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Defining Heart Disease

People often equate heart disease with heart attacks, but they’re not one and the same. Heart disease is a broad term for many conditions that can raise your risk of stroke or heart failure. UR Medicine preventive cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano explains five common forms of heart disease and offers tips for managing or preventing them.

Watch Your Back: Avoid Injury While Shoveling Snow

Watch Your Back: Avoid Injury While Shoveling Snow

Snow shoveling isn’t just tedious this time of year—it can also pose a risk to your back, neck and shoulders if you aren’t doing it properly. UR Medicine Sports and Spine Rehabilitation specialist Elizabeth Wetmore offers advice to help keep you safe while you’re digging out your driveway. 

2/16/2015 | 0 comments
Precision Medicine: Changing the Way We Treat Cancer

Precision Medicine: Changing the Way We Treat Cancer

Precision medicine has been getting a lot of attention lately—most recently as President Obama announced plans for a Precision Medicine Initiative designed to expand the nation’s efforts to address complex diseases like cancer. Wilmot Cancer Institute Director Dr. Jonathan Friedberg explains this innovation and its impact on cancer treatment.
2/10/2015 | 0 comments
5 Facts on Miralax for Kids

5 Facts on Miralax for Kids

Last September, the Food and Drug Administration funded a grant to study potentially harmful effects of the active ingredient of Miralax, polyethylene glycol 3350. UR Medicine pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Prita Mohanty shares facts on the laxative commonly prescribed to children with constipation.
 
1/20/2015 | 0 comments
The Real Scoop on Yogurt

The Real Scoop on Yogurt

The past few years have seen a lot of hoopla about yogurt—especially in upstate New York, which a number of production plants for Greek-style yogurt call home. UR Medicine Registered Dietitian Rachel Reeves dishes out background on the tangy treat.

1/20/2015 | 7 comments
Changing Childbirth: Episiotomy Rates Drop

Changing Childbirth: Episiotomy Rates Drop

Once considered routine during childbirth, episiotomies are on the decline, according to a recent study. Episiotomy is a surgical incision made to widen the opening of the birth canal. The downward trend is good news, says UR Medicine childbirth expert Dr. Loralei Thornburg.

1/20/2015 | 0 comments