stroke http://wrvo.org en This week: how stroke affects women; plus vegan diets and kidney transplants http://wrvo.org/post/week-how-stroke-affects-women-plus-vegan-diets-and-kidney-transplants <p>Strokes that occur in women create symptoms that are different than those in men. Women may experience the classic sudden numbness or severe headache, but they may also develop arm pain, general weakness or hiccups.</p><p>Rochele Clark, Upstate Medical University's stroke program coordinator, explains the importance of calling 911 immediately. Quick action is essential to help lessen the damage from a stroke.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:48:08 +0000 HealthLink on Air 57290 at http://wrvo.org This week: experiencing and living through a stroke http://wrvo.org/post/week-experiencing-and-living-through-stroke <p>Onondaga County Undersheriff Warren Darby shares details of the stroke he suffered when a capillary burst in his brain last summer.</p><p>Neurologist Dr. Gene Latorre was part of the team that helped care for Darby when he arrived at Upstate University Hospital. Latorre explains the types of stroke and treatment options available.</p><p>Then, what to do for varicose veins, and our regular feature -- a "Check Up from the Neck Up."</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 20:00:38 +0000 Leah Landry 55536 at http://wrvo.org This week: experiencing and living through a stroke This week: how lubricants affect fertility http://wrvo.org/post/week-how-lubricants-affect-fertility <p>Couples trying to conceive may be surprised to learn that many sexual lubricants act as spermicides, reducing their changes of pregnancy.</p><p></p><p>Several commercial products and household oils are harmful to sperm and can slow the movement of sperm, according to a study conducted through the andrology laboratory at Upstate Medical University. We'll discuss the study and it's implications with the director of andrology services, Kazim Chohan, and Dr. Renee Mestad.</p><p>Then, Dr. Antonia Culebras explains how to reduce stroke risk for people with irregular heartbeats.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:07:54 +0000 HealthLink Staff 52693 at http://wrvo.org This week: how lubricants affect fertility