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Head-to-Toe Checkup: Why Does My Doctor Do That?

Ever ponder the purpose of all that poking, peeking and prodding that goes on during a physical exam? UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Carla Schwartz explains what doctors are checking for as they look you over, from head to toe.

When Summer Heat Takes Your Breath Away

When Summer Heat Takes Your Breath Away

Sunny, sticky days surely make you sweat, but they can also hamper breathing—especially for children and seniors. UR Medicine Urgent Care’s Dr. Matthew Capuano explains how ozone levels can be dangerous to your health.

7/22/2016
Kids Get Arthritis Too: 7 Signs of Juvenile Arthritis

Kids Get Arthritis Too: 7 Signs of Juvenile Arthritis

Most people associate arthritis with aging. Few are aware that this disease and its characteristic stiff, swollen joints, also occurs in children. UR Medicine pediatric rheumatologist Dr. Homaira Rahimi shares facts and warning signs of the disease.

7/22/2016
Get the Buzz on Mosquitos and Ticks

Get the Buzz on Mosquitos and Ticks

As great as an afternoon in the woods can be, or a stroll at dusk, you are never alone: Ticks and mosquitoes inevitably come along for the ride. Are their bites just a nuisance, or a cause for worry? Get the facts from UR Medicine Urgent Care's Dr. Michael Loeb.

6/9/2016
Test Stress: Helping Students Manage Anxiety

Test Stress: Helping Students Manage Anxiety

As the school year winds down, kids’ anxiety over exams can ramp up. While a little test stress can be motivating, too much can derail some of the best students. UR Medicine expert Dr. Laura Cardella offers tips to help when your kids are put to the test.

6/2/2016
Baby Food for Thought: How Safe is Rice Cereal?

Baby Food for Thought: How Safe is Rice Cereal?

For generations, rice cereal has been a top choice for babies starting solid foods, but lately there’s growing concern about what’s in it besides the rice: arsenic. UR Medicine’s Dr. Ruth Lawrence, an expert on infant nutritional needs, offers information and advice for parents.

5/26/2016