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Active Gaming May Help Your Child Lose Weight

Tags: childhood obesity, electronics, obesity, overweight, parenting, video games

A recent study found that playing active video games, as part of a weight-management program, encourages overweight children to get more active and may help them to lose more weight.

More American children than ever have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis. One out of every 68 children has an ASD diagnosis. Infographic on HealthHub from ClevelandClinic

Awareness Is Key as Autism Rates Climb (Infographic)

Tags: autism, autism spectrum disorders, autistic, health hub number, infographic

More American children than ever have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis: one out of every 68 children, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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What Record-High Autism Rates Mean for Your Family

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder

Autism diagnosis numbers are higher than ever. Find out how many kids are on the autism spectrum — and what the numbers say.

Recipe: A Healthier Mac ‘N’ Cheese (Infographic) HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Recipe: A Healthier Mac ‘N’ Cheese (Infographic)

Tags: growing pains of parenting, healthy diet, infographic, Recipes

Your kids want macaroni and cheese. You want to please – but need dinner to be healthy. The solution? Try our version, featuring whole-wheat noodles, real cheese and winter squash for added creaminess. It’s comfort food the whole family can agree on.

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Spring Lawn Care: Your Family’s Safety Checklist

Tags: pesticides, summer safety

Before your family sets their green thumbs in motion, run down this checklist of spring lawn care safety reminders. Our expert explains why fertilizers, pesticides and lawn mowers pose dangers if not handled with special care.

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Is Your Bumper Sticker Putting Your Child in Danger?

Tags: Be Well e-News, child, child safety, growing pains of parenting

Is that "proud parent" bumper sticker TMI? Revealing a daughter’s name, where she goes to school and that she plays soccer could put personal information in the wrong hands.

The Color of Baby Poop and What It Means (Infographic) HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

The Color of Baby Poop and What It Means (Infographic)

Tags: Be Well e-News, growing pains of parenting, infants, new mom, poop

What colors and textures you find in your baby’s diaper can reveal more than you might realize about his or her health. Find out the scoop on normal poop – and when to contact your pediatrician promptly.

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Recipe: Homemade Veggie Nuggets

Tags: childhood nutrition, healthy eating, Recipes, vegetables

These crispy, homemade nuggets are a simple way to sneak in those extra veggies at any meal and a perfect finger food the whole family will love.

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How to Better Handle Your Teen’s Spring Break

Tags: alcohol, drugs, growing pains of parenting, parenting, spring break

For parents of young adults, spring break can be a time of worrying about their children's safety. Here's advice for parents to ensure their teens make the right decisions during spring break vacation.

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Does Your Phone Come Between You and Your Kids?

Tags: electronics, growing pains of parenting, parenting, smartphones

A new study finds adults pay more attention to their smart phone than their children during outings. And adults tend to react harshly – and in some cases, physically – to the children who interrupt their screen time.