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Active Gaming May Help Your Child Lose Weight

Tags: childhood obesity, electronics, obesity, overweight, parenting, video games

A recent study found that playing active video games, as part of a weight-management program, encourages overweight children to get more active and may help them to lose more weight.

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Wetter Winter This Year Could Spell Allergy Woes

Tags: allergies, allergy, seasonal allergies, tips for winter weather, winter

Lots of snow fell this past winter, which means there's lots of water in the ground. That can set the stage for a bad allergy season.

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Best Ways to Prevent Your Allergies on Vacation

Tags: allergies, allergy, food allergies, pets, pollen, travel tips, vacation

The best time of year to take a vacation is often the best time to catch a big whiff of pollen and get sidelined. Find practical tips for traveling with allergies, whether due to pollen, pets, dust food or bees.

More American children than ever have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis. One out of every 68 children has an ASD diagnosis. Infographic on HealthHub from ClevelandClinic

Awareness Is Key as Autism Rates Climb (Infographic)

Tags: autism, autism spectrum disorders, autistic, health hub number, infographic

More American children than ever have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis: one out of every 68 children, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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New Pill Can Take the Place of Allergy Shot

Tags: allergies, allergy, FDA, medical innovations, pollen

Sometime soon, people with severe hay fever will be able to take a prescription pill -- rather than receive shots -- to control their symptoms. The FDA recently approved a drug for hay fever caused by certain grass pollens.

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Does the ‘Selfie’ Put Your Teen at Risk for Lice?

Tags: electronics, growing pains of parenting, lice

"Selfies" are everywhere on social media. These variously styled self-portraits, often of young people posing with heads close together, has brought an interesting question: Does posing for them put teens at risk for lice?

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What Record-High Autism Rates Mean for Your Family

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder

Autism diagnosis numbers are higher than ever. Find out how many kids are on the autism spectrum — and what the numbers say.

Recipe: A Healthier Mac ‘N’ Cheese (Infographic) HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Recipe: A Healthier Mac ‘N’ Cheese (Infographic)

Tags: growing pains of parenting, healthy diet, infographic, Recipes

Your kids want macaroni and cheese. You want to please – but need dinner to be healthy. The solution? Try our version, featuring whole-wheat noodles, real cheese and winter squash for added creaminess. It’s comfort food the whole family can agree on.

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Spring Lawn Care: Your Family’s Safety Checklist

Tags: pesticides, summer safety

Before your family sets their green thumbs in motion, run down this checklist of spring lawn care safety reminders. Our expert explains why fertilizers, pesticides and lawn mowers pose dangers if not handled with special care.

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Is Your Bumper Sticker Putting Your Child in Danger?

Tags: Be Well e-News, child, child safety, growing pains of parenting

Is that "proud parent" bumper sticker TMI? Revealing a daughter’s name, where she goes to school and that she plays soccer could put personal information in the wrong hands.