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Organ Donation: The Power to Change Lives

Ever wonder if doctors’ and nurses’ medical care efforts might be less than heroic when they know a patient has signed an organ donor card? Nothing could be further from the truth. Giving the gift of life is more about life than death, says Rob Kochik, executive director of UR Medicine’s Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network.

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

Run for Your Life: Make the Most of Your Summer Workout

With summer’s warm weather, many of us are getting outside to exercise, often running. We all know this kind of activity makes you sweat and increases your heart rate – all good effects. But it can also be hard on our knees, hips, ankles, heels and joints. Check out these tips for healthy, safe summer workouts.

7/22/2013 | 0 comments

When Summer Heat Takes Your Breath Away

Sunny, sticky days surely make you sweat, but they can also hamper breathing – especially for children and seniors. As the ozone level increases, so can breathing problems, especially for people who suffer from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as for those who smoke.
 
7/9/2013 | 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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