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Quadcast: Rebooting the brain for better vision after a stroke

Quadcast: Rebooting the brain for better vision after a stroke

September 14, 2017

Krystel Huxlin has developed rigorous visual training that can restore some of the basic vision lost to traumatic brain injury, stroke, or a tumor. Here Huxlin discusses how this therapy teaches undamaged parts of the brain to take over.

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Device reduces stroke risk for patients with atrial fibrillation

Device reduces stroke risk for patients with atrial fibrillation

June 7, 2016

The Watchman device was approved by the FDA in 2015, and Strong Memorial Hospital is the first in the Finger Lakes region to offer patients this new minimally invasive therapy.

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Brain damage during stroke may point to source of addiction

Brain damage during stroke may point to source of addiction

September 8, 2015

Medical Center scientists have found that that smokers who suffered a stroke in the insular cortex of the brain were far more likely to quit smoking than those with strokes in other parts of the brain.

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Existing anti-stroke drug also effective treatment for middle-ear infections

Existing anti-stroke drug also effective treatment for middle-ear infections

May 21, 2015

An existing anti-stroke drug is an effective treatment for middle-ear infections, showing the ability to suppress mucus overproduction, improve bacterial clearance and reduce hearing loss, according to researchers at Georgia State University and the University of Rochester.

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Stroke care guidelines published

Stroke care guidelines published

March 28, 2014

UR Medicine is well-represented in the AHA panel convened to develop care guidelines for affected stroke patients.

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Certified for complex stroke care, UR Medicine opens care program

Certified for complex stroke care, UR Medicine opens care program

February 4, 2014

The Neuromedicine Critical Care Program focuses on serious conditions such as strokes, brain hemorrhages, traumatic brain injury, and brain and spinal cord tumors.

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URMC Honored for Stroke, Cardiac Programs

URMC Honored for Stroke, Cardiac Programs

May 28, 2013

This is the fourth consecutive year that Strong Memorial Hospital has received the AHA/ASA Get With The Guidelines program’s highest honor, the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

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Brain Damage Triggered by Mini-Strokes Detailed

Brain Damage Triggered by Mini-Strokes Detailed

December 12, 2012

These strokes, which are often imperceptible, are common in older adults and are believed to contribute to dementia.

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