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Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu season is rapidly approaching and ads for flu shots are popping up everywhere. Should you get one? Will it work? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor shares what's new and why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

Fish Tales: What’s the Story on Eating Fish During Pregnancy?

Fish Tales: What’s the Story on Eating Fish During Pregnancy?

Is fish safe to eat during pregnancy? It’s a question many women ask their doctors, and it’s gotten more attention after two recent studies offered seemingly different takes. UR Medicine's Dr. Eva Pressman shares facts on eating fish during pregnancy.

4/11/2016
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