Children’s Health

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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Fluoride Fights Tooth Decay in Your Youngest Kids, AAP Says

Tags: dental health, dentist, news, teeth, tooth decay

Researchers at the American Academy of Pediatrics say using fluoride toothpaste, even as teeth are first emerging, is key to stopping cavities from forming. Find recommendations for fluoride use for babies and children.


Child Coughing

What You Need to Know about Virus Sweeping the Midwest

Tags: asthma, cold, cough, news, wash hands

A rare virus similar to the common cold is infecting U.S. children across the Midwest and West. While the virus is not deadly, some children are at risk for developing serious problems.


Discover how we’re different — and not so different — from our friends with fins. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Do Your Kids Know Their Fish Facts? (Infographic)

Tags: bladder, bones, infographic, parenting, teeth

Discover how we’re different — and not so different — from our friends with fins in this infographic, created by Cleveland Clinic Children’s with help from the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.


heat rash on person's neck

Is That a Heat Rash? Cool it Down Quickly

Tags: heat rash, summer, summer safety, sunburn, sunscreen

You might associate heat rash with babies. But sticky high temps put active kids and parents at a higher risk for developing heat rash, too. If you or your child experience heat rash, start the cool-down process right away.


breakfast foods

Quick and Easy Breakfasts Your Kids Will Love

Tags: breakfast, growing pains of parenting, healthy diet, morning

Give your kids the best start to their school day. Find healthy breakfast ideas that combine proteins and carbohydrates to keep them full longer.


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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.


In bed with a cold

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.


child having hearing test

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.


Mother with children (6-10) dressed in soccer uniforms

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.