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

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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

Tips for Parents: Managing Medications at Home

Most people keep aspirin or other pain relievers on hand at home. But five simple products can upgrade your home’s over-the-counter medicine arsenal – and help you avoid an unexpected run to the drugstore when your child doesn’t feel well. Here is a list of over-the-counter products that pediatric pharmacist Holly Hoffmaster, PharmD, BCPS, suggests … Read More

‘Sexting’ Can Indicate Other Sexual Behaviors in Teens

A middle-schooler who sends friends sexually explicit texts is more likely to engage in other sexual behaviors as well, a recent study says. Psychologist Kate Eshleman, Psy.D explains, “The study found a relationship between sending sexually explicit messages or photos and other high-risk behaviors such as engaging in sexual behaviors, including genital touching up to intercourse.” … Read More

Yeast Infection Drug OK During Pregnancy (Video)

My patients and other pregnant women with yeast infections have been wary of taking the anti-fungal medicine fluconazole (brand name Diflucan®). The concern stems from a 2011 FDA report that it may cause birth defects in high doses if taken during the first trimester of pregnancy. However, if you’re pregnant or a new mom, and … Read More

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Children and Growth Plates Injuries (Video)

In so many ways, children are more flexible than adults – and this includes their bones. Because their bones haven’t fully hardened and are still growing, children are vulnerable to a unique injury called a growth plate fracture. Growth plates are areas of developing cartilage tissue near the ends of long bones, and these are … Read More