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Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu season is rapidly approaching and ads for flu shots are popping up everywhere. Should you get one? Will it work? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor shares what's new and why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

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. Michael Loeb 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
Back to School: 5 Tips for a Healthy Year

Back to School: 5 Tips for a Healthy Year

With a new school year upon us, Pediatrician Dr. Ed Lewis offers advice for parents aimed and keeping kids healthy and safe.

8/15/2016
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. Michael Loeb explains how ozone levels can be dangerous to your health.

7/22/2016