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Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu season is rapidly approaching and ads for flu shots are popping up everywhere. Should you get one? Will it work? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor shares what's new and why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

Myth Buster: The Truth About Clinical Trials

Myth Buster: The Truth About Clinical Trials

Whether it’s a new drug, medical device, or behavioral intervention, careful testing is needed to ensure health innovations are safe and effective. UR research expert Dr. Carrie Dykes shares facts about clinical trials and their important role in advancing health care. 

9/1/2016
Shifting to a School-Time Sleep Schedule

Shifting to a School-Time Sleep Schedule

It’s time for kids to snap out of their summer sleep schedule so they’ll be well rested and ready to succeed in the classroom. UR Medicine pediatric sleep expert Dr. Heidi Connolly offers advice for helping kids acclimate to a school-time sleep cycle.

8/24/2016
Play it Safe: Avoiding Common Eye Injuries

Play it Safe: Avoiding Common Eye Injuries

Child’s play can be great fun, except when it results in an unexpected visit to the pediatrician or eye doctor. UR Medicine pediatric ophthalmologist Dr. Benjamin Hammond, of the Flaum Eye Institute, offers insight on some common childhood eye injuries.

8/23/2016
Back to School: 5 Tips for a Healthy Year

Back to School: 5 Tips for a Healthy Year

With a new school year upon us, Pediatrician Dr. Ed Lewis offers advice for parents aimed and keeping kids healthy and safe.

8/15/2016
Scanxiety: Coping with Fear About Cancer Tests

Scanxiety: Coping with Fear About Cancer Tests

If you have cancer or are a cancer survivor, you may undergo tests to determine the effectiveness of your treatments. Wilmot Cancer Institute's Dr. Michelle Shayne offers advice for quelling anxiety that often accompanies these scans.

8/4/2016