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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.

Chew on This: Debating Dental Filling Safety

Controversy, debate and conflicting media stories have caused some confusion for adults or parents of children who need a cavity filled. Here are some facts to sink your teeth into.

9/2/2013 | 0 comments

A Weight Off Your Shoulders: Choosing a Backpack

If a backpack is on your back-to-school shopping list, you'll no doubt find a sea of choices, with varying colors and trademarked characters, and different sizes and styles. Theses ideas may help you guide your student in finding the backpack that is best for them.

8/26/2013 | 0 comments

Make a Date for a Back-to-School Vision Screening

Don’t blink – but summer’s almost over and the mad dash to get our children ready for school is in full swing. While you’re filling up your shopping cart with school supplies and new clothes, be sure your back-to-school to-do list includes a vision check for your child. 

8/19/2013 | 0 comments

Skipping Stones: Diet, Hydration are Key to Prevention

Summer: when some like it hot. But an abundance of hot weather and hot dogs reminds us hydration and diet play a vital role in good health and, more specifically, preventing the formation of kidney stones.

8/12/2013 | 0 comments

6 Grilling Tips to Lower Your Cancer Risk

Juicy burgers, hot dogs with the fixings, and steaks grilled to perfection are staples backyard cookouts. But grilling at high temperatures can produce chemicals that damage DNA in our genes that may lead to cancer. These helpful tips can make your summer barbecue safer.

7/29/2013 | 0 comments

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.

Though health advice offered here is provided by experts, there is no substitute for the personal care your own provider can offer. If you have medical questions or concerns, please contact your physician.


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