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How to Encourage Self-Motivation in Your Child

Posted 9/16/2016 by UHBlog

Encourage Self-Motivation in Your Child

Seeking out the reason behind your child’s resistance to doing homework is a good first step in helping him get back on track.

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Who Needs to Carry an EpiPen

Posted 9/15/2016 by UHBlog

Who Needs to Carry an EpiPen

An EpiPen can be the life-saving difference for kids with severe allergies. Learn more about who needs to carry one and when it should be used.

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Skinny Jean Syndrome

Posted 9/14/2016 by UHBlog

How to Skinny Jean Syndrome

They say fashion is pain, but it turns out squeezing into too-tight jeans can, in fact, cause a real medical condition.

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Protecting Yourself from Health Care Scams

Posted 9/13/2016 by UHBlog

Protecting Yourself from Health Care Scams

Health care scammers can target anyone, but seniors can be especially susceptible. Find out how to protect yourself or a loved one from becoming a victim.

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Getting the Support You Need

Posted 9/12/2016 by UHBlog

Getting the Support You Need

Even though people often get support from friends and family, support groups can offer many benefits.

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Too Sick For School?

Posted 9/9/2016 by UHBlog

Too Sick For School? Here's how to tell.

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Stories from our Facebook community

Posted 9/9/2016 by UHBlog

Tatiyanna Tate and Dr. Barksdale

Tatiyanna was diagnosed with sickle cell disease at birth. Read her family’s story.

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Pregnancy and prescription painkillers

Posted 9/9/2016 by LULU ZHAO, MD
Obstetrician/Gynecologist, UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Each year, millions of women are given prescription painkillers such as hydrocodone (Vicodin) or oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet) for the treatment of both chronic and short-term conditions. But, a recent article in the journal Pediatrics now gives additional cause for pause for women using painkillers while pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant.

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Reducing the wait and worry

Posted 9/9/2016 by DOUGLAS FLECK, MD
Medical Director, Rainbow Ashtabula Pediatrics
Clinical Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Jim and Caron Fenton with Connor (center), Jackson and Sofia at Lake Farmpark.

Jim and Caron Fenton pay close attention to their children. When their 19-month-old son, Connor, began breathing faster than normal, they acted right away.

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Car seats and carriers: No substitute for a crib

Posted 9/9/2016 by CARMEN HANSFORD, MD
Pediatrician, Elyria Pediatric Care
Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Contrary to popular belief, car seats, carriers, and other sitting or carrying devices are not meant to be used as alternative sleeping environments. In fact, a recent study suggests allowing infants to sleep in these devices could put their lives at risk.

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Manners still matter

Posted 9/9/2016 by KIMBERLY BURKHART, PhD
Child and Adolescent Psychologist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Manners still matter

Although the term “etiquette” may not be used every day, kindness and effective social interaction are essential in developing healthy relationships. By learning good social skills at a young age, children develop socially and emotionally into respectful and kind adults.

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Toothbrushing tips for kids, at every age and stage

Posted 9/9/2016 by MARGARET FERRETTI, DMD
Pediatric Dentist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Visiting Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine

Toothbrushing tips for kids

Even before your child’s teeth have erupted, it’s important to start mouth care.

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Watch out for the toll bullying takes

Posted 9/9/2016 by CAROLYN IEVERS-LANDIS, PHD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Talking with your children about bullying can help them curb or defend against such behavior.

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5 Healthy Lunches to Bring to Work

Posted 9/8/2016 by UHBlog

5 Healthy Lunches to Bring to Work

If you find yourself feeling tired around mid-afternoon every day, you may want to rethink your lunch.

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Osteoporosis Is Not Just a Womans Disease

Posted 9/7/2016 by UHBlog

Osteoporosis Is Not Just a Woman’s Disease

As we age, the risk of developing osteoporosis increases. Find out more about prevention and treatment of this disease.

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Have a Healthy Cleveland Clambake

Posted 9/6/2016 by UHBlog

Have a Healthy Cleveland Clambake

Northeast Ohioans love their clambakes. Get some on advice on how to make a menu that is both delicious and healthy.

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The Five Best Full-Body Exercises

Posted 8/31/2016 by UHBlog

Five Best Full Body Exercises

A quick 20-minute workout a few times a week may be all you need to maintain good fitness.

