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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.

5 Food Factors for Lowering Prostate Cancer Risk

In the U.S., more than 220,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. Some risk factors for prostate cancer—such as your family history or your race—can’t be controlled. Wilmot Cancer Institute nutrition specialist Joanna Lipp shares some things you can do that may reduce your risk of having prostate cancer.

9/25/2015 | 0 comments

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9/21/2015 | 0 comments

Head Lice: Scratching Below the Surface

If the mere mention of head lice gets you scratching your head, perhaps a dose of facts will ease your fears. On the heels of updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, UR Medicine Dermatologist Dr. Mary Gail Mercurio explains what it is, how to find it, and how to beat it

8/25/2015 | 0 comments

Back to Campus: Tips for Returning to College After a Cancer Diagnosis

Getting back into college in the fall is an adjustment for any student. For those who have had a cancer diagnosis, returning to class can be especially difficult. Wilmot Cancer Institute Survivorship specialist Bethany Marsh shares some tips for survivors and patients returning to college.

8/24/2015 | 0 comments

Chill Out: Help When the Heat Hits

Late summer can bring some blistering temperatures that make it hard to keep your cool. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Jessica Ferger shares ideas for beating the heat and offers advice for when it impacts your health.

8/18/2015 | 0 comments