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Head-to-Toe Checkup: Why Does My Doctor Do That?

Ever ponder the purpose of all that poking, peeking and prodding that goes on during a physical exam? UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Carla Schwartz explains what doctors are checking for as they look you over, from head to toe.

HPV: Vaccine Now May Be a Life-Saver Later

HPV: Vaccine Now May Be a Life-Saver Later

Since the HPV vaccine was introduced in 2006, and despite a vaccination rate of only 30 percent, infections in teenage girls have decreased by half. A recent study sheds light on the potential life-saving importance of the HPV vaccine, particularly for parents who have been reluctant to have their teens receive it.

6/24/2013
The Bugs of Summer: Ticks, Skeeters, and When to Worry

The Bugs of Summer: Ticks, Skeeters, and When to Worry

If only all insects could be butterflies and lightning bugs! Alas, on long summer days, pesky ticks and mosquitoes round out the mix. Are their bites just nuisances, bringing about rashes, maybe a relentless itch? What about notorious bug-borne illnesses, like Lyme and West Nile? Get the facts in this Q&A with one of our infectious diseases specialists.

6/17/2013