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Common Sense on the Common Cold

Despite all the advances of modern medicine, the common cold continues to vex us. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Louis Papa explains why colds are easy to get and challenging to treat, and what makes them so difficult to dodge.

Halloween Safety: Protect Kids from Ghouls, Goblins and Other Spooky Hazards

Halloween Safety: Protect Kids from Ghouls, Goblins and Other Spooky Hazards

Whether it’s dressing up as their favorite character or the feeling of being spooked, Halloween is an exciting time for kids. UR Medicine pediatrician Dr. Elizabeth Murray shares some important tips to keep them safe this Halloween.

10/26/2015
Perilous Play: How Safe are Trampolines?

Perilous Play: How Safe are Trampolines?

Trampolines may be popular and fun but, before you jump to conclusions and put one in your backyard, be sure you understand their risks. UR Medicine pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Christopher Cook provides some tips on the safest way to use a trampoline—if you must. 
 
8/11/2015
Back to School: Is a Physical Exam on Your To-Do List?

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.

7/28/2015
5 Facts on Miralax for Kids

5 Facts on Miralax for Kids

Last September, the Food and Drug Administration funded a grant to study potentially harmful effects of the active ingredient of Miralax, polyethylene glycol 3350. UR Medicine pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Prita Mohanty shares facts on the laxative commonly prescribed to children with constipation.
 
1/20/2015
Study Weighs Link Between Antibiotics and Obesity in Kids

Study Weighs Link Between Antibiotics and Obesity in Kids

Health care providers have long warned about the consequences of over-prescribing antibiotics, and now, there’s another reason to be cautious. UR Medicine childhood obesity expert Dr. Stephen Cook weighs in on a study linking broad-spectrum antibiotic use in young children with risk for obesity.

10/10/2014