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October 2014

Food for Thought: Can Healthy Eating Go Too Far?

Food for Thought: Can Healthy Eating Go Too Far?

There’s something that may surprise you in the ever-swelling tsunami of food and nutrition information: healthy eating can go overboard—and turn dangerous. It’s known as orthorexia: an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy food. UR Medicine registered dietitians Liz Carnes and Rachel Reeves share what you need to know about the relatively new condition.
 
Bust Stress for a Better Ticker, Lower Stroke Risk

Bust Stress for a Better Ticker, Lower Stroke Risk

Stress, anyone? You know you need to tame it. But did you know that smart stress management can reap more than peace of mind? Recent research suggests that short-fused Type-As might face double the stroke risk of their more relaxed peers. UR Medicine stroke care specialists Dr. Curt Benesch and Dr. Amrendra Miranpuri offer stress-busting moves that may help lower your risk.
 
Lymphedema: Myths and Facts for Breast Cancer Survivors

Lymphedema: Myths and Facts for Breast Cancer Survivors

Lymphedema, an abnormal collection of high-protein fluid beneath the skin, can be a long-term complication of cancer treatment, and it often affects individuals who have had surgery for breast cancer. Occupational therapist Jayne Knowlton clears up some misinformation on this condition.
 
Study Weighs Link Between Antibiotics and Obesity in Kids

Study Weighs Link Between Antibiotics and Obesity in Kids

Health care providers have long warned about the consequences of over-prescribing antibiotics, and now, there’s another reason to be cautious. UR Medicine childhood obesity expert Dr. Stephen Cook weighs in on a study linking broad-spectrum antibiotic use in young children with risk for obesity.

Breast Cancer: Simple Steps May Reduce Your Risk

Breast Cancer: Simple Steps May Reduce Your Risk

Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among women. While treatments have improved significantly, prevention is always preferred. UR Medicine cancer specialist Dr. Alissa Huston shares some lifestyle changes that may help reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.