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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.

New Food Guidelines: A Dietitian’s Take

New Food Guidelines: A Dietitian’s Take

New dietary guidelines recently released by the Food and Drug Administration urge us to eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grains, and less sodium, sugar and saturated fat. Registered dietitian Joanna Lipp, of UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, shares her thoughts on these recommendations.

1/18/2016 | 4 comments
Get Your Holiday Meal on the 'Nice' List

Get Your Holiday Meal on the 'Nice' List

Holidays are a time to indulge a bit, but keep in mind even during this time of year, incorporating more plant-based food into your diet can have many benefits. UR Medicine dietitian Joanna Lipp says it might be easier than you think to integrate more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes into your holiday meals.

12/15/2015 | 0 comments
Lunch Break: Healthy Alternatives to Deli Meats

Lunch Break: Healthy Alternatives to Deli Meats

While many of us enjoy deli meats in a sandwich every day, eating less processed meat may have cancer-risk reducing benefits. Oncology dietitians Joanna Lipp and Sue Czap share a few ideas for reducing or eliminating processed meats. 

11/2/2015 | 0 comments
Dietary Supplements: Buyer Beware

Dietary Supplements: Buyer Beware

While the health benefits of taking supplements have long been a topic of debate, a new study says they’re to blame for an estimated 23,000 trips to the emergency department every year. UR Medicine Pharmacy Director Curtis Haas explains why supplements may not be a wise investment—for your health or your finances.

10/14/2015 | 0 comments
To B12 or Not to B12—And Why?

To B12 or Not to B12—And Why?

The ABCs of vitamins can be mind-boggling, but a few key nutrients are at the forefront of good health. Vitamin B12 is among them, mainly for the role it plays in a healthy nervous system. UR Medicine registered dietitian Rachel Reeves explains B12’s function, sources, and who may be at risk for deficiency.

9/28/2015 | 0 comments