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  1. Highland Hospital Offers Nitrous Oxide as Pain Management Option for Maternity PatientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 16 | University of Rochester

    Highland Hospital is now the first hospital in the Rochester region to offer nitrous oxide as an additional pain relief option to mothers in labor. Nitrous oxide is a safe, odorless, and colorless gas that is administered to patients through a mask that covers the nose and mouth.

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  2. Highland Hospital Receives $1.5 Million Donation for New Nutrition Research ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 14 | University of Rochester

    Highland Hospital will receive a $1.5 million donation from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies for a new nutrition research program. Lead by Thomas M. Campbell II, M.D., and Erin Campbell, M.D., M.P.H., this significant research venture will focus on plant-based nutrition and will be part of Highland's new Weight Management & Lifestyle Center.

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  3. Evening of Fine Wine and Scrumptious Bites to Benefit Patient CareRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 5 | University of Rochester

    Celebrating a vintage 27th year, the Friends of Strong Gala Wine Tasting is set to swirl at the historic Monroe Golf Club, Friday, Feb. 9, from 7 to 10 p.m., in support of patient- and family-centered care initiatives at UR Medicine's Strong Memorial Hospital. Friends of Strong, the hospital's volunteer and fundraising organization holds the annual Wine Tasting in support of their mission to serve patients, families and visitors with exceptional care.

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  4. Robert Haggerty, former URMC Chair of Pediatrics, dies at 92Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 26 | University of Rochester

    Throughout a career that spanned six decades, Haggerty led numerous child health initiatives that changed the way that pediatricians - and in some cases, entire health systems - practice medicine. His substantial contributions to the field were so wide-reaching and varied that a colleague once referred to him as "the Joe DiMaggio of pediatrics."

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  5. URMC Professor Emeritus and Pioneer of Neurotoxicology Dies at 92Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 24 | University of Rochester

    "We are all gamblers. We scheme to conquer chance, to beguile it into surrender, to lull it into forgiveness.

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  6. Medical Students Host Anti-Human Trafficking Conference Jan. 27Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2018 | University of Rochester

    An estimated 17,500 people are trafficked into or around the U.S. each year, and the industry's proceeds measure in the billions globally, however it remains a largely hidden crime. Students from the School of Medicine and Dentistry are hosting a day-long conference on Saturday Jan. 27, to bring attention to the global epidemic of human trafficking, and educate health care providers and members of the community about the role they can play in identifying and helping victims. 1 comment

  7. Highland Hospital Physician Elected Vice President of International Geriatric Fracture SocietyRead the original story

    Dec 14, 2017 | University of Rochester

    The International Geriatric Fracture Society has elected Highland Hospital Associate Chief of Medicine, Daniel Mendelson, M.S., M.D., FACP, AGSF, CMD, as vice president. Dr. Mendelson will serve a two-year term, followed by a two-year term as president.

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  8. Open, Honest Talk about Death Does No HarmRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2017 | University of Rochester

    Talking through bad news can be good for the doctor-patient relationship-debunking a common myth among patients, according to a study co-authored by the University of Rochester Medical Center's Wilmot Cancer Institute . Researchers, in fact, cited an example of a difficult question from an actual conversation in an oncologist's office: "Have you had thoughts about stopping the chemotherapy and focusing more on comfort and quality of life?" Patients who took part in honest discussions, including questions like that one from their doctors about prognosis and end-of-life care, rated their doctor-patient relationships more favorably than patients who had fewer discussions about prognosis.

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  9. School of Nursing Professor Recognized by American Heart AssociationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2017 | University of Rochester

    Only 25 percent of patients who suffer cardiac arrest while hospitalized survive to hospital discharge. It's a daunting statistic, but Mina Attin, Ph.D., R.N ., an assistant professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, has been honored by the American Heart Association for her work to improve those odds in patients with pacemakers and implantable defibrillators.

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  10. Entrepreneurs Fund Cardiac Surgery Professorship at University of RochesterRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2017 | University of Rochester

    From left: University of Rochester President Joel Seligman, Cardiac Surgery Chief Sunil Prasad, M.D., Eva Sauer, M.D., Jude Sauer, M.D., and Mark Taubman, M.D., URMC CEO. The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry has received a $2 million gift from Jude S. Sauer, M.D. and his family to establish a distinguished professorship to be held by the chief of Cardiac Surgery .

