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Head-to-Toe Checkup: Why Does My Doctor Do That?

Ever ponder the purpose of all that poking, peeking and prodding that goes on during a physical exam? UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Carla Schwartz explains what doctors are checking for as they look you over, from head to toe.

Healthy Twists for Your Traditional Irish Table

Healthy Twists for Your Traditional Irish Table

If you love traditions but want to avoid the nutrition pitfalls of typical St. Patrick’s Day fare, Dr. Erin Campbell of the UR Program for Nutrition in Medicine offers some tasty, plant-based options to try.

3/15/2016
Are There Alternatives to Colonoscopy?

Are There Alternatives to Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is the gold standard when it comes to detecting and preventing colorectal cancer, especially for those with a family history of colon cancer or a history of inflammatory bowel disease. But while it’s the best preventive method, many people hesitate to have a colonoscopy—often fearing the test preparation or the invasiveness of the procedure. UR Medicine gastroenterologist Dr. Danielle Marino explains some screening options for those with average risk of colorectal cancer.

2/29/2016
Planning for Parenthood After Cancer

Planning for Parenthood After Cancer

Getting a cancer diagnosis can be heartbreaking. Learning that a treatment that can save your life might also dash your dream of having a family can compound that heartbreak to an indescribable degree. UR Medicine Fertility Specialist Dr. Wendy Vitek discusses options for preserving fertility through cancer treatment.

2/29/2016
Food Guidelines: A Closer Look at Sugar, Salt and Saturated Fat

Food Guidelines: A Closer Look at Sugar, Salt and Saturated Fat

The FDA's recently released dietary guidelines suggest eating more vegetables, fruits and whole grains while reducing sugar, salt and saturated fat. Joanna Lipp, a registered dietitian with UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, helps decipher the percentages in these recommendations and what they mean for your everyday diet.

2/26/2016
Eating Disorders: 5 Warning Signs

Eating Disorders: 5 Warning Signs

Whether or not you realize it, there’s a good chance you know someone who has an eating disorder. People who develop them often experience anxiety, low self-esteem and a level of perfectionism that makes them very hard on themselves. UR Medicine eating disorder expert Mary Tantillo explains some warning signs and what to do if you spot them in someone you love.  

2/19/2016