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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.

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

Quit smoking—even for one day—and you will take an important step toward a healthier life, one that can reduce your risk for cancer as well as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout aims to encourage and support smokers in quitting.

11/15/2016
Parents: Keep Kids’ Holiday Stress in Check

Parents: Keep Kids’ Holiday Stress in Check

The holidays can be happy, exciting, and enjoyable, but busy schedules, challenging family dynamics, and unrealistic expectations can leave kids and their parents feeling stressed. UR Medicine pediatric psychiatrist Dr. Laura Cardella offers tips for parents to help reduce holiday stress for themselves and their children.

12/15/2015
Tinsel in a Tangle? Don’t Let Stress Spoil the Season

Tinsel in a Tangle? Don’t Let Stress Spoil the Season

We waited all year for the holiday season to come 'round, but is it becoming a bit too much? Does the prep sap your energy, dominating the lead-up to the celebration? What if, rather than focusing on the “big finish” or making a future moment perfect, we slowed down and made a point of enjoying the season?
 
12/5/2014
Tune in to Kids’ Screen Time

Tune in to Kids’ Screen Time

With cellphones and handheld devices joining the ranks of the usual screen-time suspects—television, computers, and video games—parents need to be vigilant about their children’s electronic media use. Excessive screen time can lead to a myriad of issues, such as attention problems, difficulties in school, sleep disorders, and obesity. UR Medicine’s Dr. Stephen Cook shares advice for curbing kids' screen time.   
 
3/24/2014
Keeping the 'Treat' in Trick-or-Treating

Keeping the 'Treat' in Trick-or-Treating

Halloween is an exciting time for many children—from toddlers to teens. Dressing up as a cherished character, a creepy creature, or a pretty princess and going trick-or-treating is a staple of the fall season. But what do you do when your child comes home with pounds of sweets?

10/18/2013
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