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Heart Disorder May No Longer Keep Kids Out of Sports

Tags: arrhythmias, growing pains of parenting, heart rhythm, long qt syndrome, sports, sports cardiology, study, youth sports

A new study finds playing competitive, organized sports may be safe for some children with rare heart rhythm disorder.


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Pediatric Emergency? The Best Place for Your Little Patient

Tags: emergency, emergency care, growing pains of parenting, pediatrician, pediatrics

Find out why a trip to a pediatric emergency room can be the best choice when your child suffers severe illness or injury.


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Emotional Trauma’s Surprising Effect on Children

Tags: brain health, concussion, depression, growing pains of parenting, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), study, veterans

A blow to your young child's psyche can have the same effect as a physical blow to the head. A new study finds that emotional trauma at a very young age may cause changes to the brain that are similar to a concussion.


Does Your Child Want to Wear Makeup?

Does Your Child Want to Wear Makeup? 5 Things You Should Know

Tags: growing pains of parenting, parenting, skin care

It’s time to talk about makeup as soon as your child expresses interest (usually in middle school). Here are five tips every parent should know.


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Make Hats Mandatory for Your Kids in Cold Temperatures

Tags: cold, frostbite, growing pains of parenting, hypothermia, tips for winter weather, winter

When bitterly cold temperatures hit, you have to be careful not to stay out in the frigid air for too long. A cold weather emergency can happen relatively quickly, especially with children.


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How to Help Your Child Manage Food Allergies at School

Tags: allergies, back to school, food allergies, growing pains of parenting, preschool

For someone with a food allergy, something as simple as a peanut can be a terrifying and even a potentially lethal threat. Learn how to keep your child safe from these threats to his or her health.


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When Should My Toddler Start Slimming Down?

Tags: BMI, growing pains of parenting, healthy weight

Don't want your toddler to lose those cheeks and belly, but not sure if it's time? Our Cleveland Clinic Children's pediatrician explains when kids ought to start becoming more trim and how to promote a healthy weight.


What to Do if Your Child Has Eczema

What to Do if Your Child Has Eczema

Tags: allergies, dermatologist, dermatology, eczema, growing pains of parenting, skin care, skin infection

If your child has patches of red, scaly skin, it may be eczema. Our Cleveland Clinic pediatric dermatologist explains this common condition — also called atopic dermatitis — and how to best treat it.


Is Laundry Detergent Causing Your Child’s Skin Rash?

Is Laundry Detergent Causing Your Child’s Skin Rash?

Tags: allergic reaction, clothing, dermatitis, dermatologist, dermatology, growing pains of parenting, skin allergies

If your child has developed a new itchy rash, it's possible your detergent is to blame. Our Cleveland Clinic pediatric dermatologist explains how to sort out if it's your load of laundry or not.


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What to Do When Your Potty-trained Child Suddenly Isn’t

Tags: growing pains of parenting, parenting, potty training series

Not so sure what to do when your 3-year-old starts having accidents again? Don't reach for those pull-ups again just yet. Cleveland Clinic Children's pediatrician Deb Lonzer, MD, explains what bumps in the road to expect and what to do when they hit.