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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.

Avoiding 'Superbugs': Are Antibiotics the Answer?

Avoiding 'Superbugs': Are Antibiotics the Answer?

When cold symptoms are making you miserable, you may think an antibiotic is the right remedy. But overuse and misuse of antibiotics can create antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or “superbugs.” UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Mike Gavin explains why, more often than not, an antibiotic won’t fix the problem, and it may create another.

3/30/2016
Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

It’s flu season, and ads for flu shots are everywhere. You got one last year, but still got sick. So, why bother? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor explains why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

10/7/2015
Flu Fighters: Does That Shot Make a Difference?

Flu Fighters: Does That Shot Make a Difference?

As flu illness grips the nation, stubborn questions persist about the effectiveness of flu shots. UR Medicine expert Dr. John Treanor explains why it’s important to get a flu shot, even when it may seem like it doesn't work.

1/19/2015
Power Struggle: Pain Meds May Weaken Your Flu Shot

Power Struggle: Pain Meds May Weaken Your Flu Shot

Just got your flu shot? Good for you! Experts say that’s one of the best ways to ward off winter illness. And though that shot can’t give you the flu, it may leave you with some temporary discomforts. Resist the urge to reach for a pain remedy.University of Rochester researcher Dr. Richard Phipps says common, over-the-counter pain relievers may sap your flu shot’s strength.
 
11/17/2014
Enterovirus D68: Treat Symptoms, Wash Hands and Don’t Panic

Enterovirus D68: Treat Symptoms, Wash Hands and Don’t Panic

An especially nasty virus, called enterovirus D68, has been making its way across the country. With cases now suspected in Rochester, UR Medicine infectious disease specialist Dr. Geoff Weinberg sheds light on the virus and how to prevent its spread.
 
9/19/2014
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