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August 2015

Head Lice: Scratching Below the Surface

Head Lice: Scratching Below the Surface

If the mere mention of head lice gets you scratching your head, perhaps a dose of facts will ease your fears. UR Medicine Dermatologist Dr. Mary Gail Mercurio explains what it is, how to find it, and how to beat it.

Back to Campus: Tips for Returning to College After a Cancer Diagnosis

Back to Campus: Tips for Returning to College After a Cancer Diagnosis

Getting back into college in the fall is an adjustment for any student. For those who have had a cancer diagnosis, returning to class can be especially difficult. Wilmot Cancer Institute Survivorship specialist Bethany Marsh shares some tips for survivors and patients returning to college.

Perilous Play: How Safe are Trampolines?

Perilous Play: How Safe are Trampolines?

Trampolines may be popular and fun but, before you jump to conclusions and put one in your backyard, be sure you understand their risks. UR Medicine pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Christopher Cook provides some tips on the safest way to use a trampoline—if you must. 
 
Staying Healthy After Cancer

Staying Healthy After Cancer

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.