diet http://wrvo.org en 7 foods that can take your diet to a "super" level http://wrvo.org/post/7-foods-can-take-your-diet-super-level <p>The word “superfood” may sound a bit intimidating, but nutritionists believe they allow people to take their healthy diets to the next level. But what makes a food “super,” and what foods actually make the cut?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.rachelberman.com/meet-rachel/">Rachel Berman</a> talks about seven superfoods that can easily be incorporated into a healthy diet. Berman is a registered dietician and the health editor at About.com. She is also the author of <em>Boosting Your Metabolism for Dummies</em> and <em>Mediterranean Diet for Dummies</em>.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Rachel Berman.</strong></p><p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 51869 at http://wrvo.org 7 foods that can take your diet to a "super" level Cholesterol: The good, the bad, and the...wine? http://wrvo.org/post/cholesterol-good-bad-and-thewine <p>Cholesterol. It’s something we need, but becomes a problem when there’s too much of it. It’s a buzzword often thrown around in advertisements for both food and medication, and something people watch out for in their diets. But what is cholesterol, and why can it be a problem?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/robert-rosenson">Dr. Robert S. Rosenson</a> answers these questions and more. Dr. Rosenson is a professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and is also director of cardio-metabolic disorders at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Rosenson.</strong></p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Take Care 51214 at http://wrvo.org Cholesterol: The good, the bad, and the...wine? Go nuts the next time you snack http://wrvo.org/post/go-nuts-next-time-you-snack <p>Want to get your weight down and your health up? Maybe you've made a New Years resolution that says you're sticking to heart healthy foods and a guilt-free diet plan. Turns out the answer is nuts.</p><p>A recent <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/11/22/246734541/a-handful-of-nuts-a-lifetime-of-benefits">study</a>, in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that people who regularly eat nuts are 20 percent less likely to die from heart disease, respiratory disease or cancer. Registered dietitian <a href="http://www.rachelberman.com/meet-rachel/">Rachel Berman</a> joined us to discuss the findings and to take a good look at the heart-healthy nut.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Rachel Berman.</strong></p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 49755 at http://wrvo.org Go nuts the next time you snack More salt, more problems, says expert http://wrvo.org/post/more-salt-more-problems-says-expert <p>If your mouth begins to water when you think about pretzels, peanuts and French fries, then you probably like salty foods. If this is true, then you are one of the many who love salt. But while some people understand that too much salt intake isn’t healthy, most don’t realize that cutting back on salt means more than just avoiding the salt shaker during meal time.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, Dr. Norman Kaplan discusses salt’s effect on the body, and why people should be much more aware of how much salt they are actually taking in. Dr. Kaplan is a professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he’s been on the faculty for over four decades. His book, <em>Kaplan’s Clinical Hypertension, </em>is currently in its 10<sup>th</sup> edition.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Kaplan.</strong></p><p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care 46120 at http://wrvo.org More salt, more problems, says expert Cutting back on sodium means more than just putting down the salt shaker http://wrvo.org/post/cutting-back-sodium-means-more-just-putting-down-salt-shaker <p></p><p><em>Many health professionals recommend eating less salt. But why is too much salt bad for your health? Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show </em>Take Care<em>, recently spoke with Dr. Norman Kaplan of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, whose textbook on high blood pressure, "Kaplan's Clinical Hypertension," is in its 10th edition</em>.</p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: So when it enters our system, what actually takes place in the body that causes it to have harmful effects on our blood pressure?</em></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:59:26 +0000 WRVO News 46118 at http://wrvo.org Cutting back on sodium means more than just putting down the salt shaker Sugar and cavities: The "tooth" behind what causes decay http://wrvo.org/post/sugar-and-cavities-tooth-behind-what-causes-decay <p>Halloween wouldn’t be the same without horror films, costumes, and of course, candy. The more candy, the more successful the trick-or-treating. But when children start sorting through their sugary treasures, it may not be a bad idea to have a toothbrush on standby to help combat the real horror of Halloween — cavities.