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Do Your Numbers Count? New Guidelines for Cholesterol Meds

Do Your Numbers Count? New Guidelines for Cholesterol Meds

For years we’ve been told to watch our cholesterol levels. If your numbers were too high, your doctor likely prescribed medications, known as statins, to lower that cholesterol level and, along with it, reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano explains new guidelines, recommending that doctors consider patients’ risk factors for cardiovascular disease, rather than focusing on the numbers.
 
Got Milk? What it Means for Bone Health

Got Milk? What it Means for Bone Health

Mom told you drinking milk would build strong bones. But a new study found that drinking more milk as a teenager does not lower your risk of hip fracture as an older adult. And it appears to increase that risk for men. Our expert sorts through the science and offers advice to jump-start kids' bone health early on.
To Grandmother’s House We Go: Keeping Holidays Safe for Kids

To Grandmother’s House We Go: Keeping Holidays Safe for Kids

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of gatherings highlighted by family, friends, and feasts. With so many loved ones milling about, it’s not uncommon for the littlest guests to sneak off and find their way into trouble. Pediatrician Dr. Anne Brayer offers steps for keeping kids safe in various settings.
Females Top Males in Number of Concussions, Length of Recovery

Females Top Males in Number of Concussions, Length of Recovery

If you're female, a knock to the head might be better or worse, depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle. URMC researchers recently found that women injured during the two weeks leading up to their period (the premenstrual phase) had a slower recovery and poorer health one month after injury compared to women injured during the two weeks directly after their period or women taking birth control pills.

To Go Organic, or Not to Go Organic: That Is the Question

To Go Organic, or Not to Go Organic: That Is the Question

Much like the octane rating of the fuel we fill up with affects our vehicle’s performance, we know that what we choose to put into our bodies matters. Here we try to nail down an answer to a question many of us wonder: Are organic foods superior to conventional versions?