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Common Sense on the Common Cold

Common Sense on the Common Cold

Despite all the advances of modern medicine, the common cold continues to vex us. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Louis Papa explains why colds are easy to get and challenging to treat, and what makes them so difficult to dodge.

Winter Weight Gain: Why it Happens, What to Do

Winter Weight Gain: Why it Happens, What to Do

Shorter days, cold weather, decreased exercise and changes in sleep habits are all potential culprits that may lead you to ring in the New Year carrying a few extra pounds. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Michael Gavin offers advice for avoiding winter weight gain.

Stroke Care: Why Where You Go for Treatment Matters

Stroke Care: Why Where You Go for Treatment Matters

In stroke, the mantra is “time is brain,” meaning the faster you can recognize the symptoms and get to the hospital, the better your chances for recovery. UR Medicine stroke care experts explain why new research indicates that it may also be important to get to the right hospital.

Eating Disorders and the Holidays: Helping Loved Ones Cope

Eating Disorders and the Holidays: Helping Loved Ones Cope

Holidays—and their constant focus on food—can be especially challenging for the millions of Americans who struggle with eating disorders or negative body issues. Eating disorder specialist Mary Tantillo offers tips to help people cope and enjoy this festive season.

Election Day: Taming the Emotional Toll

Election Day: Taming the Emotional Toll

The American Psychological Association says 52 percent of American adults—Democrats and Republicans alike—report that this presidential election is a significant source of stress. UR Medicine therapist Kevin Coffey offers tips to help quell anxiety and tame the emotional toll of polling day.