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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.

Baby Food for Thought: How Safe is Rice Cereal?

Baby Food for Thought: How Safe is Rice Cereal?

For generations, rice cereal has been a top choice for babies starting solid foods, but lately there’s growing concern about what’s in it besides the rice: arsenic. UR Medicine’s Dr. Ruth Lawrence, an expert on infant nutritional needs, offers information and advice for parents.

5/26/2016
Tips to Tame Spring Allergies

Tips to Tame Spring Allergies

Spring can be glorious, except when it’s marred by the itchy, watery eyes and relentless sneezing that come with seasonal allergies. UR Medicine Allergist Dr. Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo offers advice for coping with allergy symptoms.

5/24/2016
It Takes Strength to Stay Active

It Takes Strength to Stay Active

It takes more than aerobic fitness to be healthy and active in your 50s and beyond. You also need to be strong. UR Medicine physical therapist Elizabeth Wetmore offers advice to combat sarcopenia, a loss of muscle mass that happens to all of us as we age.

5/23/2016
Successful Aging: Add Life to Your Years

Successful Aging: Add Life to Your Years

While you may expect to live longer than your parents or grandparents did, do you know what you can do to live happier and healthier? UR Medicine healthy aging expert Dr. William Hall says that keeping your mind and body active are keys to a long, happy life. 

5/20/2016
Cancer Treatment: Is a Clinical Trial Right for You?

Cancer Treatment: Is a Clinical Trial Right for You?

When it comes to cancer treatments, those available today are better than what we had even 10 years ago, but they are still not perfect. The only way to continue improving treatment for any disease is through clinical trials. Wilmot Cancer Institute's Dr, Nimish A. Mohile shares some facts about clinical trials.

5/19/2016