Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When
It’s flu season, and ads for flu shots are everywhere. You got one last year, but still got sick. So, why bother? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor explains why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.
You did it—you’ve come through treatment and now are cancer-free! What can you do now to support your good health? UR Medicine oncology nurse Alicia Coffin offers this advice.
8/4/2015 | 0 comments
Someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer and you’re at a loss for ways to help them. UR Medicine oncology nurse Alicia Coffin shares these tips for offering your support.
7/21/2015 | 0 comments
Though some may find a suntan attractive, it’s actually a sign of damage to skin cells—the kind of damage that may lead to skin cancer. And while it’s the most common type of cancer, with proper sunscreen use, skin cancer is also the most preventable type of cancer. UR Medicine dermatologist Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim explains what to look for when searching for sunscreen.
7/7/2015 | 1 comment
There may be something to that old apple-a-day adage. Studies show that plant-based diets may help reduce the risk of getting cancer and also prevent its recurrence in cancer survivors. It might also aid with chronic diseases like diabetes. Registered dietitian Sue Czap shares the benefits of a plant-based diet and strategies we can use to integrate more fruits and vegetables every day.
6/25/2015 | 1 comment
With approximately 73,000 cases being diagnosed annually, bladder cancer is the sixth most common type of cancer in the U.S. Each year, about 15,000 deaths occur from this disease. UR Medicine oncologist Dr. Elizabeth Guancial shares reasons why women tend to be diagnosed with bladder cancer later than men and what to look for in terms of symptoms.
6/23/2015 | 0 comments