December 2015

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5 Steps to a Healthier New Year

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Dec. 30, 2015
A new year offers a fresh start for committing to take good care of our health. UR Medicine experts share some simple tips for a healthier, happier year.
Get Your Holiday Meal on the 'Nice' List Get Your Holiday Meal on the 'Nice' List Patient Care

Get Your Holiday Meal on the 'Nice' List

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Dec. 15, 2015
Holidays are a time to indulge a bit, but keep in mind even during this time of year, incorporating more plant-based food into your diet can have many benefits. UR Medicine dietitian Joanna Lipp says ...
Mammograms: Facts on 'False Positives' Mammograms: Facts on 'False Positives' Patient Care

Mammograms: Facts on 'False Positives'

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Dec. 14, 2015
Ten to 16 percent of women who get screening mammograms are called back for additional testing. Though few of them will end up having cancer, callbacks can cause anxiety, even when they result in a ...
Tips for Traveling During Cancer Treatment Tips for Traveling During Cancer Treatment Patient Care

Tips for Traveling During Cancer Treatment

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Dec. 7, 2015
Nearly 100 million Americans travel during the holiday season. If you’re usually among them but are having second thoughts because you’re being treated for cancer, don’t cancel your plans yet. A trip ...
Colds and Flu: Do You Need Antibiotics? Colds and Flu: Do You Need Antibiotics? Patient Care

Colds and Flu: Do You Need Antibiotics?

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Dec. 3, 2015
As the mercury in the thermometer drops, we see a rise in colds and flu, making their way through schools and workplaces. How long do they last? And will antibiotics help? Dr. Mike Gavin, of UR ...