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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.

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

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

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

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