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How Genetics Affect Head Size and Brain Development in Autism

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder, Cowden Syndrome, PTEN

A study related to children with autism, large head size and a genetic mutation sheds light on brain development — and offers a road map for future therapy and research.


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Are You a Good Sports Parent? These 5 Tips Can Help You

Tags: growing pains of parenting, parenting, sports, youth sports

Wherever you are on your path as a sports parent, it’s good to stop and examine your approach to their activity. Do you pay enough attention? Are you pushing your child a little too hard? Read these tips on how you can improve.


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7 Best Ways to Avoid Spoiling Your Kids with Holiday Sweets

Tags: childhood nutrition, growing pains of parenting, holiday season, holidays, parenting

Use these tips so you don’t overindulge your kids with sweets this holiday season. Learn how to give them the gift of moderation.


The Pros and Cons of Flame-retardant Pjs

Can Wearing Fire-Retardant Pajamas Affect Your Child’s Health?

Tags: chemicals, clothing, growing pains of parenting, holidays

While the fire retardant chemicals used in kids’ pajamas may protect them, they may also cause harm to them. Read what a pediatrician has to say about these chemicals.


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5 Tips to Help You Choose and Give Safe Holiday Toys

Tags: Be Well e-News, children’s health, holiday season, safety, toy safety

If you're buying toys for youngsters this holiday season, don’t forget to make sure that your gifts are age-appropriate and safe. Here's expert advice on making wise choices.


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Top Hygiene Tips for Your Tween

Tags: germs, growing pains of parenting, hygiene, parenting, puberty

What should you do when your fifth grader asks you if she can start wearing deodorant? Find out what Cleveland Clinic Children's experts recommend for both body odor and shaving in tweens.


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How to Keep Your Kid from Getting, Spreading Enterovirus

Tags: asthma, enterovirus D68, fevers, flu, flu season, growing pains of parenting

No vaccine or other prevention is available to protect against Enterovirus D68. So it’s important to talk to your children about avoiding infection – and to take the same precautions as well.


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Day-care Diseases: How to Keep Your Kids Healthy

Tags: back to school, colds, germs, pink eye, respiratory tract infection, wash hands

Will my son or daughter get sick more often being in daycare? Will it boost his or her immune system? And is there anything I can do to keep my child healthy? Our pediatrician has the answers.


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What You Need to Know about Virus Sweeping the Midwest

Tags: asthma, cold, cough, news, wash hands

A rare virus similar to the common cold is infecting U.S. children across the Midwest and West. While the virus is not deadly, some children are at risk for developing serious problems.


Discover how we’re different — and not so different — from our friends with fins. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Do Your Kids Know Their Fish Facts? (Infographic)

Tags: bladder, bones, infographic, parenting, teeth

Discover how we’re different — and not so different — from our friends with fins in this infographic, created by Cleveland Clinic Children’s with help from the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.