Regional Providers Gather in Rochester to Discuss Advances in Stroke Care

Providers from across upstate New York are gathering tomorrow for UR Medicine ’s 7h annual Stroke Treatment Alliance of Rochester – New York (STAR-NY) Stroke Management Symposium. The meeting – which attracts more than 400 participants annually – will highlight pre-hospital care, new medical and surgical advances, a regional approach to stroke care, and recovery and prevention.
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Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
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Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
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Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
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