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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.

Quitting Time: Helping a Loved One Stop Smoking

Quitting Time: Helping a Loved One Stop Smoking

Despite declining tobacco use, 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. still smoke. About one-third of them try to quit each year but only 4 to 7 percent will succeed without help from medications or the people around them. Patty Mallaber, Wilmot Cancer Institute tobacco treatment expert, shares tips for helping loved ones quit.

11/19/2015
Urgent Care: Is it the Right Call?

Urgent Care: Is it the Right Call?

The late-Friday-afternoon fever. The peculiar rash that breaks out on the weekend. The after-hours ear ache that won’t ease up. Should you call your doctor? Visit an urgent care center? Head to the ER? UR Medicine emergency expert Dr. Michael Kamali helps sort out where to turn.

11/18/2015
Myth Buster: Get the Facts on Urinary Incontinence

Myth Buster: Get the Facts on Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence affects more than 25 million people in the U.S. But, while adult diaper sales outpace that of baby diapers, it's rarely discussed. UR Medicine expert Dr. Gunhilde Buchsbaum offers facts, advice and tips for prevention.

11/4/2015
Open Enrollment: 7 Steps to Success

Open Enrollment: 7 Steps to Success

If you’re employed and your benefits package includes health insurance, you’re likely smack dab in the middle of the season known as Open Enrollment. UR Benefits expert Scott Latshaw offers tips to help you make the most of this opportunity.

11/3/2015
Lunch Break: Healthy Alternatives to Deli Meats

Lunch Break: Healthy Alternatives to Deli Meats

While many of us enjoy deli meats in a sandwich every day, eating less processed meat may have cancer-risk reducing benefits. Oncology dietitians Joanna Lipp and Sue Czap share a few ideas for reducing or eliminating processed meats. 

11/2/2015