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Defining Heart Disease

People often equate heart disease with heart attacks, but they’re not one and the same. Heart disease is a broad term for many conditions that can raise your risk of stroke or heart failure. UR Medicine preventive cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano explains five common forms of heart disease and offers tips for managing or preventing them.

Could Persistent UTI-like Symptoms be Bladder Cancer?

Could Persistent UTI-like Symptoms be Bladder Cancer?

With approximately 73,000 cases being diagnosed annually, bladder cancer is the sixth most common type of cancer in the U.S. Each year, about 15,000 deaths occur from this disease. UR Medicine oncologist Dr. Elizabeth Guancial shares reasons why women tend to be diagnosed with bladder cancer later than men and what to look for in terms of symptoms.    
 
6/23/2015 | 0 comments
Belly Fat: What’s Estrogen Got to Do with It?

Belly Fat: What’s Estrogen Got to Do with It?

Pot belly, beer belly… call it what you will, but the fact is no one likes belly fat. It’s not uncommon for women to gain belly fat during menopause, but is it inevitable? UR Medicine menopause specialist Dr. James Woods sheds light on the role of this hormone in gaining fat.

6/23/2015 | 0 comments
Cooking Oils: Which One When, and Why?

Cooking Oils: Which One When, and Why?

Which cooking oils do you keep on hand? And which occasion calls for which oil? UR Medicine Registered Dietitian Kayla Florian agrees it’s a challenge to sort through everything out there (and even harder trying to decide when you’re faced with a wall of choices on the grocery store shelf!), so she offers a quick overview.

 

6/15/2015 | 0 comments
Poison Ivy: Prevention Takes Priority

Poison Ivy: Prevention Takes Priority

Before heading out to dig in your garden, take steps to avoid a poison ivy encounter that might make you miserable. UR Medicine dermatologist Dr. Mary Gail Mercurio tells you what to look for and offers steps to take if poison ivy finds you before you find it.

6/8/2015 | 0 comments
Spotting Sneaky Salt Sources

Spotting Sneaky Salt Sources

You skip the salt shaker and lean toward the low-sodium labels, but do you really know how much salt you eat each day? UR Medicine registered dietitian Rachel Reeves says some simple sleuthing will help you uncover hidden sources of sodium that may be sabotaging your efforts.

5/21/2015 | 1 comment