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June 2015

Pass the Fruit and Veggies, Please!

Pass the Fruit and Veggies, Please!

There may be something to that old apple-a-day adage. Studies show that plant-based diets may help reduce the risk of getting cancer and also prevent its recurrence in cancer survivors. It might also aid with chronic diseases like diabetes. Registered dietitian Sue Czap shares the benefits of a plant-based diet and strategies we can use to integrate more fruits and vegetables every day.

Safety Check: Pregnancy and Antidepressant Drugs

Safety Check: Pregnancy and Antidepressant Drugs

Is it safe to take antidepressants when you’re pregnant? UR Medicine high-risk pregnancy expert Dr. Neil Seligman sorts through this issue, offering advice for women who suffer from depression and are pregnant or want to become pregnant.

Could Persistent UTI-like Symptoms be Bladder Cancer?

Could Persistent UTI-like Symptoms be Bladder Cancer?

With approximately 73,000 cases being diagnosed annually, bladder cancer is the sixth most common type of cancer in the U.S. Each year, about 15,000 deaths occur from this disease. UR Medicine oncologist Dr. Elizabeth Guancial shares reasons why women tend to be diagnosed with bladder cancer later than men and what to look for in terms of symptoms.    
 
Belly Fat: What’s Estrogen Got to Do with It?

Belly Fat: What’s Estrogen Got to Do with It?

Pot belly, beer belly… call it what you will, but the fact is no one likes belly fat. It’s not uncommon for women to gain belly fat during menopause, but is it inevitable? UR Medicine menopause specialist Dr. James Woods sheds light on the role of this hormone in gaining fat.

Defining Heart Disease

Defining Heart Disease

People often equate heart disease with heart attacks, but they’re not one and the same. UR Medicine preventive cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano explains five common forms of heart disease and offers tips for managing or preventing them.

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