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Setting Goals at the End of Life

Setting Goals at the End of Life

If one purpose of palliative care is to prevent suffering, then communication about what matters most to the patient is critical. A new study is the first to empirically confirm that conversations about goals are taking place, as they should be.

6/4/2015
URMC Joins Nationwide Concussion Consortium

URMC Joins Nationwide Concussion Consortium

Jeffrey Bazarian, M.D., professor of Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurology and Neurosurgery, has joined the largest sports concussion research project ever, a $30 million NCAA- U.S. Department of Defense Grand Alliance.

5/12/2015
Obesity + Lead Exposure, Bad for the Bones

Obesity + Lead Exposure, Bad for the Bones

The combination of lead exposure and a high-fat diet are particularly hard on the bones and could result in a higher risk of osteoporosis, according to a URMC study.

4/23/2015
The Return of the House Call

The Return of the House Call

An opinion piece appearing today in the Annals of Internal Medicine argues that – propelled by new technologies – medicine is on the verge of entering a new era of the “house call” that will return care to its patient-centered roots.

4/21/2015
Weather Map Lookalike Tracks Heart Problems, not Sun or Snow

Weather Map Lookalike Tracks Heart Problems, not Sun or Snow

A U.S. patent has been issued for a tool invented at URMC that helps to identify people at high or low risk for heart attacks.

4/15/2015