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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.

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.

Got Rhythm? The Ins and Outs of Afib

Got Rhythm? The Ins and Outs of Afib

Afib, or atrial fibrillation, is an irregular heart rhythm that can increase your chances of a devastating stroke or damage to the heart. UR Medicine electrophysiologist Dr. Parag Patel explains how it affects our bodies and what can be done to prevent and treat this life-threatening condition.

Fitness Trackers: Trend or Tool

Fitness Trackers: Trend or Tool

Move over, wristwatch, there’s a new accessory in town and it’s sleek, functional and wildly popular. Wearable fitness devices are strapped around the wrists of people everywhere, tracking their every move. We asked UR Medicine family physician Dr. Michael Mendoza if they’re a trend, a status symbol, or a useful wellness tool.

Daily Aspirin: Worth the Risks?

Daily Aspirin: Worth the Risks?

Taking a daily aspirin is touted as a simple way to stave off a heart attack or stroke. Yet, a recent study found that many doctors don’t recommend it to patients who might benefit. UR Medicine’s Dr. Michael Mendoza, one of the study’s authors, shares some facts about aspirin therapy.

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