Successful Aging: Add Life to Your Years
While you may expect to live longer than your parents or grandparents did, do you know what you can do to live happier and healthier? UR Medicine healthy aging expert Dr. William Hall says that keeping your mind and body active are keys to a long, happy life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.