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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.

Take Heart: Antidepressants in Pregnancy Not Likely to Cause Cardiac Defects

Pregnancy is usually a time of excitement and anticipation, though joy may be overshadowed by worry for the 10 to 15 percent of pregnant women who struggle with depression. Moms-to-be can take heart—a new study shows that taking antidepressants during pregnancy does not raise the risk of cardiac defects in babies. UR Medicine high-risk pregnancy expert Dr. Eva K. Pressman says the study offers reassurance that antidepressants are safe to use in pregnancy, even in the first trimester. 
6/17/2014 | 0 comments

Is it Alzheimer’s? Sorting Out the Mysteries of Memory Problems

Most of us have the occasional memory slip: Where’d I park the car? How do I figure out what to tip the waiter? What did you say your name was? UR Medicine expert Dr. Mark Mapstone helps sort out the difference between normal memory issues and more serious problems.
 
6/16/2014 | 0 comments

Shopping for Shades? Check Out These Specs

Selecting sunglasses can be fun but daunting—so many styles, shapes, sizes, and colors from which to choose. As UR Medicine eyewear expert Tom Scalzo explains in this video, your priority should be picking shades that will protect your eyes and vision.

6/9/2014 | 0 comments

Appendicitis: The Ins and Outs

Appendicitis is a complicated condition and it is critical to catch it in time before it progresses, potentially causing the appendix to burst. UR Medicine pediatric surgeon Dr. Christopher Gitzelmann weighs in on a recent study that looked at using antibiotics in uncomplicated cases of appendicitis in children as a potential option to surgery for some kids.
6/2/2014 | 2 comments

Just for Men: Getting Healthier as You Age

Take a step toward a healthier lifestyle by joining UR Medicine for Men’s Health Day on Friday, June 13. Men who understand their symptoms and their risk factors for disease are better equipped to proactively take care of their well-being, says UR Medicine urologist Dr. Jean Joseph, who is organizing the event for the tenth time.

5/30/2014 | 0 comments