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Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu season is rapidly approaching and ads for flu shots are popping up everywhere. Should you get one? Will it work? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor shares what's new and why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

Poison Ivy: Prevention Takes Priority

Poison Ivy: Prevention Takes Priority

Before heading out to dig in your garden, take steps to avoid a poison ivy encounter that might make you miserable. UR Medicine dermatologist Dr. Mary Gail Mercurio tells you what to look for and offers steps to take if poison ivy finds you before you find it.

6/8/2015
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
When Urgent Care May Be Right for You

When Urgent Care May Be Right for You

There is no substitute for the strong relationship you build over time with your own doctor. But urgent care can serve a purpose when you require treatment for a non-life-threatening condition and can’t or don’t want to wait until you can secure an appointment with your own physician. These tips from a physician may help you decide if, and when, to seek urgent care.

6/10/2013