How to Help Your Child Manage Food Allergies at School

For many of us, a peanut is merely something that is good to eat. But for someone with a food allergy, a peanut – or eggs, soy, milk or wheat – can be a terrifying and even a potentially lethal threat. Food allergy is an abnormal response to a food that is triggered by the … Read More

What Parents Need to Know About School Hearing Screenings

If your child gets a screening at school to check his or her hearing and is referred to a doctor or audiologist for further testing, don’t panic.  Pediatric audiologist Allison Ziska Dirham, AUD, says this is not a full diagnostic test. It’s just a basic health screening. “We have parents come in and they’re losing … Read More

Tips to Wean Your Baby from Pacifiers

It might be called a parent’s first bout of “separation anxiety.” No, not the first day of preschool or kindergarten, but the day you decide to wean your baby from the pacifier. Deb Lonzer, MD, a pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, says whether you go cold turkey or take a gradual approach, the pacifier … Read More