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Can You Be Scared to Death? Can You Be Scared to Death? Patient Care

Can You Be Scared to Death?

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Oct. 29, 2013
Many people are thrilled by the chills that Halloween brings—lining up for haunted hayrides, frightening mansions and scare-fests, all in good fun. But could it go terribly wrong? UR Medicine ...
Morning Sickness: The Good News Morning Sickness: The Good News Patient Care

Morning Sickness: The Good News

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Oct. 15, 2013
If morning sickness—and worry over treating it—overshadows the thrill of being pregnant, you may be happy to learn that a popular nausea medication appears to be safe for both mom and baby. A major ...
Talking with Kids About Cancer Talking with Kids About Cancer Patient Care

Talking with Kids About Cancer

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Oct. 7, 2013
One in four adults diagnosed with cancer has a child under the age of 18. While talking about a cancer diagnosis can be tough, striking a balance between open communication and easing a child’s ...
Pink Power: Mammograms Can Save Lives Pink Power: Mammograms Can Save Lives Patient Care

Pink Power: Mammograms Can Save Lives

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Sep. 30, 2013
Though it's not a traditional fall color, when October rolls around, many of us think pink to show solidarity and support for those affected by breast cancer. Pink ribbons are also a gentle reminder ...
Using Your Head: Safety in Sports Using Your Head: Safety in Sports Patient Care

Using Your Head: Safety in Sports

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Sep. 23, 2013
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 ...
Stroke: Know Your Risk and Think FAST Stroke: Know Your Risk and Think FAST Patient Care

Stroke: Know Your Risk and Think FAST

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Sep. 16, 2013
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 ...