Children’s Health

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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.


Could Early Exposure to Peanuts Help Avoid Allergy Later

Could Early Exposure to Peanuts Help Avoid Allergy Later?

Tags: allergies, allergy, asthma, eczema, food allergies, peanut butter, study

Results of a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine found that early introduction of peanuts in children at high risk for peanut allergy could decrease their risk of becoming intolerant to the nuts.


Boy with sore throat sick

How to Tell If Your Sore Throat Needs a Doc Visit

Tags: bacterial infection, flu, flu season, sore throat, strep throat, viral infection

Got an itchy, painful, red sore throat? Read about the telltale signs of strep throat and learn when it’s time to see a doctor.


Girl Holding Red Grapes with heart sunglasses

How You Can Encourage Heart-Healthy Habits in Your Kids

Tags: #LoveYourHeart, healthy diet, heart healthy diet, Heart Month

Most parents would love for their children to live a heart-healthy lifestyle by eating a well-balanced diet and exercising. But getting children to buy in often is difficult. The trick may lie in starting these good habits when your children are young.


Problems in studying drinking energy drinks

Why Energy Drinks and Your Children Don’t Mix

Tags: blood pressure, caffeine, energy drinks, study

A recent study says that children younger than age 6 represented more than 40 percent of the emergency calls to poison centers that were related to energy drinks. The effects children included heart arrhythmia and seizures.


allergies written on chalkboard

How to Help Your Child Manage Food Allergies at School

Tags: allergies, back to school, food allergies, growing pains of parenting, preschool

For someone with a food allergy, something as simple as a peanut can be a terrifying and even a potentially lethal threat. Learn how to keep your child safe from these threats to his or her health.


Measles: Not Just a Childhood Problem

Measles: Not Just a Childhood Problem

Tags: infectious disease, measles, vaccine, vaccines

Measles is not just a kid’s disease. The multi-state measles outbreak that started in California in December has infected patients of all ages – from babies younger than a year to adults well into their 50s.


Toddler girl feeding herself

When Should My Toddler Start Slimming Down?

Tags: BMI, growing pains of parenting, healthy weight

Don't want your toddler to lose those cheeks and belly, but not sure if it's time? Our Cleveland Clinic Children's pediatrician explains when kids ought to start becoming more trim and how to promote a healthy weight.


What to Do if Your Child Has Eczema

What to Do if Your Child Has Eczema

Tags: allergies, dermatologist, dermatology, eczema, growing pains of parenting, skin care, skin infection

If your child has patches of red, scaly skin, it may be eczema. Our Cleveland Clinic pediatric dermatologist explains this common condition — also called atopic dermatitis — and how to best treat it.