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December 2015

5 Steps to a Healthier New Year

5 Steps to a Healthier New Year

A new year offers a fresh start for committing to take good care of our health. UR Medicine experts share some simple tips for a healthier, happier year.

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.

Pregnancy, Antidepressants and Autism: What’s the Risk?

Pregnancy, Antidepressants and Autism: What’s the Risk?

A new study found an association between antidepressant use in mothers during pregnancy and the incidence of autism in children. UR Medicine high-risk pregnancy expert Dr. Neil Seligman sorts through this issue, offering advice for women who suffer from depression and are pregnant or want to become pregnant.
 

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.

Mammograms: Facts on 'False Positives'

Mammograms: Facts on 'False Positives'

Ten to 16 percent of women who get screening mammograms are called back for additional testing. Though few of them will end up having cancer, callbacks can cause anxiety, even when they result in a 'false positive,' meaning no cancer is found. UR Medicine Women's Imaging director Dr. Avice O’Connell shares what you should know about callbacks and false positives.

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