How to Make Your Frozen Yogurt Skinny

Get the nutritionist-approved tips for a healthy, summer treat.

How to Make Your Frozen Yogurt Skinny

Frozen yogurt might seem like a healthy alternative to ice cream but are you really saving yourself the extra calories and fat? Before you dig into a bowl of the cold stuff, keep these tips from registered dietitian Sharon Richter in mind to ensure your sweet treat doesn’t ruin your diet.

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Stick to a Small Size

Portion control is easy to follow when you choose the small or kid-sized bowl at the frozen yogurt shop. You might be surprised to find that having less yogurt will still fulfill your cravings.

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Your Parent Has Dementia: What to Talk to Their Doctor About

Make sure all their doctors are aware of all the medications she is taking.

Q: My mom is 94 and has dementia. She is taking a whole medicine cabinet-full of medications and I think they actually make her fuzzier. How should I talk to her various doctors about what she is taking and if she can get off some of the meds? — Gary R., Denver, Colorado

A: Many dementia patients are taking what docs call a "polypharmacy" — three or more medications that affect their central nervous system. And we really don't know how that mixture truly affects each individual person.

A new study in JAMA Network that looked at more than 1 million Medicare patients found almost 14% of them were taking a potentially harmful mix of antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiepileptics, benzodiazepines such as Valium and Ativan, nonbenzodiazepine benzodiazepine receptor agonist hypnotics such as Ambien or Sonata, and opioids. And almost a third of those folks were taking five or more such medications. The most common medication combination included an antidepressant, an antiepileptic, and an antipsychotic. Gabapentin was the most common medication — often for off-label uses, such as to ease chronic pain or treat psychiatric disorders, according to the researchers from the University of Michigan.

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