URMC » Patients & Families » Health Matters

Featured Blog Post Image

Myth Buster: 3 Facts About Vaccines

News media and social networks are buzzing with the debate over vaccines and the current measles outbreak out west. Blame and misinformation are everywhere. UR Medicine pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Geoffrey Weinberg helps dispel the myths. 
 

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

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, rainging 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.
 
2/23/2015 | 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

Curb Your Cravings: Tips to Tame a Sweet Tooth

Last month, UR Medicine registered dietitian Lisa Fischer explained sugar’s pitfalls. Now she tell us what’s behind those cravings, and how to be smart dealing with them.

12/18/2014 | 0 comments

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. UR Medicine registered dietitian Lisa Fischer arms you with the facts so you'll be ready the next time that brownie stares you down.
 
11/17/2014 | 5 comments
123