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Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu season is rapidly approaching and ads for flu shots are popping up everywhere. Should you get one? Will it work? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor shares what's new and why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

Quenching the Discomfort of Dry Mouth

Quenching the Discomfort of Dry Mouth

More than 50 percent of older adults are likely to experience the discomfort of dry mouth. Oral health expert Dr. Adina Jucan provides facts on what causes the condition and steps you can take to ward it off.

7/26/2016
When Summer Heat Takes Your Breath Away

When Summer Heat Takes Your Breath Away

Sunny, sticky days surely make you sweat, but they can also hamper breathing—especially for children and seniors. UR Medicine Urgent Care’s Dr. Michael Loeb explains how ozone levels can be dangerous to your health.

7/22/2016
Kids Get Arthritis Too: 7 Signs of Juvenile Arthritis

Kids Get Arthritis Too: 7 Signs of Juvenile Arthritis

Most people associate arthritis with aging. Few are aware that this disease and its characteristic stiff, swollen joints, also occurs in children. UR Medicine pediatric rheumatologist Dr. Homaira Rahimi shares facts and warning signs of the disease.

7/22/2016
Becoming Flexitarian: 3 Tips for Eating Less Meat

Becoming Flexitarian: 3 Tips for Eating Less Meat

You don’t need to eliminate all meat from your diet to reap some of the benefits of a plant-based diet. Wilmot Cancer Institute registered dietitians Joanna Lipp and Sue Czap offer advice for being flexitarian.

7/21/2016
Keep Cool: Hot-Weather Tips for Pregnant Women

Keep Cool: Hot-Weather Tips for Pregnant Women

Extreme heat can be more than uncomfortable for pregnant women—it can also trigger some health issues. UR Medicine high-risk pregnancy expert Dr. Loralei Thornburg offers advice for keeping cool and protecting your baby’s health during the hottest summer days.

7/14/2016