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How You Can Keep At-Home Canning Safe, Avoid Botulism

Tags: botulism, food poisoning, food safety, nausea, parenting, summer, summer safety, wounds

Botulism is a rare food-borne illness often associated with home canning. Know how to prevent it, what foods are more susceptible and how it is treated.


9 Smart Biking Tips for Your Kids (Infographic)

9 Smart Biking Tips for Your Kids (Infographic)

Tags: bike safety, growing pains of parenting, helmet, helmet safety, parenting, summer safety

A bike is a kid’s first vehicle. Be sure your children know these nine smart biking tips before zipping down the driveway.


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Is That a Heat Rash? Cool it Down Quickly

Tags: heat rash, summer, summer safety, sunburn, sunscreen

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. If you or your child experience heat rash, start the cool-down process right away.


Reasons why you should not pee in the pool. Infographic from Cleveland Clinic HealthHub

Should You Really Pee in the Swimming Pool? (Infographic)

Tags: growing pains of parenting, infographic, summer, summer safety, swimming, urine

Using the pool as your toilet: simply gross or a health hazard? Our Cleveland Clinic experts weight in on this predicament.


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5 Places You’re Probably Forgetting to Put Sunscreen

Tags: dermatology, skin cancer, skin care, summer, summer safety, sun, sunburn, sunless tanning, sunscreen

We all know that we should put on sunscreen every time we are out in the summer sun. But there are some important parts of the body we often miss.


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Best Beverages for Your Kids to Drink in Hot Weather

Tags: calcium, dehydration, diet, drinks, summer safety, vitamin D

Whether your child is dripping with sweat from playing tag in the hot sun or from playing basketball in the gym, it's critical for moms and dads to make sure their youngsters drink enough fluids in the summertime.


Kids on Playground

How to Treat 10 Common Playground Injuries (Infographic)

Tags: Concussions, eye injury, growing pains of parenting, head injury, infographic, knee injury, summer, summer safety

Discover what a Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatrician recommends you should do the next time your child gets hurt on the playground.


Kidney pain

If You’re in Pain With Kidney Stones, it Must Be Summer

Tags: kidney, kidney stones, summer, summer safety

Summer may have just officially started, but kidney stone season began a couple of weeks ago. Many doctors see an increase in kidney stone cases when the weather warms up.


Swimmer's Ear

How to Keep Swimmer’s Ear From Ruining Your Summer

Tags: ear, ear exam, ear infection, ear infections, Hearing loss, summer, summer safety, swimmer's ear, swimming

Summer’s heat, humidity and water sports offer ideal conditions for swimmer’s ear. Learn to spot signs of infection and get tips for prevention.


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Lupus, Sun and Vacation: 4 Tips to Prevent Flares (Video)

Tags: lupus, skin care, skin infection, summer, summer safety, systemic lupus erythematosus, video

For lupus patients, vacations can also mean sun exposure, which in turn can cause rashes, arthritis flares or even serious inflammation of organs. Here's how to have fun in the sun.