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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.

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

Myth Buster: The Truth About Midwives

While the profession of midwifery has evolved with modern health care, misperceptions persist based on centuries-old images or misunderstandings. UR Medicine certified nurse midwife Michele Burtner sorts out facts from some of the fiction.

10/8/2015 | 0 comments

Planning for Parenthood After Cancer

Getting a cancer diagnosis can be heartbreaking. Learning that a treatment that can save your life might also dash your dream of having a family can compound that heartbreak to an indescribable degree. UR Medicine Fertility Specialist Dr. Wendy Vitek discusses options for preserving fertility through cancer treatment.

3/9/2015 | 0 comments

Cool It: What’s Behind that Hot Flash?

It’s 3 a.m. and you’re jolted awake by a burst of heat that radiates from your face, neck and torso—until you’re drenched in sweat. Sound familiar? It may if you’re a woman in her late 30s and beyond. Hot flashes affect up to 75 percent of women during menopause, and 10 percent for a lifetime. UR Medicine menopause specialist Dr. James Woods offers information and tips on how to cope.

2/26/2015 | 0 comments

Managing Migraines: Finding Your Headache Triggers

Migraine headaches differ from person to person in terms of frequency, severity, cause and responsiveness to treatment. One key to controlling headaches is understanding what brings them on. UR Medicine headache specialist Dr. Catherine LaVigne sheds light on this debilitating condition and describes some common migraine triggers.
12/18/2014 | 0 comments