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Defining Heart Disease

People often equate heart disease with heart attacks, but they’re not one and the same. Heart disease is a broad term for many conditions that can raise your risk of stroke or heart failure. UR Medicine preventive cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano explains five common forms of heart disease and offers tips for managing or preventing them.

Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

It’s flu season, and ads for flu shots are everywhere. You got one last year, but still got sick. So, why bother? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor explains why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

10/7/2015 | 0 comments
Flu Fighters: Does That Shot Make a Difference?

Flu Fighters: Does That Shot Make a Difference?

As flu illness grips the nation, stubborn questions persist about the effectiveness of flu shots. UR Medicine expert Dr. John Treanor explains why it’s important to get a flu shot, even when it may seem like it doesn't work.

1/19/2015 | 0 comments
Power Struggle: Pain Meds May Weaken Your Flu Shot

Power Struggle: Pain Meds May Weaken Your Flu Shot

Just got your flu shot? Good for you! Experts say that’s one of the best ways to ward off winter illness. And though that shot can’t give you the flu, it may leave you with some temporary discomforts. Resist the urge to reach for a pain remedy.University of Rochester researcher Dr. Richard Phipps says common, over-the-counter pain relievers may sap your flu shot’s strength.
 
11/17/2014 | 1 comment
Enterovirus D68: Treat Symptoms, Wash Hands and Don’t Panic

Enterovirus D68: Treat Symptoms, Wash Hands and Don’t Panic

An especially nasty virus, called enterovirus D68, has been making its way across the country. With cases now suspected in Rochester, UR Medicine infectious disease specialist Dr. Geoff Weinberg sheds light on the virus and how to prevent its spread.
 
9/19/2014 | 3 comments
Toothbrush Tactics: Give Germs the Brush-Off

Toothbrush Tactics: Give Germs the Brush-Off

It’s a tough year for colds and flu. So when the sneezing and coughing subside, many of us launch cleaning attacks to rid our homes of germs. But should we toss our toothbrushes? Dentist Bhumija Gupta offers some germ-fighting advice.

2/10/2014 | 0 comments
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