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Lead Poisoning: Is Your Child At Risk?

Lead Poisoning: Is Your Child At Risk?

If you and your family live in an older home, your child could be at risk for lead poisoning—and there is no cure for this serious condition. The good news is that lead poisoning is preventable. Golisano Children’s Hospital pediatrician Dr. Stanley Schaffer shares steps you can take to protect your children.

Resolve to Succeed: How to Make Changes That Last

Resolve to Succeed: How to Make Changes That Last

Will this be the year you stick to your resolutions and make some positive changes? Some data show that 80 percent of those who make New Year’s resolutions abandon their plans by mid-February. Community health expert Dr. Geoffrey Williams shares tips that may help you beat those odds.

Where There’s Smoke: Clearing the Air About e-Cigs and Quitting

Where There’s Smoke: Clearing the Air About e-Cigs and Quitting

So you’ve decided to kick that smoking habit. As you plot your strategy for success, should you consider swapping tobacco for e-cigarettes? Avi Dressler, tobacco dependence counselor with the Center for Community Health & Prevention at URMC, fills us in on some facts about e-cigs.

Not Just for Kids: Adults Need Vaccines, Too

Not Just for Kids: Adults Need Vaccines, Too

You may know all about recommended vaccines that can help children stay healthy and prevent disease from spreading, but are you up on the vaccination schedule for adults? Community health expert Dr. Nancy Bennett explains why everyone needs to stay on top of their vaccines.

Myth Buster: Dishing the Details on Diabetes

Myth Buster: Dishing the Details on Diabetes

Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. As common as it is, diabetes is an often-misunderstood disease. Is it caused by eating too much sugar? Do all diabetics need insulin shots? UR Medicine endocrinologist Dr. Susanne Miedlich dispels some diabetes myths.

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