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Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu season is rapidly approaching and ads for flu shots are popping up everywhere. Should you get one? Will it work? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor shares what's new and why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

New Food Guidelines: A Dietitian’s Take

New Food Guidelines: A Dietitian’s Take

New dietary guidelines recently released by the Food and Drug Administration urge us to eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grains, and less sodium, sugar and saturated fat. Registered dietitian Joanna Lipp, of UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, shares her thoughts on these recommendations.

1/18/2016
5 Steps to a Healthier New Year

5 Steps to a Healthier New Year

A new year offers a fresh start for committing to take good care of our health. UR Medicine experts share some simple tips for a healthier, happier year.

12/30/2015
Grains of Truth: Getting the Goods on Gluten

Grains of Truth: Getting the Goods on Gluten

Though people have been eating wheat for thousands of years, one third of American adults now shun foods containing wheat in an effort to avoid gluten. What is gluten? And is it worthy of a tainted reputation? UR Medicine nutrition expert Dr. Thomas Campbell sorts out the grains of truth about gluten.

12/30/2015
Parents: Keep Kids’ Holiday Stress in Check

Parents: Keep Kids’ Holiday Stress in Check

The holidays can be happy, exciting, and enjoyable, but busy schedules, challenging family dynamics, and unrealistic expectations can leave kids and their parents feeling stressed. UR Medicine pediatric psychiatrist Dr. Laura Cardella offers tips for parents to help reduce holiday stress for themselves and their children.

12/15/2015
Pregnancy, Antidepressants and Autism: What’s the Risk?

Pregnancy, Antidepressants and Autism: What’s the Risk?

A new study found an association between antidepressant use in mothers during pregnancy and the incidence of autism in children. 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.
 

12/15/2015