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Head-to-Toe Checkup: Why Does My Doctor Do That?

Ever ponder the purpose of all that poking, peeking and prodding that goes on during a physical exam? UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Carla Schwartz explains what doctors are checking for as they look you over, from head to toe.

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

Quit smoking—even for one day—and you will take an important step toward a healthier life, one that can reduce your risk for cancer as well as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout aims to encourage and support smokers in quitting.

11/15/2016
Keep Cool: Hot-Weather Tips for Pregnant Women

Keep Cool: Hot-Weather Tips for Pregnant Women

Extreme heat can be more than uncomfortable for pregnant women—it can also trigger some health issues. UR Medicine high-risk pregnancy expert Dr. Loralei Thornburg offers advice for keeping cool and protecting your baby’s health during the hottest summer days.

7/14/2016
Fish Tales: What’s the Story on Eating Fish During Pregnancy?

Fish Tales: What’s the Story on Eating Fish During Pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat fish when you are pregnant? UR Medicine Ob/Gyn chair Dr. Eva Pressman discusses the benefits and risks, and answers some questions commonly asked by expectant mothers. 

4/11/2016
Planning for Parenthood After Cancer

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.

2/29/2016
Myth Buster: Get the Facts on Urinary Incontinence

Myth Buster: Get the Facts on Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence affects more than 25 million people in the U.S. But, while adult diaper sales outpace that of baby diapers, it's rarely discussed. UR Medicine expert Dr. Gunhilde Buchsbaum offers facts, advice and tips for prevention.

11/4/2015
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