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December 2014

Curb Your Cravings: Tips to Tame a Sweet Tooth

Curb Your Cravings: Tips to Tame a Sweet Tooth

Wondering what prompts the urge for that midday candy bar or late-night bowl of ice cream? Registered dietitian Lisa Fischer explains what's behind our sugar cravings and how to be smart dealing with them.

Long-Acting Contraceptives Recommended for Teens

Long-Acting Contraceptives Recommended for Teens

Condoms and birth control pills may be the most recognizable methods of contraception. But recent studies show that long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) are the most effective method of preventing teen pregnancy. UR Medicine experts Drs. Andrew Aligne and Katherine Greenberg explain why LARCs are the best birth control option for teens.
Managing Migraines: Finding Your Headache Triggers

Managing Migraines: Finding Your Headache Triggers

Migraine headaches differ from person to person in terms of frequency, severity, cause and responsiveness to treatment. One key to controlling headaches is understanding what brings them on. UR Medicine headache specialist Dr. Catherine LaVigne sheds light on this debilitating condition and describes some common migraine triggers.
 
Cold-Weather Care for People with Cancer

Cold-Weather Care for People with Cancer

Cold winter weather can be uncomfortable, but for people undergoing cancer treatment, it can present some serious challenges. Wilmot Cancer Center nurses Cassie Adams and Karen Abbas offer insights on the risks cancer patients face and some tips to stay safe this winter.
 
Brush Up on Your Teeth-Cleaning Skills

Brush Up on Your Teeth-Cleaning Skills

Ever heard this from your dentist? You only need to brush the teeth you want to keep.
Joking aside, Eastman Institute for Oral Health's Dr. Michael Yunker says how often and how well we brush our teeth can make a significant impact on our oral health. What’s the best technique for you?
 
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