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No Sugar-Coating It: Sugar Isn’t Helping Your Health

No Sugar-Coating It: Sugar Isn’t Helping Your Health

Here’s a grim truth for sweets-lovers: Nobody needs added sugar. On top of that, the substance may even be harming your health. Registered dietitian Lisa Fischer arms you with the facts so you'll be ready the next time that brownie stares you down.
 
Power Struggle: Pain Meds May Weaken Your Flu Shot

Power Struggle: Pain Meds May Weaken Your Flu Shot

Just got your flu shot? Good for you! Experts say that’s one of the best ways to ward off winter illness. And though that shot can’t give you the flu, it may leave you with some temporary discomforts. Resist the urge to reach for a pain remedy. University of Rochester researcher Dr. Richard Phipps says common, over-the-counter pain relievers may sap your flu shot’s strength.
 
6 Steps to Better Sleep

6 Steps to Better Sleep

If you toss and turn your way from midnight to morning, you’re missing out on some of the great health and wellness benefits of sleep. UR Medicine sleep expert Dr. Jonathan Marcus offers six steps to help you make restful nights a priority.

Food for Thought: Can Healthy Eating Go Too Far?

Food for Thought: Can Healthy Eating Go Too Far?

There’s something that may surprise you in the ever-swelling tsunami of food and nutrition information: healthy eating can go overboard—and turn dangerous. It’s known as orthorexia: an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy food. UR Medicine registered dietitian Rachel Reeves shares what you need to know about the relatively new condition.
 
Bust Stress for a Better Ticker, Lower Stroke Risk

Bust Stress for a Better Ticker, Lower Stroke Risk

Stress, anyone? You know you need to tame it. But did you know that smart stress management can reap more than peace of mind? Recent research suggests that short-fused Type-As might face double the stroke risk of their more relaxed peers. UR Medicine stroke care specialists Dr. Curt Benesch and Dr. Amrendra Miranpuri offer stress-busting moves that may help lower your risk.