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Can You Be Scared to Death?

Many people are thrilled by the chills that Halloween brings—lining up for haunted hayrides, frightening mansions and scare-fests, all in good fun. But could it go terribly wrong? Cardiologist Dr. Eugene Storozynsky says yes, those ghouls could frighten you to death.
 

Using Your Head: Common Sense is Key to Sports Safety

Fall sports are in full swing and for many young athletes, bumps, bruises and the occasional broken bone are considered part of the game. Fortunately, life-threatening injuries are rare. But, when they happen, parents pause to consider what’s best for their child. URMC neurosurgeon offers advice for safe participation in youth sports.

9/23/2013 | 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

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

Feeling the Heat? Act Quickly to Cool Summer Burns

Summer heat takes on a whole new meaning as warm weather draws more people outside to work, play and dine. This is the time of year when the number of burn injuries increases right along with the temperature.
 
7/1/2013 | 0 comments
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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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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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