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Local Families Beat Childhood Cancer, Celebrate with Make-A-Wish Trips

Fewer things are more frightening than hearing that your child has cancer. For two Northeast Ohio families whose children fought and survived cancer, the devastating diagnoses brought them together and

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Ask the School Nurse: Exploring Today’s In-School Medical Care

Kids spend the majority of their time in the classroom. How does their time in school change if they have a chronic medical condition, like asthma, or need unanticipated medical

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Tips for Safely Cleaning Your Child’s Ears

Good ear hygiene often is associated with the presence of earwax, commonly known as cerumen. Wax may not be visually pleasing, but it is beneficial to your health. Although it is crucial to keep some of your earwax, it is okay to remove excess when it starts to travel outside of the ear canal. Here are five dos and don’ts to keep in mind when cleaning your child’s ears. ...
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Coping with Bathroom Anxiety and Other Back-to-School Health Issues

We’ve encountered and survived many back-to-school health issues in my over 50 years as a pediatrician, 52 years as a parent of eight children, and now 15 grandchildren. Now, I’m

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When Should Kids Switch to Contact Lenses? 

One out of three kids between the ages of 6 and 17 needs corrective lenses, and an increasing number of them wear contacts. While there is no right age to make the transition from glasses to contacts, there are several factors to look for in order to determine if your child is ready for the switch. ...
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Yoga Offers Children Benefits Beyond Physical Fitness

While many think of yoga as an adult activity, the meditative practice can offer children numerous health and mental benefits. A recent study found that yoga equips children with skills to help with stress management, as well as improves self-esteem, classroom behaviors, concentration and emotional balance. ...
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Podcast Episode #32: ‘Dreamland’ Author Discusses Roots of the Opioid Crisis

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miram Conner talks with author Sam Quinones about his young adult adaptation of “Dreamland,” in which he delves deep into the roots of the opioid crisis and the small Ohio town he researched. ...
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Encourage Healthy Eating Habits in Kids

As a parent, instilling healthy eating habits in your children at an early age can aid in proper growth and development. Eating well goes a long way toward maintaining a

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Podcast Episode #31: Not Your Grandmother’s Breastfeeding

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miram Conner talks with International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Liz Maseth, BSN, RN. They discuss the latest research and statistics on breastfeeding, as well as answers to common questions and challenges. ...
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11 Sunscreen Questions Answered by a Dermatologist

Sunscreen can save your life if you know how to use it effectively. The truth is that far too many people suffer from sun-caused skin ailments like signs of aging, dark spots, and even worse, skin cancer. Learn expert advice as a dermatologist answers important questions about sunscreen. ...
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