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.
Home pregnancy tests have pretty much revolutionized the way couples discover they’ve got a baby on the way. As technology has evolved, those over-the-counter kits have become increasingly sophisticated. UR Medicine fertility expert Dr. Wendy Vitek helps sort out the good ideas from the gimmicks.
7/14/2014 | 0 comments
Summertime: When young drivers with school-free schedules hit the road for fun activities with friends. While we welcome the warm days of July, they also find us in the thick of the “100 Deadliest Days” for young drivers, a term coined for the weeks from Memorial Day through Labor Day, when free time and inexperienced drivers can combine with tragic results. A Teen Driving Plan can help young drivers stay safe this summer, says UR Medicine pediatric safety specialist Dr. Anne Brayer.
7/7/2014 | 0 comments
Whooping cough or pertussis has a funny sounding name, but the illness—and the cough—are anything but. Dr. Geoffrey Weinberg, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital explains why.
6/30/2014 | 0 comments
No one ever thinks they'll get hurt or drown while boating, but thousands of people do. If you’re planning to spend your summer on the water, make sure you’re doing everything you can to get back to the dock safely. UR Medicine injury prevention expert Ray McLean shares a boating safety checklist for you and your family.
6/20/2014 | 0 comments
Pregnancy is usually a time of excitement and anticipation, though joy may be overshadowed by worry for the 10 to 15 percent of pregnant women who struggle with depression. Moms-to-be can take heart—a new study shows that taking antidepressants during pregnancy does not raise the risk of cardiac defects in babies. UR Medicine high-risk pregnancy expert Dr. Eva K. Pressman says the study offers reassurance that antidepressants are safe to use in pregnancy, even in the first trimester.
6/17/2014 | 0 comments