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The one question you really want your doctor to ask

The one question you really want your doctor to ask

December 22, 2015

People visit their doctors to be healed, but that’s often more complicated than fixing an ailing body part. Addressing a person’s whole range of suffering—the physical, the emotional and the spiritual—is rare in modern medicine.

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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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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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How to get blood pressure down to 120

How to get blood pressure down to 120

September 18, 2015

Recent findings now suggest that it’s worth treating patients in that prehypertension gray area of 120 to 140, in order to bring them down into the normal range.

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Patients move into new Golisano Children’s Hospital

Patients move into new Golisano Children’s Hospital

July 21, 2015

This has been a long time coming since the University of Rochester Medical Center began building the $145 million project in September of 2012. Administrators said they have rehearsed the move for weeks and it went incredibly well.

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Watch: A look at pediatric care in ROC as the new Golisano Children’s Hospital prepares to open

Watch: A look at pediatric care in ROC as the new Golisano Children’s Hospital prepares to open

July 20, 2015

The new Golisano Children’s Hospital will open its doors in a matter of days. It serves more than 74,000 kids across the region each year. Need to Know guest, Dr. Nina Schor, Pediatrician-In-Chief at the hospital says there is “nothing like it anywhere else in upstate New York.”

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Nursing home care improving for U.S. minorities, study finds

Nursing home care improving for U.S. minorities, study finds

July 14, 2015

“This study shows that recent regulatory, financial and market-driven changes have resulted in an improvement not only in homes with higher numbers of minorities, but across the board,” lead researcher Yue Li, an associate professor of public health sciences at the University of Rochester.

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Do cellphones belong in the operating room?

Do cellphones belong in the operating room?

July 13, 2015

As people become increasingly glued to their phones, the lack of guidance could have big consequences. Diagnosing the problem is easy, said Peter Papadakos, a professor of anesthesiology, surgery, neurology and neurosurgery at the University of Rochester in New York, who has written extensively on the subject.

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URMC acts to ensure privacy of patient health data

URMC acts to ensure privacy of patient health data

July 9, 2015

The University of Rochester Medical Center will be reminding its doctors, nurses and other care providers that they must adhere to strict rules set up to protect patients’ private health care information.

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Film, discussion raise awareness of women’s reproductive cancers

Film, discussion raise awareness of women’s reproductive cancers

December 18, 2014

Music is an approachable way for patients to express the emotional challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis and treatment, said panelist Rosemary Obi, a licensed music therapist at Golisano Children’s Hospital.

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