Children’s Health

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Back to School May Mean Headache Pain for Your Child

Tags: back to school, children with headaches, Headaches, migraine headaches, migraines

School is not the only thing that begins in the fall. For many children, the stress of returning to classes brings on an unwanted result: headaches.


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It’s Rare, but Colds Can Increase Stroke Risk in Kids

Tags: childhood stroke, cold, colds, respiratory tract infection

The cold virus that typically causes sore throat, cough and congestion can also temporarily increase the risk of stroke in children, according to a recent study.


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What Parents Need to Know About School Hearing Screenings

Tags: back to school, growing pains of parenting, hearing, hearing exam, preschool

School screenings for hearing are important, but parents need to know that they are not as thorough or accurate as a full diagnostic hearing test.


When you think of nurse midwives, do you think of babies delivered at home? Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

4 Reasons to Consider a Nurse Midwife (Infographic)

Tags: infographic, midwife, nurse, pregnancy

Discover the reality behind myths about where nurse midwives deliver and more. Learn what it takes to become a nurse midwife and the surprising number of services these healthcare providers deliver.


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Is Your Child in Top Shape for Fall School Sports?

Tags: back to school, exercise, sports, sports injuries, sports physical exams

Autumn is almost here and that means it's time for young athletes to begin practicing and conditioning for fall school sports. But before your child begins, make sure he or she undergoes a sports physical.


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What to Do If Your Child Eats Toys, Magnets or Batteries

Tags: batteries, child safety, growing pains of parenting, magnets

When your child accidentally swallows unusual items such as bubblegum, glue or modeling clay, you need to act quickly. Find out what is best to do.


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5 Signs Your Child May Have an Ear Infection

Tags: ear infection, ears ringing, growing pains of parenting, hearing, hearing exam

How can you tell if your child has an ear infection? Experts say you should watch for five symptoms, including tugging/pulling at the ears. Read to find out more about the symptoms and how to address them.


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Do Fortified Cereals Have Too Many Vitamins for Your Kids?

Tags: cereals, growing pains of parenting, healthy diet, vitamins

A new study reports some cereals potentially put kids at risk for getting too much vitamin A, zinc and/or niacin. Our expert explains why parents shouldn't be alarmed — and what to focus on instead!


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The 4Bs of Back to School Success (Infographic)

Tags: back to school, breakfast, growing pains of parenting, infographic, parenting, sleep

Kicking off a new academic year can be stressful for both students and parents. Ease everyone back into the routine with these tips from our Cleveland Clinic Children’s expert


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Why You Should Tell Your Child’s Teacher You Have Cancer

Tags: cancer, cancer answer line, growing pains of parenting

You may find it difficult to share such personal information, but there are several good reasons to talk with the people who are with your child for the majority of his or her day.