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November 2014

OTC Pain Relief: What’s Best for What Ails You?

OTC Pain Relief: What’s Best for What Ails You?

Aches. Pains. Fever. When they strike, we may head to our medicine cabinets for relief. UR Medicine Primary Care physician Alex Fahoury, M.D., explains the differences between popular over-the-counter pain relievers and how to navigate the drug store aisle to find the best medicine for what ails you.
 
No Sugar-Coating It: Sugar Isn’t Helping Your Health

No Sugar-Coating It: Sugar Isn’t Helping Your Health

Here’s a grim truth for sweets-lovers: Nobody needs added sugar. On top of that, the substance may even be harming your health. Registered dietitian Lisa Fischer arms you with the facts so you'll be ready the next time that brownie stares you down.
 
Power Struggle: Pain Meds May Weaken Your Flu Shot

Power Struggle: Pain Meds May Weaken Your Flu Shot

Just got your flu shot? Good for you! Experts say that’s one of the best ways to ward off winter illness. And though that shot can’t give you the flu, it may leave you with some temporary discomforts. Resist the urge to reach for a pain remedy. University of Rochester researcher Dr. Richard Phipps says common, over-the-counter pain relievers may sap your flu shot’s strength.
 
6 Steps to Better Sleep

6 Steps to Better Sleep

If you toss and turn your way from midnight to morning, you’re missing out on some of the great health and wellness benefits of sleep. UR Medicine sleep expert Dr. Jonathan Marcus offers six steps to help you make restful nights a priority.

Myth Buster: Dishing the Details on Diabetes

Myth Buster: Dishing the Details on Diabetes

Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. And though it's quite common, it's an often misunderstood disease. UR Medicine endocrinologist Dr. Victoria Hsiao dispels some diabetes myths.