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What You Can Do to Avoid the Flu What You Can Do to Avoid the Flu Patient Care

What You Can Do to Avoid the Flu

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Jan. 30, 2018
The flu virus is at near-record levels and it is especially fierce. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Natercia Rodrigues offers advice to help reduce your chances of catching it.
HPV Vaccine Now May Be a Life-Saver Later HPV Vaccine Now May Be a Life-Saver Later Patient Care

HPV Vaccine Now May Be a Life-Saver Later

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Jan. 26, 2018
Since the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was introduced in 2006, studies have shown a decrease in HPV infections among teenage girls. However, some parents are still reluctant to have their teens ...
5 Tips for Getting Through the Flu 5 Tips for Getting Through the Flu Patient Care

5 Tips for Getting Through the Flu

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Jan. 23, 2018
The best protection from the flu is the annual vaccine. Whether you got the flu in spite of getting the vaccine, or you skipped your flu shot and are now under the weather, UR Medicine's Dr. Michael ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...