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Q&A: Understanding fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Q&A: Understanding fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

September 8, 2016

Prenatal alcohol exposure is the largest preventable cause of developmental disabilities in the United States. Christie Petrenko discusses her research and clinical interventions with children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and their families.

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A do-it-yourself revolution in diabetes care

A do-it-yourself revolution in diabetes care

February 22, 2016

The first three days in the hospital were a blur during which the Costiks, engineers in Rochester, received a crash course in managing the basics of diabetes care.

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Rochester hospitals unite to defeat a common foe: c. difficile

Rochester hospitals unite to defeat a common foe: c. difficile

February 15, 2016

Four hospitals joined forces to beat back the debilitating bug, forming a C. difficile prevention collaborative. Six nursing homes that share patients with the hospitals and had a huge C. difficile problem of their own then formed a separate alliance.

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Rochester’s medical marijuana dispensary opens

Rochester’s medical marijuana dispensary opens

January 28, 2016

The clusters of chairs and small tables in the waiting area bring to mind a hotel lobby. The counters and islands in the pharmacy make the well-lit, airy space look more like the interior of a high-end jewelry store than a place to buy medication.

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Kids who pass out should be positioned on their side, doctors say

Kids who pass out should be positioned on their side, doctors say

January 26, 2016

“This is just a simple part of the first aid and resuscitation techniques that anyone can be taught,” said Dr. Elizabeth Murray, who was not involved with the new study but is an expert in pediatric emergency medicine .

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Listen: What is Norovirus?

Listen: What is Norovirus?

January 13, 2016

“This is a germ that’s notorious for causing what people call the stomach flu,” says Doctor Elizabeth Murray, a pediatrician at Golisano Children’s Hospital.

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The simple way doctors can make their patients feel understood

The simple way doctors can make their patients feel understood

December 28, 2015

How often have you gone to doctors and had the following happen: They truly listen. They ask about the worst part of your pain. They walk with you from the exam room back to the reception area.

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The best gift your family can give you this holiday

The best gift your family can give you this holiday

December 24, 2015

University of Rochester Medical Center physical therapist Elizabeth Wetmore told CBS News you can help your loved ones travel the road to good health simply by encouraging family walks or backyard soccer games during your holiday events.

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Stories that pulled at our heartstrings in 2015

Stories that pulled at our heartstrings in 2015

December 24, 2015

It’s not always about a perfect, happy ending, it’s about taking the time to reflect on the people and moments that make life worth celebrating. These are those moments of 2015 that are worth remembering.

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By asking, ‘What’s the Worst Part of This?’ physicians can ease suffering

By asking, ‘What’s the Worst Part of This?’ physicians can ease suffering

December 22, 2015

When patients suffer, doctors tend to want to fix things and if they cannot many doctors then withdraw emotionally. But by turning toward patient suffering, professor Ronald Epstein argues that doctors can both help their patients and find more meaning in their work.

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