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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.
 

Be Aware: Colonoscopy Can Screen for and Prevent Cancer

If you could take a few simple steps to prevent cancer, would you? Most of us like to think we’d do anything we can to stay healthy. Until your doctor says it’s time for a colonoscopy. Even the most punctual people find themselves putting it off. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and a good time to remind you, with help from UR Medicine Gastroenterologist Dr. Thomas Werth, why having a colonoscopy is so important. 
 
2/21/2014 | 9 comments

Soothing Achy Knees and Hips When the Temperature Dips

We’ve had more than our share of bone-chilling days this winter. And if you suffer from arthritis (inflammation of the joints in your body), it may seem as though the frigid temperatures are magnifying your aches and pains. Does the cold affect arthritis symptoms? UR Medicine orthopaedist Dr. Jonathan C. Gabel offers tips on weather-related flare-ups, supplements, and current therapies.
2/17/2014 | 0 comments

Toothbrush Tactics: Give Germs the Brush-Off

It’s a tough year for colds and flu. So when the sneezing and coughing subside, many of us launch cleaning attacks to rid our homes of germs. But should we toss our toothbrushes? Dentist Bhumija Gupta offers some germ-fighting advice.

2/10/2014 | 0 comments

5 Tips for Heart-Smart Eating

A variety of foods, including chocolate, can boost our health. Infusing some heart-smart foods into our daily diets is wise because it’s one of the most controllable factors that plays a role in heart health. Nutritionist Sarah Guilbert shares tips on making your heart-smart diet a fun and tasty task.

2/3/2014 | 0 comments

Beat the Blues: 5 Tips for Tackling SAD

When it’s cold and drab outside, some people start feeling bad inside. This could be a sign of SAD—Seasonal Affective Disorder—that commonly strikes during the winter months. Psychiatrist Michael Privitera offers some ways to cope if you suffer from SAD.
 
1/27/2014 | 0 comments

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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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