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Fitness Trackers: Trend or Tool

Fitness Trackers: Trend or Tool

Move over, wristwatch, there’s a new accessory in town and it’s sleek, functional and wildly popular. Wearable fitness devices are strapped around the wrists of people everywhere, tracking their every move. We asked UR Medicine family physician Dr. Michael Mendoza if they’re a trend, a status symbol, or a useful wellness tool.

Face Facts: Keep an Eye on Makeup’s Freshness

Face Facts: Keep an Eye on Makeup’s Freshness

Before your brush on that mascara or line your lids, stop and think about when you last updated your makeup bag. Old or expired makeup can put you at risk for pink eye and other serious infections. UR Medicine optometrist Dr. Rebecca Nally, of the Flaum Eye Institute offers tips to protect your eyes when you’re putting on your face.

5 Ways to Support Someone with Cancer

5 Ways to Support Someone with Cancer

Someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer and you’re at a loss for ways to help them. UR Medicine oncology nurse Alicia Coffin shares these tips for offering your support.

The ABCs of SPF: Making Sense of Sunscreen Labels

The ABCs of SPF: Making Sense of Sunscreen Labels

Though some may find a suntan attractive, it’s actually a sign of damage to skin cells—the kind of damage that may lead to skin cancer. And while it’s the most common type of cancer, with proper sunscreen use, skin cancer is also the most preventable type of cancer. UR Medicine dermatologist Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim explains what to look for when searching for sunscreen.

Fire it Up! Tips for Healthy Grilling

Fire it Up! Tips for Healthy Grilling

Cooking on the grill is one of the best treats of summer. However, grilling can create some less-than-desirable compounds in your food. Joanna Lipp, a clinical nutrition specialist at UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, shares some tips for safer, healthier grilling.