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  11. Horowitz Chosen to Lead URMC Division of Palliative CareRead the original story

    Nov 28, 2017 | University of Rochester

    Robert K. Horowitz, M.D. , has been named Chief of the Division of Palliative Care and the Georgia and Thomas Gosnell Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Drawn to the specialty mid-career after years of work in human services, emergency medicine and with cystic fibrosis patients, Horowitz joined URMC's Palliative Care Program in 2010 and has served as its clinical director, acting chief and interim chief leading up to his current appointment.

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  12. Do Old Order Mennonites Hold the Key to Understanding Food Allergies?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2017 | University of Rochester

    The University of Rochester Medical Center is embarking on a $2.4 million study focused on a population that is virtually immune to food allergies: the Old Order Mennonite Community. Fewer than 1 percent of Old Order Mennonites have food allergies, asthma, and other allergic diseases, which researchers believe is the result of several significant lifestyle differences from the general population.

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  13. URMC Awarded Nearly $6 Million to Study Deadly Bone InfectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2017 | University of Rochester

    Bone infection, while relatively rare, can be debilitating and potentially fatal. In recent years, researchers in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center have made several discoveries that position them to advance new treatments and possible cures for bone infections.

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  14. Highland Hospital to Host UR Medicine Breast Imaging EventRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2017 | University of Rochester

    Highland Hospital will be hosting "Your Breast Health. Facts, Myths & More." a free casual evening of mingling and education with the UR Medicine Breast Imaging team, on Thursday, November 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Ballroom 384 at City Grill, 384 East Avenue in Rochester.

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  15. UR Medicine Hosts Bladder Health Information Event November 15Read the original story

    Nov 2, 2017 | University of Rochester

    In recognition of November as National Bladder Health Awareness Month, and UR Medicine Adult Pelvic Health and Continence Care will host a free educational event on bladder health for women and men, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 500 Red Creek Drive, Rochester. The talk will focus on causes, symptoms and treatments for a range of bladder issues, including one of the most common health problems women will face in their lifetimes: urinary incontinence .

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  16. Erie County Woman Running Again After Heart, Lung FailureRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2017 | University of Rochester

    Jennifer Bardrof was the picture of health: a young mother of two, schoolteacher and avid runner. Yet when she experienced flu-like symptoms, no one expected it would lead to heart and lung failure that required mechanical support to survive.

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  17. "Bubbles" Boost Search for Treatment to Aid Head and Neck Cancer PatientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | University of Rochester

    A scientific team at the University of Rochester is using innovative technology to discover preventative treatments for salivary gland radiation damage typical for head and neck cancer patients-and recently received a $3.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to support their investigation. Cancer patients can lose salivary gland function during treatment for head and neck tumors.

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  18. UR Medicine Uses 'Bionic Eye' to Restore Some Vision to Blind Syracuse WomanRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2017 | University of Rochester

    Syracuse woman identifies and reaches for Flaum Eye Institute Dr. Ajay Kuriyan's waving hand after receiving the "bionic eye." A 71-year-old woman blinded by an inherited disease recently thrilled University of Rochester doctors by reaching out and grabbing her ophthalmologist's hand after receiving a "bionic eye."

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  19. UR's Seymour Schwartz, Surgery Icon, Honored on National StageRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2017 | University of Rochester

    Fifty years ago when Seymour I. Schwartz, M.D., finished writing the first-edition manuscript of a textbook that's known as the "surgeon's Bible," there were no CT scans, no biomarkers, and the most common way to diagnose cancer was to open up the patient in the operating room. Fast forward to 2017, and Schwartz's colleagues at the University of Rochester and across the nation today are celebrating his achievements-and advances in the field-at the American College of Surgery Clinical Congress in San Diego.

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  20. Tom Golisano gives $5 million for new Pediatric Behavioral Health & Wellness CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | University of Rochester

    Tom Golisano, philanthropist and namesake of UR Medicine's Golisano Children's Hospital , has pledged $5 million to support construction of a new Pediatric Behavioral Health & Wellness Center, providing the greater Rochester community a new, critically-needed home base for child and adolescent behavioral health services. The new building will be the primary outpatient location for the children's hospital's Pediatric Behavioral Health & Wellness program - which treats children with depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance abuse, PTSD, and other behavioral and emotional conditions - and will be staffed by a multidisciplinary team that includes child psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, nurses, and more. 10 comments

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