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Men’s Health: Should You Be Screened for Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men. While it’s rarer in men under the age of 50, many men will have some form of the disease as they age. September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and a good time to learn about early detection, according to UR Medicine urology expert Dr. Edward Messing.

Cold-Weather Care for People with Cancer

Cold winter weather can be uncomfortable, but for people undergoing cancer treatment, it can present some serious challenges. Wilmot Cancer Center nurses Cassie Adams and Karen Abbas offer insights on the risks cancer patients face and some tips to stay safe this winter.
12/18/2014 | 0 comments

Brush Up on Your Teeth-Cleaning Skills

Ever heard this from your dentist? You only need to brush the teeth you want to keep.
Joking aside, Eastman Institute for Oral Health's Dr. Michael Yunker says how often and how well we brush our teeth can make a significant impact on our oral health. What’s the best technique for you?
12/18/2014 | 2 comments

5 Simple Steps to a Healthier You

There’s nothing like a new year to get a fresh start. In this video, UR Medicine experts share a few small changes that can make a big difference in your health.

12/18/2014 | 2 comments

Tinsel in a Tangle? Don’t Let Stress Spoil the Season

We waited all year for the holiday season to come 'round, but is it becoming a bit too much? Does the prep sap your energy, dominating the lead-up to the celebration? What if, rather than focusing on the “big finish” or making a future moment perfect, we slowed down and made a point of enjoying the season? Health and lifestyle counselor Linda Potter offers advice for handling the holiday hubbub.
12/5/2014 | 0 comments

OTC Pain Relief: What’s Best for What Ails You?

Aches. Pains. Fever. When they strike, we may head to our medicine cabinets for relief. UR Medicine Primary Care physician Alex Fahoury, M.D., explains the differences between popular over-the-counter pain relievers and how to navigate the drug store aisle to find the best medicine for what ails you.
11/19/2014 | 0 comments