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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. 

Myth Buster: Dishing the Details on Diabetes

Myth Buster: Dishing the Details on Diabetes

Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. As common as it is, diabetes is an often-misunderstood disease. Is it caused by eating too much sugar? Do all diabetics need insulin shots? UR Medicine endocrinologist Dr. Susanne Miedlich dispels some diabetes myths.

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.

Keeping the 'Treat' in Trick-or-Treating

Keeping the 'Treat' in Trick-or-Treating

Halloween is an exciting time for many children and trick-or-treating is a staple of the fall season. Golisano Children's Hospital pediatrician Dr. Stephen Cook offers advice for avoiding the post-Halloween candy craze while enjoying the festivities.

Five Things to Consider About Breast Reconstruction

Five Things to Consider About Breast Reconstruction

In the U. S., an estimated 60,000 to 80,000 women have mastectomies each year. Only about 30 percent of those women have breast reconstruction surgery. UR Medicine expert Dr. Howard Langstein shares five things women should know about reconstructive surgery as they consider their options.