Is Anesthesia Safe for Your Child?

If your child needs surgery, you may be worried about anesthesia. You’re not alone. Find out what you need to know about managing the risks (and when to consider delaying surgery).

Oh, My Aching Back — Or Is It My Hip?

Back problems can masquerade as hip problems. There is a lot of overlap between hip and back pain experts say. Learn more about how to differentiate between the two so you can pursue the most targeted treatment.

When Back Pain Means More Than a Back Problem

Don’t assume pain in the lower back, cramping in the legs and that “pins and needles” feeling are the result of a problem with your spine. Symptoms of artery disease, arthritis and neuropathy often masquerade as spinal pain.

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5 Tips to Help You Choose and Give Safe Holiday Toys

Part of the joy of the holiday season is giving toys to young children. But some toys can present safety hazards. Hospital emergency departments treat more than 262,000 toy-related injuries each year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatrician Michael Macknin, MD, offers these guidelines to help prevent injuries. 1. Buy toys … Read More

5 Do’s and Don’ts for Teaching Kids Good Eating Habits

Eating together as a family is how kids learn to make healthy food choices, to communicate with others and to master table manners. And you can’t start too soon, says pediatrician Sara Lappe, MD. Here are five do’s and don’ts for making mealtimes with young kids go smoothly: 1. Do invite everyone to sit together. … Read More

Healthier Choices for Your Summer Cookout

Having family or friends over for a cookout? Never fear —  it doesn’t mean you’ll blow your diet. And it doesn’t mean you’ll disappoint your guests with bland or boring fare, either. Below, our registered dietitians offer helpful tips to help you to trim calories, fat and salt without sacrificing flavor or putting a damper on … Read More

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Recipe: Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

This heart-healthy version of everyone’s favorite cookie is low in cholesterol and high in omega-3 fatty acids. Walnuts and canola oil replace the usual eggs and butter, and oats and whole-wheat flour provide the whole grain. It’s a recipe you can indulge in occasionally without guilt (and a little dark chocolate never hurts)! Ingredients 3 … Read More

How to Help Your Child Stop Wetting the Bed

You’re frustrated. You’re exhausted. Your child is already in school – and he is still wetting the bed at night. You’ve tried limiting liquids after dinner. You’ve woken your child up in the middle of the night and asked him to empty his bladder. Still, no luck. You are not alone. Parents often worry about … Read More