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The HPV Vaccine

Posted 1/18/2018 by UHBlog

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The HPV vaccine can help prevent certain cancers and other diseases. Learn more about this vaccine and why your child should get it.

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Tonsil Time

Posted 1/11/2018 by UHBlog

Young girl having her tonsils examined

Removing the tonsils may be an option if your child has recurrent throat infections or sleep problems.

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Second Chances

Posted 1/1/2018 by UHBlog

Jennifer Giesel consulting

After beating cancer as a young adult, Jennifer Giesel supports young patients throughout their cancer experience.

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Good Food Found Lacking in Kids’ Diets

Posted 1/1/2018 by Janet Kramer, MPH, RDN, LD
Clinical Dietitian, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

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Many young children aren’t being exposed to the foods that will set them on a healthy path – especially fruits and vegetables.

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Grade School Bullying Can Lead to High School Substance Abuse

Posted 1/1/2018 by Kimberly Burkhart, PhD
Pediatric Psychologist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Illustration of young girl hurt by gossiping classmates

School bullying is a serious problem that affects as many as one in three children in the U.S. New research links early childhood bullying to an increased risk for substance abuse in high school.

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For Love of the Game: How to Help Your Child Choose a Sport

Posted 1/1/2018 by Susannah Briskin, MD
Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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Here’s how you can help your kids find the sports that speak to them.

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Manage Your Child’s Health, Anytime

Posted 1/1/2018 by UHBlog

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Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, the University Hospitals MyUHCare Personal Health Record (PHR) allows you to receive lab and radiology results, email a doctor, refill a prescription, request or change appointments and so much more – all from the comfort of home or on the go, available 24/7.

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Cold or Flu? Here’s How to Tell

Posted 1/1/2018 by UHBlog

Cold or Flu? Here’s How to Tell.

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Watch Out for These 4 Holiday Choking Hazards

Posted 1/1/2018 by UHBlog

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Watch out for these potential choking hazards.

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Cotton Swabs Linked to Child Ear Injuries

Posted 1/1/2018 by Jay Shah, MD
Pediatric Otolaryngologist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Jar of cotton swabs

A common cleaning method – scrubbing inside the ear with a cotton swab – could be doing more harm than good.

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New Advice on Preventing SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

Posted 1/1/2018 by UHBlog

Illustration of infant standing in crib

Taking these precautions can also help keep your baby safe.

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What to Expect from High-Risk Pregnancy Care

Posted 1/1/2018 by Ellie Ragsdale, MD
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, UH MacDonald Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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If you’re a mother-to-be whose pregnancy isn’t routine, your doctor or nurse-midwife may refer you to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist (MFM) for extra care.

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Avoiding the Junk Food Trap

Posted 12/21/2017 by UHBlog

Mother and daughter choosing fruit at grocers

Take aim at childhood obesity by substituting healthy snacks for junk food.

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Safe Snow Play in the Winter

Posted 12/15/2017 by UHBlog

Young girl playing in the snow

Playing outdoors can be a great way to keep kids active this winter, as long as you take the proper safety precautions.

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Signs Your Child Has ADHD

Posted 12/7/2017 by UHBlog

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Attention issues and impulse control are classic signs that a child may have ADHD. Learn about other behaviors that may signal a problem.

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What Your Baby’s Cough Means

Posted 11/10/2017 by UHBlog

What Your Baby's Cough Means

Learn how to tell if your child’s cough may be a symptom of something more serious than a cold.

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Newborn Screenings

Posted 11/9/2017 by UHBlog

Where Should I Have my Baby?

Newborn screenings are done in the first 24 to 48 hours of life and can detect signs of a potential health problem.

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Peanut Butter Teething Biscuits

Posted 11/8/2017 by UHBlog

Peanut Butter Teething Biscuits

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Safe Sleep for Your Child

Posted 10/25/2017 by UHBlog

Safe Sleep for Your Child

Ensure your infant is sleeping in a safe environment for a better night’s sleep for both of you.

