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Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu season is rapidly approaching and ads for flu shots are popping up everywhere. Should you get one? Will it work? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor shares what's new and why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

Winter Weight Gain: Why it Happens, What to Do

Winter Weight Gain: Why it Happens, What to Do

Shorter days, cold weather, decreased exercise and changes in sleep habits are all potential culprits that may lead you to ring in the New Year carrying a few extra pounds. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Michael Gavin offers advice for avoiding winter weight gain.

12/1/2016
Eating Disorders and the Holidays: Helping Loved Ones Cope

Eating Disorders and the Holidays: Helping Loved Ones Cope

Holidays—and their constant focus on food—can be especially challenging for the millions of Americans who struggle with eating disorders or negative body issues. Eating disorder specialist Mary Tantillo offers tips to help people cope and enjoy this festive season.

11/22/2016
Holidays and Food: Is it OK to Splurge?

Holidays and Food: Is it OK to Splurge?

Holidays have always included the presence of food, and since celebrating with family and friends is an important part of our lives, they may not be the best times to be overly focused on what you’re eating. UR Medicine pediatrician Dr. Stephen Cook says if you follow healthy habits for the rest of the year, it’s OK to indulge a little bit during holidays.

3/24/2016
Parents: Keep Kids’ Holiday Stress in Check

Parents: Keep Kids’ Holiday Stress in Check

The holidays can be happy, exciting, and enjoyable, but busy schedules, challenging family dynamics, and unrealistic expectations can leave kids and their parents feeling stressed. UR Medicine pediatric psychiatrist Dr. Laura Cardella offers tips for parents to help reduce holiday stress for themselves and their children.

12/15/2015
Get Your Holiday Meal on the 'Nice' List

Get Your Holiday Meal on the 'Nice' List

Holidays are a time to indulge a bit, but keep in mind even during this time of year, incorporating more plant-based food into your diet can have many benefits. UR Medicine dietitian Joanna Lipp says it might be easier than you think to integrate more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes into your holiday meals.

12/15/2015
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