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Stroke: Know Your Risk and Think FAST

Nearly every 40 seconds, someone in America suffers a stroke. Taking good care of yourself and knowing the warning signs of stroke can help reduce your risk. And acting quickly when stroke occurs may even save your life.

To Grandmother’s House We Go: Keeping Holidays Safe for Kids

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of gatherings highlighted by family, friends, and feasts. With so many loved ones milling about, it’s not uncommon for the littlest guests to sneak off and find their way into trouble. Pediatrician Dr. Anne Brayer offers steps for keeping kids safe in various settings.
11/22/2013 | 0 comments

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout is Nov. 21

Quit smoking—even for one day—and you will take an important step toward a healthier life, one that can reduce your risk for cancer as well as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, set for Thursday, Nov. 21 this year, aims to encourage and support smokers in quitting.

 

11/18/2013 | 0 comments

Females Top Males in Number of Concussions, Length of Recovery

If you're female, a knock to the head might be better or worse, depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle. URMC researchers recently found that women injured during the two weeks leading up to their period (the premenstrual phase) had a slower recovery and poorer health one month after injury compared to women injured during the two weeks directly after their period or women taking birth control pills.

11/13/2013 | 0 comments

To Go Organic, or Not to Go Organic: That Is the Question

Much like the octane rating of the fuel we fill up with affects our vehicle’s performance, we know that what we choose to put into our bodies matters. Here we try to nail down an answer to a question many of us wonder: Are organic foods superior to conventional versions?

11/11/2013 | 1 comment

Eating Disorders Often Missed in Overweight Teens

About half of adolescents with eating disorders are or have been overweight. Because of that extra weight, it takes them longer to get diagnosed. As a result, they are often sicker when they finally get treatment. Parents are the frontline for recognizing signs of eating disorders in young people. Adolescent medicine specialist Dr. Shellie Yussman shares these tips to help parents recognize the difference between healthy weight loss and an eating disorder.
 
11/5/2013 | 1 comment

About the Blog


 

Welcome to Health Matters, a blog aimed at keeping you and your family healthy. We offer advice from URMC experts on timely topics, as well as insight into breaking news and medical research. Visit us weekly for updates and invite your family and friends to check us out. If you have a topic you’d like to see us cover, please send a note to Lori Barrette.

 

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