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Head-to-Toe Checkup: Why Does My Doctor Do That?

Ever ponder the purpose of all that poking, peeking and prodding that goes on during a physical exam? UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Carla Schwartz explains what doctors are checking for as they look you over, from head to toe.

Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

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.

9/29/2016
Cancer Care: Yoga Can Benefit Both Body and Mind

Cancer Care: Yoga Can Benefit Both Body and Mind

Yoga is an ancient practice, but modern research is finding it has many benefits for our health. UR Medicine’s Dr. Karen Mustian shares a few tips about yoga and how it may help people who have cancer and cancer survivors.

9/27/2016
Be(e) Prepared: What to Do When You Get Stung

Be(e) Prepared: What to Do When You Get Stung

Bees, wasps and hornets have their place in nature but it’s not on your skin. UR Medicine Urgent Care’s Dr. Matthew Capuano offers advice to help take the sting out of a close encounter with a buzzing bug. Quick action may help ease pain and discomfort and, in extreme cases of allergic reaction, can even save a life.

9/12/2016
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