Healthy Living

Less TV, More ZZZs for Kids Less TV, More ZZZs for Kids Patient Care

Less TV, More ZZZs for Kids

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Apr. 24, 2014
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 ...
Seeing Spots? Facts on Flashers and Floaters Seeing Spots? Facts on Flashers and Floaters Patient Care

Seeing Spots? Facts on Flashers and Floaters

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Apr. 14, 2014
Our eyes change as we age and, by the time we reach age 60, we may notice flashers and floaters in our vision. Often harmless, flashers and floaters can be alarming and may mean it’s time for an eye ...
Skin Smarts: 6 Steps for Sun Seekers Skin Smarts: 6 Steps for Sun Seekers Patient Care

Skin Smarts: 6 Steps for Sun Seekers

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Apr. 10, 2014
Heading south for the upcoming school break? Remember to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. UR Medicine dermatologist Dr. Mary Gail Mercurio says the idea that a suntan makes you appear ...
Organ Donation: The Power to Change Lives Organ Donation: The Power to Change Lives Patient Care

Organ Donation: The Power to Change Lives

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Apr. 4, 2014
Ever wonder if doctors’ and nurses’ medical care efforts might be less than heroic when they know a patient has signed an organ donor card? Nothing could be further from the truth. Giving the gift of ...