Q&A: The Future of Genome Sequencing for Newborns

Your genes tell a story of health and disease risk — and they tell that story from the day you are born. With that in mind, interest in genomic sequencing for newborns is rising. In 2013, the National Institutes of Health awarded $25 million to four major research projects examining the practice. More recently, one … Read More

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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

8 Healthy Back-to-School Resolutions

It’s back-to-school time again. As a mother, I find it’s one of my favorite times of the year. It’s a time of fresh starts, much like New Year’s, so why not use it as an excuse to make healthy new resolutions? Start with these tips to make this school year the healthiest yet — for … Read More

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Playing Nice With Kids Who Are ‘Different’

Interacting with someone who is “different” can be tough even for adults. No wonder kids don’t always get it right. But there’s no better place to learn how to manage differences than in school — especially now that many classrooms include kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Kids with ASD can have full-blown autism, a … Read More