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Teen Driving Plan May Be a Life-Saver

Teen Driving Plan May Be a Life-Saver

Summertime: When young drivers with school-free schedules hit the road for fun activities with friends. While we welcome the warm days of July, they also find us in the thick of the “100 Deadliest Days” for young drivers, a term coined for the weeks from Memorial Day through Labor Day, when free time and inexperienced drivers can combine with tragic results. A Teen Driving Plan can help young drivers stay safe this summer, says UR Medicine pediatric safety specialist Dr. Anne Brayer. 
Dose of Reality: Whooping Cough Can Be Deadly

Dose of Reality: Whooping Cough Can Be Deadly

Whooping cough or pertussis has a funny sounding name, but the illness—and the cough—are anything but. Dr. Geoffrey Weinberg, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital explains why.

Pier Pressure: Put Safety First This Boating Season

Pier Pressure: Put Safety First This Boating Season

No one ever thinks they'll get hurt or drown while boating, but thousands of people do. If you’re planning to spend your summer on the water, make sure you’re doing everything you can to get back to the dock safely. UR Medicine injury prevention expert Ray McLean shares a boating safety checklist for you and your family.
 
Take Heart: Antidepressants in Pregnancy Not Likely to Cause Cardiac Defects

Take Heart: Antidepressants in Pregnancy Not Likely to Cause Cardiac Defects

Pregnancy is usually a time of excitement and anticipation, though joy may be overshadowed by worry for the 10 to 15 percent of pregnant women who struggle with depression. Moms-to-be can take heart—a new study shows that taking antidepressants during pregnancy does not raise the risk of cardiac defects in babies. UR Medicine high-risk pregnancy expert Dr. Eva K. Pressman says the study offers reassurance that antidepressants are safe to use in pregnancy, even in the first trimester. 
Is it Alzheimer’s? Sorting Out the Mysteries of Memory Problems

Is it Alzheimer’s? Sorting Out the Mysteries of Memory Problems

Most of us have the occasional memory slip: Where’d I park the car? How do I figure out what to tip the waiter? What did you say your name was? UR Medicine expert Dr. Mark Mapstone helps sort out the difference between normal memory issues and more serious problems.