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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.

Taking Tylenol: Does OTC Mean Risk-Free?

Taking Tylenol: Does OTC Mean Risk-Free?

It’s easy to get, relatively inexpensive and one of the most commonly used drugs in the world, but that doesn’t mean acetaminophen—best known as Tylenol®—is risk-free. UR Medicine Pharmacy Director Curtis Haas shares tips for using this medication safely.

Playing it Safe: Precautions for Injury-Free Fun

Playing it Safe: Precautions for Injury-Free Fun

Summertime brings plenty of outdoor activities for kids and parents. Unfortunately, on the flip side of the coin is the real possibility for injuries. UR Medicine Urgent Care’s Dr. Matthew Capuano shares tips for safe summer play.

Safety Tips: Things to Know Before You Mow

Safety Tips: Things to Know Before You Mow

For most people, mowing the lawn is a routine chore. But every summer, tragic injuries occur from easily preventable lawnmower accidents. UR Medicine orthopaedic trauma surgeon Dr. John Gorczyca cautions against cutting corners when it comes to safety.

Poison Ivy: Prevention Takes Priority

Poison Ivy: Prevention Takes Priority

Before heading out to dig in your garden, take steps to avoid a poison ivy encounter that might make you miserable. UR Medicine dermatologist Dr. Mary Gail Mercurio tells you what to look for and offers steps to take if poison ivy finds you before you find it.