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).

Brain Aneurysms Symptoms Are Similar to Stroke: True or False?

An aneurysm — a ballooning or bulging out of an artery where the wall is weak — can wreak havoc if it bursts. When aneurysms rupture in the brain, the resulting hemorrhage can cause stroke, coma, brain damage and other problems. Test yourself to see what you know about this dangerous disorder.

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.

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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.

Kids’ Fevers: When to Worry, When to Relax

Fevers can be a very scary thing for parents, particularly for first-time moms and dads. Every child will eventually experience a fever, no matter how careful you are. It is important for parents to know what to do when this happens. First, some tips on measuring your child’s temperature: A variety of thermometers are available, from … Read More

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

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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 (Infographic)

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