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Back to School: Is a Physical Exam on Your To-Do List?

Summer is winding down as back-to-school items are popping up on store shelves. The last few weeks of summer are the perfect time to complete your back-to-school checklist. Pediatrician Dr. Anne Francis says a physical examination for your child should always make the cut, no matter what grade your child is entering.

Head Lice: Scratching Below the Surface

If the mere mention of head lice gets you scratching your head, perhaps a dose of facts will ease your fears. On the heels of updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, UR Medicine Dermatologist Dr. Mary Gail Mercurio explains what it is, how to find it, and how to beat it

8/25/2015 | 0 comments

Back to Campus: Tips for Returning to College After a Cancer Diagnosis

Getting back into college in the fall is an adjustment for any student. For those who have had a cancer diagnosis, returning to class can be especially difficult. Wilmot Cancer Institute Survivorship specialist Bethany Marsh shares some tips for survivors and patients returning to college.

8/24/2015 | 0 comments

Chill Out: Help When the Heat Hits

Late summer can bring some blistering temperatures that make it hard to keep your cool. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Jessica Ferger shares ideas for beating the heat and offers advice for when it impacts your health.

8/18/2015 | 0 comments

Perilous Play: How Safe are Trampolines?

Trampolines may be popular and fun but, before you jump to conclusions and put one in your backyard, be sure you understand their risks. UR Medicine pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Christopher Cook provides some tips on the safest way to use a trampoline—if you must. 
8/11/2015 | 0 comments

Staying Healthy After Cancer

You did it—you’ve come through treatment and now are cancer-free! What can you do now to support your good health? UR Medicine oncology nurse Alicia Coffin offers this advice.

8/4/2015 | 0 comments