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All smiles: Early diagnosis gives young girl with autism a fresh start

Posted 12/1/2016 by LULU ZHAO, MD
Obstetrician/Gynecologist, UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

All smiles: Early diagnosis gives young girl with autism a fresh start.

Heather Bogle knew something wasn’t quite right with the development of her daughter. After months of worry, Heather decided to find a different pediatrician.

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How teens hide harmful behaviors online

Posted 12/1/2016 by SARA LEE, MD
Pediatrician, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

How teens hide harmful behaviors online

In today’s digital world, kids and teens often sort out their identities online. And some social media platforms have a darker side, often hidden from parents’ view.

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5 positive discipline tips to help kids thrive

Posted 12/1/2016 by LOLITA MCDAVID, MD
Pediatrician, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Professor, Cast Western Reserve University School of Medicine

5 positive discipline tips to help kids thrive

In the short term, spanking causes aggression, physical trauma, and even trouble with thinking and learning. Later in life, it can result in mental health problems and antisocial behavior.

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Young female athletes face a unique set of health risks

Posted 12/1/2016 by AMANDA WEISS KELLY, MD
Chief of Pediatric Sports Medicine, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Young female athletes face a unique set of health risks

Sports participation can put female athletes at risk for the female athlete triad, a syndrome involving the three interrelated components of energy availability, menstrual function and bone health.

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More than 15% of U.S. kids have a cognitive disorder

Posted 12/1/2016 by UHBlog

More than 15% of U.S. kids have a cognitive disorder

Researchers surveyed parents of 2- to 8-year-olds nationwide. About 15 percent of the parents reported their child was diagnosed with at least one mental, behavioral or developmental disorder.

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A checklist to help you spot hearing loss

Posted 12/1/2016 by TODD OTTESON, MD
Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Associate
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

A checklist to help you spot hearing loss

Even in the earliest months of life, babies begin learning how to communicate by listening to and imitating the sounds they hear around them. But if your baby has a hearing problem, his or her ability to speak and understand language could be affected.

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Don’t let germs rule your household this winter

Posted 12/1/2016 by JASON TATKA, DO
Pediatrician, Rainbow Portage Pediatrics

Don’t let germs rule your household this winter

Children fill your home with laughter, love – and respiratory infections, according to a new study.

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Preventing peanut allergies with peanuts

Posted 12/1/2016 by UHBlog

Preventing peanut allergies with peanuts

More kids than ever have peanut allergies. Now, health experts are advising a new way of preventing them – with peanut butter.

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Natural birth after a C-section: Can it work for you?

Posted 12/1/2016 by KATHERINE AUSTINSON, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife, UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Natural birth after a C-section: Can it work for you?

Just because you delivered one baby via cesarean section doesn’t mean you can’t try a vaginal birth for your next child. Vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC, is recommended as a safe delivery option for most women.

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