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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.

Flu Shots: What, Why and When

Flu Shots: 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. Ann Falsey explains what's new this year and why it's important to get a flu shot every year.

What’s Behind That Ear Ache?

What’s Behind That Ear Ache?

When a great day at the pool is followed by a troubling night of ear pain, swimmer’s ear may be the culprit. Pediatric ENT specialist Dr. Margo McKenna Benoit explains the difference between it and the common middle-ear infection known as otitis media, and how to spot and treat them.

A Fresh Take on Leafy Greens

A Fresh Take on Leafy Greens

Does your family flee when leafy greens crop up at the table? Registered dietitian Sue Czap of UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute offers advice on which greens to choose and shares some tasty ways to work them into meals.

Choosing Backpacks: Take a Weight Off Their Shoulders

Choosing Backpacks: Take a Weight Off Their Shoulders

Days are getting shorter, nights are getting cooler, and store shelves are stacked with back-to-school supplies. If you and your child will be shopping for a backpack, you’ll have plenty of choices in colors, sizes and styles. Here are some tips to help you find the backpack that’s best for your child.