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6 Steps to Lower Stroke Risk

6 Steps to Lower Stroke Risk

Although a stroke can happen to anyone, there are certain factors that may increase your chances of having one. UR Medicine Neurologist Dr. Curtis Benesch says you can improve your odds—and your overall health—by understanding and addressing your lifestyle and medical risk factors for stroke.

Stay in the Game: Avoiding Injuries in Youth Sports

Stay in the Game: Avoiding Injuries in Youth Sports

They may think they’re indestructible, but thousands of young athletes suffer injuries playing sports every year. With summer sports season on the horizon, kids will be flocking to the fields. UR Medicine Sports Medicine experts say proper training may help them avoid injury and stay in the game.

Don't Shrug Off That Shoulder Pain

Don't Shrug Off That Shoulder Pain

Shoulders might be the unsung heroes of your body. They’re involved in some way in nearly every move you make, though you may rarely think about them. Until they hurt. UR Medicine shoulder expert Dr. Ilya Voloshin says taking care of your shoulders includes taking action when you experience persistent pain. 
Allergy Alert: Prepare for ‘Pollen Explosion’

Allergy Alert: Prepare for ‘Pollen Explosion’

Take one long, cold winter, add a delayed spring, and what do you get? A pollen explosion–an intense release of pollen that could wreak havoc for folks who suffer seasonal allergies. UR Medicine Allergist Dr. Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo offers suggestions to help allergy sufferers cope.
 
Know Risks and Signs to Detect Oral Cancer Early

Know Risks and Signs to Detect Oral Cancer Early

Visiting your dentist regularly is about more than avoiding cavities or having beautiful teeth. It can also lower your risk for oral cancer and potentially help you avoid much larger problems down the road. Dr. Lee Pollan, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with UR Medicine’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health, offers tips on screening for any signs of cancer in your mouth.