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What You Can Do to Avoid the Flu

What You Can Do to Avoid the Flu

The flu virus is at near-record levels and it is especially fierce. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Natercia Rodrigues offers advice to help reduce your chances of catching it.

Flu Season: What’s Fact and What’s Fiction?

Flu Season: What’s Fact and What’s Fiction?

Flu may seem common this time of year but don’t let that fool you; “common” doesn’t mean no cause for concern. Vaccine expert Dr. Nancy Bennett sheds light on the severity of the illness, common misconceptions and the option of the nasal flu vaccine.

Can Hot Dogs be Part of a Healthy Summer?

Can Hot Dogs be Part of a Healthy Summer?

The summer season of barbecues and vacations can be a good time to try and break the cycle of restriction or indulgence. Registered Dietitian Jill Chodak, from UR Medicine’s Center for Community Health & Prevention, offers advice on adopting a newer, kinder routine.

Fewer Smoke Cigarettes, though Nicotine Use is Up

Fewer Smoke Cigarettes, though Nicotine Use is Up

Despite a significant drop in smoking, nicotine use is surging as more people turn to e-cigs and other devices, often with the mistaken impression that they eliminate smoking's health risks. Tobacco counselor Anne Sammler cautions about nicotine and shares tips for breaking addiction.

Biking to Work? Tips for Your Two-Wheel Commute

Biking to Work? Tips for Your Two-Wheel Commute

Pedaling to your workplace provides plenty of perks. In addition to health benefits, biking also allows you to explore your community, save time and money, and help the environment. Certified personal trainer April Ho shares some health benefits of riding, as well as tips for success.