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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.

Stay in the Game: Avoiding Injuries in Youth Sports

They may think they’re indestructible, but thousands of young athletes suffer injuries playing sports every year. With summer sports season on the horizon, kids will be flocking to the fields. Certified Athletic Trainer Jay Shiner says proper training may help them avoid injury and stay in the game.

5/11/2015 | 1 comment

Don't Shrug Off That Shoulder Pain

Shoulders might be the unsung heroes of your body. They’re involved in some way in nearly every move you make, though you may rarely think about them. Until they hurt. UR Medicine shoulder expert Dr. Ilya Voloshin says taking care of your shoulders includes taking action when you experience persistent pain. 
4/24/2015 | 0 comments

Allergy Alert: Prepare for ‘Pollen Explosion’

Take one long, cold winter, add a delayed spring, and what do you get? A pollen explosion–an intense release of pollen that could wreak havoc for folks who suffer seasonal allergies. UR Medicine Allergist Dr. Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo offers suggestions to help allergy sufferers cope.
4/24/2015 | 0 comments

Know Risks and Signs to Detect Oral Cancer Early

Visiting your dentist regularly is about more than avoiding cavities or having beautiful teeth. It can also lower your risk for oral cancer and potentially help you avoid much larger problems down the road. Dr. Lee Pollan, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with UR Medicine’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health, offers tips on screening for any signs of cancer in your mouth. 
4/17/2015 | 0 comments

6 Myths About Organ Donation

National Donate Life Month is a good time to consider registering to be an organ donor, if you haven’t already. Many people hesitate due to misinformation. In this video, Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network's Rob Kochik dispels some common myths.

4/13/2015 | 2 comments