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Playing it Safe: Precautions for Injury-Free Fun

Playing it Safe: Precautions for Injury-Free Fun

Summertime brings plenty of outdoor activities for kids and parents. Unfortunately, on the flip side of the coin is the real possibility for injuries. UR Medicine Urgent Care’s Dr. Matthew Capuano shares tips for safe summer play.

Sick-Day Dilemma: How to Make the Call for Your Kids

Sick-Day Dilemma: How to Make the Call for Your Kids

It’s 6:30 a.m. on a Monday and your child wakes reluctantly. She's coughing and her forehead feels warm. Do you keep her home or send her off to school? UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Michael Gavin shares some tips to help you make the right call.

Cancer: How Do I Tell My Kids?

Cancer: How Do I Tell My Kids?

One of the hardest parts of a cancer diagnosis can be breaking the news to children. Each family finds its own way, but help is there for those who need it. Wilmot Cancer Institute Social Worker Judy Zeeman-Golden shares advice on talking to kids about cancer.

Be(e) Prepared: What to Do When You Get Stung

Be(e) Prepared: What to Do When You Get Stung

Bees, wasps and hornets have their place in nature but it’s not on your skin. UR Medicine Urgent Care’s Dr. Matthew Capuano offers advice to help take the sting out of a close encounter with a buzzing bug. Quick action may help ease discomfort and, in extreme cases of allergic reaction, even save a life.

Shifting to a School-Time Sleep Schedule

Shifting to a School-Time Sleep Schedule

It’s time for kids to snap out of their summer sleep schedule so they’ll be well rested and ready to succeed in the classroom. UR Medicine pediatric sleep expert Dr. Heidi Connolly offers advice for helping kids acclimate to a school-time sleep cycle.