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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.

5 Skin-Smart Tips for Summer

5 Skin-Smart Tips for Summer

Sunny summer days can be glorious and a few simple steps can help you enjoy them while reducing the risk of damaging your skin. UR Medicine Dermatologist Dr. Mara Weinstein shares tips to help protect your skin all summer long.

Q & A: Back-to-School Physicals

Q & A: Back-to-School Physicals

A new school year is on the horizon so it’s a good time for parents to check in with the pediatrician to see if their children are due for an annual physical. UR Medicine pediatrician Dr. Anne Ryan answers some common questions about well-child visits.

Can Hot Dogs be Part of a Healthy Summer?

Can Hot Dogs be Part of a Healthy Summer?

The summer season of barbecues and vacations can be a good time to try and break the cycle of restriction or indulgence. Registered Dietitian Jill Chodak, from UR Medicine’s Center for Community Health & Prevention, offers advice on adopting a newer, kinder routine.

Fewer Smoke Cigarettes, though Nicotine Use is Up

Fewer Smoke Cigarettes, though Nicotine Use is Up

Despite a significant drop in smoking, nicotine use is surging as more people turn to e-cigs and other devices, often with the mistaken impression that they eliminate smoking's health risks. Tobacco counselor Anne Sammler cautions about nicotine and shares tips for breaking addiction.