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Is your child afraid of getting a shot?

Posted 10/1/2018 by UHBlog

A boy getting a shot at doctor's office

Many children have a fear of needles. Learn how to ease your child’s anxiety.

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9 Tips to Keep Kids Germ-Free at School

Posted 10/1/2018 by UHBlog

9 Tips to Keep Kids Germ-Free at School

Some things spread like wildfire in a school – including the latest germs. Share these tips with your kids to keep them as healthy as possible.

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Could selfies harm your teen’s mental well-being?

Posted 10/1/2018 by UHBlog

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Editing images before sharing on social media may contribute to low self-esteem and body dysmorphic disorder.

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Sibling struggles: When conflict turns into bullying

Posted 10/1/2018 by Carolyn Ievers Landis, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Boy is caught by sister and is now in trouble and making a funny face

Squabbling with siblings is part of growing up – but there is a point when it can go too far.

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Are two-wheeled boards too dangerous for kids?

Posted 10/1/2018 by Jerri Rose, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor,
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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Hoverboards can be a fun way to get around – but are they safe for kids?

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Incomparable care for the tiniest patients

Posted 10/1/2018 by James Strainic, MD
Director, Fetal Heart Program, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Ellie Ragsdale, MD
Director, Fetal Intervention, UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Anthony, Lorenzo, and Heather Catanese

Specialists team up to perform a rare procedure in utero to save a baby’s heart.

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Hand, foot and mouth disease: What you need to know

Posted 10/1/2018 by Anandhi Gunder, MD
Pediatrician, Rainbow Euclid Pediatrics
Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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Learn how to watch for symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease in your young one.

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Reimagining health care

Posted 10/1/2018 by Aparna Bole, MD
Division Chief, General Academic Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Ann Konkoly, APRN-CNM
Co-Director, UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children
Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University Medical Center

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The UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children delivers supportive pediatric and women’s health services all under one roof.

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9 Tips to Help You Avoid Food Poisoning from Chicken

Posted 8/31/2018 by UHBlog

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Poultry prep tips to avoid illness.

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6 Tips to Get Your Child to Go to Bed

Posted 8/30/2018 by UHBlog

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Get your child back on to a schedule.

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Why You’re Always Saying: I’ll Get to It Tomorrow

Posted 8/29/2018 by UHBlog

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What procrastination can do to your health.

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Is It an Anxiety Disorder? Or Simply Stress?

Posted 8/28/2018 by UHBlog

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Do you suffer from panic attacks?

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Obesity in Men vs. Women

Posted 8/27/2018 by UHBlog

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How each gender views their bodies and obesity.

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Why Kettlebells Are a Great Addition to Your Workout Routine

Posted 8/24/2018 by UHBlog

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The kettlebell, used by athletes for centuries but now enjoying a resurgence in popularity, is a great way to get a full body workout.

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When Is It Time to Leave Your Child at Home Alone?

Posted 8/23/2018 by UHBlog

Young Boy Sitting On Sofa At Home Using Tablet Computer Whilst Watching Television

Thinking about letting your child stay home alone? Make sure he or she is ready for the responsibility.

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How to Guard Against Falls, What To Do When It Happens

Posted 8/22/2018 by UHBlog

Senior woman with headache fell to the floor and looking for cane

Medical alert devices and other technology can be useful for seniors to ensure they can get help in case of a fall.

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The New Shingles Vaccine: What You Need to Know

Posted 8/21/2018 by UHBlog

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A newly approved shingles vaccines is recommended for adults age 50 and older.

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5 Health Habits That Can Minimize Back Pain

Posted 8/20/2018 by UHBlog

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Healthy habits including diet, sleep and exercise can help keep your back strong and free of pain.

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How to Talk to Your Child About School-Related Safety

Posted 8/17/2018 by UHBlog

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Make sure your kids brush up on safety rules as they dust off their text books to go back to school.

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11 Health Screening Tests Every Woman Should Have

Posted 8/16/2018 by UHBlog

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Doctors recommend these health screenings to prevent, detect and treat diseases and maintain optimal health.

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7 Tips to Keep Enjoying Life as You Get Older

Posted 8/15/2018 by UHBlog

Senior Couple Running Along Winter Beach Laughing

Staying active and maintaining healthy habits are the key to living your best life as you get older.

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What’s on Your Medicare Checklist?

Posted 8/14/2018 by UHBlog

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Confused by Medicare? Do your research early to maximize your benefits when you turn 65.

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How Best to Fuel Your Body After a Workout

Posted 8/6/2018 by UHBlog

Fruit, vegetable, and fish platter

Your workout should also include a game plan for how to fuel your body – before and after your routine.

