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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.

Eating Disorders: 10 Early Signs You Might Miss

Everyone knows of someone with an eating disorder. In the U.S., about 20 million women and 10 million men have eating disorders, rainging from the more commonly known anorexia nervosa and bulimia to the lesser known binge eating and restrictive food intake disorder. Eating disorder specialist Mary Tantillo shares some subtle signs to watch for.
2/23/2015 | 0 comments

Watch Your Back: Avoid Injury While Shoveling Snow

Snow shoveling isn’t just tedious this time of year—it can also pose a risk to your back, neck and shoulders if you aren’t doing it properly. UR Medicine Sports and Spine Rehabilitation specialist Elizabeth Wetmore offers advice to help keep you safe while you’re digging out your driveway. 

2/16/2015 | 0 comments

Precision Medicine: Changing the Way We Treat Cancer

Precision medicine has been getting a lot of attention lately—most recently as President Obama announced plans for a Precision Medicine Initiative designed to expand the nation’s efforts to address complex diseases like cancer. Wilmot Cancer Institute Director Dr. Jonathan Friedberg explains this innovation and its impact on cancer treatment.
2/10/2015 | 0 comments

5 Facts on Miralax for Kids

Last September, the Food and Drug Administration funded a grant to study potentially harmful effects of the active ingredient of Miralax, polyethylene glycol 3350. UR Medicine pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Prita Mohanty shares facts on the laxative commonly prescribed to children with constipation.
1/20/2015 | 0 comments

The Real Scoop on Yogurt

The past few years have seen a lot of hoopla about yogurt—especially in upstate New York, which a number of production plants for Greek-style yogurt call home. UR Medicine Registered Dietitian Rachel Reeves dishes out background on the tangy treat.

1/20/2015 | 7 comments