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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.

Flu Fighters: Does That Shot Make a Difference?

As flu illness grips the nation, stubborn questions persist about the effectiveness of flu shots. UR Medicine expert Dr. John Treanor explains why it’s important to get a flu shot, even when it may seem like it doesn't work.

1/19/2015 | 0 comments

Time to Quit? Smoking Facts to Chew On

If you need a few more reasons to add quitting smoking to your to-do list for 2015, Eastman Institute for Oral Health’s Dr. Sangeeta Gajendra suggests you consider the impact it can have on your mouth and teeth.

1/12/2015 | 1 comment

Curb Your Cravings: Tips to Tame a Sweet Tooth

Last month, UR Medicine registered dietitian Lisa Fischer explained sugar’s pitfalls. Now she tell us what’s behind those cravings, and how to be smart dealing with them.

12/18/2014 | 0 comments

Long-Acting Contraceptives Recommended for Teens

Condoms and birth control pills may be the most recognizable methods of contraception. But recent studies show that long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) are the most effective method of preventing teen pregnancy. UR Medicine experts Drs. Andrew Aligne and Katherine Greenberg explain why LARCs are the best birth control option for teens.
12/18/2014 | 0 comments

Managing Migraines: Finding Your Headache Triggers

Migraine headaches differ from person to person in terms of frequency, severity, cause and responsiveness to treatment. One key to controlling headaches is understanding what brings them on. UR Medicine headache specialist Dr. Catherine LaVigne sheds light on this debilitating condition and describes some common migraine triggers.
12/18/2014 | 0 comments