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Successful Aging: Add Life to Your Years

While you may expect to live longer than your parents or grandparents did, do you know what you can do to live happier and healthier? UR Medicine healthy aging expert Dr. William Hall says that keeping your mind and body active are keys to a long, happy life. 

Five Things to Consider About Breast Reconstruction

Five Things to Consider About Breast Reconstruction

In anticipation of BRA Day (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) on October 21, UR Medicine expert Dr. Howard Langstein shares five things women should know about reconstructive surgery as they consider their options.

10/12/2015
Myth Buster: The Truth About Midwives

Myth Buster: The Truth About Midwives

While the profession of midwifery has evolved with modern health care, misperceptions persist based on centuries-old images or misunderstandings. UR Medicine certified nurse midwife Michele Burtner sorts out facts from some of the fiction.

10/8/2015
Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

It’s flu season, and ads for flu shots are everywhere. You got one last year, but still got sick. So, why bother? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor explains why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

10/7/2015
Heads Up: Take Care to Prevent Sports Injuries

Heads Up: Take Care to Prevent Sports Injuries

Fall sports are in full swing and for many young athletes that entails spending hours on the football field or soccer pitch. UR Medicine concussion expert says players and their families should weigh the risks versus benefits of contact sports carefully before making a commitment to a team.

9/29/2015
To B12 or Not to B12—And Why?

To B12 or Not to B12—And Why?

The ABCs of vitamins can be mind-boggling, but a few key nutrients are at the forefront of good health. Vitamin B12 is among them, mainly for the role it plays in a healthy nervous system. UR Medicine registered dietitian Rachel Reeves explains B12’s function, sources, and who may be at risk for deficiency.

9/28/2015