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Defining Heart Disease

People often equate heart disease with heart attacks, but they’re not one and the same. Heart disease is a broad term for many conditions that can raise your risk of stroke or heart failure. UR Medicine preventive cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano explains five common forms of heart disease and offers tips for managing or preventing them.

Tips for Traveling During Cancer Treatment

Tips for Traveling During Cancer Treatment

Nearly 100 million Americans travel during the holiday season. If you’re usually among them but are having second thoughts because you’re being treated for cancer, don’t cancel your plans yet. A trip may just what you need. Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Julie Berkhof shares tips to help you travel safely.  

12/7/2015 | 0 comments
Colds and Flu: Do You Need Antibiotics?

Colds and Flu: Do You Need Antibiotics?

As the mercury in the thermometer drops, we see a rise in colds and flu, making their way through schools and workplaces. How long do they last? And will antibiotics help? Dr. Mike Gavin, of UR Medicine Primary Care, offers advice to help you get through cold and flu season.

12/3/2015 | 0 comments
Give Bad Breath the Brush-Off

Give Bad Breath the Brush-Off

What’s lurking behind that bad breath? And could it be a sign of a bigger health problem? Dental expert Dr. Jack Caton offers facts on the causes of halitosis—the medical name for bad breath—and what you can do to ward it off.

11/24/2015 | 0 comments
Quitting Time: Helping a Loved One Stop Smoking

Quitting Time: Helping a Loved One Stop Smoking

Despite declining tobacco use, 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. still smoke. About one-third of them try to quit each year but only 4 to 7 percent will succeed without help from medications or the people around them. Patty Mallaber, Wilmot Cancer Institute tobacco treatment expert, shares tips for helping loved ones quit.

11/19/2015 | 0 comments
Urgent Care: Is it the Right Call?

Urgent Care: Is it the Right Call?

The late-Friday-afternoon fever. The peculiar rash that breaks out on the weekend. The after-hours ear ache that won’t ease up. Should you call your doctor? Visit an urgent care center? Head to the ER? UR Medicine emergency expert Dr. Michael Kamali helps sort out where to turn.

11/18/2015 | 0 comments