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Prep Now for a Safe Gardening Season Prep Now for a Safe Gardening Season Patient Care

Prep Now for a Safe Gardening Season

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Apr. 19, 2018
If you’ve been less active through the colder months, rigorous yard work may result in aches and strains—especially back problems. UR Medicine orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Emmanuel Menga offers advice to ...
Is it a Cold or an Allergy? Is it a Cold or an Allergy? Patient Care

Is it a Cold or an Allergy?

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Apr. 5, 2018
That first sneeze and sniffle prompts you to reach for a tissue. The second and third—perhaps fourth and fifth—may send you to the medicine chest for relief. But, is it a cold? Or is it a spring ...
DIY Tips: Eating Healthy Starts at Home DIY Tips: Eating Healthy Starts at Home Patient Care

DIY Tips: Eating Healthy Starts at Home

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Mar. 28, 2018
When it comes to eating healthy, there may be a grain of truth in the old adage, “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” If you’re daunted by dining at home, Registered ...
Spring Forward: Resetting Your 'Body Clock' Spring Forward: Resetting Your 'Body Clock' Patient Care

Spring Forward: Resetting Your 'Body Clock'

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Mar. 8, 2018
While the shift to daylight saving time is a welcome sign of spring, it may take a while for your body to adjust to that lost hour. If you’re among the groggy who need time to recover from the ...
5 Ways to be Heart Healthy Every Day 5 Ways to be Heart Healthy Every Day Patient Care

5 Ways to be Heart Healthy Every Day

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Feb. 8, 2018
A decision to live well often prompts personal changes—such as losing weight, eating right and exercising more—to rise to the top of our to-do lists. UR Medicine Heart and Vascular Cardiologist Dr. ...
What You Can Do to Avoid the Flu What You Can Do to Avoid the Flu Patient Care

What You Can Do to Avoid the Flu

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Jan. 30, 2018
The flu virus is at near-record levels and it is especially fierce. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Natercia Rodrigues offers advice to help reduce your chances of catching it.
HPV Vaccine Now May Be a Life-Saver Later HPV Vaccine Now May Be a Life-Saver Later Patient Care

HPV Vaccine Now May Be a Life-Saver Later

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Jan. 26, 2018
Since the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was introduced in 2006, studies have shown a decrease in HPV infections among teenage girls. However, some parents are still reluctant to have their teens ...
5 Tips for Getting Through the Flu 5 Tips for Getting Through the Flu Patient Care

5 Tips for Getting Through the Flu

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Jan. 23, 2018
The best protection from the flu is the annual vaccine. Whether you got the flu in spite of getting the vaccine, or you skipped your flu shot and are now under the weather, UR Medicine's Dr. Michael ...