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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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Does your child have a snoring problem?

Posted 6/1/2017 by UHBlog

Does your child have a snoring problem?

You may be interested a study to help us learn what the best treatment is for mild sleep-disordered breathing, a condition in which children have snoring and breathing problems during sleep, but do not have apnea (stopping breathing during sleep).

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Depression rates are on the rise in teenagers

Posted 6/1/2017 by UHBlog

Depression can make life challenging for teens at home, at school and in relationships. Plus, it’s a risk factor for suicide, the second leading cause of death in 15- to 19-year-olds. A new study in the journal Pediatrics showed that this issue is only growing.

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4 Ways our kids embarrass us

Posted 6/1/2017 by Anandhi Gunder, MD
Pediatrician, Rainbow Euclid Pediatrics Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

4 Ways our kids embarrass us (and what to do about it)

Your toddler’s howling in the supermarket cookie aisle. Your first-grader told Aunt Betty she doesn’t like her birthday present. Your 10-year-old just let rip a swear word you didn’t even know he knew – in public. What now?

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Serve these foods without a side of guilt

Posted 6/1/2017 by Janet Kramer, MPH, RDN, LD
Clinical Dietitian, Pediatric Nutrition Services, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Serve these foods without a side of guilt

If your family eats healthy most of the time, nutritional “lapses” are no big deal – and can even teach kids important facts about food.

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No Place Like Home

Posted 6/1/2017 by Edward Barksdale Jr., MD
Surgeon-in-Chief, Chief of Pediatric Surgery, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

No Place Like Home

Cleveland-area couple finds compassionate and highly specialized care for their newborn daughter close to home.

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New guidance on martial arts

Posted 6/1/2017 by UHBlog

New guidance on martial arts

Karate, Taekwondo and other martial arts are popular with children. Although these activities provide a good workout for kids, some types also come with increased risk for injury, reports a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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5 common questions about infertility

Posted 6/1/2017 by Rachel Weinerman, MD
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist, University Hospitals Fertility Center
Clinical Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

5 common questions about infertility

If you’ve been trying to conceive but aren’t getting pregnant, you may be wondering whether it’s time to talk with a health care provider.

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Keeping Your Kids Mentally Active in the Summer

Posted 5/24/2017 by UHBlog

Keeping Your Kids Mentally Active in the Summer

Education doesn’t just happen in school. Summertime fun for your kids can include learning.

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4 Ways to Kick the Soda Habit

Posted 5/15/2017 by UHBlog

4 Ways to Kick the Soda Habit

Curb the soda habit with these tips.

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5 Keys to Raising a Happy Child

Posted 5/8/2017 by UHBlog

5 Keys to Raising a Happy Child

Learn how to give your children the support they need to grow up happy.

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The Opioid Addiction Crisis

Posted 5/4/2017 by UHBlog

The Opioid Addiction Crisis

The opioid epidemic is a national affliction affecting communities across the country and in Northeast Ohio. Find out how to keep your child safe and learn the signs of addiction.

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Let’s Get Free School Sports Screening Exams

Posted 4/25/2017 by UHBlog

Let's Get Free School Sports Screening Exams

Get a jump on a winning season. Take advantage of this free sports screening event to be sure your student-athlete is in top form.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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