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Myth Buster: Cracking the Case on Colds

Myth Buster: Cracking the Case on Colds

Cold and flu season is upon us and with it comes the flurry of well-meaning advice handed down through generations. Though mom meant well by telling you to zip up your coat to avoid getting sick, our flu expert Dr. John Treanor sets the record straight on some common cold and flu myths.
 
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? Are the trendy electronic devices a safe alternative? Our tobacco dependence counselor Avi Dressler fills us in on some e-cig facts.

Holiday ‘Cheer’ and Depression Don’t Mix

Holiday ‘Cheer’ and Depression Don’t Mix

Toasting the holidays with a festive cocktail is a tradition for many. A glass of wine or other alcoholic drink can lower inhibitions and help us relax, or temporarily relieve the stress of a difficult event. URMC Therapist Kevin Coffey warns that, if you’re feeling blue in the midst of the merrymaking, think twice before downing a few drinks. Alcohol may actually make you feel worse.

6 Tips for Coping with Cancer Over the Holidays

6 Tips for Coping with Cancer Over the Holidays

Holidays can be joyful times that create lasting memories. But, if you have cancer, or are caring for someone who does, you may find this season especially challenging. Social worker Sandra Sabatka offers six tips to help cope with cancer throughout this season.

High Blood Pressure? Shake the Salt Habit

High Blood Pressure? Shake the Salt Habit

Next time you reach for the salt shaker, stop and think: How much salt do you really need? Sure, it’s tasty and plays a part in your nutrition. But too much salt may raise your blood pressure. UR Medicine Cardiologist Dr. John Chad Teeters shares some tips for avoiding high blood pressure.