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Open, Honest Talk about Death Does No Harm

  • Dec. 4, 2017
Talking through bad news can be good for the doctor-patient relationship—debunking a common myth among patients, according to a study co-authored by the University of Rochester Medical Center’s ...
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What Frogs Can Teach Us About Tumors

  • Feb. 2, 2016
Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have developed a new model of cancer in frogs to study how tumors grow, spread, and manipulate immune cells. These ...
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What Does Compassion Sound Like?

  • Dec. 25, 2013
“Good to see you. I’m sorry. It sounds like you’ve had a tough, tough, week.” Spoken by a doctor to a cancer patient, that statement is an example of compassionate behavior observed by a University ...
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Blood Transfusion Study: Less is More

  • Aug. 4, 2009
A new study suggests that blood transfusions for hospitalized cardiac patients should be a last resort because they double the risk of infection and increase by nearly five times the risk of death.
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Wristbands Ease Nausea with Cancer Treatment

  • Apr. 7, 2009
Cancer patients who wore acupressure wristbands had much less nausea while receiving radiation treatment, making the bands a safe, low-cost addition to anti-nausea medication, according to a study in ...
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Blood Test for Brain Injuries Gains Momentum

  • Mar. 30, 2009
A blood test that can help predict the seriousness of a head injury and detect the status of the blood-brain barrier is a step closer to reality, according to two recently published studies involving ...