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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 »
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.
Blood Test for Brain Injury May Not Be Feasible »
January 13, 2015
Complications involving the brain’s unique waste removal system – the existence of which has only recently been brought to light – may thwart efforts to identify biomarkers that detect traumatic brain injury. That is because proteins that are triggered by brain damage are prevented from reaching the blood system in levels necessary for...
U.S. Slipping as Global Leader in Medical Research »
January 13, 2015
Once the undisputed center of global innovation in medicine, the U.S. is steadily losing ground to Asia and Europe and will, if trends continue, relinquish its leadership in the coming decade. That is the conclusion of an analysis appearing today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.