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Winter Weight Gain: Why it Happens, What to Do

Winter Weight Gain: Why it Happens, What to Do

Shorter days, longer nights, cold weather, decreased exercise and changes in sleep habits all contribute to winter weight gain. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Michael Gavin offers advice for avoiding winter weight gain.

Can Hot Dogs be Part of a Healthy Summer?

Can Hot Dogs be Part of a Healthy Summer?

The summer season of barbecues and vacations can be a good time to try and break the cycle of restriction or indulgence. Registered Dietitian Jill Chodak, from UR Medicine’s Center for Community Health & Prevention, offers advice on adopting a newer, kinder routine.

Game-Time Grub: Veggie Takes on Traditional Treats

Game-Time Grub: Veggie Takes on Traditional Treats

Gearing up for the big game? As you plan your Super Bowl snacks, consider adding some veggie versions that combine traditional flavors with the benefits of plant-based nutrition. Dr. Erin Campbell of the Highland Weight Management & Lifestyle Center shares some tasty alternatives.

Fa La La La Food: How Healthy are the Foods We Sing About?

Fa La La La Food: How Healthy are the Foods We Sing About?

Whether you’re more like the Grinch or Buddy the Elf, you’ll probably catch some holiday music this time of year. And many of those songs mention food. UR Medicine Registered Dietitian Sue Czap chimes in on the health benefits of these musically minded munchies.

Do Coffee Drinkers Live Longer?

Do Coffee Drinkers Live Longer?

Good news, java junkies—it turns out that coffee drinking may have some real health perks. Registered dietitian April Ho filters out some facts from a recent study that suggests that drinking coffee may add years to your life.