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Organ Donation: The Power to Change Lives

Ever wonder if doctors’ and nurses’ medical care efforts might be less than heroic when they know a patient has signed an organ donor card? Nothing could be further from the truth. Giving the gift of life is more about life than death, says Rob Kochik, executive director of UR Medicine’s Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network.

5 Tips for Heart-Smart Eating

A variety of foods, including chocolate, can boost our health. Infusing some heart-smart foods into our daily diets is wise because it’s one of the most controllable factors that plays a role in heart health. Nutritionist Sarah Guilbert shares tips on making your heart-smart diet a fun and tasty task.

2/3/2014 | 0 comments

Beat the Blues: 5 Tips for Tackling SAD

When it’s cold and drab outside, some people start feeling bad inside. This could be a sign of SAD—Seasonal Affective Disorder—that commonly strikes during the winter months. Psychiatrist Michael Privitera offers some ways to cope if you suffer from SAD.
 
1/27/2014 | 0 comments

Shoveling Snow? Be Heart Smart

Mother Nature is certainly being generous toward snow lovers this winter. Even winter wonderland fans should know there's a dark side to the beauty of that frosty whiteness. A 2011 study  showed 7 percent of men started experiencing heart symptoms while shoveling snow. Heart specialist Dr. John Bisognano offers advice to consider before you venture out to shovel snow.
1/20/2014 | 0 comments

Myth Buster: Cracking the Case on Colds

Cold and flu season is upon us and with it comes the flurry of well-meaning advice handed down through generations. Though mom meant well by telling you to zip up your coat to avoid getting sick, our flu expert Dr. John Treanor sets the record straight on some common cold and flu myths.
 
1/13/2014 | 0 comments

Where There’s Smoke: Clearing the Air About e-Cigs and Quitting

So you’ve decided 2014 is the year you’ll kick that smoking habit. As you plot your strategy for success, should you consider swapping tobacco for e-cigarettes? Are the trendy electronic devices a safe alternative? Our tobacco dependence counselor Avi Dressler fills us in on some e-cig facts.

1/7/2014 | 0 comments

About The Blog


 

Welcome to Health Matters, a blog aimed at keeping you and your family healthy. We offer advice from URMC experts on timely topics, as well as insight into breaking news and medical research. Visit us weekly for updates and invite your family and friends to check us out. If you have a topic you’d like to see us cover, please send a note to Lori Barrette.

Though health advice offered here is provided by experts, there is no substitute for the personal care your own provider can offer. If you have medical questions or concerns, please contact your physician.


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