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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
 

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