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.
Condoms and birth control pills may be the most recognizable methods of contraception. But recent studies show that long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) are the most effective method of preventing teen pregnancy. UR Medicine experts Drs. Andrew Aligne and Katherine Greenberg explain why LARCs are the best birth control option for teens.
12/18/2014 | 0 comments
To exasperated parents of teens: It may seem like your kids are choosing to be night owls who’d rather not rise early in the morning but the truth is, they can’t help it. UR Medicine pediatric sleep expert Dr. Heidi Connolly says it's a delay in biologic rhythm—not a stubborn streak—that leads to their preference to fall asleep later at night and wake later in the morning.
9/8/2014 | 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
Since the HPV vaccine was introduced in 2006, and despite a vaccination rate of only 30 percent, infections in teenage girls have decreased by half. A recent study sheds light on the potential life-saving importance of the HPV vaccine, particularly for parents who have been reluctant to have their teens receive it.
6/24/2013 | 0 comments