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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. 
 

Appendicitis: The Ins and Outs

Appendicitis is a complicated condition and it is critical to catch it in time before it progresses, potentially causing the appendix to burst. UR Medicine pediatric surgeon Dr. Christopher Gitzelmann weighs in on a recent study that looked at using antibiotics in uncomplicated cases of appendicitis in children as a potential option to surgery for some kids.
6/2/2014 | 2 comments

Just for Men: Getting Healthier as You Age

Take a step toward a healthier lifestyle by joining UR Medicine for Men’s Health Day on Friday, June 13. Men who understand their symptoms and their risk factors for disease are better equipped to proactively take care of their well-being, says UR Medicine urologist Dr. Jean Joseph, who is organizing the event for the tenth time.

5/30/2014 | 0 comments

Skin Cancer: Are You at Risk?

When it comes to protecting your skin from cancer, you can’t be too safe. Each year, there are more new cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined, according to the American Center Society. Fortunately, skin cancer is almost always curable if caught early. UR Medicine Dermatologist Dr. Marc Brown shares ideas for skin safety.

5/28/2014 | 2 comments

Pump It Up! 6 Ways to Fuel Your Workout

Trying to figure out how (and how much, and what, and when) to eat to give you the energy you need for exercise? UR Medicine's nutrition experts serve up some advice for exercisers of all stripes—from gym rats, to players who spend more time on the field than off, to those who more occasionally break a sweat.
 

 

5/23/2014 | 0 comments

Orthopaedic Urgent Care: Easy Access to Specialized Services

A collision on the lacrosse field results in a possible sprained ankle. A tree-trimming session brings on intense hand pain. Should you call your doctor? Go to the emergency department? Seek out urgent care? This might be the perfect time to visit an urgent care center that specializes in orthopaedic injuries. UR Medicine orthopaedic specialist Dr. Regis O’Keefe shares advice to help you know if it's right for you.

5/19/2014 | 0 comments