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Eating Disorders: 10 Early Signs You Might Miss

Eating Disorders: 10 Early Signs You Might Miss

Everyone knows of someone with an eating disorder. In the U.S., about 20 million women and 10 million men have eating disorders, ranging from the more commonly known anorexia nervosa and bulimia to the lesser known binge eating and restrictive food intake disorder. Eating disorder specialist Mary Tantillo shares some subtle signs to watch for.
 
Precision Medicine: Changing the Way We Treat Cancer

Precision Medicine: Changing the Way We Treat Cancer

Precision medicine has been getting a lot of attention lately—most recently as President Obama announced plans for a Precision Medicine Initiative designed to expand the nation’s efforts to address complex diseases like cancer. Wilmot Cancer Institute Director Dr. Jonathan Friedberg explains this innovation and its impact on cancer treatment.
5 Facts on Miralax for Kids

5 Facts on Miralax for Kids

Last September, the Food and Drug Administration funded a grant to study potentially harmful effects of the active ingredient of Miralax, polyethylene glycol 3350. UR Medicine pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Prita Mohanty shares facts on the laxative commonly prescribed to children with constipation.
 
The Real Scoop on Yogurt

The Real Scoop on Yogurt

The past few years have seen a lot of hoopla about yogurt—especially in upstate New York, which a number of production plants for Greek-style yogurt call home. UR Medicine Registered Dietitian Rachel Reeves dishes out background on the tangy treat.

Changing Childbirth: Episiotomy Rates Drop

Changing Childbirth: Episiotomy Rates Drop

Once considered routine during childbirth, episiotomies are on the decline, according to a recent study. Episiotomy is a surgical incision made to widen the opening of the birth canal. The downward trend is good news, says UR Medicine childbirth expert Dr. Loralei Thornburg.