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CNY Officials Update Stroke Warning Signs for World Stroke Day

Oct 29, 2019
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Central New York health officials are updating the warning signs to look for in someone who might be having a stroke. Balance & eyesight trouble are now being noted as keys symptom to be aware of in stroke patients. This goes along with the other known symptoms like facial droop, and slurred speech.


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SUNY Upstate and SUNY ESF experts on diseases from ticks stood with Congress Member John Katko to support a new proposal that could aid in reducing the impacts. 


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A SUNY Upstate pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases says vaccinating children should not be optional in light of the measles outbreak in Brooklyn.  New York City has declared a health emergency after at least 280 people became ill, mostly in ultra-orthodox Jewish communities.  Dr. Jana Shaw at Golisano Children’s Hospital says not vaccinating is not worth the risk.

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SUNY Upstate Medical University has joined the process of developing a vaccine that could help address the ongoing heroin epidemic.  Scientists here are working in conjunction with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research using a $3.7 million grant to conduct clinical trials. 


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A 43-year veteran of SUNY Upstate Medical University is wrapping up the second week of his new role as interim president of the teaching hospital and research institution.  The psychiatrist by trade is trying to focus on the positive amid turmoil that has shaken the campus over the past year.


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Onondaga County Voters didn’t have a choice this year to select a new County Executive… that’s a year away... however, the change at top of county government is now complete.  Joanie Mahoney is reflecting back on her list of accomplishments, including stepping-in at a critical point when lawmakers were poised to build a sewage treatment plant near Armory Square. 

“One had been built on the South side and it created a lot of controversy around issues having to do with social justice, like why would you build a sewage treatment plant in a neighborhood where there’s concentrations of poverty when you know you would not be doing that if the same problem were in one of the more affluent suburbs. We put a moratorium on building any more of those.  We switched to the Save the Rain (project). We now keep the clean water out of the system so we don’t have to spend all this money and we don’t have these overflows that were resulting in bacteria making its way into the lake.”

‘Save the Rain’ satisfied a portion of the federal Judgement to clean-up Onondaga Lake. 


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The Director of Employee and Student Health SUNY Upstate Medical University wants Central New Yorker’s to stay ahead of the flu season by getting their shots early.  Dr.

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A new type of treatment for breast cancer could greatly reduce the amount of – and side effects from – radiation therapy.  Upstate Cancer Center is trying to make more doctors and patients aware of the option.


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The Upstate Trauma Center in Syracuse introduced employees to its new virtual driving simulator today ahead of the busy summer driving season.  The simulator is unique because drivers get to sit in an actual car and allows people to move the steering wheel.  The front tires of the car rest on elevated platforms with high tech sensors capturing the movement.  Trauma Outreach Coordinator Jerry Morrison prepares drivers before they take a virtual spin.

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We’ve heard of March Madness in college basketball.  But Friday could be called Match Madness for nearly 150 Upstate Medical University students who opened envelopes containing their residency assignments.  That’s where they will spend their first year of training as doctors. 

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