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Defining Heart Disease

People often equate heart disease with heart attacks, but they’re not one and the same.Heart disease is a broad term for many conditions that can raise your risk of stroke or heart failure. UR Medicine preventive cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano explains five common forms of heart disease and offers tips for managing or preventing them.
 

OTC Pain Relief: What’s Best for What Ails You?

Aches. Pains. Fever. When they strike, we may head to our medicine cabinets for relief. UR Medicine Primary Care physician Alex Fahoury, M.D., explains the differences between popular over-the-counter pain relievers and how to navigate the drug store aisle to find the best medicine for what ails you.
 
11/19/2014 | 0 comments

Take Heart: Antidepressants in Pregnancy Not Likely to Cause Cardiac Defects

Pregnancy is usually a time of excitement and anticipation, though joy may be overshadowed by worry for the 10 to 15 percent of pregnant women who struggle with depression. Moms-to-be can take heart—a new study shows that taking antidepressants during pregnancy does not raise the risk of cardiac defects in babies. UR Medicine high-risk pregnancy expert Dr. Eva K. Pressman says the study offers reassurance that antidepressants are safe to use in pregnancy, even in the first trimester. 
6/17/2014 | 0 comments

Morning Sickness: The Good News

If morning sickness—and worry over treating it—overshadows the thrill of being pregnant, you may be happy to learn that a popular nausea medication appears to be safe for both mom and baby. A major study, published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association, reinforces the safety of metoclopramide (Reglan), which is often prescribed when other treatments don’t ease severe symptoms.
10/15/2013 | 3 comments