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December 2016

Mocktails: Festive, Non-Alcoholic Drinks for the Holidays

Mocktails: Festive, Non-Alcoholic Drinks for the Holidays

Whether you have to avoid alcohol for medical reasons or you’re just looking to keep your calories in check, these recipes will help keep your holiday beverages from being boring.

Caregiving from Afar: How to Help When You Can't Be There

Caregiving from Afar: How to Help When You Can't Be There

It’s hard to cope when a loved one has cancer or another life-changing disease, and harder still if you're separated by miles. Wilmot Cancer Institute Social Worker Sandra Sabatka offers ideas for lending a caring hand from a distance.

Common Sense on the Common Cold

Common Sense on the Common Cold

Despite all the advances of modern medicine, the common cold continues to vex us. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Louis Papa explains why colds are easy to get and challenging to treat, and what makes them so difficult to dodge.

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.