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Lead Poisoning: Is Your Child At Risk? Lead Poisoning: Is Your Child At Risk? Patient Care

Lead Poisoning: Is Your Child At Risk?

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Jan. 15, 2018
If you and your family live in an older home, your child could be at risk for lead poisoning—and there is no cure for this serious condition. The good news is that lead poisoning is preventable. ...
Stay Safe on the Slopes this Season Stay Safe on the Slopes this Season Patient Care

Stay Safe on the Slopes this Season

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Jan. 3, 2018
Wintry weather is a welcome sight for skiers and snowboarders. If you’re a fan of winter sports, learn how to avoid injury and stay safe on the slopes with tips from UR Medicine Sports Medicine ...
Kids and Weight: What Not to Say Kids and Weight: What Not to Say Patient Care

Kids and Weight: What Not to Say

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Dec. 20, 2017
Their intentions may be good but, far too often, the way people talk, think and act about obesity—especially around kids—can fuel weight stigma. Golisano Children's Hospital pediatrician Dr. Stephen ...
Not Just for Kids: Adults Need Vaccines, Too Not Just for Kids: Adults Need Vaccines, Too Patient Care

Not Just for Kids: Adults Need Vaccines, Too

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Nov. 27, 2017
You may know all about recommended vaccines that can help children stay healthy and prevent disease from spreading, but are you up on the vaccination schedule for adults? Community health expert Dr. ...
Blood Pressure Stats: Why Your Numbers Count Blood Pressure Stats: Why Your Numbers Count Patient Care

Blood Pressure Stats: Why Your Numbers Count

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Nov. 21, 2017
About half of all Americans have above-normal blood pressure, whether they know it or not. This quiet, pervasive condition can have a devastating effect on our bodies. UR Medicine cardiologist Dr. ...
A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout Patient Care

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Nov. 13, 2017
Quit smoking—even for one day—and you will take an important step toward a healthier life, one that can reduce your risk for cancer as well as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The American ...