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To Grandmother’s House We Go: Keeping Holidays Safe for Kids

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of gatherings highlighted by family, friends, and feasts. With so many loved ones milling about, it’s not uncommon for the littlest guests to sneak off and find their way into trouble. Pediatrician Dr. Anne Brayer offers steps for keeping kids safe in various settings.

Shoveling Snow? Be Heart Smart

Mother Nature started this winter season off with a powerful punch that hit our neighbors to the west hard. Although beautiful to look at from the comfort of your living room, winter storms possess a dark side that contrasts the beauty of that frosty whiteness. Six people already have died as a result of the weather, three of them from weather-related heart attacks after shoveling heavy snow.
 
11/20/2014 | 0 comments

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.
 
11/19/2014 | 0 comments

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. UR Medicine registered dietitian Lisa Fischer arms you with the facts so you'll be ready the next time that brownie stares you down.
 
11/17/2014 | 2 comments

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.
 
11/17/2014 | 0 comments

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.

11/7/2014 | 0 comments