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February 2015

Pop Quiz: Sorting Out Soda Stats

Pop Quiz: Sorting Out Soda Stats

Ah, the sweet, refreshing effervescence of an ice-cold soda. Many of us enjoy it with meals and snacks. Some of us wake up with it rather than coffee. But recent studies suggest that soda—even the sugar-free version—may have health-hindering effects. UR Medicine dietitian Katie Schneider quenches our thirst for facts.

Myth Buster: 3 Facts About Vaccines

Myth Buster: 3 Facts About Vaccines

News media and social networks are frequently buzzing with debate over vaccines. Blame and misinformation are everywhere. UR Medicine pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Geoffrey Weinberg helps dispel the myths. 
 
Cool It: What’s Behind that Hot Flash?

Cool It: What’s Behind that Hot Flash?

It’s 3 a.m. and you’re jolted awake by a burst of heat that radiates from your face, neck and torso—until you’re drenched in sweat. Sound familiar? It may if you’re a woman in her late 30s and beyond. Hot flashes affect up to 75 percent of women during menopause, and 10 percent for a lifetime. UR Medicine menopause specialist Dr. James Woods offers information and tips on how to cope.

Eating Disorders: 10 Early Signs You Might Miss

Eating Disorders: 10 Early Signs You Might Miss

Everyone knows of someone with an eating disorder. In the U.S., about 20 million women and 10 million men have eating disorders, ranging from the more commonly known anorexia nervosa and bulimia to the lesser known binge eating and restrictive food intake disorder. Eating disorder specialist Mary Tantillo shares some subtle signs to watch for.
 
Precision Medicine: Changing the Way We Treat Cancer

Precision Medicine: Changing the Way We Treat Cancer

Precision medicine has been getting a lot of attention lately—most recently as President Obama announced plans for a Precision Medicine Initiative designed to expand the nation’s efforts to address complex diseases like cancer. Wilmot Cancer Institute Director Dr. Jonathan Friedberg explains this innovation and its impact on cancer treatment.
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