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Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu season is rapidly approaching and ads for flu shots are popping up everywhere. Should you get one? Will it work? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor shares what's new and why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

Play it Safe: Avoiding Common Eye Injuries

Play it Safe: Avoiding Common Eye Injuries

Child’s play can be great fun, except when it results in an unexpected visit to the pediatrician or eye doctor. UR Medicine pediatric ophthalmologist Dr. Benjamin Hammond, of the Flaum Eye Institute, offers insight on some common childhood eye injuries.

8/23/2016
Back to School: 5 Tips for a Healthy Year

Back to School: 5 Tips for a Healthy Year

With a new school year upon us, Pediatrician Dr. Ed Lewis offers advice for parents aimed and keeping kids healthy and safe.

8/15/2016
Halloween Safety: Protect Kids from Ghouls, Goblins and Other Spooky Hazards

Halloween Safety: Protect Kids from Ghouls, Goblins and Other Spooky Hazards

Whether it’s dressing up as their favorite character or the feeling of being spooked, Halloween is an exciting time for kids. UR Medicine pediatrician Dr. Elizabeth Murray shares some important tips to keep them safe this Halloween.

10/26/2015
Perilous Play: How Safe are Trampolines?

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
Watch Your Back: Avoid Injury While Shoveling Snow

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
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