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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.

Cancer Treatment: Is a Clinical Trial Right for You?

Cancer Treatment: Is a Clinical Trial Right for You?

When it comes to cancer treatments, those available today are better than what we had even 10 years ago, but they are still not perfect. The only way to continue improving treatment for any disease is through clinical trials. Wilmot Cancer Institute's Dr, Nimish A. Mohile shares some facts about clinical trials.

5/19/2016
Q&A: Understanding Esophageal Cancer

Q&A: Understanding Esophageal Cancer

Each year, about 17,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Dr. Mohamedtaki Tejani shares information about esophageal cancer and how you may be able to reduce your risk for the disease. 

5/10/2016
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 | 2 comments
Planning for Parenthood After Cancer

Planning for Parenthood After Cancer

Getting a cancer diagnosis can be heartbreaking. Learning that a treatment that can save your life might also dash your dream of having a family can compound that heartbreak to an indescribable degree. UR Medicine Fertility Specialist Dr. Wendy Vitek discusses options for preserving fertility through cancer treatment.

2/29/2016
Food Guidelines: A Closer Look at Sugar, Salt and Saturated Fat

Food Guidelines: A Closer Look at Sugar, Salt and Saturated Fat

The FDA's recently released dietary guidelines suggest eating more vegetables, fruits and whole grains while reducing sugar, salt and saturated fat. Joanna Lipp, a registered dietitian with UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, helps decipher the percentages in these recommendations and what they mean for your everyday diet.

2/26/2016