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Common Sense on the Common Cold

Despite all the advances of modern medicine, the common cold continues to vex us. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Louis Papa explains why colds are easy to get and challenging to treat, and what makes them so difficult to dodge.

Grains of Salt: Tracking Sodium in Your Food

Grains of Salt: Tracking Sodium in Your Food

Reading food labels to keep track of your daily sodium intake can help boost your heart health. UR Medicine heart-health caregivers explain what to look for if you're trying to cut back on the salt in your diet. 

2/13/2017
Game-Time Snacks: Veggie Takes on Traditional Treats

Game-Time Snacks: Veggie Takes on Traditional Treats

Gearing up for the big game? As you plan your Super Bowl snacks, consider adding some veggie versions that combine traditional flavors with the benefits of plant-based nutrition. Dr. Erin Campbell of the UR Program for Nutrition in Medicine shares some tasty alternatives worth a try.

1/31/2017
Winter Weight Gain: Why it Happens, What to Do

Winter Weight Gain: Why it Happens, What to Do

Shorter days, cold weather, decreased exercise and changes in sleep habits are all potential culprits that may lead you to ring in the New Year carrying a few extra pounds. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Michael Gavin offers advice for avoiding winter weight gain.

12/1/2016
Fact Check: Breast Cancer and Nutritional Supplements

Fact Check: Breast Cancer and Nutritional Supplements

Can nutritional supplements play a role in breast cancer prevention and treatment? Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Dr. Luke Peppone shares information and advice for women with a history of breast cancer.

10/3/2016
Back to School: 5 Tips for a Healthy Year

Back to School: 5 Tips for a Healthy Year

With a new school year upon us, Pediatrician Dr. Ed Lewis offers advice for parents aimed and keeping kids healthy and safe.

8/15/2016