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October is Protect Your Hearing Month: How to Detect Early Hearing Loss in Children

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week
Ages & Stages Parenting
Being able to hear is essential for developing speech and language. However, in Ohio 1.5 in 1,000 babies are born with hearing loss. The incidence of hearing loss rises to 3-6 in 1,000 by the time a child reaches school age. Two red flags that a child may have a hearing loss are if the parents have concerns regarding their child’s hearing or if the child has a speech, language or developmental delay. Learn more warning signs here. ...
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Nature’s Artistry: A Closer Look at Fall Color

Featured Things to do
As the days shorten and become colder, nature still has one last spectacular show to put on before taking a break for winter. Deciduous trees lose their leaves during the fall in order to prepare themselves to survive the upcoming cold winter months. Find out more about nature's seasonal transition, including where to find some great scenery in the Lake County Metroparks. ...
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Children’s Medication Safety While at the Hospital

Medication safety tips for kids
2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Health Magazine October 2017 Parenting

From over-the-counter medications to prescriptions, herbs, vitamins and more, knowing what your child is taking and when they are taking it will help prevent any potentially harmful interactions. read more

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October is Protect Your Hearing Month: Your Child Needs Hearing Aids – Now What?

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week
Ages & Stages Parenting
It can be overwhelming when a routine hearing screening and further subsequent diagnostic testing determine that your child has permanent hearing loss. In honor of Protect Your Hearing Month, one local mom shares her experiences with testing, hearing aids, and raising a child with hearing loss. ...
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Wash Germs Away with Proper Hand-Washing for Kids

Proper hand washing techniques
2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Health Magazine October 2017 Parenting

Hand-washing is an important way to keep safe from germs. Dr. Jason Tatka, DO, FAAP, medical director at the Newborn Nursery at University Hospitals Rainbow & Babies Children’s Hospital, provides best practices: read more

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October is Protect Your Hearing Month: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss is Permanent, but Preventable

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week
Ages & Stages Health Parenting
According to the National Center of Disease Statistics, 5.2 million children between ages 6-19 have hearing loss directly related to noise exposure. Noise-induced hearing loss is permanent — but preventable. Learn about how noise can damage hearing and how to protect your kids from overexposure. ...
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Gilmour Academy Breaks Ground on New Figgie Field at Sharnsky Stadium

Mathew Figgie, Gilmour Academy
Education
Gilmour Academy recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Figgie Field at Sharnsky Stadium. The field will feature a state-of-the-art turfed infield and outfield and will be completed for the start of the school’s baseball season this coming spring, 2018. ...
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Making Science Interesting to Kids

Ages & Stages Education Featured Parenting

The new school year is off to a fresh start. Students everywhere are starting new classes and many will at some point encounter science in their curriculums. As a scientist myself, I’d like to think that most of the students in those science classes are there because they’re excited to learn about how our universe works. And while I know (or hope) that this is indeed the case for some, I’m not unaware of the fact that for a large number of those students, science is a required class that they’re simply looking to “survive.” Let’s talk about why that is and what can be done to change this perception of science.
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