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Halloween Horrors and Scary Candy Calories (Infographic)

Halloween Horrors and Scary Candy Calories (Infographic)

Tags: candy, children, diet and nutrition, fall, Halloween, halloween safety, obese children, sugar

Want to get a real scare this Halloween? Based on a rough estimate, even a modest stash of candy could contain more than 1,200 calories, 175 grams of sugar and 32 grams of fat. That’s the recipe for an epic sugar rush and a whopper of a stomach ache.


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Top Hygiene Tips for Your Tween

Tags: germs, growing pains of parenting, hygiene, parenting, puberty

What should you do when your fifth grader asks you if she can start wearing deodorant? Find out what Cleveland Clinic Children's experts recommend for both body odor and shaving in tweens.


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Healthy Day Care, Halloween Safety Tips, Oatmeal and Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Tags: Be Well e-News, enews, growing pains of parenting

Cleveland Clinic Children's Be Well eNews gives you the latest information for you and your family’s health. Enjoy healthy recipes and essential health news, and download free health guides from Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital and other experts.


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How to Keep Your Kid from Getting, Spreading Enterovirus

Tags: asthma, enterovirus D68, fevers, flu, flu season, growing pains of parenting

No vaccine or other prevention is available to protect against Enterovirus D68. So it’s important to talk to your children about avoiding infection – and to take the same precautions as well.


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Parents: Signs of Teen Depression You Should Know

Tags: depression, mood, teenager, teens

If your child shows persistent signs of depression -- sadness, crying spells, behavior changes -- take steps to get help right away. Here's what to watch for.


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Is It a Cold or the Flu? Know Your F.A.C.T.S. (Infographic)

Tags: colds, fevers, flu, flu season, infographic, pneumonia

You're not feeling well. You're very tired and have a cough and a stuffy nose. How do you know if it’s the flu or merely a cold?


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How to Manage Challenging Behavior in Children With Autism

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder, behavior

Aggression toward a sibling or classmate. Self injury. Wandering off without warning. Many children with autism exhibit this challenging behavior. What can parents do?


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Day-care Diseases: How to Keep Your Kids Healthy

Tags: back to school, colds, germs, pink eye, respiratory tract infection, wash hands

Will my son or daughter get sick more often being in daycare? Will it boost his or her immune system? And is there anything I can do to keep my child healthy? Our pediatrician has the answers.


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Pregnant? Test Your Weight Gain Knowledge With This Quiz

Tags: diet, healthy diet, pregnancy, weight gain

If you have a new family addition on the way, you probably have a long list of questions, including how to manage your weight during pregnancy. Find out how much you already know — and get answers and additional resources to help you prepare.


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Fluoride Fights Tooth Decay in Your Youngest Kids, AAP Says (Infographic)

Tags: dental health, dentist, infographic, 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.