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Has the World Health Organization measured up?

Has the World Health Organization measured up?

May 22, 2019

In a new history, Rochester professor emeritus Theodore Brown looks at how well the organization, founded in the aftermath of World War II, has met its lofty mission of ensuring “highest possible level of health” by all peoples.

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Engaging the Rochester community in research

Engaging the Rochester community in research

October 2, 2017

When we think of research, many of us picture test tubes in a laboratory or manuscripts in a library. But some research projects—especially in the fields of health, education, and the social sciences—involve people as they go about their daily lives. How, then, can the University conduct community-engaged projects that are effective, evidence-based, and sustainable? Rochester students, researchers, and community members explored this question as part of the fifth annual Community Engagement Symposium.

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Significant racial disparities persist in hospital readmissions

Significant racial disparities persist in hospital readmissions

June 26, 2017

A new Medical Center study shows that black patients enrolled with Medicare Advantage are far more likely to be readmitted to the hospital after a surgery than those enrolled on traditional Medicare.

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After concussion, student athletes struggle in return to classroom

After concussion, student athletes struggle in return to classroom

May 20, 2016

Student-athletes who get a concussion often return to school within a week but still have significant problems in the classroom and cannot perform at a normal academic level, according to a new Medical Center study.

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Toxic chemicals may weaken infants’ response to TB vaccine

Toxic chemicals may weaken infants’ response to TB vaccine

December 18, 2015

The study focused on two common toxins: PCBs, an industrial chemical; and DDT, used in pesticides. These so-called “persistent” pollutants are not easily broken down and remain a health threat years after being banned.

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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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Brain damage during stroke may point to source of addiction

Brain damage during stroke may point to source of addiction

September 8, 2015

Medical Center scientists have found that that smokers who suffered a stroke in the insular cortex of the brain were far more likely to quit smoking than those with strokes in other parts of the brain.

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Chinese babies born during pollution-light Olympics heavier

Chinese babies born during pollution-light Olympics heavier

April 29, 2015

Women in the Chinese capital in the final stage of pregnancy during the 2008 Beijing Olympics — when officials strictly controlled air pollution — gave birth to heavier babies than in years when the city was smoggier, a study said Wednesday.

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