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A day in the life of a speech-language pathologist

Speech pathologist Shelly Vaughn with NICU patient Birce

As a part-time speech-language pathologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, Shelly Vaughn’s services are in high demand. Today, she’s at the Akron campus where her diverse skill set allows her to see a preemie in the NICU for feeding therapy and a teenager struggling with stuttering, all in the same day. On Wednesdays, she does outpatient […]

Make the most of a child’s “extra” time (VIDEO)

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Extracurricular activities can provide children with fond memories and learning experiences that may shape their lives for many years to come. In this video, child psychologist Geoffrey Putt discusses the role parents can play in ensuring a healthy balance in the amount and type of these activities.

Immunization is the key to preventing measles (Video)

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Once considered eradicated from the United States, the familiar red rash associated with measles has made a comeback as immunization levels have dropped in some areas of the country.

In this video, pediatrician Carrie Bohenick discusses the rash and other symptoms of this potentially-dangerous viral disease, as well as the role of immunizations in preventing its spread.

Pipe dreams are more of a nightmare (VIDEO)

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It’s hip, it’s trendy and it smells nice, but hookah pipe smoking is just as dangerous as cigarettes. In this video, Dr. Rajeev Bhatia, a pediatric pulmonologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the hazards and myths surrounding the use of this elegant device.

Mumps are anything but swell (VIDEO)

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Although vaccines have nearly eliminated this once common childhood disease in the U.S., mumps is still a concern throughout much of the undeveloped world, and has had several recent outbreaks stateside.

Breastfeeding in public is natural, healthy for infants (VIDEO)

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Breastfeeding is a natural, healthy way to ensure infants have the nutrition they need to begin a lifetime of growth and development. In this video, Akron Children’s lactation consultant Liz Maseth is joined by several moms as they discuss the appropriateness and importance of breastfeeding outside the home.