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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.

Winter Weight Gain: Why it Happens, What to Do

Winter Weight Gain: Why it Happens, What to Do

Shorter days, cold weather, decreased exercise and changes in sleep habits are all potential culprits that may lead you to ring in the New Year carrying a few extra pounds. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Michael Gavin offers advice for avoiding winter weight gain.

12/1/2016
Stroke Care: Why Where You Go for Treatment Matters

Stroke Care: Why Where You Go for Treatment Matters

In stroke, the mantra is “time is brain,” meaning the faster you can recognize the symptoms and get to the hospital, the better your chances for recovery. UR Medicine stroke care experts explain why new research indicates that it may also be important to get to the right hospital.

11/22/2016
Eating Disorders and the Holidays: Helping Loved Ones Cope

Eating Disorders and the Holidays: Helping Loved Ones Cope

Holidays—and their constant focus on food—can be especially challenging for the millions of Americans who struggle with eating disorders or negative body issues. Eating disorder specialist Mary Tantillo offers tips to help people cope and enjoy this festive season.

11/22/2016
A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

Quit smoking—even for one day—and you will take an important step toward a healthier life, one that can reduce your risk for cancer as well as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout aims to encourage and support smokers in quitting.

11/15/2016
Election Day: Taming the Emotional Toll

Election Day: Taming the Emotional Toll

The American Psychological Association says 52 percent of American adults—Democrats and Republicans alike—report that this presidential election is a significant source of stress. UR Medicine therapist Kevin Coffey offers tips to help quell anxiety and tame the emotional toll of polling day.

11/4/2016