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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.

Indoor Tanning Risks Go Beyond Skin Cancer

Indoor Tanning Risks Go Beyond Skin Cancer

Seeking that “base tan” before your vacation? If the obvious risk of skin cancer isn’t enough to keep you away from indoor tanning, UR Medicine's Dr. Assaf Yosha sheds light on some of the lesser-known—yet quite serious—dangers. 
 
3/20/2015 | 4 comments
Could Peanuts Prevent Peanut Allergy?

Could Peanuts Prevent Peanut Allergy?

A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine provided strong evidence that early introduction of peanuts can play a role in preventing children from developing peanut allergy. Pediatric food allergist Dr. Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo offers her takeaways from this landmark study, and provides insight into potential changes in future recommendations.

3/16/2015
Regular Screening May Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Regular Screening May Prevent Colorectal Cancer

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and UR Medicine experts Dr. Christina Cellini and Dr. Marcus Noel explain why there’s no better time to learn about this disease and actions you can take to help prevent it.

3/13/2015
Pop Quiz: Sorting Out Soda Stats

Pop Quiz: Sorting Out Soda Stats

Ah, the sweet, refreshing effervescence of an ice-cold soda. Many of us enjoy it with meals and snacks. Some of us wake up with it rather than coffee. But recent studies suggest that soda—even the sugar-free version—may have health-hindering effects. UR Medicine dietitian Katie Schneider quenches our thirst for facts.

2/26/2015
Myth Buster: 3 Facts About Vaccines

Myth Buster: 3 Facts About Vaccines

News media and social networks are buzzing with the debate over vaccines and the current measles outbreak out west. Blame and misinformation are everywhere. UR Medicine pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Geoffrey Weinberg helps dispel the myths. 
 
2/26/2015