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Medication safety tips for kids

Children’s Medication Safety While at the Hospital

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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Helpful Apps for Seniors and their Caregivers

Their ease of use and accessibility make apps particularly helpful for seniors and their caregivers. An added bonus is that many of them are free. Whether you use an Android or Apple phone, a world of help is just a few swipes away.  Thanks to today’s smartphones, you can leaf through a host of useful apps — computer programs designed specifically to run on mobile devices. read more

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New Technology to Help with Estate and End of Life Planning

There are certain laws with regard to estate planning that are essential to successfully manage your assets and life choices. Attorneys will always be necessary to help folks implement viable planning, however, as the world becomes increasingly technological, you may need to adapt your planning. read more

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When to call the doctor for a fever

Fever Checklist: When to Call the Doctor When your Child is Ill

It’s 3 a.m. and your little one is up with a fever. Should you dare call the doctor in the wee hours of the night? Should you treat the fever with medicine? If you’re a parent, you’ve probably wrestled with these questions more times than you’d like to admit. It’s often difficult to know which next steps to take, especially if your child is too young to tell you what’s wrong.
Although it can be frightening when a child’s temperature rises, fever itself causes no harm
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Trichotillomania symptoms and treatment

Coping with Compulsive Hair Pulling

Are you noticing bald patches on your child’s head? Is your teen wearing more hats or styling their hair in a certain way to hide part of their scalp? These are a few telltale signs of someone who may be dealing with trichotillomania. read more

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Proper hand washing techniques

Wash Germs Away with Proper Hand-Washing for Kids

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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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

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

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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First aid tips for kids

First Aid Tricks of the Trade

As parents, we sometimes have to administer first aid to our children. Those bumps, burns, blisters and insect stings can make us nervous, especially as we have to deal with the pain and emotions of our children. Here are some pointers to help your child — and you — through the first moments of care. ...
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