headaches, and how vision problems that accompany headaches might be brain related. Ko is an associate professor in Neurology and Ophthalmology at Upstate Medical University.


Hemorrhagic stroke — one patient’s experience and recovery

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Julius Gene S Latorre, MD, MPHWarren DarbyUpstate neurologist Gene Latorre, MD, is joined by his patient Warren Darby, who shares his personal experience and recovery from an hemorrhagic stroke. Latorre, director of neurocritical care at the Upstate Stroke Center, stresses the importance of receiving urgent evaluation at a specialized stroke center to decrease mortality and improve outcomes for stroke. Darby is Undersheriff for the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office. 

The Upstate Stroke Center is the first designated stroke center in Central New York, offering the region’s most comprehensive services and treatments.  Read the story in “What’s up at Upstate” blog. Listen to the interview: When you suspect a stroke, timing is everything.  For more information, or to make an appointment, call 315 464-8668 or toll free 800 464-8668.


The story behind “The Broken and the Whole”

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Rabbi Charles ShermanRabbi Charles Sherman, spiritual leader of Temple Adath Yeshurun in Syracuse, shares the poignant story of his family’s journey through tragedy, and how it inspired the writing of his memoir The Broken and the Whole: Discovering Joy After Heartbreak: Lessons from a Life of Faith.  Sherman’s book is set for release March 11, and available for pre-order now. Read review.

Events:
March 11, 7 pm at Holy Cross Church in Dewitt – Join Monsignor Robert Yeazel and Rabbi Charles Sherman as two faith leaders from our community talk frankly about the big questions in life.  The evening marks the release of Rabbi Sherman’s critically-acclaimed book.

March 12, 7 pm at Barnes and Noble in Dewitt – Talk and signing with the author.


‘What’s Your Emergency?’: Understanding fainting

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Derek R Cooney, MD, FF/NREMT-P, FACEPWilliam Paolo, MDDerek Cooney, MD, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, is joined by emergency physician William Paolo, MD, to help us understand fainting – or syncope- a sudden, brief loss of consciousness caused by decreased blood flow to the brain.  


‘Peds to Parents’ – MRI-laser guided surgery for children with brain tumors and epilepsy

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Zulma S Tovar Spinoza, MDDr. Zulma Tovar-Spinoza, MD, director of pediatric neurosurgery, discusses a minimally invasive treatment for children with brain tumors and epilepsy, using MRI-guided laser, now available at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Dr. Tovar Spinoza is a pioneer in this new technique and Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital is among the first in the country to offer this minimally invasive surgery that is producing encouraging results for patients and families.  Watch Dr. Tovar-Spinoza’s video on YouTube.

Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers


Stigma surrounding mental illness grows in wake of mass shootings

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Leonard NewmanAs the school year approaches, we are joined by Leonard Newman, PhD, area director of the Social Psychology program at Syracuse University, to discuss the growing stigma attached to mental illness in the wake of recent mass shootings, and why it is so difficult to undermine.  


What is trigeminal neuralgia?

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Lawrence S Chin, MDUpstate’s Chair of Neurosurgery Lawrence Chin, MD talks about the diagnosis and treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TN), a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal or 5th cranial nerve, one of the largest nerves in the head.  Learn more about the Upstate Gamma Knife Center.