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Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu season is rapidly approaching and ads for flu shots are popping up everywhere. Should you get one? Will it work? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor shares what's new and why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

Shedding Light on Lupus

Shedding Light on Lupus

Pop star Selena Gomez recently shared her lupus diagnosis with fans, raising awareness of this life-threatening autoimmune disease. UR Medicine expert Dr. Jennifer Anolik answers five questions to help you learn more about lupus.

10/27/2015
Halloween Safety: Protect Kids from Ghouls, Goblins and Other Spooky Hazards

Halloween Safety: Protect Kids from Ghouls, Goblins and Other Spooky Hazards

Whether it’s dressing up as their favorite character or the feeling of being spooked, Halloween is an exciting time for kids. UR Medicine pediatrician Dr. Elizabeth Murray shares some important tips to keep them safe this Halloween.

10/26/2015
Dietary Supplements: Buyer Beware

Dietary Supplements: Buyer Beware

While the health benefits of taking supplements have long been a topic of debate, a new study says they’re to blame for an estimated 23,000 trips to the emergency department every year. UR Medicine Pharmacy Director Curtis Haas explains why supplements may not be a wise investment—for your health or your finances.

10/14/2015
Q and A: Breast Cancer Screening

Q and A: Breast Cancer Screening

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which annually sheds light on the importance of early detection. UR Medicine women's imaging specialist Dr. Avice O'Connell answers a few questions women commonly ask about screening for and diagnosing breast cancer.

10/12/2015
Breast Density: What Women Should Know

Breast Density: What Women Should Know

Especially during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you may hear the term "dense breasts" in the media and you may wonder what it means and if it's comething you should worry about. Dr. Avice O'Connell, director of UR Medicine's Women's Imaging, explains. 

10/12/2015