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How Can We Prevent Elder Abuse?

How Can We Prevent Elder Abuse?

Many older adults live in fear and isolation, with their emotional, physical and even financial well-being at risk due to elder abuse. UR Medicine Geriatric Specialist Dr. Thomas Caprio says knowing the signs—and taking action when necessary—may help protect your loved ones.

Lead Poisoning: Is Your Child At Risk?

Lead Poisoning: Is Your Child At Risk?

If you and your family live in an older home, your child could be at risk for lead poisoning—and there is no cure for this serious condition. The good news is that lead poisoning is preventable. Golisano Children’s Hospital pediatrician Dr. Stanley Schaffer shares steps you can take to protect your children.

Stay Safe on the Slopes this Season

Stay Safe on the Slopes this Season

Wintry weather is a welcome sight for skiers and snowboarders. If you’re a fan of winter sports, learn how to avoid injury and stay safe on the slopes with tips from UR Medicine Sports Medicine specialist Dr. Sandeep Mannava.

Watch Your Back: Avoid Injury While Shoveling Snow

Watch Your Back: Avoid Injury While Shoveling Snow

Snow shoveling isn’t just tedious—it can also pose a risk to your back, neck and shoulders if you aren’t doing it properly. UR Medicine physical therapist Bryan Guzski offers advice to help keep you safe while you’re digging out your driveway. 

4 Toys a Pediatrician Wouldn’t Buy for Her Kids

4 Toys a Pediatrician Wouldn’t Buy for Her Kids

As you shop for the kids on your holiday list, be sure to consider safety when choosing toys and other gifts. And heed some words of caution from Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Dr. Anne Brayer to avoid some popular items that could land a child in the emergency room.