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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.

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

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

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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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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