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UR Medicine Wound Healing Center Earns National Accreditation for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy »
July 10, 2014

UR Medicine’s Strong Wound Healing Center is the first Rochester-area provider to earn full accreditation for hyperbaric oxygen therapy from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.

New Medication Shows Promise in Treating Common Skin Disease »
July 09, 2014

An investigational medication shows promise in treating the most common skin disorder, often referred to as eczema or atopic dermatitis, according to a study published July 9 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings could eventually bring significant relief for many who suffer intense itching and other troubling features of atopic...

Visits by Nurses Help At-Risk Mothers, Children Live Longer »
July 07, 2014

Visits by nurses to the homes of economically disadvantaged mothers help reduce premature death of both mothers and their first-born children, a study co-authored by University of Rochester School of Nursing researchers, and published today in JAMA Pediatrics, has found.

Rochester Hospitals Collaborate to Reduce Medicaid Costs »
July 07, 2014

Rochester’s health systems are leading a consortium that includes more than 200 community-based organizations throughout the region that will work together to redesign the way that health care is delivered to the region’s 320,000 Medicaid recipients. The goal is to reduce avoidable hospital admissions by 25 percent over five years by keeping patients...

$3.6 Million Grant Funds Asthma Study for Urban Teens »
July 07, 2014

In an attempt to help urban teens keep their asthma symptoms in check, Jill Halterman, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of pediatrics at UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital, has developed a study which combines giving students their medications at school with motivational counseling specifically designed for teens.

After Long Recovery, Camillus Man Returns Home with Total Artificial Heart » Video Available
June 30, 2014

To say that Ronald Fontana is heartless may sound cruel, if it weren’t true. Doctors at UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital replaced the heart of the 64-year-old Camillus man with a total artificial heart, a high-tech device that offers hope for people with end-stage heart failure. It also gives him time to recover...