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Five Things to Consider About Breast Reconstruction

Five Things to Consider About Breast Reconstruction

In the U. S., an estimated 60,000 to 80,000 women have mastectomies each year. Only about 30 percent of those women have breast reconstruction surgery. UR Medicine expert Dr. Howard Langstein shares five things women should know about reconstructive surgery as they consider their options.

Centering: A Prenatal Care Alternative

Centering: A Prenatal Care Alternative

Pregnant women often enjoy the advice and support of others who are expecting; that may be why an alternative prenatal approach called Centering is growing in popularity. Certified midwife Michele Burtner answers some questions about this group-based care program. 

3 Food Fixes for Lower Cholesterol

3 Food Fixes for Lower Cholesterol

Food choices are an important part of a healthy diet and may have a direct influence on certain health measures, such as your cholesterol level. UR Medicine Registered Dietitian April Miller shares three dietary choices you can make to lower your cholesterol.

 

Eat to Compete: Nutrition Tips for Student Athletes

Eat to Compete: Nutrition Tips for Student Athletes

Student athletes need proper fuel for juggling school responsibilities and demanding sports schedules. To complement regular workouts, practices and game schedules, UR Medicine sports dietitian Gina Giannetti offers advice to help athletes keep their nutrition and hydration game plan in winning form. 

A Royal Pain: Morning Sickness in Pregnancy

A Royal Pain: Morning Sickness in Pregnancy

The news of Duchess Kate Middleton’s third pregnancy—and accompanying morning sickness—sheds light on this unfortunate side of pregnancy, which can be a royal pain for many expectant moms. UR Medicine obstetrician Dr. Loralei Thornburg answers some common questions about the condition.