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Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Combat COPD? »
January 27, 2015

The National Institutes of Health awarded $1.6 million to Rochester researchers to study a group of compounds derived from omega-3 fatty acids and their ability to combat inflammation caused by cigarette smoking, which can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.

Battle of the Beaks Committee Continues to Soar for Children's Hospital »
January 26, 2015

The Jan. 30 Battle of the Beaks basketball game between Nazareth College and St. John Fisher College kicks off a series of fundraising events put on by the East Avenue rivals in support of sick and injured kids at UR Medicine's Golisano Children's Hospital.

Strong West Continues Free Community Health Talks this Spring »
January 23, 2015

The series resumes at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23. UR Medicine cardiologist John Bisognano, M.D., Ph.D., will share information and answer questions about heart health.

Fatty Acids in Fish May Shield Brain from Mercury Damage »
January 21, 2015

New findings from research in the Seychelles provide further evidence that the benefits of fish consumption on prenatal development may offset the risks associated with mercury exposure. In fact, the new study, which appears today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests that the nutrients found in fish have properties that protect...

Local Health Groups Launch Campaign to Increase Organ Donors » Video Available
January 20, 2015

The Ad Council of Rochester and the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network, along with local health groups, today launched a new campaign to decrease the number of individuals who die or whose health deteriorates because they’re waiting for an organ transplant.

Environmental Health Expert to Speak in Rochester on Jan. 20 »
January 14, 2015

Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., will discuss how chemicals found in our homes, schools, and communities could be playing a role in the rise in childhood diseases.