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Myth Buster: 3 Facts About Vaccines

News media and social networks are buzzing with the debate over vaccines and the current measles outbreak out west. Blame and misinformation are everywhere. UR Medicine pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Geoffrey Weinberg helps dispel the myths. 
 

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

Pump It Up! 6 Ways to Fuel Your Workout

Trying to figure out how (and how much, and what, and when) to eat to give you the energy you need for exercise? UR Medicine dietitian Sarah Guilbert serves up some advice for exercisers of all stripes—from gym rats, to players who spend more time on the field than off, to those who more occasionally break a sweat.
 

 

5/23/2014 | 0 comments

Orthopaedic Urgent Care: Easy Access to Specialized Services

A collision on the lacrosse field results in a possible sprained ankle. A tree-trimming session brings on intense hand pain. Should you call your doctor? Go to the emergency department? Seek out urgent care? This might be the perfect time to visit an urgent care center that specializes in orthopaedic injuries. UR Medicine orthopaedic specialist Dr. Regis O’Keefe shares advice to help you know if it's right for you.

5/19/2014 | 0 comments

AHH-CHOO! May Brings More Than Flowers

That first sneeze and sniffle prompts you to reach for a tissue. The second and third—perhaps fourth and fifth—may send you to the medicine chest for relief. But, is it a cold? Or is it a spring allergy? UR Medicine's Dr. Louis J. Papa says it's tricky to tell the difference at this time of year, when colds are common and long-awaited blooms can be bothersome.
 
5/12/2014 | 0 comments

Prepping for a Pedicure? Tap These Tips for Safety

If warmer temps find you eager to scrap the socks and strap on sandals, perhaps a pedicure is in your plans. Before you step foot in that salon, UR Medicine infection prevention specialist Ann Marie Pettis offers advice for keeping your feet happy and healthy.

5/5/2014 | 0 comments