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Where There’s Smoke: Clearing the Air About e-Cigs and Quitting

Where There’s Smoke: Clearing the Air About e-Cigs and Quitting

So you’ve decided to kick that smoking habit. As you plot your strategy for success, should you consider swapping tobacco for e-cigarettes? Avi Dressler, tobacco dependence counselor with the Center for Community Health & Prevention at URMC, fills us in on some facts about e-cigs.

Not Just for Kids: Adults Need Vaccines, Too

Not Just for Kids: Adults Need Vaccines, Too

You may know all about recommended vaccines that can help children stay healthy and prevent disease from spreading, but are you up on the vaccination schedule for adults? Community health expert Dr. Nancy Bennett explains why everyone needs to stay on top of their vaccines.

Myth Buster: Dishing the Details on Diabetes

Myth Buster: Dishing the Details on Diabetes

Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. As common as it is, diabetes is an often-misunderstood disease. Is it caused by eating too much sugar? Do all diabetics need insulin shots? UR Medicine endocrinologist Dr. Susanne Miedlich dispels some diabetes myths.

Why Walk? 5 Reasons to Step it Up

Why Walk? 5 Reasons to Step it Up

Walking is one of the best ways to exercise and doing it regularly can yield an array of health benefits. Whether you prefer a solo stroll or being flanked by family, UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Didem Miraloglu shares five reasons for walking.

 

The Bugs of Summer: Ticks, Skeeters, and When to Worry

The Bugs of Summer: Ticks, Skeeters, and When to Worry

If only all insects could be butterflies and lightning bugs! Alas, on long summer days, pesky ticks and mosquitoes round out the mix. Are their bites just nuisances, bringing about rashes, maybe a relentless itch? What about notorious bug-borne illnesses, like Lyme and West Nile? Get the facts in this Q&A with one of our infectious diseases specialists.

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