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Sickle-Cell Disease Patient Cured after Bone Marrow Transplant »
January 30, 2015

A Rochester woman who was born with sickle-cell anemia has been cured of the disease after a bone marrow transplant at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

URMC Board Recognizes Outstanding Staff Achievements »
January 28, 2015

Nine individuals and four teams were honored by the University of Rochester Medical Center Board on Jan. 20 for their steadfast personal and professional dedication to delivering a patient care experience that demonstrates integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence.

Theiss to Lead UR Medicine Thompson Health’s Senior Living Communities »
January 28, 2015

Lloyd Theiss has been named executive director of UR Medicine Thompson Health’s Ferris Hills and Clark Meadows, as well as The Highlands at Pittsford, both senior living communities providing a continuum of care.

Study: Porches an Overlooked Lead Hazard »
January 28, 2015

A new study in the journal Environmental Research indicates that porches in older homes can be a significant source of lead dust and that housing regulations – which have been instrumental in lower rates of lead poisoning in recent years – need to be adapted to meet this threat to children’s health.

UR Medicine Offers Screenings, Health Talk for American Heart Month »
January 27, 2015

UR Medicine cardiologists will encourage adults to “Love Your Heart” during American Heart Month and get free heart health checks on Tuesday, Feb. 10. The team is also offering a health talk Monday, Feb. 23, in Brockport.

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.