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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.

6 Simple Steps to a Healthier You

6 Simple Steps to a Healthier You

A new year brings a fresh start, when many of us vow to make changes for the better. Unfortunately, those promises are often forgotten by February, perhaps because they were too a bit too lofty to maintain. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Lou Papa shares simple steps toward a heathier new year.

1/1/2017
Urgent Care: Is it the Right Call?

Urgent Care: Is it the Right Call?

The late-Friday-afternoon fever. The peculiar rash that breaks out on the weekend. The after-hours ear ache that won’t ease up. Should you call your doctor? Visit an urgent care center? Head to the ER? UR Medicine emergency expert Dr. Michael Kamali helps sort out where to turn.

11/18/2015
Open Enrollment: 7 Steps to Success

Open Enrollment: 7 Steps to Success

If you’re employed and your benefits package includes health insurance, you’re likely smack dab in the middle of the season known as Open Enrollment. UR Benefits expert Scott Latshaw offers tips to help you make the most of this opportunity.

11/3/2015
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