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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.

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

Skin Smarts: 6 Steps for Sun Seekers

Heading south for the upcoming spring break? Remember to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. UR Medicine dermatologist Dr. Mary Gail Mercurio says the idea that a suntan makes you appear healthy is truly only skin deep. She offers six steps for sun safety.
4/10/2014 | 0 comments

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

6 Tips for Coping with Cancer Over the Holidays

Holidays can be joyful times that create lasting memories. But, if you have cancer, or are caring for someone who does, you may find this season especially challenging. Social worker Sandra Sabatka offers six tips to help cope with cancer throughout this season.

12/16/2013 | 0 comments

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout is Nov. 21

Quit smoking—even for one day—and you will take an important step toward a healthier life, one that can reduce your risk for cancer as well as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, set for Thursday, Nov. 21 this year, aims to encourage and support smokers in quitting.

 

11/18/2013 | 0 comments
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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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