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Beat the Blues: 5 Tips for Tackling SAD

Beat the Blues: 5 Tips for Tackling SAD

When it’s cold and drab outside, some people start feeling bad inside. This could be a sign of SAD—Seasonal Affective Disorder—that commonly strikes during the winter months. Psychiatrist Dr. Justin Van der Meid offers some ways to cope if you suffer from SAD.
 
6 Simple Steps to a Healthier You

6 Simple Steps to a Healthier You

A new year brings a fresh start, when many of us vow to make changes for the better. Unfortunately, those promises are often forgotten by February. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Lou Papa shares simple steps to help you stay on track in the year ahead.

Fa La La La Food: How Healthy are the Foods We Sing About?

Fa La La La Food: How Healthy are the Foods We Sing About?

Whether you’re more like the Grinch or Buddy the Elf, you’ll probably catch some holiday music this time of year. And many of those songs mention food. UR Medicine Registered Dietitian Sue Czap chimes in on the health benefits of these musically minded munchies.

4 Toys a Pediatrician Wouldn’t Buy for Her Kids

4 Toys a Pediatrician Wouldn’t Buy for Her Kids

As you shop for the kids on your holiday list, be sure to consider safety when choosing toys and other gifts. And heed some words of caution from Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Dr. Anne Brayer to avoid some popular items that could land a child in the emergency room.
 

Do Coffee Drinkers Live Longer?

Do Coffee Drinkers Live Longer?

Good news, java junkies—it turns out that coffee drinking may have some real health perks. Registered dietitian April Ho filters out some facts from a recent study that suggests that drinking coffee may add years to your life.