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Can You Be Scared to Death?

Many people are thrilled by the chills that Halloween brings—lining up for haunted hayrides, frightening mansions and scare-fests, all in good fun. But could it go terribly wrong? Cardiologist Dr. Eugene Storozynsky says yes, those ghouls could frighten you to death.
 

Study Weighs Link Between Antibiotics and Obesity in Kids

Health care providers have long warned about the consequences of over-prescribing antibiotics, and now, there’s another reason to be cautious. UR Medicine childhood obesity expert Dr. Stephen Cook weighs in on a study linking broad-spectrum antibiotic use in young children with risk for obesity.

10/10/2014 | 0 comments

Enterovirus D68: Treat Symptoms, Wash Hands and Don’t Panic

An especially nasty virus, called enterovirus D68, has been making its way across the country. With cases now suspected in Rochester, UR Medicine infectious disease specialist Dr. Geoff Weinberg sheds light on the virus and how to prevent its spread.
 
9/19/2014 | 3 comments

Teens and Sleep: Pediatricians Say Let Them Snooze

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

Is a Check-Up on Your Back-to-School List?

Kids are returning to school and it’s a good time for parents to check with their pediatrician to see if it’s time for an annual physical, or well-child visit. UR Medicine pediatrician Dr. Kelly Brown shares what you need to know about school physicals.
8/25/2014 | 0 comments

Hand, Foot and Mouth: Ugly, Miserable and Contagious

Hand, foot and mouth disease is caused by a virus, and it often starts with common cold symptoms and a fever. Within a few days, the rash appears. Though it's most common in young children, adults can get it, too. UR Medicine Pediatrician Dr. Elizabeth Murray shares what you need to know about this miserable, contagious illness.
8/8/2014 | 0 comments
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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.

 

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