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

It’s Rare, but Colds Can Increase Stroke Risk in Kids

When they have a cold, kids may sniffle or mope and miss a day or two of school.  But on very rare occasions, a new study says colds in children may pose a more serious threat: an increased risk of stroke. Study looks at links between infection and stroke In general, childhood stroke is very … Read More

Colds and Asthma: The Season for Wheezing

When weather turns cool and the kids are cooped up in school, parents often find themselves facing colds. Most kids recover with plenty of rest and fluids, but some kids get really sick. One thing parents shouldn’t ignore is wheezing — a whistling sound during exhalation — with colds. Recurrent wheezing may signal asthma, and … Read More