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Is Your Pediatrician Your Kid’s BFF?

Posted 4/20/2017 by UHBlog

Is Your Pediatrician Your Kid's BFF?

Follow these seven tips for finding the right pediatrician for your child.

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6 Tips for Morning Stiffness Relief

Posted 4/19/2017 by UHBlog

6 Tips for Morning Stiffness Relief

These simple lifestyle tips can help relieve and minimize morning joint pain.

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Don’t Fear the Colonoscopy

Posted 4/18/2017 by UHBlog

Don't Fear the Colonoscopy

Educate yourself about what to expect…and why this test could save your life.

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Getting Ready for the Big Race?

Posted 4/17/2017 by UHBlog

Getting Ready for the Big Race?

Check out these last-minute race tips before you get to the starting line.

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Is It Bedwetting or Something More Serious?

Posted 4/13/2017 by UHBlog

Is It Bedwetting or Something More Serious?

When is your child’s bedwetting a cause for concern?

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Signs Your Child May Have Celiac Disease

Posted 4/12/2017 by UHBlog

Signs Your Child May Have Celiac Disease

Should your child be gluten-free? Learn the signs of celiac disease.

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“My Old Football Injury”: Keep Old Ailments at Bay

Posted 4/11/2017 by UHBlog

“My Old Football Injury”: Keep Old Ailments at Bay

Learn how to minimize the impact of old injuries.

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The Rise of Rowing

Posted 4/10/2017 by UHBlog

The Rise of Rowing

Consider rowing for a challenging change up to your workout routine.

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Gas Mask: What Your Flatulence Says about Your Health

Posted 4/7/2017 by UHBlog

What Your Flatulence Says about Your Health

While flatulence can be embarrassing, it’s usually just a sign of your digestive system at work.

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As More Boomers Retire: What You Need To Do To Prepare

Posted 3/31/2017 by UHBlog

As More Boomers Retire: What You Need To Do To Prepare

With more and more Americans now living into their 90s, it’s important to start early when preparing for life after retirement.

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Why You Should Kick the Coffee and Soda Habit

Posted 3/30/2017 by UHBlog

Why You Should Kick the Coffee and Soda Habit

Limiting your consumption of coffee and sugary soda can be beneficial to your overall health and well-being.

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Exercise and Acne: Learn to Balance the Breakouts

Posted 3/29/2017 by UHBlog

Exercise and Acne: Learn to Balance the Breakouts

Simple prevention and treatment strategies can help combat workout-induced breakouts.

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The Spring Cleaning Workout

Posted 3/28/2017 by UHBlog

The Spring Cleaning Workout

Turn everyday household chores into a workout.

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Taking Your Game to the Next Level

Posted 3/24/2017 by UHBlog

Taking Your Game to the Next Level

Keeping up with your training during the off-season can help get you to the top of your game.

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Smartphones and Brain Health

Posted 3/23/2017 by UHBlog

Smartphones and Brain Health

The ubiquity of smartphones comes with both positive and negative consequences.

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The Importance of Vaccines

Posted 3/22/2017 by UHBlog

The Importance of Vaccines

Concerned parents should know that childhood vaccines are proven to be safe and effective at preventing a number of serious diseases.

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Vaccinations Aren’t Just for Kids

Posted 3/21/2017 by UHBlog

Vaccinations Aren't Just for Kids

It is important for older adults to get vaccines that can prevent them from developing serious illnesses..

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Eating for Your Sport

Posted 3/17/2017 by UHBlog

Eating for Your Sport

Make sure you’re giving yourself a competitive edge by choosing the right types of food.

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Men and Bariatric Surgery

Posted 3/16/2017 by UHBlog

Men and Bariatric Surgery

More men are turning to bariatric surgery to help them lose weight.

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Coping with Anxious Kids

Posted 3/15/2017 by UHBlog

Coping with Anxious Kids

Learn how to recognize when your child is displaying signs of excessive fear, worry or anxiety.

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5 Ways Exercise Can Help You Tame Diabetes

Posted 3/14/2017 by UHBlog

5 Ways Exercise Can Help You Tame Diabetes

If you have diabetes, help keep your blood sugar in check through regular exercise.

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Transitioning From the Treadmill to the Road

Posted 3/10/2017 by UHBlog

Transitioning From the Treadmill to the Road

The arrival of warmer weather is a good time to consider outdoor running.

