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Back to School: Is a Physical Exam on Your To-Do List?

Summer is winding down as back-to-school items are popping up on store shelves. The last few weeks of summer are the perfect time to complete your back-to-school checklist. Pediatrician Dr. Anne Francis says a physical examination for your child should always make the cut, no matter what grade your child is entering.

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
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