Children's Health

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Mental Health Problems for Kids on the Rise with COVID Pandemic

The U.S. surgeon general recently sounded an alarm about a mental health crisis gripping the nation’s children and adolescents. Symptoms of depression and anxiety have spiked, as have emergency room visits for mental health issues.

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Why You Should Skip Cold Medicine for Young Kids

Children catch as many as six to eight colds per year. But before you reach for the over-the counter cold medicines, learn about their potential risks.

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How To Recognize RSV in Your Baby -- and What To Do

Although RSV is typically more common in winter and early spring months, this year Northeast Ohio and many other areas have been seeing an uncharacteristic summer and fall spike in infections.

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A Healthy Start Back To School Means Up-To-Date Vaccinations

Whether your child is starting junior high or heading off to college, back-to-school is a time for your child to start fresh. That includes making sure your children are up-to-date on immunizations. And this year, that may mean a COVID-19 vaccine.

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How To Make Water a More Appealing Drink for Kids

According to a study, more than half of U.S. children and adolescents are not adequately hydrated, meaning they probably don’t drink enough water. This could have serious consequences for their health and development.

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General Anxiety Disorder in Kids: When Worry and Fear Doesn't Go Away

Generalized anxiety disorder is a mental health problem. A child with generalized anxiety disorder has a lot of worry and fear that may be more intense than expected.

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Helping Your Child Cope With an Overactive Bladder

With an overactive bladder, nerves signal the bladder at the wrong time, which causes the bladder muscles to squeeze without warning. How to help your child take control of the situation.

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What’s In the Baby Food You Give Your Child?

Some of the most common baby foods manufactured in the United States contain traces of arsenic, lead and mercury. Exposure to these heavy metals can interfere with a child’s brain development and affect learning, cognition and behavior.

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