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Men’s Health: Should You Be Screened for Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men. While it’s rarer in men under the age of 50, many men will have some form of the disease as they age. September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and a good time to learn about early detection, according to UR Medicine urology expert Dr. Edward Messing.

Teens and Sleep: Pediatricians Say Let Them Snooze

To exasperated parents of teens: It may seem like your kids are choosing to be night owls who’d rather not rise early in the morning but the truth is, they can’t help it. UR Medicine pediatric sleep expert Dr. Heidi Connolly says it's a delay in biologic rhythm—not a stubborn streak—that leads to their preference to fall asleep later at night and wake later in the morning.
9/8/2014 | 0 comments

Is a Check-Up on Your Back-to-School List?

Kids are returning to school and it’s a good time for parents to check with their pediatrician to see if it’s time for an annual physical, or well-child visit. UR Medicine pediatrician Dr. Kelly Brown shares what you need to know about school physicals.
8/25/2014 | 0 comments

Hand, Foot and Mouth: Ugly, Miserable and Contagious

Hand, foot and mouth disease is caused by a virus, and it often starts with common cold symptoms and a fever. Within a few days, the rash appears. Though it's most common in young children, adults can get it, too. UR Medicine Pediatrician Dr. Elizabeth Murray shares what you need to know about this miserable, contagious illness.
8/8/2014 | 0 comments

Less TV, More ZZZs for Kids

We all need sleep to restore our bodies and minds—especially kids and teens, who require more sleep as their bodies develop. In an age when time we spend in front of a screen is on the rise, the amount of sleep we get tends to suffer the consequences. Sleep expert Dr. Heidi Connolly says limiting the use of electronics throughout the day will help kids transition when it’s time to go to bed. 


4/24/2014 | 0 comments

Autism on the Rise: What You Need to Know

The number of kids with autism has risen sharply, according to a new estimate issued March 27 by the Centers for Disease Control. The data finds autism spectrum disorders in one in every 68 children, up 30 percent from numbers reported just two years ago. UR Medicine autism expert Dr. Susan Hyman weighs in on the importance of these new statistics.
3/28/2014 | 0 comments