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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.

Back to School: Is a Physical Exam on Your To-Do List?

Back to School: Is a Physical Exam on Your To-Do List?

Summer is winding down as back-to-school items are popping up on store shelves. The last few weeks of summer are the perfect time to complete your back-to-school checklist. Pediatrician Dr. Anne Francis says a physical examination for your child should always make the cut, no matter what grade your child is entering.

7/28/2015
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
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
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