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.org/bio/14808331.html">Dr. Thomas Salinas</a> talks about why sugar, something most people -- particularly kids -- love, can cause <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cavities/DS00896/DSECTION=risk-factors">cavities and dental decay</a>. Dr. Salinas is a professor of dentistry at the <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.com/">Mayo Clinic</a>, a world renown medical practice and research group in Rochester, Minnesota.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Salinas.</strong></p><p> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 45771 at http://wrvo.org Sugar and cavities: The "tooth" behind what causes decay Why exactly is sugar bad for your teeth? http://wrvo.org/post/why-exactly-sugar-bad-your-teeth <p></p><p><em>October 31 is right around the corner, and with Halloween comes candy. We've all been told, with too much candy comes cavities. But why does sugar cause tooth decay? Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show </em><a href="http://wrvo.org/programs/take-care-wrvo-1-npr-news">Take Care</a><em>, recently spoke with Dr. Thomas Salinas, professor of dentistry at the Mayo Clinic about how cavities occur and how to prevent them.</em></p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: What is it about sugar that causes cavities?</em></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:26:36 +0000 WRVO News 45770 at http://wrvo.org Why exactly is sugar bad for your teeth? You can't go wrong with fall veggies http://wrvo.org/post/you-cant-go-wrong-fall-veggies <p>What do you think of when you hear the words &quot;<a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95216942">fall foods</a>?&quot; For children, &ldquo;fall foods&rdquo; may mean candy corn and Halloween treats, while others may think vegetables -- things like squash, cabbage and beets. These fall under the category of autumnal vegetables, and can provide many healthy benefits to consumers of them.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, nutritionist Joan Rogus talks about what makes fall vegetables good for you. Rogus is a registered dietitian in central New York who&#39;s been a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for over 25 years.</p><p><strong>Click &#39;Read More&#39; to hear our interview with Joan Rogus.</strong></p><p> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 45448 at http://wrvo.org You can't go wrong with fall veggies New study links excessive copper intake to Alzheimer's http://wrvo.org/post/new-study-links-excessive-copper-intake-alzheimers <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Copper is an important aspect of proper nutrition, and vital for us to maintain a healthy body. But a group of upstate New York researchers have concluded too <em>much</em> copper in our diet could be a contributing factor in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.</p> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 12:34:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 44476 at http://wrvo.org Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? http://wrvo.org/post/does-apple-day-really-keep-doctor-away <p>We’ve all been told that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. In the over 150 years that saying has been around, many have taken it as common health knowledge. But are apples really that good for you?</p><p>According to Joan Rogus, a registered dietician from central New York, the reason the saying has stood the test of time is because of the truth behind it. When asked <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eatingwell/health-benefits-of-apples_b_966110.html#s364108title=Nutrition_Straight_Up">what health benefits an apple can provide</a>, Joan believes an easier question to answer would be, “What doesn’t an apple do for us?”</p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Joan Rogus.</strong></p><p> Sun, 08 Sep 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 43656 at http://wrvo.org Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Digital tools helping to keep off the "Freshman 15" http://wrvo.org/post/digital-tools-helping-keep-freshman-15 <p></p><p>It used to be the "Freshman 5." Now it’s the "Freshman 15." But students who started college this fall now have new digital tools available to help them stay healthy.</p><p>On-demand digital health information being provided by colleges seems to be helping control those extra pounds undergraduates can put on.<pr></pr></p><p>Dietician Colleen Dour evaluated the effectiveness of a computer-based wellness program in a study for Syracuse University. The program focuses on wellness and body image, rather than dieting.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:09:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 42724 at http://wrvo.org Digital tools helping to keep off the "Freshman 15" Nutrition program to help HIV/AIDS patients stay healthier http://wrvo.org/post/nutrition-program-help-hivaids-patients-stay-healthier <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Advancements in AIDS treatment means that people with the illness are living longer than ever. That means they need to take better care of their long-term health. A new program for AIDS patients in the north country focuses on improving their nutrition.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 22:26:11 +0000 Joanna Richards 31122 at http://wrvo.org