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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.

Spotting Sneaky Salt Sources

You skip the salt shaker and lean toward the low-sodium labels, but do you really know how much salt you eat each day? UR Medicine registered dietitian Rachel Reeves says some simple sleuthing will help you uncover hidden sources of sodium that may be sabotaging your efforts.

5/21/2015 | 1 comment

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. Adam Kelly says you can improve your odds—and your overall health—by understanding and addressing your lifestyle and medical risk factors for stroke.

5/21/2015 | 1 comment

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. Certified Athletic Trainer Jay Shiner says proper training may help them avoid injury and stay in the game.

5/11/2015 | 1 comment

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. 
4/24/2015 | 0 comments

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.
4/24/2015 | 0 comments