Your Primary Care Team: Why It Takes a Village

Primary care physicians do much more than give you physicals and refer you to specialists. Research suggests they keep you out of the ER, OR and ICU. But to serve the growing needs of Baby Boomers, your doctor doesn’t work alone. Meet your team of caregivers.

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Are You Potty Training Too Soon?

The pressure to potty train can be intense. Your child’s day care or preschool has set a deadline. You want to keep up with others in playgroup. And, honestly, you can’t wait to ditch that diaper bag. But don’t let external factors like these push you, says pediatric urologist Jeffrey Donohoe, MD. “So many parents … Read More

Pediatric Emergency? The Best Place for Your Little Patient

If a child has a sudden illness or injury, doctors can treat her in a place that Goldilocks would say is “just right” – a pediatric emergency department. Pediatric emergency departments are specially equipped for the unique emergency needs of infants, children and young adults. Well-equipped facilities use the latest technology and equipment to ensure … Read More

The ABCs of Crying

Contributor: Emma Raizman, MD, Pediatrician New parents often come to me worried about how much their baby cries. Crying is normal in all babies — it’s how they communicate. Even healthy babies without colic, illness or discomfort can cry for two to three hours a day. Research shows that there is a normal cycle for … Read More

Pregnancy and Drinking: A New Study

How much alcohol is safe for pregnant women? “We still don’t know that threshold,” says Cleveland Clinic OB/GYN Rebecca Starck, MD. She was asked by ABCNews.com to comment on a study published by Danish researchers earlier this year. The researchers published a series of papers in the BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology … Read More

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Say Goodbye to Bottles and Sippy Cups (Video)

Getting your baby off the bottle can be difficult. The same can be said when it’s time to transition to a cup. Deb Lonzer, MD, a pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, says when it comes time to buck the bottle, or send the sippy cup packing, there are two ways to go about it. … Read More