Kids’ Fevers: When to Worry, When to Relax

Contributor: Tracy Lim, MD Fevers can be a very scary thing for parents, particularly for first-time moms and dads. Every child will eventually experience a fever, no matter how careful you are. It is important for parents to know what to do when this happens. First, some tips on measuring your child’s temperature: A variety of … Read More

5 Tips to Help You Choose and Give Safe Holiday Toys

Part of the joy of the holiday season is giving toys to young children. But some toys can present safety hazards. Hospital emergency departments treat more than 262,000 toy-related injuries each year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatrician Michael Macknin, MD, offers these guidelines to help prevent injuries. 1. Buy toys … Read More

10 Tips for Lowering Your Cholesterol

We all want to be heart-healthy, and ensuring healthy levels of cholesterol — a fat, or lipid, carried through the bloodstream — is the first step. Low-density lipoprotein or LDL (bad) cholesterol contributes to plaque buildup along with triglycerides, another lipid. High-density lipoprotein or HDL (good) cholesterol discourages plaque buildup. Plaque can threaten the blood … Read More

Healthier Choices for Your Summer Cookout (Infographic)

Having family or friends over for a cookout? Never fear —  it doesn’t mean you’ll blow your diet. And it doesn’t mean you’ll disappoint your guests with bland or boring fare, either. Below, our registered dietitians offer helpful tips to help you to trim calories, fat and salt without sacrificing flavor or putting a damper on … Read More

Recipe: Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

This heart-healthy version of everyone’s favorite cookie is low in cholesterol and high in omega-3 fatty acids. Walnuts and canola oil replace the usual eggs and butter, and oats and whole-wheat flour provide the whole grain. It’s a recipe you can indulge in occasionally without guilt (and a little dark chocolate never hurts)! Ingredients 3 … Read More

How to Help Your Child Stop Wetting the Bed

You’re frustrated. You’re exhausted. Your child is already in school – and he is still wetting the bed at night. You’ve tried limiting liquids after dinner. You’ve woken your child up in the middle of the night and asked him to empty his bladder. Still, no luck. You are not alone. Parents often worry about … Read More