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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.

6 Myths About Organ Donation

National Donate Life Month is a good time to consider registering to be an organ donor, if you haven’t already. Many people hesitate due to misinformation. In this video, Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network's Rob Kochik dispels some common myths.

4/13/2015 | 2 comments

Are There Alternatives to Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is the gold standard when it comes to detecting and preventing colorectal cancer, especially for those with a family history of colon cancer or a history of inflammatory bowel disease. But while it’s the best preventive method, many people hesitate to have a colonoscopy—often fearing the test preparation or the invasiveness of the procedure. UR Medicine gastroenterologist Dr. Danielle Marino explains some screening options for those with average risk of colorectal cancer.

3/24/2015 | 0 comments

Indoor Tanning Risks Go Beyond Skin Cancer

Seeking that “base tan” before your vacation? If the obvious risk of skin cancer isn’t enough to keep you away from indoor tanning, UR Medicine's Dr. Assaf Yosha sheds light on some of the lesser-known—yet quite serious—dangers. 
3/20/2015 | 4 comments

Could Peanuts Prevent Peanut Allergy?

A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine provided strong evidence that early introduction of peanuts can play a role in preventing children from developing peanut allergy. Pediatric food allergist Dr. Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo offers her takeaways from this landmark study, and provides insight into potential changes in future recommendations.

3/16/2015 | 0 comments

Regular Screening May Prevent Colorectal Cancer

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and UR Medicine experts Dr. Christina Cellini and Dr. Marcus Noel explain why there’s no better time to learn about this disease and actions you can take to help prevent it.

3/13/2015 | 0 comments