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Skin Cancer Check: Know the ABCs

The bad news: there are more new cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined, according to the American Center Society. The good news: Skin cancer is almost always curable if caught early. Better yet: Take steps to protect your skin and avoid skin cancer entirely, says UR Medicine dermatologist Dr. Marc Brown
 

AHH-CHOO! May Brings More Than Flowers

That first sneeze and sniffle prompts you to reach for a tissue. The second and third—perhaps fourth and fifth—may send you to the medicine chest for relief. But, is it a cold? Or is it a spring allergy? UR Medicine's Dr. Louis J. Papa says it's tricky to tell the difference at this time of year, when colds are common and long-awaited blooms can be bothersome.
 
5/12/2014 | 0 comments

Prepping for a Pedicure? Tap These Tips for Safety

If warmer temps find you eager to scrap the socks and strap on sandals, perhaps a pedicure is in your plans. Before you step foot in that salon, UR Medicine infection prevention specialist Ann Marie Pettis offers advice for keeping your feet happy and healthy.

5/5/2014 | 0 comments

Less TV, More ZZZs for Kids

We all need sleep to restore our bodies and minds—especially kids and teens, who require more sleep as their bodies develop. In an age when time we spend in front of a screen is on the rise, the amount of sleep we get tends to suffer the consequences. Sleep expert Dr. Heidi Connolly says limiting the use of electronics throughout the day will help kids transition when it’s time to go to bed. 

 

4/24/2014 | 0 comments

No Pulling Their Legs: PTs Know If You’re Doing Your Homework

If you’ve had physical therapy, you know what’s expected: You come to appointments and exercise to improve what ails you. And you leave with homework: at-home activities aimed at helping you progress. So, will your PT know if you’ve slacked off? Don’t try to pull your therapist’s leg, says UR Medicine's Corinne Keller.
 
4/21/2014 | 0 comments

Seeing Spots? Facts on Flashers and Floaters

Our eyes change as we age and, by the time we reach age 60, we may notice flashers and floaters in our vision. Often harmless, flashers and floaters can be alarming and may mean it’s time for an eye exam. UR Medicine ophthalmologist Dr. David Kleinman offers insight (pun intended) into these visual phenomena.

4/14/2014 | 0 comments