Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When
It’s flu season, and ads for flu shots are everywhere. You got one last year, but still got sick. So, why bother? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor explains why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.
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 | 0 comments
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 | 0 comments
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 | 0 comments
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 | 0 comments
If you’re employed and your benefits package includes health insurance, you’re likely smack dab in the middle of the season known as Open Enrollment. UR Benefits expert Scott Latshaw offers tips to help you make the most of this opportunity.
11/3/2015 | 0 comments