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Putting the Athlete First

Posted 10/19/2017 by UHBlog

Putting the Athlete First

Help ensure that your child continues to stay active and enjoy sports by avoiding the common pitfalls that make kids lose their love of the game.

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Surviving the Cold and Flu Season

Posted 10/5/2017 by UHBlog

Surviving the Cold and Flu Season

No one can live in a bubble to avoid cold and flu season.

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New Agreement Expands Patient Coverage Under Medical Mutual of Ohio Plan

Posted 9/28/2017 by UHBlog

New Agreement Expands Patient Coverage Under Medical Mutual of Ohio Plan

University Hospitals now welcomes Medical Mutual SuperMed members to all UH locations.

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Athletes and Asthma

Posted 9/13/2017 by UHBlog

Athletes and Asthma

Don't let asthma be a barrier to being active.

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Have a Spooktacular Halloween

Posted 9/8/2017 by UHBlog

Have a Spooktacular Halloween

Safety tips for your little ghouls and goblins.

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Mama Drama

Posted 9/6/2017 by UHBlog

Mama Drama

Don't let over-competition spoil your next playdate.

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Get Ahead of the Curve

Posted 8/17/2017 by UHBlog

Get Ahead of the Curve

Straight talk about a scoliosis diagnosis.

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Does Your Child Need Glasses?

Posted 8/15/2017 by UHBlog

Does Your Child Need Glasses?

Watch for these seven signs.

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“13 Reasons Why”

Posted 8/14/2017 by UHBlog

13 Reasons Why

How to talk to your teens about this Netflix miniseries and teen suicide.

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Trying for Another Baby

Posted 8/10/2017 by UHBlog

Trying for Another Baby?

Fertility problems after your first pregnancy are more common than you think.

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Back to School Checklist

Posted 7/28/2017 by UHBlog

Back to School Checklist

Start the school year off right.

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New Law Tackles Sports Risk

Posted 7/21/2017 by UHBlog

New Law Tackles Sports Risk

Lindsay's Law requires parents, coaches and administrators to protect young athletes through sudden cardiac arrest education and training.

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Creepy Crawly

Posted 7/20/2017 by UHBlog

Creepy Crawly

Nice weather often means more time outdoors – which can also mean more encounters with stinging or biting insects.

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Sibling Support

Posted 7/11/2017 by UHBlog

Sibling Support

While siblings of a child with autism spectrum disorder can find the situation challenging, parents can take steps to help everyone in the family understand autism and feel valued and appreciated.

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Go Out With a Bang

Posted 6/16/2017 by UHBlog

Go Out With a Bang

Keep your family safe this Fourth of July by following these fireworks safety tips.

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Helping Your Teen Fight Cancer

Posted 6/9/2017 by UHBlog

Helping Your Teen Fight Cancer

Often caught between pediatric and adult oncology worlds, teen cancer patients face special challenges – but you can help them fight cancer successfully.

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Cauliflower Power

Posted 6/5/2017 by UHBlog

Cauliflower Power

Check out these three recipes starring superfood cauliflower.

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ER, Urgent Care or Smartphone?

Posted 6/2/2017 by UHBlog

ER, Urgent Care or Smartphone?

Your choices for medical care extend beyond the doctor’s office. UH offers patient-centric health care options that work for you and around your schedule.

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40 awesome things to do this summer

Posted 6/1/2017 by UHBlog

40 awesome things to do this summer.

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3 health scares: What’s really an emergency?

Posted 6/1/2017 by Jerri Rose, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

In the heat of the moment, it can be tough to know when a situation requires immediate emergency room treatment or can be treated with a bandage and a hug. Here are three common health scares and the best ways to handle them.

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Time outside has surprising benefits for children’s vision

Posted 6/1/2017 by Faruk Orge, MD
Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Time outside has surprising benefits for children’s vision

Modern kids spend more hours staring at screens and less time playing in the sunshine. And the implications go beyond expanding waistlines.

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