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Q&A: Keeping Kids Safe in the Sun

School's out and summer sun is finally (hopefully) here to stay. Before getting out there and soaking it all in, check out this advice from UR Medicine Primary Care's Dr. Michael Gavin for protecting kids from too much sun.

Grains of Salt: Tracking Sodium in Your Food

Grains of Salt: Tracking Sodium in Your Food

Reading food labels to keep track of your daily sodium intake can help boost your heart health. UR Medicine heart-health caregivers explain what to look for if you're trying to cut back on the salt in your diet. 

2/13/2017
After a Heart Attack: Two Steps to Recovery

After a Heart Attack: Two Steps to Recovery

A heart attack changes your life and recovery takes time and commitment. The amount of effort you put into it will have lasting impact on your quality of life. Recovery is a two-step process, according to UR Medicine cardiologist Dr. Seth Jacobson.

2/1/2017
Game-Time Snacks: Veggie Takes on Traditional Treats

Game-Time Snacks: Veggie Takes on Traditional Treats

Gearing up for the big game? As you plan your Super Bowl snacks, consider adding some veggie versions that combine traditional flavors with the benefits of plant-based nutrition. Dr. Erin Campbell of the UR Program for Nutrition in Medicine shares some tasty alternatives worth a try.

1/31/2017
Why Walk? 5 Reasons to Step it Up

Why Walk? 5 Reasons to Step it Up

Walking is one of the best ways to exercise and doing it regularly can yield an array of health benefits. Whether you prefer a solo stroll or being flanked by family, UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Didem Miraloglu shares five reasons for walking.

 

1/27/2017
Cancer: How Do I Tell My Kids?

Cancer: How Do I Tell My Kids?

One of the hardest parts of a cancer diagnosis can be breaking the news to children. Each family finds its own way, but help is there for those who need it. Wilmot Cancer Institute Social Worker Judy Zeeman-Golden shares advice on talking to kids about cancer.

1/6/2017