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Q&A: Keeping Kids Safe in the Sun

School's out and summer sun is finally (hopefully) here to stay. Before getting out there and soaking it all in, check out this advice from UR Medicine Primary Care's Dr. Michael Gavin for protecting kids from too much sun.

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.

4/10/2017
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.

1/6/2017
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 pain and discomfort and, in extreme cases of allergic reaction, can even save a life.

9/12/2016
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.

8/24/2016
Play it Safe: Avoiding Common Eye Injuries

Play it Safe: Avoiding Common Eye Injuries

Child’s play can be great fun, except when it results in an unexpected visit to the pediatrician or eye doctor. UR Medicine pediatric ophthalmologist Dr. Benjamin Hammond, of the Flaum Eye Institute, offers insight on some common childhood eye injuries.

8/23/2016