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Fitness Trackers: Trend or Tool

Fitness Trackers: Trend or Tool

Move over, wristwatch, there’s a new accessory in town and it’s sleek, functional and wildly popular. Wearable fitness devices are strapped around the wrists of people everywhere, tracking their every move. We asked UR Medicine family physician Dr. Michael Mendoza if they’re a trend, a status symbol, or a useful wellness tool.

No Pulling Their Legs: PTs Know If You’re Doing Your Homework

No Pulling Their Legs: PTs Know If You’re Doing Your Homework

If you’ve had physical therapy, you know what’s expected: You come to appointments and exercise to improve what ails you. And you leave with homework: at-home activities aimed at helping you progress. So, will your PT know if you’ve slacked off? Don’t try to pull your therapist’s leg, says UR Medicine's Corinne Keller.
 
Eating Disorders Often Missed in Overweight Teens

Eating Disorders Often Missed in Overweight Teens

About half of adolescents with eating disorders are or have been overweight. Because of that extra weight, it takes them longer to get diagnosed. As a result, they are often sicker when they finally get treatment. Parents are the frontline for recognizing signs of eating disorders in young people. Adolescent medicine specialist Dr. Shellie Yussman shares these tips to help parents recognize the difference between healthy weight loss and an eating disorder.
 
Run for Your Life: Make the Most of Summer Workouts

Run for Your Life: Make the Most of Summer Workouts

With summer’s warm weather, many of us are getting outside to exercise, often running. We all know this kind of activity makes you sweat and increases your heart rateall good effects. But it can also be hard on our knees, hips, ankles, heels and feet. Check out these tips for healthy, safe summer workouts.