Health Matters

Featured Blog Post Image

Shopping for Shades? Check Out These Specs

Selecting sunglasses can be fun but daunting—so many styles, shapes, sizes, and colors from which to choose. As UR Medicine eyewear expert Tom Scalzo explains in this video, your priority should be picking shades that will protect your eyes and vision.

Pump It Up! 6 Ways to Fuel Your Workout

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

Orthopaedic Urgent Care: Easy Access to Specialized Services

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

AHH-CHOO! May Brings More Than Flowers

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

Prepping for a Pedicure? Tap These Tips for Safety

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

Less TV, More ZZZs for Kids

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

About the Blog


 

Welcome to Health Matters, a blog aimed at keeping you and your family healthy. We offer advice from URMC experts on timely topics, as well as insight into breaking news and medical research. Visit us weekly for updates and invite your family and friends to check us out. If you have a topic you’d like to see us cover, please send a note to Lori Barrette.

Though health advice offered here is provided by experts, there is no substitute for the personal care your own provider can offer. If you have medical questions or concerns, please contact your physician.


Blog posts