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Your Bench Press and Shoulder Pain

Posted 8/30/2016 by UHBlog

Your Bench Press and Shoulder Pain

Using improper technique while bench pressing can lead to these common shoulder injuries.

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The Hidden Ab that You Shouldn’t Ignore

Posted 8/29/2016 by UHBlog

The Hidden Ab that Will Get You a Six-Pack

Don’t make the mistake of ignoring your other abdominal muscles in pursuit of a “six-pack”.

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Eating for Your Sport

Posted 8/26/2016 by UHBlog

Eating for Your Sport

What you eat before and after an athletic event is key to giving your body the energy it needs, and helping it recover later.

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Partnering Acupuncture with Your Medical Care

Posted 8/25/2016 by UHBlog

Partnering Acupuncture with Your Medical Care

Curious about acupuncture? An experts answers some of the most commonly asked questions.

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6 Tips for Better Posture

Posted 8/24/2016 by UHBlog

3 Tips for Better Posture

Time to straighten up: Better posture can decrease pain and improve breathing.

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3 Quick, Healthy Breakfasts

Posted 8/23/2016 by UHBlog

5 Healthy Breakfasts

A busy morning routine is no excuse for skipping breakfast.

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Prevent Yourself from Caregiver Burnout

Posted 8/22/2016 by UHBlog

Prevent Yourself from Caregiver Burnout

Caring for another person can take its toll. That’s why it’s important for caretakers to take some time for themselves.

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Dealing with a Loss of Appetite: Why You Need to Eat

Posted 8/19/2016 by UHBlog

Dealing with a Loss of Appetite: Why You Need to Eat

Loss of appetite is a problem among seniors.

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Top 9 Inflammatory Foods

Posted 8/18/2016 by UHBlog

Top Inflammatory Foods

What we eat affects every cell in our body.

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How Mammograms Can Reveal Heart Disease

Posted 8/17/2016 by UHBlog

How Mammograms Can Reveal Heart Disease

Did you know the screening test may uncover heart disease?

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4 Reasons You Must Read Aloud to Your Kid

Posted 8/16/2016 by UHBlog

Reasons You Must Read Aloud to Your Kid

Get into a regular reading habit with your child.

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An Intro to Proton Therapy

Posted 8/15/2016 by UHBlog

An Intro to Proton Therapy

Proton therapy is a type of radiation therapy. It can be used to treat cancers that have not spread throughout the body.

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Cell Phones and Brain Tumors

Posted 8/15/2016 by UHBlog

Cell Phones and Brain Tumors

Concerned about technology affecting your child’s development?

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School Daze: 4 Easy Tips for Getting Your Kids to Sleep

Posted 8/12/2016 by UHBlog

School Daze: 4 Easy Tips for Getting Your Kids to Sleep

A lack of sleep affects attention, behavior and learning.

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5 Reasons to Get on a Bike

Posted 8/11/2016 by UHBlog

5 Reasons to Get on a Bike

One of the best ways to boost both your mental and physical health.

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Prostate Exams: What You Need to Know

Posted 8/10/2016 by UHBlog

Prostate Exams: What You Need to Know

Catching and treating prostate cancer.

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Peripheral Arterial Disease: Not just a Pain in Your Leg

Posted 8/9/2016 by UHBlog

Peripheral Arterial Disease: Not just a Pain in Your Leg

Make sure leg discomfort is not peripheral artery disease.

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Your Back-to-School Checklist

Posted 7/29/2016 by UHBlog

Your Back-to-School Checklist

Is your child ready to start school? We can help.

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Caregiver’s Bill of Rights

Posted 7/28/2016 by UHBlog

The Caregiver’s Bill of Rights from the National Cancer Institute.

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Top 7 Health Concerns for Boomers

Posted 7/28/2016 by UHBlog

Top 7 Health Concerns for Boomers

Ensure your midlife and later years are happy and healthy.

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Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More

Posted 7/27/2016 by UHBlog

Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More

Loneliness can lead to depression and anxiety.

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5 Things to Look for in Buying Supplements

Posted 7/26/2016 by UHBlog

5 Things to Look for in Buying Supplements

Are the supplements you’re buying right for you?

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Teaching Kids to Manage Their Health Care at College

Posted 7/25/2016 by UHBlog

Teaching Kids to Manage Their Health Care at College

Prepare your child for health care self-sufficiency.

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