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November 2017

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.

Blood Pressure Stats: Why Your Numbers Count

Blood Pressure Stats: Why Your Numbers Count

About half of all Americans have above-normal blood pressure, whether they know it or not. This quiet, pervasive condition can have a devastating effect on our bodies. UR Medicine cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano explains what your blood pressure numbers mean and why they matter. 

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.

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

Quit smoking—even for one day—and you will take an important step toward a healthier life, one that can reduce your risk for cancer as well as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout aims to encourage and support smokers in quitting.