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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.

Parents: Keep Kids’ Holiday Stress in Check

Parents: Keep Kids’ Holiday Stress in Check

The holidays can be happy, exciting, and enjoyable, but busy schedules, challenging family dynamics, and unrealistic expectations can leave kids and their parents feeling stressed. UR Medicine pediatric psychiatrist Dr. Laura Cardella offers tips for parents to help reduce holiday stress for themselves and their children.

12/15/2015
Tune in to Kids’ Screen Time

Tune in to Kids’ Screen Time

With cellphones and handheld devices joining the ranks of the usual screen-time suspects—television, computers, and video games—parents need to be vigilant about their children’s electronic media use. Excessive screen time can lead to a myriad of issues, such as attention problems, difficulties in school, sleep disorders, and obesity. UR Medicine’s Dr. Stephen Cook shares advice for curbing kids' screen time.   
 
3/24/2014
Long Summer Nights Spell Risk for Teen Drivers

Long Summer Nights Spell Risk for Teen Drivers

Auto crashes are the leading cause of unintended death for 16 and 17 year olds in New York state, and summer is the worst for them. The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is dubbed the 100 deadliest days because almost a third of teen driver deaths happen in the summer months. What can parents and loved ones of teens do to help them be safer on the roads?

5/27/2013