Children’s Health

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Pediatric Emergency? The Best Place for Your Little Patient

Tags: emergency, emergency care, growing pains of parenting, pediatrician, pediatrics

Find out why a trip to a pediatric emergency room can be the best choice when your child suffers severe illness or injury.


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Is It a Concussion? A Future Blood Test Could Tell

Tags: blood test, brain health, brain injury, concussion, Concussions, s100b

A new blood test may soon be available in the U.S. to determine the severity of a concussion soon after an injury. A Cleveland Clinic researcher discusses what this means for athletes.


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5 Ways Family Can Get Involved in Autism Care

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

Whether you live nearby or far away, there are ways for extended family members to get involved in caring for children with autism.


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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.


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.


Unhappy Child Sitting On Floor In Corner At Home

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.


Does Your Child Want to Wear Makeup?

Does Your Child Want to Wear Makeup? 5 Things You Should Know

Tags: growing pains of parenting, parenting, skin care

It’s time to talk about makeup as soon as your child expresses interest (usually in middle school). Here are five tips every parent should know.


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Plant-Based, Lower-Fat Diet May Benefit Kids Most

Tags: A transplant story with heart starts here, blood pressure, cholesterol, healthy diet, heart disease, study, vegan

Researchers have long been telling us that a heart-healthy diet can benefit children as well as adults. A new study shows that these health gains could occur as quickly as in a month.


Cute little girl making a snowman

Make Hats Mandatory for Your Kids in Cold Temperatures

Tags: cold, frostbite, growing pains of parenting, hypothermia, tips for winter weather, winter

When bitterly cold temperatures hit, you have to be careful not to stay out in the frigid air for too long. A cold weather emergency can happen relatively quickly, especially with children.