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Defining Heart Disease

People often equate heart disease with heart attacks, but they’re not one and the same.Heart disease is a broad term for many conditions that can raise your risk of stroke or heart failure. UR Medicine preventive cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano explains five common forms of heart disease and offers tips for managing or preventing them.
 

Cool It: What’s Behind that Hot Flash?

It’s 3 a.m. and you’re jolted awake by a burst of heat that radiates from your face, neck and torso—until you’re drenched in sweat. Sound familiar? It may if you’re a woman in her late 30s and beyond. Hot flashes affect up to 75 percent of women during menopause, and 10 percent for a lifetime. UR Medicine menopause specialist Dr. James Woods offers information and tips on how to cope.

2/26/2015 | 0 comments

Eating Disorders: 10 Early Signs You Might Miss

Everyone knows of someone with an eating disorder. In the U.S., about 20 million women and 10 million men have eating disorders, rainging from the more commonly known anorexia nervosa and bulimia to the lesser known binge eating and restrictive food intake disorder. Eating disorder specialist Mary Tantillo shares some subtle signs to watch for.
 
2/23/2015 | 0 comments

Watch Your Back: Avoid Injury While Shoveling Snow

Snow shoveling isn’t just tedious this time of year—it can also pose a risk to your back, neck and shoulders if you aren’t doing it properly. UR Medicine Sports and Spine Rehabilitation specialist Elizabeth Wetmore offers advice to help keep you safe while you’re digging out your driveway. 

2/16/2015 | 0 comments

Precision Medicine: Changing the Way We Treat Cancer

Precision medicine has been getting a lot of attention lately—most recently as President Obama announced plans for a Precision Medicine Initiative designed to expand the nation’s efforts to address complex diseases like cancer. Wilmot Cancer Institute Director Dr. Jonathan Friedberg explains this innovation and its impact on cancer treatment.
2/10/2015 | 0 comments

5 Facts on Miralax for Kids

Last September, the Food and Drug Administration funded a grant to study potentially harmful effects of the active ingredient of Miralax, polyethylene glycol 3350. UR Medicine pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Prita Mohanty shares facts on the laxative commonly prescribed to children with constipation.
 
1/20/2015 | 0 comments