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Common Sense on the Common Cold

Despite all the advances of modern medicine, the common cold continues to vex us. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Louis Papa explains why colds are easy to get and challenging to treat, and what makes them so difficult to dodge.

Food Guidelines: A Closer Look at Sugar, Salt and Saturated Fat

Food Guidelines: A Closer Look at Sugar, Salt and Saturated Fat

The FDA's recently released dietary guidelines suggest eating more vegetables, fruits and whole grains while reducing sugar, salt and saturated fat. Joanna Lipp, a registered dietitian with UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, helps decipher the percentages in these recommendations and what they mean for your everyday diet.

2/26/2016
Eating Disorders: 5 Warning Signs

Eating Disorders: 5 Warning Signs

Whether or not you realize it, there’s a good chance you know someone who has an eating disorder. People who develop them often experience anxiety, low self-esteem and a level of perfectionism that makes them very hard on themselves. UR Medicine eating disorder expert Mary Tantillo explains some warning signs and what to do if you spot them in someone you love.  

2/19/2016
6 Tips for Traveling Outside the U.S.

6 Tips for Traveling Outside the U.S.

Passports, itineraries, emergency plans—there’s a lot to consider before you embark on a trip abroad. And with Zika virus and other travel-related health concerns in the news, you’re wise to include a plan for good health and well-being as you make that pre-trip checklist. Passport Health’s Matthew Klapetzky shares tips for travel outside the country.

2/2/2016
Young at Heart: Does Your Real Age Match Your Heart Age?

Young at Heart: Does Your Real Age Match Your Heart Age?

So age is just a number and you feel young at heart. But does that match up with the way your doctor calculates your heart age? UR Medicine cardiologist Dr. Seth Jacobson answers questions about heart age and what it says about cardiovascular health and risk of heart attack or stroke.

1/29/2016
Got Rhythm? The Ins and Outs of Afib

Got Rhythm? The Ins and Outs of Afib

Afib, or atrial fibrillation, is an irregular heart rhythm that can increase your chances of a devastating stroke or damage to the heart. UR Medicine electrophysiologist Dr. Parag Patel explains how it affects our bodies and what can be done to prevent and treat this life-threatening condition.

1/28/2016