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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.

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

HPV: Vaccine Now May Be a Life-Saver Later

Since the HPV vaccine was introduced in 2006, and despite a vaccination rate of only 30 percent, infections in teenage girls have decreased by half. A recent study sheds light on the potential life-saving importance of the HPV vaccine, particularly for parents who have been reluctant to have their teens receive it.

6/24/2013 | 0 comments

Long Summer Nights Spell Risk for Teen Drivers

Auto crashes are the leading cause of unintended death for 16 and 17 year olds in New York state, and summer is the worst for them. The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is dubbed the 100 deadliest days because almost a third of teen driver deaths happen in the summer months. What can parents and loved ones of teens do to help them be safer on the roads?

5/27/2013 | 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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