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Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu season is rapidly approaching and ads for flu shots are popping up everywhere. Should you get one? Will it work? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor shares what's new and why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

Get Your Holiday Meal on the 'Nice' List

Get Your Holiday Meal on the 'Nice' List

Holidays are a time to indulge a bit, but keep in mind even during this time of year, incorporating more plant-based food into your diet can have many benefits. UR Medicine dietitian Joanna Lipp says it might be easier than you think to integrate more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes into your holiday meals.

12/15/2015
Mammograms: Facts on 'False Positives'

Mammograms: Facts on 'False Positives'

Ten to 16 percent of women who get screening mammograms are called back for additional testing. Though few of them will end up having cancer, callbacks can cause anxiety, even when they result in a 'false positive,' meaning no cancer is found. UR Medicine Women's Imaging director Dr. Avice O’Connell shares what you should know about callbacks and false positives.

12/14/2015
Tips for Traveling During Cancer Treatment

Tips for Traveling During Cancer Treatment

Nearly 100 million Americans travel during the holiday season. If you’re usually among them but are having second thoughts because you’re being treated for cancer, don’t cancel your plans yet. A trip may just what you need. Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Julie Berkhof shares tips to help you travel safely.  

12/7/2015
Colds and Flu: Do You Need Antibiotics?

Colds and Flu: Do You Need Antibiotics?

As the mercury in the thermometer drops, we see a rise in colds and flu, making their way through schools and workplaces. How long do they last? And will antibiotics help? Dr. Mike Gavin, of UR Medicine Primary Care, offers advice to help you get through cold and flu season.

12/3/2015
Give Bad Breath the Brush-Off

Give Bad Breath the Brush-Off

What’s lurking behind that bad breath? And could it be a sign of a bigger health problem? Dental expert Dr. Jack Caton offers facts on the causes of halitosis—the medical name for bad breath—and what you can do to ward it off.

11/24/2015