Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When
It’s flu season, and ads for flu shots are everywhere. You got one last year, but still got sick. So, why bother? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor explains why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.
The late-Friday-afternoon fever. The peculiar rash that breaks out on the weekend. The after-hours ear ache that won’t ease up. Should you call your doctor? Visit an urgent care center? Head to the ER? UR Medicine emergency expert Dr. Michael Kamali helps sort out where to turn.
11/18/2015 | 0 comments
That first sneeze and sniffle prompts you to reach for a tissue. The second and third—perhaps fourth and fifth—may send you to the medicine chest for relief. But, is it a cold? Or is it a spring allergy? UR Medicine's Dr. Louis J. Papa says it's tricky to tell the difference at this time of year, when colds are common and long-awaited blooms can be bothersome.
5/12/2014 | 0 comments
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of gatherings highlighted by family, friends, and feasts. With so many loved ones milling about, it’s not uncommon for the littlest guests to sneak off and find their way into trouble. Pediatrician Dr. Anne Brayer offers steps for keeping kids safe in various settings.
11/22/2013 | 0 comments
Controversy, debate and conflicting media stories have caused some confusion for adults or parents of children who need a cavity filled. Here are some facts to sink your teeth into.
9/2/2013 | 0 comments
Sunny, sticky days surely make you sweat, but they can also hamper breathing – especially for children and seniors. As the ozone level increases, so can breathing problems, especially for people who suffer from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as for those who smoke.
7/9/2013 | 0 comments