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5 Do’s and Don’ts for Teaching Kids Good Eating Habits

Tags: Be Well e-News, childhood nutrition, healthy eating, pediatrics, snacking

Learn why forbidding food backfires with kids. And why it’s OK to keep offering foods your youngster doesn’t want. Our expert shares five do's and don’ts for the family table — and explains why it’s never too early to start.

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Individual Care Best for Young Cardiac Patients

Tags: cardiology, heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, pediatrics

Children with heart disease have special needs, and pediatric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy presents special challenges. A new study confirms the best approach for effective treatment.

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For Teens: Testicular Cancer Self-exams

Tags: pediatrics, puberty, self-exam, teens, testicle, testicular cancer, testicular cancer awareness month 2013, urology

Regular testicular self-examinations (TSE) are key to early detection of testicular cancer. Cleveland Clinic pediatric urologist Audrey Rhee, MD, has advice for parents on talking to their sons about the importance of TSEs.

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Worried About a Child’s Weight?

Tags: calories, childhood obesity, healthy diet, pediatric dietician, pediatrics

To help children lose weight, parents need to pay attention to what their children eat and drink, not only during meals, but also between meals. Find expert tips to help kids shed extra weight safely and effectively.

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Chat With a Doctor: Early Childhood Nutrition

Tags: chat with a doctor, childhood nutrition, pediatrics, web chat, webchat

Ask questions and get answers about early childhood nutrition from a Cleveland Clinic physician during a live webchat Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at noon (ET).

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Dangerous Magnet Ingestion

Tags: Be Well e-News, blood poisoning, bowel ulcerations, CPSC, endoscopy, gastroenterologist, intestinal damage, magnets, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatrics, perforations

Magnet ingestion rates in children have been on the rise due to the growing popularity of magnet toys. When accidentally swallowed, these small bead-like magnets can twist intestines, causing bowel ulcerations, intestinal damage, perforations, blood poisoning and even death.

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Protect Babies from Household Germs

Tags: germs, immune system, pediatrics

Babies and germs. They do mix sometimes. But to minimize illness, an expert offers simple, effective tips for cleaning.

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Pregnancy and Drinking: A New Study

Tags: alcohol, alcohol during pregnancy, ob/gyn, pediatrician, pediatrics, pregnancy

How much alcohol is safe for pregnant women? A Danish study casts doubt on accepted advice of total elimination of alcohol during all stages of pregnancy.

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Say Goodbye to Bottles and Sippy Cups (Video)

Tags: American Academy of Pediatrics, bottle, pediatrician, pediatrics

Moving from bottles to sippy cups to regular cups can be a process. An expert offers tips to help your child make the switch.

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Teen Pregnancy Rate Drops

Tags: CDC, contraception, Depo-Provera, IUDs, IUS, pediatrics, pregnancy, sex, teenage pregnancy

New findings released by the National Center for Health Statistics finds teen pregnancy in the United States has hit a historic low.