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January 2018

HPV Vaccine Now May Be a Life-Saver Later

HPV Vaccine Now May Be a Life-Saver Later

Since the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was introduced in 2006, studies have shown a decrease in HPV infections among teenage girls. However, some parents are still reluctant to have their teens vaccinated. UR Medicine specialist Dr. Brent DuBeshter sheds light on the importance of the vaccine.

5 Tips for Getting Through the Flu

5 Tips for Getting Through the Flu

The best protection from the flu is the annual vaccine. Whether you got the flu in spite of getting the vaccine, or you skipped your flu shot and are now under the weather, UR Medicine's Dr. Michael Kamali shares tips to help quell your symptoms and get well.

Lead Poisoning: Is Your Child At Risk?

Lead Poisoning: Is Your Child At Risk?

If you and your family live in an older home, your child could be at risk for lead poisoning—and there is no cure for this serious condition. The good news is that lead poisoning is preventable. Golisano Children’s Hospital pediatrician Dr. Stanley Schaffer shares steps you can take to protect your children.

Resolve to Succeed: How to Make Changes That Last

Resolve to Succeed: How to Make Changes That Last

Will this be the year you stick to your resolutions and make some positive changes? Some data show that 80 percent of those who make New Year’s resolutions abandon their plans by mid-February. Community health expert Dr. Geoffrey Williams shares tips that may help you beat those odds.

Where There’s Smoke: Clearing the Air About e-Cigs and Quitting

Where There’s Smoke: Clearing the Air About e-Cigs and Quitting

So you’ve decided to kick that smoking habit. As you plot your strategy for success, should you consider swapping tobacco for e-cigarettes? Avi Dressler, tobacco dependence counselor with the Center for Community Health & Prevention at URMC, fills us in on some facts about e-cigs.