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Q & A: Back-to-School Physicals

Q & A: Back-to-School Physicals

A new school year is on the horizon so it’s a good time for parents to check in with the pediatrician to see if their children are due for an annual physical. UR Medicine pediatrician Dr. Anne Ryan answers some common questions about well-child visits.

Get the Buzz on Mosquitos and Ticks

Get the Buzz on Mosquitos and Ticks

As great as an afternoon in the woods can be, or a stroll at dusk, you are never alone: Ticks and mosquitoes inevitably come along for the ride. Are their bites just a nuisance, or a cause for worry? Get the facts from UR Medicine Urgent Care's Dr. Michael Kamali.

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.
 

What’s Behind That Ear Ache?

What’s Behind That Ear Ache?

When a great day at the pool is followed by a troubling night of ear pain, swimmer’s ear may be the culprit. Pediatric ENT specialist Dr. Margo McKenna Benoit explains the difference between it and the common middle-ear infection known as otitis media, and how to spot and treat them.

Choosing Backpacks: Take a Weight Off Their Shoulders

Choosing Backpacks: Take a Weight Off Their Shoulders

Days are getting shorter, nights are getting cooler, and store shelves are stacked with back-to-school supplies. If you and your child will be shopping for a backpack, you’ll have plenty of choices in colors, sizes and styles. Here are some tips to help you find the backpack that’s best for your child.