U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna


Posted on Friday, August 26, 2016



This morning Elyse Clough, of Westmoreland, was in my Washington, D.C. office with her parents Kim and Tom, and her older brother, Nathan for National Hydrocephalus Awareness Day on Capitol Hill. Elyse, who is 7, is the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, Inc.’s 2016 National Ambassador of Hydrocephalus Awareness. Hydrocephalus is a medical condition caused when an […]

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Neurosurgeon, patient’s family seek better solution to hydrocephalus


Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2016



Hydrocephalus is a fairly common but poorly understood condition with limited remedies, and an Upstate doctor and one of his patients’ families are seeking better treatments. Neurosurgeon Satish Krishnamurthy, MD (at right in photo), explains how the condition creates excess fluid and pressure on the brain, often resolved through surgical insertion of a shunt as a drain. […]

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Grateful parents: They support surgeon’s mission to remedy hydrocephalus without surgery


Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016



BY JIM HOWE The urge to help a 6-year-old Vernon girl and others with a painful disorder has inspired her parents and her surgeon. Tom and Kim Clough’s daughter, Elyse, has a condition in which fluid builds up to dangerous levels in the brain. Elyse was 4 months old when her parents noticed her eyes […]

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Elyse Clough’s Story on Hydrocephalus


Posted on Friday, March 11, 2016



I spent time with 6th year old Elyse Clough and her family to see how hydrocephalus impacts their family.  Elyse has had 6 brain surgeries since birth, tonight you hear Elyse’s story. “She was only 24 weeks along when she was born.  She weighted a pound and seven ounces.  Two weeks after she was born […]

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Vernon girl gives courage a new face


Posted on Sunday, March 6, 2016



ROGER SEIBERT TOWN OF VERNON — The battle against the brain condition hydrocephalus has found a champion in six-year-old Westmoreland elementary school student Elyse Clough. Like her namesake (Clough is based on an old Irish word, an Chloch, which means ‘the stone’), Elyse has been a rock for her family through her efforts to live […]

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6-Year-Old Elyse Clough from Vernon selected as Hydrocephalus awareness ambassador


Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016



http://uticaod.com/news/20160229/6-year-old-elyse-clough-from-vernon-selected-as-hydrocephalus-awareness-ambassador When looking at 6-year-old Vernon girl Elyse Clough, it’s hard not to notice the long hair and beautiful smile. What you can’t see are the scars and stitch marks on her head, where a different story is being told. Elyse suffers from an incurable brain condition called Hydrocephalus, and the scars and stitch marks […]

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Hydrocephalus research at Upstate receives $10,000 in support from grateful patient family


Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016



SYRACUSE, N.Y.— The family of 6-year-old Elyse Clough is grateful for the medical care she receives from Upstate University Hospital neurosurgeon Satish Krishnamurthy, MD, but it is the research he conducts that prompted the family and the support organization REaCH (Research, Educate, and Cure Hydrocephalus) to raise $10,000 in support of his work. Elyse was […]

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