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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. 
 

Changing Childbirth: Episiotomy Rates Drop

Once considered routine during childbirth, episiotomies are on the decline, according to a recent study. Episiotomy is a surgical incision made to widen the opening of the birth canal. The downward trend is good news, says UR Medicine childbirth expert Dr. Loralei Thornburg.

1/20/2015 | 0 comments

Shoveling Snow? Be Heart Smart

Although beautiful to look at from the comfort of your living room, winter storms have a dark side that contrasts with the splendor of that frosty whiteness. If shoveling snow is on your to-do list, be sure to listen to your heart, says UR Medicine heart specialist Dr. John Bisognano.
 
1/20/2015 | 0 comments

Flu Fighters: Does That Shot Make a Difference?

As flu illness grips the nation, stubborn questions persist about the effectiveness of flu shots. UR Medicine expert Dr. John Treanor explains why it’s important to get a flu shot, even when it may seem like it doesn't work.

1/19/2015 | 0 comments

Time to Quit? Smoking Facts to Chew On

If you need a few more reasons to add quitting smoking to your to-do list for 2015, Eastman Institute for Oral Health’s Dr. Sangeeta Gajendra suggests you consider the impact it can have on your mouth and teeth.

1/12/2015 | 0 comments

Curb Your Cravings: Tips to Tame a Sweet Tooth

Last month, UR Medicine registered dietitian Lisa Fischer explained sugar’s pitfalls. Now she tell us what’s behind those cravings, and how to be smart dealing with them.

12/18/2014 | 0 comments