Health Matters

June 2014

Dose of Reality: Whooping Cough Can Be Deadly

Whooping cough or pertussis has a funny sounding name, but the illness—and the cough—are anything but. Dr. Geoffrey Weinberg, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital explains why.

6/30/2014 | 0 comments

Pier Pressure: Put Safety First This Boating Season

No one ever thinks they'll get hurt or drown while boating, but thousands of people do. If you’re planning to spend your summer on the water, make sure you’re doing everything you can to get back to the dock safely. UR Medicine injury prevention expert Ray McLean shares a boating safety checklist for you and your family.
 
6/20/2014 | 0 comments

Take Heart: Antidepressants in Pregnancy Not Likely to Cause Cardiac Defects

Pregnancy is usually a time of excitement and anticipation, though joy may be overshadowed by worry for the 10 to 15 percent of pregnant women who struggle with depression. Moms-to-be can take heart—a new study shows that taking antidepressants during pregnancy does not raise the risk of cardiac defects in babies. UR Medicine high-risk pregnancy expert Dr. Eva K. Pressman says the study offers reassurance that antidepressants are safe to use in pregnancy, even in the first trimester. 
6/17/2014 | 0 comments

Is it Alzheimer’s? Sorting Out the Mysteries of Memory Problems

Most of us have the occasional memory slip: Where’d I park the car? How do I figure out what to tip the waiter? What did you say your name was? UR Medicine expert Dr. Mark Mapstone helps sort out the difference between normal memory issues and more serious problems.
 
6/16/2014 | 0 comments

Shopping for Shades? Check Out These Specs

Selecting sunglasses can be fun but daunting—so many styles, shapes, sizes, and colors from which to choose. As UR Medicine eyewear expert Tom Scalzo explains in this video, your priority should be picking shades that will protect your eyes and vision.

6/9/2014 | 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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