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Q&A: Keeping Kids Safe in the Sun

School's out and summer sun is finally (hopefully) here to stay. Before getting out there and soaking it all in, check out this advice from UR Medicine Primary Care's Dr. Michael Gavin for protecting kids from too much sun.

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.

7/20/2017
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.

7/6/2017
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.

6/27/2017
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.

6/16/2017
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.

6/2/2017