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Winning at Losing: How Much Weight Loss Does it Take to Be Healthier?

Dramatic weight-loss stories can be inspiring to some, yet daunting to others who find their ideal-weight goal elusive. But a new study shows you can win even if you aren’t "The Biggest Loser." UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Natercia Rodrigues explains how a relatively small weight loss can yield big results.

It Takes Strength to Stay Active

It Takes Strength to Stay Active

It takes more than aerobic fitness to be healthy and active in your 50s and beyond. You also need to be strong. UR Medicine physical therapist Elizabeth Wetmore offers advice to combat sarcopenia, a loss of muscle mass that happens to all of us as we age.

5/23/2016
Successful Aging: Add Life to Your Years

Successful Aging: Add Life to Your Years

While you may expect to live longer than your parents or grandparents did, do you know what you can do to live happier and healthier? UR Medicine healthy aging expert Dr. William Hall says that keeping your mind and body active are keys to a long, happy life. 

5/20/2016
5 Tips for Managing Diabetes

5 Tips for Managing Diabetes

Diabetes may be common but that doesn’t make living with it easy. While there is no cure for diabetes, people who have it must learn to manage it in order to stay healthy. UR Medicine endocrinologist Dr. Laticia Valle offers these five tips for managing diabetes.

4/6/2016
Prediabetes: Can You Control What Comes Next?

Prediabetes: Can You Control What Comes Next?

Managing diabetes is a daily routine for about 30 million Americans. But upwards of three times that number of adults have prediabetes—blood sugar levels higher than they should be. UR Medicine endocrinologist Dr. Steven Wittlin explains prediabetes, the risks it poses, and how you might prevent it from progressing into Type 2 diabetes.

4/5/2016
Eating Disorders: 5 Warning Signs

Eating Disorders: 5 Warning Signs

Whether or not you realize it, there’s a good chance you know someone who has an eating disorder. People who develop them often experience anxiety, low self-esteem and a level of perfectionism that makes them very hard on themselves. UR Medicine eating disorder expert Mary Tantillo explains some warning signs and what to do if you spot them in someone you love.  

2/19/2016
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