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Coping With an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

If you are a caregiver for someone suffering from Alzheimer's disease, you may face difficult challenges as you try to provide care and understand the behavior changes of the person you are caring for. Understanding the behavior of a person with Alzheimer's Disease can help lessen these difficulties. Listen in as David Gill, MD shares tips on how to cope and the treatment options available with an Alzheimer's Diagnosis.


Help for Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers are among the most common ulcers that occur in hospitals, nursing homes and in those who have limited mobility. They are associated with increased risk of infection, pain, and even death. Many of these ulcers are preventable (not all) and it is important to understand the risks factors for these ulcers and what preventive measures can be implemented by patients and caregivers to minimize their risk. Treatment of these ulcers requires a very broad holistic approach to care...


Is a Midwife Right For You?

The birth of a baby is a special occasion filled with excitement and beautiful moments. Where you choose to have your baby matters. The health care professionals at the birthing centers at Rochester Regional Health work with you to provide support and guidance throughout your labor and delivery. At Rochester Regional Health we offer multiple birthing options, so you can customize your experience according to your needs in an emotionally supportive, culturally sensitive environment. Hear...


Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases in Men

Have you ever wondered about how chronic diseases like bronchitis and asthma develop in men? In this segment, Dr. Matthew Ferrantino will delve into how diseases develop, what treatment options are available, and tips for keeping your lungs healthy.


Stroke Recovery

Recovery from stroke involves making changes in the physical, social and, emotional aspects of your life. You will make changes to prevent additional strokes as well as to facilitate your life-long recovery. It is normal to feel angry, anxious or depressed after a stroke. Listen as Mary Dombovy, MD, helps you better understand your path to recovery and better health after a stroke.


Getting Back to Work and Hobbies After an Injury

The human body is an illustration of incredible design. Painful conditions are often like a complete puzzle with many pieces. For treatment to be effective, all pieces need to be addressed. Listen in as Dan Elia, PT, MS, offers his advice for getting back to the activities you enjoy after an injury.


Getting a Good Night’s Rest – Sleep Tips

Laptops, tablets and mobile phones produce blue light and just half an hour's use before bed has been shown to delay good REM sleep by a corresponding thirty minutes. Using these devices before bed to wind down or relax can send a very different message to your brain, resulting in you staying awake longer and disrupting your natural circadian rhythms leading to a host of health issues. Listen in as Alice Hoagland, Ph.D explains the importance of a good nights sleep.


Speech Pathology in the Hospital Setting

The Speech language pathologist (SLP) evaluates patients for any communication, cognitive-linguistic and swallowing difficulties. Their role is to help maximize the patient's ability to understand language and effectively express themselves They will develop and teach strategies to help patients compensate for difficulties with memory, attention, problem-solving, and reasoning. If patients have a swallowing problem, our highly trained clinicians will assess several different aspects of...


Athletic Training 101

Athletic trainers are unique health care providers who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. Athletic Trainer, Ian Hurlburt shares his thoughts on concussions in sports, orthopedic injuries and rehab, and speaks about new regulations for athletes to prevent injuries.


Stroke: Recognizing Symptoms for the Best Outcomes

Treating stroke quickly and effectively can mean the difference between life or death, a complete recovery or a lifetime of disability. United Memorial Medical Center is a designated stroke center recognized by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). By meeting the specific and stringent criteria established by the State, this designation is a testament to the strength of collaboration between our stroke program and emergency medicine, and to the excellence of our entire stroke...


The Importance of FAST Stroke Treatment

According to the Stroke Center, stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year. Three out of four stroke patients don't receive treatment fast enough for the best chance of a full recovery. Listen as Dr. John Cullen discusses the life-saving stroke care provided at Rochester Regional Health.


Living With Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the bone channel occupied by the spinal nerves or the spinal cord. Spinal stenosis occurs in many patients in their 50's and 60's but is not limited to that age group. Symptoms of spinal stenosis depend on the location and severity of the diseased area of the spine, and can include pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, and loss of function. Listen as Matthew L. Dashnaw, MD discusses spinal stenosis and treatment options available at Rochester Regional Health.


Keeping Your Heart Healthy as You Age

The best treatment for heart disease is to stop it from occurring in the first place. There are many steps you can take to keep your heart healthy at any age. Listen as Dr. Ryan Hoefen, Director of noninvasive Cardiology at Rochester Regional Health's Unity Hospital, discusses ways for you to take great care of your heart and possibly prevent heart disease in the first place.


Living with Food and Nut Allergies

There has been a substantial increase in food and nut allergies in recent years. Over 15 million Americans are now affected by food allergy, and roughly one percent of Americans have a peanut or tree nut allergy. Although the vast majority of these individuals do very well with the avoidance of their food allergen, serious and unexpected reactions can occur. Listen in as S Shahzad Mustafa, MD discusses food allergies and the latest treatments that may help you to minimize allergies to...


Bariatric Surgery 101

Weight loss surgery helps people with extreme obesity to lose weight. It may be an option if you cannot lose weight through diet and exercise or have serious health problems caused by obesity. Dr. DiBenedetto discusses weight loss surgery and how the team at Rochester Regional use guidelines set by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery.