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Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu season is rapidly approaching and ads for flu shots are popping up everywhere. Should you get one? Will it work? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor shares what's new and why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

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
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
Shoveling Snow? Be Heart Smart

Shoveling Snow? Be Heart Smart

Although beautiful to look at from the comfort of your living room, winter storms have a dark side that contrasts with the splendor of that frosty whiteness. If shoveling snow is on your to-do list, be sure to listen to your heart, says UR Medicine heart specialist Dr. John Bisognano.
 
1/20/2015
High Blood Pressure? Shake the Salt Habit

High Blood Pressure? Shake the Salt Habit

 
Next time you reach for the salt shaker, stop and think: How much salt do you really need? Sure, it’s tasty and plays a part in your nutrition. But too much salt can not only ruin a dish, it may raise your blood pressure and harm your health. Cardiologist Dr. John Chad Teeters shares some tips for avoiding high blood pressure.
12/9/2013
Do Your Numbers Count? New Guidelines for Cholesterol Meds

Do Your Numbers Count? New Guidelines for Cholesterol Meds

For years we’ve been told to watch our cholesterol levels. If your numbers were too high, your doctor likely prescribed medications, known as statins, to lower that cholesterol level and, along with it, reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano explains new guidelines, recommending that doctors consider patients’ risk factors for cardiovascular disease, rather than focusing on the numbers.
 
12/2/2013
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