Flu Fighters: Does That Shot Make a Difference?
As flu illness grips the nation, stubborn questions persist about the effectiveness of flu shots. UR Medicine expert Dr. John Treanor explains why it’s important to get a flu shot, even when it may seem like it doesn't work.
Taking a daily aspirin is touted as a simple way to stave off a heart attack or stroke. Yet, a recent study found that many doctors don’t recommend it to patients who might benefit. UR Medicine’s Dr. Michael Mendoza, one of the study’s authors, shares some facts about aspirin therapy.
8/18/2014 | 0 comments
Keeping your blood pressure in check is a good way to lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. So, you follow orders, take your prescribed medication, and proudly accept your doctor’s praise when the blood pressure cuff demonstrates continued success. Until it doesn’t. UR Medicine hypertension expert Dr. John Bisognano explains why your blood pressure may rise, even after you thought you had it under control.
8/15/2014 | 0 comments
Hand, foot and mouth disease is caused by a virus, and it often starts with common cold symptoms and a fever. Within a few days, the rash appears. Though it's most common in young children, adults can get it, too. UR Medicine Pediatrician Dr. Elizabeth Murray shares what you need to know about this miserable, contagious illness.
8/8/2014 | 0 comments
Worried about how much you worry? Everyone feels anxious from time to time. UR Medicine behavioral health expert Dr. Michael Privitera offers insight on anxiety and when it rises to the level of a disorder.
8/1/2014 | 0 comments
A diet that lets you eat whatever you want half of the time to lose weight: Too good to be true? Maybe.UR Medicine registered dietitian Lisa Fischer weighs in on The Every-Other-Day Diet plan.
7/22/2014 | 2 comments