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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.
 

OTC Pain Relief: What’s Best for What Ails You?

Aches. Pains. Fever. When they strike, we may head to our medicine cabinets for relief. UR Medicine Primary Care physician Alex Fahoury, M.D., explains the differences between popular over-the-counter pain relievers and how to navigate the drug store aisle to find the best medicine for what ails you.
 
11/19/2014 | 0 comments

No Sugar-Coating It: Sugar Isn’t Helping Your Health

Here’s a grim truth for sweets-lovers: Nobody needs added sugar. On top of that, the substance may even be harming your health. UR Medicine registered dietitian Lisa Fischer arms you with the facts so you'll be ready the next time that brownie stares you down.
 
11/17/2014 | 5 comments

Power Struggle: Pain Meds May Weaken Your Flu Shot

Just got your flu shot? Good for you! Experts say that’s one of the best ways to ward off winter illness. And though that shot can’t give you the flu, it may leave you with some temporary discomforts. Resist the urge to reach for a pain remedy.University of Rochester researcher Dr. Richard Phipps says common, over-the-counter pain relievers may sap your flu shot’s strength.
 
11/17/2014 | 1 comment

6 Steps to Better Sleep

If you toss and turn your way from midnight to morning, you’re missing out on some of the great health and wellness benefits of sleep. UR Medicine sleep expert Dr. Jonathan Marcus offers six steps to help you make restful nights a priority.

11/7/2014 | 0 comments

Myth Buster: Dishing the Details on Diabetes

Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. And though it’s quite common, it’s an often misunderstood disease. As we kick off Diabetes Awareness Month, UR Medicine endocrinologist Dr. Victoria Hsiao dispels some myths about the disease.

11/3/2014 | 0 comments