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Back to School: Is a Physical Exam on Your To-Do List?

Summer is winding down as back-to-school items are popping up on store shelves. The last few weeks of summer are the perfect time to complete your back-to-school checklist. Pediatrician Dr. Anne Francis says a physical examination for your child should always make the cut, no matter what grade your child is entering.

Could Peanuts Prevent Peanut Allergy?

A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine provided strong evidence that early introduction of peanuts can play a role in preventing children from developing peanut allergy. Pediatric food allergist Dr. Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo offers her takeaways from this landmark study, and provides insight into potential changes in future recommendations.

3/16/2015 | 0 comments

Pop Quiz: Sorting Out Soda Stats

Ah, the sweet, refreshing effervescence of an ice-cold soda. Many of us enjoy it with meals and snacks. Some of us wake up with it rather than coffee. But recent studies suggest that soda—even the sugar-free version—may have health-hindering effects. UR Medicine dietitian Katie Schneider quenches our thirst for facts.

2/26/2015 | 0 comments

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.

1/20/2015 | 7 comments

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 dietitians Liz Carnes and Rachel Reeves share what you need to know about the relatively new condition.
 
10/27/2014 | 0 comments

The Every-Other-Day Diet: Tough to Stomach

A diet that lets you eat whatever you want half of the time to lose weight: Too good to be true? Maybe.UR Medicine registered dietitian Lisa Fischer weighs in on The Every-Other-Day Diet plan.

7/22/2014 | 4 comments
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