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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.

AHH-CHOO! May Brings More Than Flowers

That first sneeze and sniffle prompts you to reach for a tissue. The second and third—perhaps fourth and fifth—may send you to the medicine chest for relief. But, is it a cold? Or is it a spring allergy? UR Medicine's Dr. Louis J. Papa says it's tricky to tell the difference at this time of year, when colds are common and long-awaited blooms can be bothersome.
 
5/12/2014 | 0 comments

To Grandmother’s House We Go: Keeping Holidays Safe for Kids

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of gatherings highlighted by family, friends, and feasts. With so many loved ones milling about, it’s not uncommon for the littlest guests to sneak off and find their way into trouble. Pediatrician Dr. Anne Brayer offers steps for keeping kids safe in various settings.
11/22/2013 | 0 comments

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

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

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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