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Successful Aging: Add Life to Your Years

While you may expect to live longer than your parents or grandparents did, do you know what you can do to live happier and healthier? UR Medicine healthy aging expert Dr. William Hall says that keeping your mind and body active are keys to a long, happy life. 

Could an Apple a Day Keep Heart Disease Away?

Could an Apple a Day Keep Heart Disease Away?

If you need another reason to put produce on your plate, a new study shows that eating more fruit may reduce your risk of major heart disease. UR Medicine nutrition expert Dr. Thomas Campbell discusses the study and what it means for our health.

4/11/2016
5 Tips for Managing Diabetes

5 Tips for Managing Diabetes

Diabetes may be common but that doesn’t make living with it easy. While there is no cure for diabetes, people who have it must learn to manage it in order to stay healthy. UR Medicine endocrinologist Dr. Laticia Valle offers these five tips for managing diabetes.

4/6/2016
Prediabetes: Can You Control What Comes Next?

Prediabetes: Can You Control What Comes Next?

Managing diabetes is a daily routine for about 30 million Americans. But upwards of three times that number of adults have prediabetes—blood sugar levels higher than they should be. UR Medicine endocrinologist Dr. Steven Wittlin explains prediabetes, the risks it poses, and how you might prevent it from progressing into Type 2 diabetes.

4/5/2016
Winning at Losing: How Much Weight Loss Does it Take to Be Healthier?

Winning at Losing: How Much Weight Loss Does it Take to Be Healthier?

Dramatic weight-loss stories can be inspiring to some, yet daunting to others who find their ideal-weight goal elusive. But a new study shows you can win even if you aren’t "The Biggest Loser." UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Natercia Rodrigues explains how a relatively small weight loss can yield big results.

3/31/2016
Avoiding 'Superbugs': Are Antibiotics the Answer?

Avoiding 'Superbugs': Are Antibiotics the Answer?

When cold symptoms are making you miserable, you may think an antibiotic is the right remedy. But overuse and misuse of antibiotics can create antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or “superbugs.” UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Mike Gavin explains why, more often than not, an antibiotic won’t fix the problem, and it may create another.

3/28/2016