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September 2016

Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu season is rapidly approaching and ads for flu shots are popping up everywhere. Should you get one? Will it work? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor shares what's new and why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

Cancer Care: Yoga Can Benefit Both Body and Mind

Cancer Care: Yoga Can Benefit Both Body and Mind

Yoga is an ancient practice, but modern research is finding it has many benefits for our health. UR Medicine’s Dr. Karen Mustian shares a few tips about yoga and how it may help people who have cancer and cancer survivors.

Be(e) Prepared: What to Do When You Get Stung

Be(e) Prepared: What to Do When You Get Stung

Bees, wasps and hornets have their place in nature but it’s not on your skin. UR Medicine Urgent Care’s Dr. Matthew Capuano offers advice to help take the sting out of a close encounter with a buzzing bug. Quick action may help ease discomfort and, in extreme cases of allergic reaction, even save a life.

Myth Buster: The Truth About Clinical Trials

Myth Buster: The Truth About Clinical Trials

Whether it’s a new drug, medical device, or behavioral intervention, careful testing is needed to ensure health innovations are safe and effective. UR research expert Dr. Carrie Dykes shares facts about clinical trials and their important role in advancing health care.