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Pink Power: Mammograms Can Save Lives

Though it's not a traditional fall color, when October rolls around, many of us think pink to show solidarity and support for those affected by breast cancer. Pink ribbons are also a gentle reminder of the importance of screening mammograms, a vital part of early detection of breast cancer.
 

Is it Alzheimer’s? Sorting Out the Mysteries of Memory Problems

Most of us have the occasional memory slip: Where’d I park the car? How do I figure out what to tip the waiter? What did you say your name was? UR Medicine expert Dr. Mark Mapstone helps sort out the difference between normal memory issues and more serious problems.
 
6/16/2014 | 0 comments

Shopping for Shades? Check Out These Specs

Selecting sunglasses can be fun but daunting—so many styles, shapes, sizes, and colors from which to choose. As UR Medicine eyewear expert Tom Scalzo explains in this video, your priority should be picking shades that will protect your eyes and vision.

6/9/2014 | 0 comments

Appendicitis: The Ins and Outs

Appendicitis is a complicated condition and it is critical to catch it in time before it progresses, potentially causing the appendix to burst. UR Medicine pediatric surgeon Dr. Christopher Gitzelmann weighs in on a recent study that looked at using antibiotics in uncomplicated cases of appendicitis in children as a potential option to surgery for some kids.
6/2/2014 | 2 comments

Just for Men: Getting Healthier as You Age

Take a step toward a healthier lifestyle by joining UR Medicine for Men’s Health Day on Friday, June 13. Men who understand their symptoms and their risk factors for disease are better equipped to proactively take care of their well-being, says UR Medicine urologist Dr. Jean Joseph, who is organizing the event for the tenth time.

5/30/2014 | 0 comments

Skin Cancer: Are You at Risk?

When it comes to protecting your skin from cancer, you can’t be too safe. Each year, there are more new cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined, according to the American Center Society. Fortunately, skin cancer is almost always curable if caught early. UR Medicine Dermatologist Dr. Marc Brown shares ideas for skin safety.

5/28/2014 | 2 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.

 

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