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Switch Up Your Exercise Habits to Optimize Your Fitness Routine

Posted 7/30/2018 by UHBlog

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Mixing up your exercise routine can help keep you from getting bored with your workout and can also prevent overuse injuries.

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Farmers Market

Posted 7/27/2018 by UHBlog

Greengrocer preparing organic fresh agricultural product at farmer market

Visiting a farmer’s market is a great way to incorporate freshly picked produce and other nutritious foods into your diet.

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How to Help Your Child Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care

Posted 7/26/2018 by UHBlog

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As your child gets older, it’s important to help them become more independent when it comes to their healthcare.

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How Music Can Help with Healing After a Stroke

Posted 7/25/2018 by UHBlog

Senior couple in earphones enjoying music

Music therapy can help people who have suffered a stroke or brain injury recover speech and movement by triggering connections in the brain.

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6 Best Tips on How to Run with Your Dog

Posted 7/24/2018 by UHBlog

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Man’s best friend can also make an excellent workout partner.

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Brussels Sprouts: Small But Mighty Source of Nutrition

Posted 7/23/2018 by UHBlog

Homemade roasted green brussel sprouts in a bowl

This tiny vegetable, once spurned but now gaining in popularity, is full of tasty health benefits.

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How to Guide Your Child Toward Potty Training Success

Posted 7/19/2018 by UHBlog

18-month-old toddler baby boy child sitting on potty and reading book with young dad in living room at home

It’s important to approach potty training your child with a lot of patience and to start the process only when he or she is ready.

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Dry Eye Syndrome

Posted 7/18/2018 by UHBlog

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Get relief from dry, irritated eyes.

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How Simple Diet Changes Can Help Control Your Diabetes

Posted 7/17/2018 by UHBlog

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People with diabetes can greatly improve their health and well-being by avoiding foods that can trigger blood sugar spikes.

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The Best Fuel for Your Athletic Performance

Posted 7/16/2018 by UHBlog

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Eating a balanced, healthy diet and drinking plenty of fluids is an important part of fueling your workout.

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Do Your Children Fear Needles? How a Needle-Free Blood Draw May Help

Posted 7/13/2018 by UHBlog

Doctor in surgery examining young girl

An innovative solution allows children in the hospital to have blood drawn with fewer needle pokes.

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A breath of fresh air

Posted 7/12/2018 by Ramy Sabe, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Aerodigestive Clinic at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Exhuberant young child in sunglasses

Pediatric Aerodigestive Program provides collaborative care for Cleveland toddler with complex airway and digestive conditions.

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Why a Senior Assessment Might Be Right for You

Posted 7/11/2018 by UHBlog

Senior couple visiting a doctor

A senior assessment can help seniors and their families evaluate health and safety concerns that could put them at risk.

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How a CRP Test Can Help You Avoid Heart Disease

Posted 7/10/2018 by UHBlog

Doctor In consultation with male patient in office

A simple test for inflammation can help determine whether you are at risk for heart disease.

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Why Alcohol Can Impact Your Athletic Performance

Posted 7/9/2018 by UHBlog

Runners tying their running shoes and getting ready for long run

Find out why reaching for a cold beer after a big race might not be the best idea.

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7 Tips to Keep Your Summer Eating On Track

Posted 7/6/2018 by UHBlog

Tasty meat on the grill outdoors

Don’t neglect your healthy eating habits during the lazy days of summer.

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When should my child see a pediatric specialist?

Posted 7/1/2018 by Andrew Hertz, MD
Pediatrician, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Clinical
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Child dressed as surgeon

Sometimes, your child might have a problem that warrants a visit to a pediatric specialist.

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They grow so fast: A parent’s guide to growth charts

Posted 7/1/2018 by Dieter Sumerauer, MD
Regional Medical Director, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Primary Care Institute
Clinical Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Young child measuring herself against wall

It’s important to track a child’s growth rate over time, but keep in mind that no one number tells the whole story.

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What does it mean if you have dense breasts?

Posted 7/1/2018 by Donna Plecha, MD
Medical Director, Breast Imaging, University Hospitals Breast Center
Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Nurse watches as patient undergoes mammogram

Almost half of all women who get mammograms are found to have dense breasts, and many don’t know what it means.

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Are you starting baby on solids at the right time?

Posted 7/1/2018 by UHBlog

Infant being fed baby food

Researchers have determined that about 16 percent of parents introduced solid foods too early.

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Brush Up on Children’s Dental Emergencies

Posted 7/1/2018 by UHBlog

Infographic: Brush Up on Children's Dental Emergencies

If your child has a dental emergency, follow these three steps.

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Food allergy bullying: A growing problem

Posted 7/1/2018 by Kathryn Ruda Wessell, DO
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Specialist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Child holding injector in lunch box

Food allergies are everywhere, and that’s led to a side effect more surprising than rashes or throat swelling: food bullying.

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