Children’s Health

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Gene in Children Linked to Higher Risk of Celiac Disease

Tags: autoimmune disorders, celiac, celiac disease, gene, genetic disorder, genetics

Researchers may be a step closer to helping doctors identify children born with a higher risk for Celiac disease, which ultimately could result in earlier treatment and fewer complications from the disorder.

Child doesn't like broccoli

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.

Child drinking water

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.

Tofu Meatballs

Recipe: Tofu Italian ‘Meatballs’

Tags: calcium, healthy diet, Recipes, vegetarian

For a twist on the traditional, try this recipe the next time you crave Italian. You’ll eat fewer calories, less fat and less cholesterol. And as a bonus, the tofu is a good source of calcium.

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.

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.

If your family is clamoring for corn on the cob this summer, why not try a few of our healthier takes? Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

12 Healthier Toppings for Corn on the Cob (Infographic)

Tags: butter, healthy diet, infographic, salt, summer

Corn on the cob is the essence of summer. But it doesn’t have to come drenched in butter. Cleveland Clinic Children’s dietitian Tara Harwood offers 12 healthier alternatives.

child eating ice cream with thumbs up

Top Tips to Help You Have a Healthy, Fun Summer

Tags: allergies, bug bites, growing pains of parenting, summer, summer safety, sunscreen, travel, vacation

For many of us, summer is a great time of year. Here’s our handpicked collection of the top summertime advice from Cleveland Clinic experts that will help to make the best of the sultry months for you and your family.

Instead of relying on pre-packaged goodies like granola bars (many of which are sky high in sugar and fat) try these winning picks to keep your little ones running strong. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic.

Pack This! Healthier Snacks for Busy Kids (Infographic)

Tags: healthy diet, infographic, snacks

Don’t rely on processed, pre-packaged snacks to power your kids. Cleveland Clinic Children’s dietitian Tara Harwood offers easy and nutritious alternatives that are doable ─ even on the most hectic of days.

fireworks and American flag

Fireworks Safety: How You Can Prevent Injuries (Video)

Tags: burn injury, summer, summer safety

The Fourth of July is a fun, light-filled holiday, but fireworks can also cause injury. An expert offers tips for fireworks safety.