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Pop Quiz: Sorting Out Soda Stats

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.

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.

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 dietitians Liz Carnes and Rachel Reeves share what you need to know about the relatively new condition.
 
To Go Organic, or Not to Go Organic: That Is the Question

To Go Organic, or Not to Go Organic: That Is the Question

Much like the octane rating of the fuel we fill up with affects our vehicle’s performance, we know that what we choose to put into our bodies matters. Here we try to nail down an answer to a question many of us wonder: Are organic foods superior to conventional versions?

What NOT to Do Tomorrow Morning: Skip Breakfast

What NOT to Do Tomorrow Morning: Skip Breakfast

It's often touted as the most important meal of the day but can breakfast help your heart health? Registered dietitian Kacie Cook weighs in on a study that linked eating breakfast with a significantly lower heart disease risk in some men, while reinforcing the value of that morning meal.