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Back to School: Is a Physical Exam on Your To-Do List?

Summer is winding down as back-to-school items are popping up on store shelves. The last few weeks of summer are the perfect time to complete your back-to-school checklist. Pediatrician Dr. Anne Francis says a physical examination for your child should always make the cut, no matter what grade your child is entering.

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments