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Got Rhythm? The Ins and Outs of Afib

Got Rhythm? The Ins and Outs of Afib

Afib, or atrial fibrillation, is an irregular heart rhythm that can increase your chances of a devastating stroke or damage to the heart. UR Medicine electrophysiologist Dr. Parag Patel explains how it affects our bodies and what can be done to prevent and treat this life-threatening condition.

New Food Guidelines: A Dietitian’s Take

New Food Guidelines: A Dietitian’s Take

New dietary guidelines recently released by the Food and Drug Administration urge us to eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grains, and less sodium, sugar and saturated fat. Registered dietitian Joanna Lipp, of UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, shares her thoughts on these recommendations.

5 Steps to a Healthier New Year

5 Steps to a Healthier New Year

A new year offers a fresh start for committing to take good care of our health. UR Medicine experts share some simple tips for a healthier, happier year.

Grains of Truth: Getting the Goods on Gluten

Grains of Truth: Getting the Goods on Gluten

Though people have been eating wheat for thousands of years, one third of American adults now shun foods containing wheat in an effort to avoid gluten. What is gluten? And is it worthy of a tainted reputation? UR Medicine nutrition expert Dr. Thomas Campbell sorts out the grains of truth about gluten.

Parents: Keep Kids’ Holiday Stress in Check

Parents: Keep Kids’ Holiday Stress in Check

The holidays can be happy, exciting, and enjoyable, but busy schedules, challenging family dynamics, and unrealistic expectations can leave kids and their parents feeling stressed. UR Medicine pediatric psychiatrist Dr. Laura Cardella offers tips for parents to help reduce holiday stress for themselves and their children.