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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.

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
The ABCs of SPF: Making Sense of Sunscreen Labels

The ABCs of SPF: Making Sense of Sunscreen Labels

Though some may find a suntan attractive, it’s actually a sign of damage to skin cells—the kind of damage that may lead to skin cancer. And while it’s the most common type of cancer, with proper sunscreen use, skin cancer is also the most preventable type of cancer. UR Medicine dermatologist Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim explains what to look for when searching for sunscreen.

7/7/2015 | 1 comment
Fire it Up! Tips for Healthy Grilling

Fire it Up! Tips for Healthy Grilling

Cooking on the grill is one of the best treats of summer. However, grilling can create some less-than-desirable compounds in your food. Joanna Lipp, a clinical nutrition specialist at UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, shares some tips for safer, healthier grilling.

7/2/2015
Pass the Fruit and Veggies, Please!

Pass the Fruit and Veggies, Please!

There may be something to that old apple-a-day adage. Studies show that plant-based diets may help reduce the risk of getting cancer and also prevent its recurrence in cancer survivors. It might also aid with chronic diseases like diabetes. Registered dietitian Sue Czap shares the benefits of a plant-based diet and strategies we can use to integrate more fruits and vegetables every day.

6/25/2015 | 1 comment
Safety Check: Pregnancy and Antidepressant Drugs

Safety Check: Pregnancy and Antidepressant Drugs

Is it safe to take antidepressants when you’re pregnant? UR Medicine high-risk pregnancy expert Dr. Neil Seligman sorts through this issue, offering advice for women who suffer from depression and are pregnant or want to become pregnant.

6/23/2015