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Indoor Tanning Risks Go Beyond Skin Cancer

Seeking that “base tan” before your Spring Break 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. 
 

Know Risks and Signs to Detect Oral Cancer Early

Visiting your dentist regularly is about more than avoiding cavities or having beautiful teeth. It can also lower your risk for oral cancer and potentially help you avoid much larger problems down the road. Dr. Lee Pollan, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with UR Medicine’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health, offers tips on screening for any signs of cancer in your mouth. 
 
4/17/2015 | 0 comments

6 Myths About Organ Donation

April is National Donate Life Month and 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 Spring Break 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 | 2 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