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.
If morning sickness—and worry over treating it—overshadows the thrill of being pregnant, you may be happy to learn that a popular nausea medication appears to be safe for both mom and baby. A major study, published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association, reinforces the safety of metoclopramide (Reglan), which is often prescribed when other treatments don’t ease severe symptoms.
10/15/2013 | 3 comments
One in four adults diagnosed with cancer has a child under the age of 18. While talking about a cancer diagnosis can be tough, striking a balance between open communication and easing a child’s worries and fears can be especially challenging.
10/7/2013 | 0 comments
Though it's not a traditional fall color, when October rolls around, many of us think pink to show solidarity and support for those affected by breast cancer. Pink ribbons are also a gentle reminder of the importance of screening mammograms, a vital part of early detection of breast cancer.
9/30/2013 | 0 comments
Fall sports are in full swing and for many young athletes, bumps, bruises and the occasional broken bone are considered part of the game. Fortunately, life-threatening injuries are rare. But, when they happen, parents pause to consider what’s best for their child. URMC neurosurgeon offers advice for safe participation in youth sports.
9/23/2013 | 0 comments
Nearly every 40 seconds, someone in America suffers a stroke. Taking good care of yourself and knowing the warning signs of stroke can help reduce your risk. And acting quickly when stroke occurs may even save your life.
9/16/2013 | 5 comments