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Beat the Blues: 5 Tips for Tackling SAD

Beat the Blues: 5 Tips for Tackling SAD

When it’s cold and drab outside, some people start feeling bad inside. This could be a sign of SAD—Seasonal Affective Disorder—that commonly strikes during the winter months. Psychiatrist Michael Privitera offers some ways to cope if you suffer from SAD.
 
Do Your Numbers Count? New Guidelines for Cholesterol Meds

Do Your Numbers Count? New Guidelines for Cholesterol Meds

For years we’ve been told to watch our cholesterol levels. If your numbers were too high, your doctor likely prescribed medications, known as statins, to lower that cholesterol level and, along with it, reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano explains new guidelines, recommending that doctors consider patients’ risk factors for cardiovascular disease, rather than focusing on the numbers.
 
Can You Be Scared to Death?

Can You Be Scared to Death?

Many people are thrilled by the chills that Halloween brings—lining up for haunted hayrides, frightening mansions and scare-fests, all in good fun. But could it go terribly wrong? UR Medicine Cardiologist Dr. Eugene Storozynsky says yes, those ghouls could frighten you to death.
 
Catching ZZZs: Study Reveals Brain ‘Takes Out Trash’ While We Sleep

Catching ZZZs: Study Reveals Brain ‘Takes Out Trash’ While We Sleep

In findings that give fresh meaning to the old adage that a good night’s sleep clears the mind, a new study shows that a recently discovered system that flushes waste from the brain is primarily active during sleep. 
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.

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