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Q & A: Back-to-School Physicals

Q & A: Back-to-School Physicals

Kids are returning to school and it’s a good time for parents to check in with the pediatrician to see if their children are due for an annual physical. UR Medicine Primary Care pediatrician Dr. Anne Ryan answers some common questions about physicals.

Add Vaccination Updates to Your Back-to-School Checklist

Add Vaccination Updates to Your Back-to-School Checklist

As a new school year nears, URMC Center for Community Health’s Dr. Nancy Bennett explains why it’s important to keep students’ vaccinations up to date and how doing so impacts the lives of our kids and the community as a whole.

Solar Eclipse: Safety Viewing Tips

Solar Eclipse: Safety Viewing Tips

For the first time in nearly a century, on Monday, Aug. 21, the entire country will be able to view a total solar eclipse. In this video, UR Medicine ophthalmologist Dr. Ajay Kuriyan explains how to view the eclipse without damaging your eyes.

4 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

4 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

There are simpler ways to sharpen your brain health than sitting through a lecture on integrated quantum photonics. UR School of Nursing researcher Vankee Lin says a few simple lifestyle choices may help keep your brain fit and flexible as you age.

Lyme Disease: Prevention and Symptoms

Lyme Disease: Prevention and Symptoms

Lyme disease has made its way to Western New York and UR Medicine infectious disease expert Dr. Jennifer Nayak advises being extra vigilant in the summer months. She offers a few tips to help you avoid a tick bite and shares some things to look for if you're worried you've been exposed.