Prescription painkillers such as morphine and codeine are important medicines that can provide significant comfort. But abuse of these drugs has become a major public health challenge – particularly among youngsters.
Cleveland Clinic Children’s is nationally ranked in pediatric care in 2013 by U.S. News & World Report. Here you can find information on keeping your children healthy, plus treatments for autism, congenital heart defects, neonatology issues and more from Cleveland Clinic Children’s.
If you’ve got baby brain, remembering what not to eat as a momma-to-be can be tough. “Which fish can I eat? And should I avoid all soft cheeses?” No worries. Get all your answers in this easy-to-understand cheat sheet.
Is there a finicky eater at your dinner table? Untouched veggies can be a huge source of frustration for parents and children. Try these ideas to encourage kids to try new foods and keep harmony at mealtime.
Your son or daughter is no longer a child, but not yet a teen. This transitional time can lead to stubbornness, drama and otherwise confusing conduct. Dr. Ellen Rome explains why tweens may exhibit these behaviors and offers practical solutions.
Keep these medications on hand and store them properly so you’ll be prepared for your child’s common aches, pains and illnesses throughout the year.
Tylenol has long been the doctors’ recommended choice for mild pain relief during pregnancy. New research indicates heavy use could cause developmental problems in kids, but more study is needed.
Some growth plate injuries cause kids’ arm and leg bones to prematurely stop growing. Cleveland Clinic researchers hope to translate test tube findings into the ability to regenerate damaged growth plates in kids’ bodies.
Researchers say that parents and teachers should monitor the texts their children or students send and receive and be aware that sexting can be an issue as early as middle school.
Kids are at risk for back pain because of extended “screen time.” Cold weather makes getting active less appealing, and kids often turn to video games. Use these tips to help avoid posture problems.
Ear buds and earphones are everywhere -- and may even seem physically attached to some teens. While these little sonic feeding tubes can fill us with music, they can also cause hearing damage. Here’s how to minimize the risk.