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‘Health’ supplements send 23,000 to emergency rooms in U.S each year

‘Health’ supplements send 23,000 to emergency rooms in U.S each year

October 24, 2015

The new study “illustrates the idea that something that’s ‘natural’ is not necessarily safe, and these products do not come without risk,” said Curtis Haas, director of pharmacy for the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Finger Lakes plan is a winner

Finger Lakes plan is a winner

October 22, 2015

The Finger Lakes region has arguably developed one of the three most detailed plans. It rigidly follows the Upstate Revitalization Initiative’s call to address specific concepts, and favors substance over hyperbole.

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Botox may prevent irregular heartbeat after bypass surgery

Botox may prevent irregular heartbeat after bypass surgery

October 21, 2015

Botox, a byproduct of the botulinum toxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, blocks nerve signals telling muscles to contract when injected into muscles in small amounts.

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American Cancer Society eases mammogram recommendations

American Cancer Society eases mammogram recommendations

October 20, 2015

Dr. Avice O’Connell, director of women’s imaging at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, said the new guidelines are more moderate and consider women under age 50 more seriously than those of the U.S. Preventive Task Force.

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HIV breakthrough could reduce treatments to twice a year

HIV breakthrough could reduce treatments to twice a year

October 19, 2015

An experimental treatment developed jointly by teams at two universities managed to completely eliminate HIV in immune cells — and kept it from coming back for much longer than before.

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U of R researcher receives federal fracking grant

U of R researcher receives federal fracking grant

October 16, 2015

A University of Rochester Assistant Professor is using a $1.25-million dollar grant to study the health and economic impact on people living where hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, takes place.

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Why the future of transportation depends on changing infrastructure

Why the future of transportation depends on changing infrastructure

October 15, 2015

University of Rochester astrophysicist and NPR commentator and blogger, Adam Frank, thinks about cities from a planetary point of view. He’s interested in the effect that our urban environments have on the natural one.

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Recent ‘Marshmallow Test’ shows impulse control, other traits are not fixed

Recent ‘Marshmallow Test’ shows impulse control, other traits are not fixed

October 13, 2015

A more recent study suggests the impulse to eat the marshmallow is not necessarily innate. In the follow-up experiment at the University of Rochester, the adult who offered children the marshmallow first promised to bring them some art supplies.

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Doctors hate ambiguity

Doctors hate ambiguity

October 12, 2015

In 2005, University of Rochester researchers published a study on medical ambiguity. Led by psychologist David Seaburn, the investigators hired actors to pose as patients and visit local physicians.

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New MAG show presents WPA murals

New MAG show presents WPA murals

October 12, 2015

So it was that Nancy Miller Batty chased down Jessica Marten, one such garden-variety curator, in 2009. “She called me one afternoon and said, ‘My family has a bunch of WPA artwork,’” says Marten, curator in charge, specializing in American artwork, at the Memorial Art Gallery

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