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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.

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
Eating Disorders and the Holidays: Helping Loved Ones Cope

Eating Disorders and the Holidays: Helping Loved Ones Cope

Holidays—and their constant focus on food—can be especially challenging for the millions of Americans who struggle with eating disorders or negative body issues. Eating disorder specialist Mary Tantillo offers tips to help people cope and enjoy this festive season.

11/22/2016
A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

Quit smoking—even for one day—and you will take an important step toward a healthier life, one that can reduce your risk for cancer as well as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout aims to encourage and support smokers in quitting.

11/15/2016
Election Day: Taming the Emotional Toll

Election Day: Taming the Emotional Toll

The American Psychological Association says 52 percent of American adults—Democrats and Republicans alike—report that this presidential election is a significant source of stress. UR Medicine therapist Kevin Coffey offers tips to help quell anxiety and tame the emotional toll of polling day.

11/4/2016
Health Insurance: 3 Tips for Picking a Plan

Health Insurance: 3 Tips for Picking a Plan

Finding the right health insurance plan can be a daunting task, given all the options and variations in cost. University of Rochester benefits expert Scott Latshaw offers tips to help you weigh your choices and pick a plan that suits you.

11/3/2016