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Defining Heart Disease

People often equate heart disease with heart attacks, but they’re not one and the same. Heart disease is a broad term for many conditions that can raise your risk of stroke or heart failure. UR Medicine preventive cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano explains five common forms of heart disease and offers tips for managing or preventing them.

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 | 0 comments
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 | 0 comments
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 | 0 comments
Five Things to Consider About Breast Reconstruction

Five Things to Consider About Breast Reconstruction

In anticipation of BRA Day (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) on October 21, UR Medicine expert Dr. Howard Langstein shares five things women should know about reconstructive surgery as they consider their options.

10/12/2015 | 0 comments
Myth Buster: The Truth About Midwives

Myth Buster: The Truth About Midwives

While the profession of midwifery has evolved with modern health care, misperceptions persist based on centuries-old images or misunderstandings. UR Medicine certified nurse midwife Michele Burtner sorts out facts from some of the fiction.

10/8/2015 | 0 comments