Emma Raizman, MD

Emma Raizman, MD, is a pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic Children's who enjoys working with families and children, from newborns to adolescents.
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How to Recognize Signs Your Child Is Being Abused

Signs of sexual abuse aren’t always obvious, so it’s important to stay aware of any sudden changes. Get advice for recognizing signs of sexual abuse and keeping lines of communication open.

Parents’ Cyberbullying Guide: How to Spot It and Stop It

Cyberbullying, like any bullying, often involves mean behavior: threats, harassment and negative comments that can demean or embarrass a child or teen. It happens online in texts, emails, video game chats and social media like Facebook and Twitter. Kids do fight with each other sometimes, but it’s considered bullying when it’s repeated behavior that represents … Read More

How to Tell If Your Sore Throat Needs a Doc Visit

Sore throats are not only painful — they’re one of the most common reasons people visit their doctors and take sick days. Sometimes, you can take care of a sore throat at home, but it’s also important to know when you or your child needs to see a doctor. Strep throat vs. sore throat: What’s … Read More

Fluoride Fights Tooth Decay in Your Youngest Kids, AAP Says (Infographic)

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children, but the good news is that it also preventable. Researchers at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) say using fluoride toothpaste, even as teeth are first emerging, is key to stopping cavities from forming. AAP recently released new guidelines for parents to follow when directing children … Read More

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Is That a Heat Rash? Cool it Down Quickly

You might associate heat rash with babies. But sticky high temps put active kids and parents at a higher risk for developing heat rash, too.  Heat rash is a common condition that usually happens during hot, humid weather. Heat rash develops when you sweat excessively and your pores – which actually are sweat ducts – … Read More

What to Do If Your Child Eats Toys, Magnets or Batteries

Most parents know that infants and young children will eat the strangest things. Serve them a nutritious meal, and they’ll fight you. They’ll be happy to indulge, however, on a chunk of Play Doh® or a small toy that fits in their mouth. So, it’s best to keep your young children safely away from items that are potential … Read More

Does the ‘Selfie’ Put Your Teen at Risk for Lice?

With social media came “selfies,” and they are everywhere. The variously styled self-portraits of one or more people (whose heads rest close together) has brought an interesting question: Does the “selfie” put teens at risk for lice? Although this topic has gotten quite a bit of media attention recently, there truly is no evidence that … Read More

7 Tips to Keep Your Child Safe in a High Chair

You’d think a high chair would be safe for your child. But from what I’ve seen in my practice, and from the findings of this new study, there’s an alarming increase in the number of high chair and booster seat injuries. Most of the accidents are falls, and most involve head injuries or some kind … Read More

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Study: Flu Can Be Deadly – Even for Healthy Kids

When most adults get the flu, they might need a few days of “couch time” for a full recovery. But with children, it can be different. When any child — even a healthy one — gets the flu, the results can be deadly. A new report presents even more compelling evidence of this. This is … Read More

New Flu Vaccines Available for Kids

If you’re waiting to get your kids the flu vaccine, plan on getting it as soon as possible. Vaccines being introduced this year are available now. Flu season can last anywhere from October to March. Because the influenza virus itself can strike at any time in the year, pediatricians really want to make sure that … Read More