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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.

Fitness Trackers: Trend or Tool?

Move over, wristwatch, there’s a new accessory in town and it’s sleek, functional and wildly popular. Wearable fitness devices are strapped around the wrists of people everywhere, tracking their every move. We asked UR Medicine family physician Dr. Michael Mendoza if they’re a trend, a status symbol, or a useful wellness tool.

7/28/2015 | 2 comments

Myth Buster: Dishing the Details on Diabetes

Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. And though it’s quite common, it’s an often misunderstood disease. As we kick off Diabetes Awareness Month, UR Medicine endocrinologist Dr. Victoria Hsiao dispels some myths about the disease.

11/3/2014 | 0 comments

No Pulling Their Legs: PTs Know If You’re Doing Your Homework

If you’ve had physical therapy, you know what’s expected: You come to appointments and exercise to improve what ails you. And you leave with homework: at-home activities aimed at helping you progress. So, will your PT know if you’ve slacked off? Don’t try to pull your therapist’s leg, says UR Medicine's Corinne Keller.
 
4/21/2014 | 0 comments

Eating Disorders Often Missed in Overweight Teens

About half of adolescents with eating disorders are or have been overweight. Because of that extra weight, it takes them longer to get diagnosed. As a result, they are often sicker when they finally get treatment. Parents are the frontline for recognizing signs of eating disorders in young people. Adolescent medicine specialist Dr. Shellie Yussman shares these tips to help parents recognize the difference between healthy weight loss and an eating disorder.
 
11/5/2013 | 2 comments

Run for Your Life: Make the Most of Your Summer Workout

With summer’s warm weather, many of us are getting outside to exercise, often running. We all know this kind of activity makes you sweat and increases your heart rate – all good effects. But it can also be hard on our knees, hips, ankles, heels and joints. Check out these tips for healthy, safe summer workouts.

7/22/2013 | 0 comments