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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.

Colds and Flu: Do You Need Antibiotics?

Colds and Flu: Do You Need Antibiotics?

As the mercury in the thermometer drops, we see a rise in colds and flu, making their way through schools and workplaces. How long do they last? And will antibiotics help? Dr. Mike Gavin, of UR Medicine Primary Care, offers advice to help you get through cold and flu season.

12/3/2015
Give Bad Breath the Brush-Off

Give Bad Breath the Brush-Off

What’s lurking behind that bad breath? And could it be a sign of a bigger health problem? Dental expert Dr. Jack Caton offers facts on the causes of halitosis—the medical name for bad breath—and what you can do to ward it off.

11/24/2015
Quitting Time: Helping a Loved One Stop Smoking

Quitting Time: Helping a Loved One Stop Smoking

Despite declining tobacco use, 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. still smoke. About one-third of them try to quit each year but only 4 to 7 percent will succeed without help from medications or the people around them. Patty Mallaber, Wilmot Cancer Institute tobacco treatment expert, shares tips for helping loved ones quit.

11/19/2015
Urgent Care: Is it the Right Call?

Urgent Care: Is it the Right Call?

The late-Friday-afternoon fever. The peculiar rash that breaks out on the weekend. The after-hours ear ache that won’t ease up. Should you call your doctor? Visit an urgent care center? Head to the ER? UR Medicine emergency expert Dr. Michael Kamali helps sort out where to turn.

11/18/2015
Myth Buster: Get the Facts on Urinary Incontinence

Myth Buster: Get the Facts on Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence affects more than 25 million people in the U.S. But, while adult diaper sales outpace that of baby diapers, it's rarely discussed. UR Medicine expert Dr. Gunhilde Buchsbaum offers facts, advice and tips for prevention.

11/4/2015