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Kids and Weight: What Not to Say

Kids and Weight: What Not to Say

Their intentions may be good but, far too often, the way people talk, think and act about obesity—especially around kids—can fuel weight stigma. Golisano Children's Hospital pediatrician Dr. Stephen Cook offers guidance for adults who regularly interact with children.

Watch Your Back: Avoid Injury While Shoveling Snow

Watch Your Back: Avoid Injury While Shoveling Snow

Snow shoveling isn’t just tedious—it can also pose a risk to your back, neck and shoulders if you aren’t doing it properly. UR Medicine physical therapist Bryan Guzski offers advice to help keep you safe while you’re digging out your driveway. 

Caring for the Caregiver: Tips to Help Reduce Stress

Caring for the Caregiver: Tips to Help Reduce Stress

Caring for a person who has cancer or another serious illness can be extremely stressful. Wilmot Cancer Institute Social Worker Sandra Sabatka shares tips to help caregivers reduce their stress and take care of themselves while they tend to the needs of a loved one. 

Not Just for Kids: Adults Need Vaccines, Too

Not Just for Kids: Adults Need Vaccines, Too

You may know all about recommended vaccines that can help children stay healthy and prevent disease from spreading, but are you up on the vaccination schedule for adults? Community health expert Dr. Nancy Bennett explains why everyone needs to stay on top of their vaccines.

Blood Pressure Stats: Why Your Numbers Count

Blood Pressure Stats: Why Your Numbers Count

About half of all Americans have above-normal blood pressure, whether they know it or not. This quiet, pervasive condition can have a devastating effect on our bodies. UR Medicine cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano explains what your blood pressure numbers mean and why they matter.