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Founder and Longtime Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology Dies »
April 21, 2014

Alastair J. Gillies, M.D., who established the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and served as chair for nearly 15 years, died recently after a long battle with cancer.

UR Medicine Helping Aging Adults in Rural Communities »
April 21, 2014

More than half a million older adults live in rural areas across New York State, and this number is expected to increase dramatically over the next two decades. At the same time, the number of senior citizens with mental illness and dementia is also on the rise. Unfortunately, rural communities often lack mental...

UR Medicine Primary Care, Golisano Children’s Hospital Recertified as Top Level Patient-Centered Medical Homes »
April 17, 2014

UR Medicine’s Center for Primary Care and Golisano Children’s Hospital have been nationally re-certified at the highest level for using evidenced-based, patient-centric processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term relationships between patients and their health care providers.

Off-Season Doesn’t Allow Brain to Recover from Football Hits, Study Says »
April 16, 2014

Six months off may not be long enough for the brains of football players to completely heal after a single season, putting them at even greater risk of head injury the next season.

How are Depression and Memory Loss Connected? »
April 14, 2014

A preliminary study conducted by researchers from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the School of Nursing delves more deeply into the relationship between depression and memory loss, and how this connection may depend on levels of insulin-like growth factor, or IGF-1.

Health Industry Magazine Puts Strong Memorial Among 100 Great Hospitals »
April 10, 2014

Patient- and family-centered care, quality/safety improvement, and smart management of resources at Strong Memorial Hospital have become standard refrains in UR Medicine’s anthem. And now, the pledge to deliver Medicine of the Highest Order has elevated the hospital to a new class.