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Stay Safe on the Slopes this Season

Stay Safe on the Slopes this Season

Wintry weather is a welcome sight for skiers and snowboarders. If you’re a fan of winter sports, learn how to avoid injury and stay safe on the slopes with tips from UR Medicine Sports Medicine specialist Dr. Sandeep Mannava.

Where There’s Smoke: Clearing the Air About e-Cigs and Quitting

Where There’s Smoke: Clearing the Air About e-Cigs and Quitting

So you’ve decided to kick that smoking habit. As you plot your strategy for success, should you consider swapping tobacco for e-cigarettes? Avi Dressler, tobacco dependence counselor with the Center for Community Health & Prevention at URMC, fills us in on some facts about e-cigs.

Kids and Weight: What Not to Say

Kids and Weight: What Not to Say

Their intentions may be good but, far too often, the way people talk, think and act about obesity—especially around kids—can fuel weight stigma. Golisano Children's Hospital pediatrician Dr. Stephen Cook offers guidance for adults who regularly interact with children.

Watch Your Back: Avoid Injury While Shoveling Snow

Watch Your Back: Avoid Injury While Shoveling Snow

Snow shoveling isn’t just tedious—it can also pose a risk to your back, neck and shoulders if you aren’t doing it properly. UR Medicine physical therapist Bryan Guzski offers advice to help keep you safe while you’re digging out your driveway. 

Caring for the Caregiver: Tips to Help Reduce Stress

Caring for the Caregiver: Tips to Help Reduce Stress

Caring for a person who has cancer or another serious illness can be extremely stressful. Wilmot Cancer Institute Social Worker Sandra Sabatka shares tips to help caregivers reduce their stress and take care of themselves while they tend to the needs of a loved one.