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Head-to-Toe Checkup: Why Does My Doctor Do That?

Ever ponder the purpose of all that poking, peeking and prodding that goes on during a physical exam? UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Carla Schwartz explains what doctors are checking for as they look you over, from head to toe.

Mocktails: Festive, Non-Alcoholic Drinks for the Holidays

Mocktails: Festive, Non-Alcoholic Drinks for the Holidays

Whether you have to avoid alcohol for medical reasons or you’re just looking to keep your calories in check, these recipes will help keep your holiday beverages from being boring.

12/28/2016
Caregiving from Afar: How to Help When You Can't Be There

Caregiving from Afar: How to Help When You Can't Be There

It’s hard to cope when a loved one has cancer or another life-changing disease, and harder still if you're separated by miles. Wilmot Cancer Institute Social Worker Sandra Sabatka offers ideas for lending a caring hand from a distance.

12/21/2016
Common Sense on the Common Cold

Common Sense on the Common Cold

Despite all the advances of modern medicine, the common cold continues to vex us. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Louis Papa explains why colds are easy to get and challenging to treat, and what makes them so difficult to dodge.

12/19/2016
Winter Weight Gain: Why it Happens, What to Do

Winter Weight Gain: Why it Happens, What to Do

Shorter days, cold weather, decreased exercise and changes in sleep habits are all potential culprits that may lead you to ring in the New Year carrying a few extra pounds. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Michael Gavin offers advice for avoiding winter weight gain.

12/1/2016
Stroke Care: Why Where You Go for Treatment Matters

Stroke Care: Why Where You Go for Treatment Matters

In stroke, the mantra is “time is brain,” meaning the faster you can recognize the symptoms and get to the hospital, the better your chances for recovery. UR Medicine stroke care experts explain why new research indicates that it may also be important to get to the right hospital.

11/22/2016