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Common Sense on the Common Cold

Despite all the advances of modern medicine, the common cold continues to vex us. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Louis Papa explains why colds are easy to get and challenging to treat, and what makes them so difficult to dodge.

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

Quit smoking—even for one day—and you will take an important step toward a healthier life, one that can reduce your risk for cancer as well as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout aims to encourage and support smokers in quitting.

11/15/2016
Salt Savvy: What is in Your Food?

Salt Savvy: What is in Your Food?

If you’re quick to add a dash of salt to your plate, you could be increasing your risk of heart disease. UR Medicine Cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano says new FDA-proposed guidelines may help people reduce their salt intake.

6/7/2016
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
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
Young at Heart: Does Your Real Age Match Your Heart Age?

Young at Heart: Does Your Real Age Match Your Heart Age?

So age is just a number and you feel young at heart. But does that match up with the way your doctor calculates your heart age? UR Medicine cardiologist Dr. Seth Jacobson answers questions about heart age and what it says about cardiovascular health and risk of heart attack or stroke.

1/29/2016
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