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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.

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
Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Although metastatic breast can cause death, improvements in treatment options are allowing many people to live a number of years comfortably after an MBC diagnosis. Breast cancer expert Dr. Alissa Huston shares some tips for coping with MBC.

10/28/2016