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

Spring Allergies: 8 Top Ways to Help Your Child

Is your child suddenly sneezy? Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatric allergist Brian Schroer, MD, provides a tutorial on spring allergies in kids. Lesson #1: Know your opponent  Is that “achoo” seasonal allergies or a cold? Sneezing, nose and throat itchiness, and eye itchiness plus redness usually signal allergies. Like a cold, allergies produce nasal drainage, but it looks clear and … Read More

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How to Store Your Breast Milk Safely (Infographic)

There’s no use crying over spilled milk. But, with the proper planning, you can prevent wasting any breast milk you’ve pumped to nourish your little one. How long is it good? What containers should I store it in? What’s the best way to thaw it? We’ve got all of your questions covered. [Tweet “How to … Read More

Recall Alert: How To Keep Your Kids Safe

As you’re driving to preschool, you catch the news: Another major car seat recall. You glance at your toddler in the rearview mirror and wonder if she’s safe. You can’t anticipate which products will get recalled. You can, however, practice safety-conscious shopping and poise yourself for quick action in the event of a recall. Cleveland … Read More

Is Your Bumper Sticker Putting Your Child in Danger?

In today’s post-and-share culture, how much is too much?  As parent, we’re fans of personalized backpacks and “proud parent” bumper stickers. But are we revealing too much information about our children to strangers? It’s probably a good idea to limit the type of personal information we provide, says Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatrician Daniela Isakov, MD. … Read More

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How You Can Help a Spouse With Cancer

Contributor: Jamie Schwachter, BSN, MSN, NP-C One of the most frequent – and touching – questions we get on the Cancer Answer Line is from people whose spouses or partners have been newly diagnosed with cancer. They want to know how they can help and support their spouse through this life-changing diagnosis and the ensuing … Read More

GERD: Help for Heartburn and Other Woes

Ugh…heartburn again? If that’s your mantra after meals or as you fall asleep, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In GERD, the valve between your lower esophagus and stomach weakens. This sometimes lets food and stomach acids to back up into your esophagus. The result is usually a burning sensation behind the breastbone, or … Read More