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Winning at Losing: How Much Weight Loss Does it Take to Be Healthier?

Dramatic weight-loss stories can be inspiring to some, yet daunting to others who find their ideal-weight goal elusive. But a new study shows you can win even if you aren’t "The Biggest Loser." UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Natercia Rodrigues explains how a relatively small weight loss can yield big results.

Breastfeeding Benefits Both Babies and Moms

Breastfeeding Benefits Both Babies and Moms

August is National Breastfeeding Month, a great time to bring newfound awareness to nature’s oldest—and indisputably best—way to feed a baby. Renowned breastfeeding expert Dr. Ruth Lawrence shares information on the benefits of breastfeeding for moms and babies.

7/28/2015 | 0 comments
Fitness Trackers: Trend or Tool

Fitness Trackers: Trend or Tool

Move over, wristwatch, there’s a new accessory in town and it’s sleek, functional and wildly popular. Wearable fitness devices are strapped around the wrists of people everywhere, tracking their every move. We asked UR Medicine family physician Dr. Michael Mendoza if they’re a trend, a status symbol, or a useful wellness tool.

7/28/2015 | 2 comments
Face Facts: Keep an Eye on Makeup’s Freshness

Face Facts: Keep an Eye on Makeup’s Freshness

Before your brush on that mascara or line your lids, stop and think about when you last updated your makeup bag. Old or expired makeup can put you at risk for pink eye and other serious infections. UR Medicine optometrist Dr. Rebecca Nally, of the Flaum Eye Institute offers tips to protect your eyes when you’re putting on your face.

7/24/2015 | 0 comments
5 Ways to Support Someone with Cancer

5 Ways to Support Someone with Cancer

Someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer and you’re at a loss for ways to help them. UR Medicine oncology nurse Alicia Coffin shares these tips for offering your support.

7/21/2015 | 0 comments
The ABCs of SPF: Making Sense of Sunscreen Labels

The ABCs of SPF: Making Sense of Sunscreen Labels

Though some may find a suntan attractive, it’s actually a sign of damage to skin cells—the kind of damage that may lead to skin cancer. And while it’s the most common type of cancer, with proper sunscreen use, skin cancer is also the most preventable type of cancer. UR Medicine dermatologist Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim explains what to look for when searching for sunscreen.

7/7/2015 | 1 comment