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Defining Heart Disease

People often equate heart disease with heart attacks, but they’re not one and the same. Heart disease is a broad term for many conditions that can raise your risk of stroke or heart failure. UR Medicine preventive cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano explains five common forms of heart disease and offers tips for managing or preventing them.

Mammograms: Facts on 'False Positives'

Mammograms: Facts on 'False Positives'

Ten to 16 percent of women who get screening mammograms are called back for additional testing. Though few of them will end up having cancer, callbacks can cause anxiety, even when they result in a 'false positive,' meaning no cancer is found. UR Medicine Women's Imaging director Dr. Avice O’Connell shares what you should know about callbacks and false positives.

12/14/2015 | 0 comments
Q and A: Breast Cancer Screening

Q and A: Breast Cancer Screening

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which annually sheds light on the importance of early detection. UR Medicine women's imaging specialist Dr. Avice O'Connell answers a few questions women commonly ask about screening for and diagnosing breast cancer.

10/12/2015 | 0 comments
Breast Density: What Women Should Know

Breast Density: What Women Should Know

Especially during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you may hear the term "dense breasts" in the media and you may wonder what it means and if it's comething you should worry about. Dr. Avice O'Connell, director of UR Medicine's Women's Imaging, explains. 

10/12/2015 | 0 comments
Breast Cancer: Simple Steps May Reduce Your Risk

Breast Cancer: Simple Steps May Reduce Your Risk

Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among women. While treatments have improved significantly, prevention is always preferred. UR Medicine cancer specialist Dr. Alissa Huston shares some lifestyle changes that may help reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.
 
10/3/2014 | 2 comments
Breast Health Day: Dispelling Mammogram Myths

Breast Health Day: Dispelling Mammogram Myths

Mammograms are the gold standard for detecting breast cancer. But they can be uncomfortable, and women may avoid them out of fear of what they may reveal. Dr. Avice O’Connell, director of Women’s Imaging at UR Medicine, says discomfort and fear should not keep you from being screened.

8/29/2014 | 1 comment
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