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Head-to-Toe Checkup: Why Does My Doctor Do That?

Ever ponder the purpose of all that poking, peeking and prodding that goes on during a physical exam? UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Carla Schwartz explains what doctors are checking for as they look you over, from head to toe.

Becoming Flexitarian: 3 Tips for Eating Less Meat

Becoming Flexitarian: 3 Tips for Eating Less Meat

You don’t need to eliminate all meat from your diet to reap some of the benefits of a plant-based diet. Wilmot Cancer Institute registered dietitians Joanna Lipp and Sue Czap offer advice for being flexitarian.

7/21/2016
Healthy Eating: 6 Tips for Travelers

Healthy Eating: 6 Tips for Travelers

Vacation is often a time to escape reality, abandon routines and indulge in things we enjoy. UR Medicine registered dietitian Mary Johnson offers advice to help fuel your fun without fretting over food.

6/30/2016
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
Baby Food for Thought: How Safe is Rice Cereal?

Baby Food for Thought: How Safe is Rice Cereal?

For generations, rice cereal has been a top choice for babies starting solid foods, but lately there’s growing concern about what’s in it besides the rice: arsenic. UR Medicine’s Dr. Ruth Lawrence, an expert on infant nutritional needs, offers information and advice for parents.

5/26/2016
Fish Tales: What’s the Story on Eating Fish During Pregnancy?

Fish Tales: What’s the Story on Eating Fish During Pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat fish when you are pregnant? UR Medicine Ob/Gyn chair Dr. Eva Pressman discusses the benefits and risks, and answers some questions commonly asked by expectant mothers. 

4/11/2016