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May 2018

Feeling the Heat? Act Quickly to Cool Burns

Feeling the Heat? Act Quickly to Cool 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. Kessler Burn Center program director Holly Moynihan offers advice for treating burns.

Tasty Tips for a Healthier Heart

Tasty Tips for a Healthier Heart

If you enjoy a nibble on dark chocolate to satisfy a craving, you’re also helping your heart with every bite. The tasty treat is known to improve blood flow and reduce blood pressure. URMC Nutritionist Sarah Merritt suggests incorporating it, and other heart-smart foods, into your diet.

Tinnitus: The Noise Only You Can Hear

Tinnitus: The Noise Only You Can Hear

Whether it’s a barely noticeable hum or a continuous buzz, if you’re hearing something that others around you aren’t, you may have tinnitus. UR Medicine Audiologist Dr. Kristin Geissler describes what it is and what to do if the symptoms ring a bell.

How Can We Prevent Elder Abuse?

How Can We Prevent Elder Abuse?

Many older adults live in fear and isolation, with their emotional, physical and even financial well-being at risk due to elder abuse. UR Medicine Geriatric Specialist Dr. Thomas Caprio says knowing the signs—and taking action when necessary—may help protect your loved ones.