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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. Matthew Capuano.

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.

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.

Holidays and Food: Is it OK to Splurge?

Holidays and Food: Is it OK to Splurge?

Holidays have always included the presence of food, and since celebrating with family and friends is an important part of our lives, they may not be the best times to be overly focused on what you’re eating. UR Medicine pediatrician Dr. Stephen Cook says if you follow healthy habits for the rest of the year, it’s OK to indulge a little bit during holidays.

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.