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Telomeres Might Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence

Telomeres are sections of DNA that tell an interesting story about lifespan. Shorter telomeres usually suggest a shorter life -- but new research by a Wilmot lung cancer expert shows that longer telomeres might be a promising biomarker for a recurrence of early stage lung cancer.

A Tumble, Thunk: How Serious is the Child’s Injury?

When a child wipes out while snowboarding or falls down a flight of stairs, paramedics quickly make triage decisions on site, including where to send the child for treatment. A Rochester team is studying thousands of these scenarios to learn the best practices at the scene, and what circumstances predict the need for a trauma center.

2/27/2014 | 0 comments

Preparing for “Silver Tsunami” in ERs

Already strained and overcrowded, emergency departments are gearing up for a dramatic rise in the older-adult population. A makeover is needed, positioning emergency units as the “front porch” of the hospital instead of the “front door,” writes Manish Shah, M.D., M.P.H., co-author of a paper in Health Affairs.

12/5/2013 | 0 comments

Can Your Personality Predict How Often You Visit the Emergency Room?

The answer is yes, according to a new study out today in the Milbank Quarterly.  In fact, where older adults rank in the “big five” personality traits correlates to how frequently they use a range of additional expensive health services such as hospital stays, hospital-based rehabilitation, and skilled nursing home care.

9/20/2013 | 0 comments