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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.
 

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

The Real Scoop on Yogurt

The past few years have seen a lot of hoopla about yogurt—especially in upstate New York, which a number of production plants for Greek-style yogurt call home. UR Medicine Registered Dietitian Rachel Reeves dishes out background on the tangy treat.

1/20/2015 | 7 comments

Changing Childbirth: Episiotomy Rates Drop

Once considered routine during childbirth, episiotomies are on the decline, according to a recent study. Episiotomy is a surgical incision made to widen the opening of the birth canal. The downward trend is good news, says UR Medicine childbirth expert Dr. Loralei Thornburg.

1/20/2015 | 0 comments

Shoveling Snow? Be Heart Smart

Although beautiful to look at from the comfort of your living room, winter storms have a dark side that contrasts with the splendor of that frosty whiteness. If shoveling snow is on your to-do list, be sure to listen to your heart, says UR Medicine heart specialist Dr. John Bisognano.
 
1/20/2015 | 0 comments

Flu Fighters: Does That Shot Make a Difference?

As flu illness grips the nation, stubborn questions persist about the effectiveness of flu shots. UR Medicine expert Dr. John Treanor explains why it’s important to get a flu shot, even when it may seem like it doesn't work.

1/19/2015 | 0 comments