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Myth Buster: The Truth About Midwives

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.

Cool It: What’s Behind that Hot Flash?

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.

Managing Migraines: Finding Your Headache Triggers

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.
 
5 Simple Steps to a Healthier You

5 Simple Steps to a Healthier You

There’s nothing like a new year to get a fresh start. In this video, UR Medicine experts share a few small changes that can make a big difference in your health.

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.

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