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A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

Quit smoking—even for one day—and you will take an important step toward a healthier life, one that can reduce your risk for cancer as well as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout aims to encourage and support smokers in quitting.

Keeping the 'Treat' in Trick-or-Treating

Keeping the 'Treat' in Trick-or-Treating

Halloween is an exciting time for many children and trick-or-treating is a staple of the fall season. Golisano Children's Hospital pediatrician Dr. Stephen Cook offers advice for avoiding the post-Halloween candy craze while enjoying the festivities.

Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu season is rapidly approaching and ads for flu shots are popping up everywhere. Should you get one? Will it work? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor shares what's new and why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

Five Things to Consider About Breast Reconstruction

Five Things to Consider About Breast Reconstruction

In the U. S., an estimated 60,000 to 80,000 women have mastectomies each year. Only about 30 percent of those women have breast reconstruction surgery. UR Medicine expert Dr. Howard Langstein shares five things women should know about reconstructive surgery as they consider their options.

Centering: A Prenatal Care Alternative

Centering: A Prenatal Care Alternative

Pregnant women often enjoy the advice and support of others who are expecting; that may be why an alternative prenatal approach called Centering is growing in popularity. Certified midwife Michele Burtner answers some questions about this group-based care program.