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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.

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How Bonding With Your Children Helps Them Out in Life

Tags: child psychology, childbirth, family, growing pains of parenting, mental health, parenting

Sunday is Father’s Day, a time when many dads will be treated like kings – and rightfully so! A healthy and positive father-child relationship provides countless benefits for kids of all ages, from babies to teenagers.


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5 Things Your Babysitter Needs When You Take an Extended Trip

Tags: emergency, emergency care, growing pains of parenting, travel, travel tips, vacation

If you’re planning to travel and leave your child with a sitter, it’s best to provide them with a notarized consent form for any medical emergencies.


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For Females With Autism, Differences Matter

Tags: autism, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), children's health, diagnosis, research

Most people think of autism as a male condition, but autism affects females, too. It just affects them differently.


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How You Can Help Your Child Find Relief from Hay Fever

Tags: allergies, allergy medications, allergy prevention, hay fever, hayfever, seasonal allergies, sneezing

Seasonal allergy sufferers of all ages have been battling brutal symptoms this spring. But if you’re a parent, there’s no reason to restrict your children’s outdoor activities because they have hay fever.


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5 Reasons You Should Have a Family Doctor

Tags: family health, primary care

If you have a medical need — sudden flu symptoms, nagging back pain, an unexpected rash — who is your first point of contact? Find out why a family physician might be the right answer


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Breastfeeding Your Baby May Reduce Childhood Leukemia Risk

Tags: autoimmune disorders, breast cancer, breast milk, breastfeeding, leukemia, pregnancy, study

Hands down, a mother's breast milk is the best food for baby. Now a new study shows that there may be another solid reason to strongly consider breastfeeding your child: protection against childhood leukemia.


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Recipe: Spaghetti Squash With Tomato Sauce and Cheese

Tags: fruits and vegetables, Recipes, vegetarian

Surprise your family with this healthy, delicious dish that boasts a secret ingredient: spaghetti squash. You'll get more nutrition than you'd believe possible from a "pasta" dish.


grilled-vegetables

Recipe: Grilled Chicken & Veggies Over Linguine

Tags: chicken, fruits and vegetables, grilling, Recipes

This light, one-dish meal is delicious dish to make on the grill. Use whole wheat pasta and fresh vegetables to make it high in fiber, and substitute a low-fat for a full-fat dressing to cut both fat and calories.


Congenital Heart Disease

Born with a Heart Defect? Your Life Span Can Be Normal

Tags: congenital heart defect, congenital heart disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health

More patients with congenital heart defects are living into adulthood, report two studies. While many have near-normal life spans, long-term medical care is still needed.


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Recipe: Warm Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Crisp

Tags: dessert, fruits and vegetables, healthy dessert, Recipes

This cinnamon apple cranberry crisp is made with apples, dried fruit, walnuts and oatmeal. It's full of flavors and is sure to please. Make it for your family or for a larger gathering.