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Head-to-Toe Checkup: Why Does My Doctor Do That?

Ever ponder the purpose of all that poking, peeking and prodding that goes on during a physical exam? UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Carla Schwartz explains what doctors are checking for as they look you over, from head to toe.

5 Tips for Managing Diabetes

5 Tips for Managing Diabetes

Diabetes may be common but that doesn’t make living with it easy. While there is no cure for diabetes, people who have it must learn to manage it in order to stay healthy. UR Medicine endocrinologist Dr. Laticia Valle offers these five tips for managing diabetes.

4/6/2016
Prediabetes: Can You Control What Comes Next?

Prediabetes: Can You Control What Comes Next?

Managing diabetes is a daily routine for about 30 million Americans. But upwards of three times that number of adults have prediabetes—blood sugar levels higher than they should be. UR Medicine endocrinologist Dr. Steven Wittlin explains prediabetes, the risks it poses, and how you might prevent it from progressing into Type 2 diabetes.

4/5/2016
Winning at Losing: How Much Weight Loss Does it Take to Be Healthier?

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.

3/31/2016
Avoiding 'Superbugs': Are Antibiotics the Answer?

Avoiding 'Superbugs': Are Antibiotics the Answer?

When cold symptoms are making you miserable, you may think an antibiotic is the right remedy. But overuse and misuse of antibiotics can create antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or “superbugs.” UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Mike Gavin explains why, more often than not, an antibiotic won’t fix the problem, and it may create another.

3/30/2016
Holidays and Food: Is it OK to Splurge?

Holidays and Food: Is it OK to Splurge?

Holidays have always included the presence of food, and since celebrating with family and friends is an important part of our lives, they may not be the best times to be overly focused on what you’re eating. UR Medicine pediatrician Dr. Stephen Cook says if you follow healthy habits for the rest of the year, it’s OK to indulge a little bit during holidays.

3/24/2016