Flu Fighters: Does That Shot Make a Difference?
As flu illness grips the nation, stubborn questions persist about the effectiveness of flu shots. UR Medicine expert Dr. John Treanor explains why it’s important to get a flu shot, even when it may seem like it doesn't work.
Trying to figure out how (and how much, and what, and when) to eat to give you the energy you need for exercise? UR Medicine dietitian Sarah Guilbert serves up some advice for exercisers of all stripes—from gym rats, to players who spend more time on the field than off, to those who more occasionally break a sweat.
5/23/2014 | 0 comments
A collision on the lacrosse field results in a possible sprained ankle. A tree-trimming session brings on intense hand pain. Should you call your doctor? Go to the emergency department? Seek out urgent care? This might be the perfect time to visit an urgent care center that specializes in orthopaedic injuries. UR Medicine orthopaedic specialist Dr. Regis O’Keefe shares advice to help you know if it's right for you.
5/19/2014 | 0 comments
That first sneeze and sniffle prompts you to reach for a tissue. The second and third—perhaps fourth and fifth—may send you to the medicine chest for relief. But, is it a cold? Or is it a spring allergy? UR Medicine's Dr. Louis J. Papa says it's tricky to tell the difference at this time of year, when colds are common and long-awaited blooms can be bothersome.
5/12/2014 | 0 comments
If warmer temps find you eager to scrap the socks and strap on sandals, perhaps a pedicure is in your plans. Before you step foot in that salon, UR Medicine infection prevention specialist Ann Marie Pettis offers advice for keeping your feet happy and healthy.
5/5/2014 | 0 comments
We all need sleep to restore our bodies and minds—especially kids and teens, who require more sleep as their bodies develop. In an age when time we spend in front of a screen is on the rise, the amount of sleep we get tends to suffer the consequences. Sleep expert Dr. Heidi Connolly says limiting the use of electronics throughout the day will help kids transition when it’s time to go to bed.
4/24/2014 | 0 comments