Day-Care Diseases: How to Keep Your Kids Healthy

“Any time you have a large group of kids, you’ll have germs,” says Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatrician Amy Sniderman, MD. Even at the cleanest day-care centers, kids inevitably put dirty hands and toys in their mouth, rub their eyes or otherwise pick up any number of “day-care diseases.” According to Dr. Sniderman, the most common are: … Read More

How to Avoid Pink Eye This Winter (Video)

One infection that’s common during cold and flu season may surprise you: conjunctivitis, often called pink eye. This inflammation of the conjunctiva — the tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid and helps keep the eyelid and eyeball moist — can be caused by a virus, bacteria, allergens or irritants. One of the reasons pink eye … Read More

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