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How to Become a Better Listener

Posted 3/9/2017 by UHBlog

How to Become a Better Listener

Being a good listener is important in developing and maintaining relationships.

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Snuff Out Smoking

Posted 3/8/2017 by UHBlog

Snuff Out Smoking

Follow these tips to help discourage your kids from smoking and encourage them to choose healthier behaviors instead

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Do Breast Self-Exams Pass the Test?

Posted 3/6/2017 by UHBlog

Do Breast Self-Exams Pass the Test?

Find out more about breast self-exams and their role in identifying breast cancer.

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How to stay healthy in your 30s

Posted 3/1/2017 by NATALIE THOMAS, DO
Family Medicine Physician, UH Family Medicine Specialists in Westlake

How to stay healthy in your 30s

Follow these five health tips to make your 30s your best decade yet.

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Does my child have an anxiety disorder?

Posted 3/1/2017 by STEPHANIE POPE, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Senior Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Does my child have an anxiety disorder?

Small worries are normal for kids and teens. But when worry morphs into distress so that everyday life is difficult, anxiety may be controlling parts of his or her life.

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6 ways to boost your child’s gut health

Posted 3/1/2017 by JONATHAN MOSES, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterologist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

6 ways to boost your child’s gut health

Whether you’re concerned about constipation or tummy aches, or just want to bolster your child’s digestive health to promote optimal health, these tips from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s pediatric gastroenterologist Jonathan Moses, MD, can help.

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5 medicines you shouldn’t give your preschooler

Posted 3/1/2017 by ANGELA HARDMAN, MD
Pediatrician, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Pediatricenter
Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

5 medicines you shouldn’t give your preschooler

Each year, medicines given to help children send many to the emergency room instead.

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Only 2 HPV vaccine shots needed for kids 14 and younger

Posted 3/1/2017 by UHBlog

Only 2 HPV vaccine shots needed for kids 14 and younger

In October, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidelines for HPV vaccine use.

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Petting zoos are popular with kids – and germs

Posted 3/1/2017 by UHBlog

Petting zoos are popular with kids – and germs

There are few sights more adorable than watching your little one snuggle that cute baby chick at a petting zoo. But animals – even healthy ones – shed a variety of bacteria that can be toxic to your toddler.

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The right call

Posted 3/1/2017 by SARAH PLUMMER, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

and ERIC DEVANEY, MD
Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Clinical Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

The right call

Dameyonna Willis knew something was wrong with her baby. UH doctors had the answers – and saved the infant's life.

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Half of U.S. kids aren’t hydrated enough

Posted 3/1/2017 by UHBlog

Half of U.S. kids aren’t hydrated enough

Kids need plenty of H2O to grow, but a surprising new study finds about half of them aren’t getting it.

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The truth about springtime sniffles

Posted 3/1/2017 by KATHRYN RUDA WESSELL, DO
Pediatric Allergist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

The truth about springtime sniffles

Knowing the difference can guide you to the right quick-relief steps, help prevent future symptoms, and even head off complications like ear infections, sinus infections and worsening asthma.

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Cut back on germs

Posted 3/1/2017 by UHBlog

Clean these places to cut back on germs.

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How to Keep Your Child’s Schedule in Balance

Posted 2/28/2017 by UHBlog

How to Keep Your Child’s Schedule in Balance

Is your kid participating in too many activities? Learn how to scale back and find a balance – for your sake and your child’s.

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4 Spring Training Tips from MLB Strength Coaches

Posted 2/27/2017 by UHBlog

4 Spring Training Tips from MLB Strength Coaches

Get your body in condition for softball and baseball season with these tips from the experts.

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Signs Your Young Child May be Having Seizures

Posted 2/24/2017 by UHBlog

Signs Your Young Child May be Having Seizures

Some types of seizures are fairly common in infants and young children.

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Fertility Treatment Calculator May Help Predict Pregnancy

Posted 2/22/2017 by UHBlog

Fertility Treatment Calculator May Help Predict Pregnancy

A new fertility calculator can help determine a woman’s chances of getting pregnant through in vitro fertilization.

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March Man-Ness

Posted 2/21/2017 by UHBlog

March Man-Ness

In the tournament of life, think of yourself as a player and your doctor – and follow this game plan for victory.

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