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Head-to-Toe Checkup: Why Does My Doctor Do That?

Ever ponder the purpose of all that poking, peeking and prodding that goes on during a physical exam? UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Carla Schwartz explains what doctors are checking for as they look you over, from head to toe.

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
Get Your Holiday Meal on the 'Nice' List

Get Your Holiday Meal on the 'Nice' List

Holidays are a time to indulge a bit, but keep in mind even during this time of year, incorporating more plant-based food into your diet can have many benefits. UR Medicine dietitian Joanna Lipp says it might be easier than you think to integrate more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes into your holiday meals.

12/15/2015
Mammograms: Facts on 'False Positives'

Mammograms: Facts on 'False Positives'

Ten to 16 percent of women who get screening mammograms are called back for additional testing. Though few of them will end up having cancer, callbacks can cause anxiety, even when they result in a 'false positive,' meaning no cancer is found. UR Medicine Women's Imaging director Dr. Avice O’Connell shares what you should know about callbacks and false positives.

12/14/2015