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PCOS: So Common, and Commonly Misunderstood PCOS: So Common, and Commonly Misunderstood Patient Care

PCOS: So Common, and Commonly Misunderstood

  • By URMC Communications
  • Feb. 19, 2024
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common but very misunderstood condition; for starters, there are no "cysts" in the ovaries of patients who suffer from it. We're here to clear up this and other ...
Why Should I Give Blood? Why Should I Give Blood? Patient Care

Why Should I Give Blood?

  • By Sydney Burrows
  • Feb. 7, 2024
Blood shortages are all too common, but they’re occurring more frequently now than ever before. These five unexpected facts about donated blood show why a quick stop at your local Red Cross is a true ...
Why Is My Throat Sore? Why Is My Throat Sore? Patient Care

Why Is My Throat Sore?

  • By Sydney Burrows
  • Jan. 18, 2024
A sore throat in the mornings can go hand in hand with winter weather and dry air. But how can you tell when a sore throat is just a symptom of a cold or allergies, and when it may be something more ...
It's Not You, It's Your Goal Setting It's Not You, It's Your Goal Setting Community

It's Not You, It's Your Goal Setting

  • By Sydney Burrows
  • Jan. 8, 2024
When the calendar flips from December to January, it’s common to pick a handful of New Year’s resolutions. While many set goals, only 9% of people manage to keep their resolutions throughout the ...
Is BMI Accurate? New Evidence Says No Is BMI Accurate? New Evidence Says No Patient Care

Is BMI Accurate? New Evidence Says No

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Jan. 8, 2024
For years, BMI—body mass index—has been the go-to tool for plotting our weight into categories. If your BMI number is 25 or higher, you fall into the overweight or obese category. So, does that mean ...
Best Eczema Treatments for Winter Best Eczema Treatments for Winter Patient Care

Best Eczema Treatments for Winter

  • By Jeff Koslofsky
  • Jan. 4, 2024
Winter can bring suffering to the millions of people living with eczema. Dermatologist Lisa Beck provides tips for eczema patients looking to keep the winter woes at bay.