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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.

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

Watch Your Back: Avoid Injury While Shoveling Snow

Snow shoveling isn’t just tedious this time of year—it can also pose a risk to your back, neck and shoulders if you aren’t doing it properly. UR Medicine Sports and Spine Rehabilitation specialist Elizabeth Wetmore offers advice to help keep you safe while you’re digging out your driveway. 

2/16/2015 | 0 comments

Teen Driving Plan May Be a Life-Saver

Summertime: When young drivers with school-free schedules hit the road for fun activities with friends. While we welcome the warm days of July, they also find us in the thick of the “100 Deadliest Days” for young drivers, a term coined for the weeks from Memorial Day through Labor Day, when free time and inexperienced drivers can combine with tragic results. A Teen Driving Plan can help young drivers stay safe this summer, says UR Medicine pediatric safety specialist Dr. Anne Brayer. 
7/7/2014 | 0 comments

Pier Pressure: Put Safety First This Boating Season

No one ever thinks they'll get hurt or drown while boating, but thousands of people do. If you’re planning to spend your summer on the water, make sure you’re doing everything you can to get back to the dock safely. UR Medicine injury prevention expert Ray McLean shares a boating safety checklist for you and your family.
 
6/20/2014 | 0 comments

Prepping for a Pedicure? Tap These Tips for Safety

If warmer temps find you eager to scrap the socks and strap on sandals, perhaps a pedicure is in your plans. Before you step foot in that salon, UR Medicine infection prevention specialist Ann Marie Pettis offers advice for keeping your feet happy and healthy.

5/5/2014 | 0 comments
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