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Men’s Health: Should You Be Screened for Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men. While it’s rarer in men under the age of 50, many men will have some form of the disease as they age. September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and a good time to learn about early detection, according to UR Medicine urology expert Dr. Edward Messing.

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.

7/7/2015 | 1 comment

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.

7/2/2015 | 0 comments

Pass the Fruit and Veggies, Please!

There may be something to that old apple-a-day adage. Studies show that plant-based diets may help reduce the risk of getting cancer and also prevent its recurrence in cancer survivors. It might also aid with chronic diseases like diabetes. Registered dietitian Sue Czap shares the benefits of a plant-based diet and strategies we can use to integrate more fruits and vegetables every day.

6/25/2015 | 1 comment

Safety Check: Pregnancy and Antidepressant Drugs

Is it safe to take antidepressants when you’re pregnant? UR Medicine high-risk pregnancy expert Dr. Neil Seligman sorts through this issue, offering advice for women who suffer from depression and are pregnant or want to become pregnant.

6/23/2015 | 0 comments

Could Persistent UTI-like Symptoms be Bladder Cancer?

With approximately 73,000 cases being diagnosed annually, bladder cancer is the sixth most common type of cancer in the U.S. Each year, about 15,000 deaths occur from this disease. UR Medicine oncologist Dr. Elizabeth Guancial shares reasons why women tend to be diagnosed with bladder cancer later than men and what to look for in terms of symptoms.    
6/23/2015 | 0 comments