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Belly Fat: What’s Estrogen Got to Do with It?

Belly Fat: What’s Estrogen Got to Do with It?

Pot belly, beer belly… call it what you will, but the fact is no one likes belly fat. It’s not uncommon for women to gain belly fat during menopause, but is it inevitable? UR Medicine menopause specialist Dr. James Woods sheds light on the role of this hormone in gaining fat.

Cooking Oils: Which One When, and Why?

Cooking Oils: Which One When, and Why?

Which cooking oils do you keep on hand? And which occasion calls for which oil? It’s a challenge to sort through everything out there (and even harder trying to decide when you’re faced with a wall of choices on the grocery store shelf!). Here's a quick overview.

 

Spotting Sneaky Salt Sources

Spotting Sneaky Salt Sources

You skip the salt shaker and lean toward the low-sodium labels, but do you really know how much salt you eat each day? UR Medicine registered dietitian Rachel Reeves says some simple sleuthing will help you uncover hidden sources of sodium that may be sabotaging your efforts.

6 Steps to Lower Stroke Risk

6 Steps to Lower Stroke Risk

Although a stroke can happen to anyone, there are certain factors that may increase your chances of having one. UR Medicine Neurologist Dr. Adam Kelly says you can improve your odds—and your overall health—by understanding and addressing your lifestyle and medical risk factors for stroke.

Stay in the Game: Avoiding Injuries in Youth Sports

Stay in the Game: Avoiding Injuries in Youth Sports

They may think they’re indestructible, but thousands of young athletes suffer injuries playing sports every year. With summer sports season on the horizon, kids will be flocking to the fields. UR Medicine Sports Medicine experts say proper training may help them avoid injury and stay in the game.