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.
Holidays have always included the presence of food, and since celebrating with family and friends is an important part of our lives, they may not be the best times to be overly focused on what you’re eating. UR Medicine pediatrician Dr. Stephen Cook says if you follow healthy habits for the rest of the year, it’s OK to indulge a little bit during holidays.
If you love traditions but want to avoid the nutrition pitfalls of typical St. Patrick’s Day fare, Dr. Erin Campbell of the UR Program for Nutrition in Medicine offers some tasty, plant-based options to try.
Colonoscopy is the gold standard when it comes to detecting and preventing colorectal cancer, especially for those with a family history of colon cancer or a history of inflammatory bowel disease. But while it’s the best preventive method, many people hesitate to have a colonoscopy—often fearing the test preparation or the invasiveness of the procedure. UR Medicine gastroenterologist Dr. Danielle Marino explains some screening options for those with average risk of colorectal cancer.
Getting a cancer diagnosis can be heartbreaking. Learning that a treatment that can save your life might also dash your dream of having a family can compound that heartbreak to an indescribable degree. UR Medicine Fertility Specialist Dr. Wendy Vitek discusses options for preserving fertility through cancer treatment.
The FDA's recently released dietary guidelines suggest eating more vegetables, fruits and whole grains while reducing sugar, salt and saturated fat. Joanna Lipp, a registered dietitian with UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, helps decipher the percentages in these recommendations and what they mean for your everyday diet.