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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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AAP: U.S. Children not Eating Enough Seafood

While one of the concerns with eating seafood is mercury, the American Academy of Pediatrics says exposure can be minimized or avoided, and that parents should add fish to their

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Kids & Food Allergies: A Proper Diagnosis is Key to Treatment

From nutrition to how we celebrate special occasions, food plays such an important role in our daily lives. For those living with a food allergy or food intolerance, meals and treats have to be planned much more cautiously.  ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Enjoy the Fireworks — and Protect Your Hearing

People of all ages can enjoy the sights and sounds of fireworks – with some preventative tips in mind. Noise-induced hearing loss can be instantaneous and caused by just one single exposure to a very loud sound; it also can be caused by cumulative exposure to loud sounds. Learn how to protect your family's hearing on the Fourth of July and at all other times. ...
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