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6 Grilling Tips to Lower Your Cancer Risk

Juicy burgers, hot dogs with the fixings, and steaks grilled to perfection are staples backyard cookouts. But grilling at high temperatures can produce chemicals that damage DNA in our genes that may lead to cancer. These helpful tips can make your summer barbecue safer.

Breast Health Day: Dispelling Mammogram Myths

Mammograms are the gold standard for detecting breast cancer. But they can be uncomfortable, and women may avoid them out of fear of what they may reveal. Dr. Avice O’Connell, director of Women’s Imaging at UR Medicine, says discomfort and fear should not keep you from being screened.

8/29/2014 | 0 comments

Is a Check-Up on Your Back-to-School List?

Kids are returning to school and it’s a good time for parents to check with their pediatrician to see if it’s time for an annual physical, or well-child visit. UR Medicine pediatrician Dr. Kelly Brown shares what you need to know about school physicals.
8/25/2014 | 0 comments

Daily Aspirin: Worth the Risks?

Taking a daily aspirin is touted as a simple way to stave off a heart attack or stroke. Yet, a recent study found that many doctors don’t recommend it to patients who might benefit. UR Medicine’s Dr. Michael Mendoza, one of the study’s authors, shares some facts about aspirin therapy.

8/18/2014 | 0 comments

On The Rise: 5 Reasons Your Blood Pressure Medication Isn’t Working

Keeping your blood pressure in check is a good way to lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. So, you follow orders, take your prescribed medication, and proudly accept your doctor’s praise when the blood pressure cuff demonstrates continued success. Until it doesn’t. UR Medicine hypertension expert Dr. John Bisognano explains why your blood pressure may rise, even after you thought you had it under control.
8/15/2014 | 0 comments

Hand, Foot and Mouth: Ugly, Miserable and Contagious

Hand, foot and mouth disease is caused by a virus, and it often starts with common cold symptoms and a fever. Within a few days, the rash appears. Though it's most common in young children, adults can get it, too. UR Medicine Pediatrician Dr. Elizabeth Murray shares what you need to know about this miserable, contagious illness.
8/8/2014 | 0 comments

About the Blog


 

Welcome to Health Matters, a blog aimed at keeping you and your family healthy. We offer advice from URMC experts on timely topics, as well as insight into breaking news and medical research. Visit us weekly for updates and invite your family and friends to check us out. If you have a topic you’d like to see us cover, please send a note to Lori Barrette.

Though health advice offered here is provided by experts, there is no substitute for the personal care your own provider can offer. If you have medical questions or concerns, please contact your physician.


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