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Help Your Child Develop Healthy Sleep Habits For Life (Infographic) from HealthHub on Cleveland Clinic

Help Your Child Develop Healthy Sleep Habits For Life (Infographic)

Tags: growing pains of parenting, infographic, pediatric sleep disorders, sleep, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, sleep hygeine

Sleep deprivation is a national epidemic that is affecting our children, too. Learn about your child’s sleep needs and what steps you can take to get them on the road to healthy sleeping habits. Find out exactly how much sleep your child needs and how to make it happen!

Jessica

Remarkable Story of a Girl and a Disfiguring Tumor (Video)

Tags: fibrous dysplasia, genetic disorder, genetics, video

An aggressive case of dysplasia disfigured her face, but couldn’t destroy her spirit. Find out how she braved 11 surgeries – and finally won.

Mom with pharmacist

Avoid Grocery or Pharmacy Clinics for Your Kids’ Care

Tags: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, medications, pharmacy

Clinics at groceries and pharmacies may be convenient, but they're the wrong place for kids' care, say pediatricians. Here's why retail-based clinics can't substitute for consistent pediatric care.

Woman Having Eggs Implanted As Part Of IVF Treatment

Freezing Eggs Can Preserve Your Dream of Motherhood

Tags: fertility, infertility, IVF, pregnancy, pregnant

One of the newest advances in fertility treatment — retrieving and freezing eggs — can give a woman better odds for starting a family later in life since life doesn’t always cooperate with a woman’s plans for motherhood.

How long is breast milk safe in the fridge, freezer – and more. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

How to Store Your Breast Milk Safely (Infographic)

Tags: Be Well e-News, breast milk, breastfeeding, infographic, milk, pregnancy, pregnant

Don’t let your hard-earned nourishment go to waste. Learn how to properly store breast milk to maximize its nutritional benefits and antibodies.

pile of kids' toys

Recall Alert: How To Keep Your Kids Safe

Tags: Be Well e-News, child safety, growing pains of parenting, product recalls

Parents are always trying to keep their kids safe and protected. Use these tips to handle child product recalls, check safety of used kids gear, and track recalls with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Color of Baby Poop and What It Means (Infographic) HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

The Color of Baby Poop and What It Means (Infographic)

Tags: Be Well e-News, growing pains of parenting, infants, new mom, poop

What colors and textures you find in your baby’s diaper can reveal more than you might realize about his or her health. Find out the scoop on normal poop – and when to contact your pediatrician promptly.

couple in their 50s

Vasectomy Requests Peak During March Madness

Tags: fertility, pregnancy, sex, vasectomy, vasectomy reversal

Many men plan a vasectomy for this week with an eye toward watching the NCAA basketball tournament all weekend while they recuperate.

Krista Afumbom

Pregnant? Find the Best Fit for Your Birth Plan

Tags: childbirth, krista afumbom, pregnancy, pregnancy bloggers

Expectant mother recommends researching all options to find a setting that fits your birth plan. After considering a home birth, she chose a hospital that supported her plan for a water birth with a midwife attending.

woman thinking

Morning-After Pill: Your Weight Plays a Role

Tags: birth control, contraception, IUDs, obesity, pregnancy, sex

A European manufacturer of emergency contraception pills says they’re not effective in women who weigh more than 176 pounds. Other, more reliable contraception can prevent morning-after uncertainty.