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Obese Children Have Greater Risk for Adult Heart Disease

Tags: health screenings, healthy weight, heart disease, obese children, overweight

For many people, obesity starts developing in early childhood, when good dietary and exercise habits are neglected. It's important for parents to know there's long-term danger in their children being overweight or obese.


Should You Visit the Emergency Department, Urgent Care of Express Care? Use these tips.

Should You Visit the Emergency Department, Urgent Care or Express Care?

Tags: doctor's appointment, doctor’s appointments, emergency, emergency care, ER visit

In what situations should you get your loved one to a hospital Emergency Department (ED) versus an urgent care center, express care center or primary care doctor? Find out.


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Should All Women Be Screened for BRCA1 and BRCA2?

Tags: BRCA, BRCA gene, breast cancer, genetics, ovarian cancer, ovaries

Who should be tested — and when? These are the big questions people ask when it comes to genetic screening, especially for commonly known mutations. Get expert insight.


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Top 3 Myths About Correcting Your Vision With LASIK or PRK

Tags: eye exam, eye health, eyes, laser eye surgery, LASIK, vision, vision loss

If you're doing some online research about laser eye surgery, you may have seen some negative stories. How do you know what’s true? A Cleveland Clinic ophthalmologist dispels common myths.


Do You Worry About Mercury in Your Silver Dental Fillings?

Do You Worry About Mercury in Your Silver Dental Fillings?

Tags: dentist, mercury, teeth

There have been lingering concerns over mercury in dental amalgam, despite many studies that show its safety. Find out what experts say and why.


The Surprising Benefits of Reading With Your Kids

The Surprising Benefits of Reading With Your Kids (Infographic)

Tags: brain health, children, infographic, speech

What’s your child’s favorite book? What’s yours? Reading with your kids can help them in surprising ways -- beyond learning language. Find out all the ways books can open your child's mind.


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5 Ways to Help Your Child With Autism Make Friends

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder, social skills

Imagine trying to make new friends when you have a tough time understanding body language or figures of speech. This is the challenge for children with autism — but parents can help.


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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.


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Can You Get Tested for Colon Cancer at Home?

Tags: colon cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, genetics

Is the at-home Cologuard test a way to offer more early detection for colon cancer—and an alternative to colonoscopy? An expert weighs in.


Why It’s Important to Continue Exercising as You Age

Why It’s Important to Continue Exercising as You Age

Tags: aging, aging with grace, brain health, elderly, exercise, geriatric, geriatric health

There’s evidence that being active as you age has health benefits. A new study shows older people may preserve their mobility and brain function by being more active.