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Education, lifestyle are keys to managing diabetes (VIDEO)

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Whether by birth or by lifestyle, diabetes has become a growing concern for children in the United States. In this video, Dr. Cydney Fenton, director of diabetes and endocrinology at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the treatment and possible prevention of this chronic disease.

A cough that won’t go away may be symptom of asthma (VIDEO)

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Although it is probably best known for the wheezing “attacks,” a cough that just won’t go away may be a better indicator that a child is struggling with asthma. In this video, Dr. Gregory Omlor, director of pulmonary medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses these and other symptoms of the most common chronic childhood disease.

Dry air causes most nosebleeds (VIDEO)

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Contrary to popular belief, it’s best to tip your head forward when you have a nosebleed. In this video, Dr. Corrie Stofcho, a pediatric hospitalist at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers this tip and other strategies to stop nosebleeds, as well as prevent them from happening.

Immunizations are a child’s best shot at staying healthy (VIDEO)

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In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. P. Cooper White, a pediatrician and director of the Locust Pediatric Care Group at Akron Children’s Hospital, provides an overview of the immunization schedule, including some insight into how it was put together.

Infants, elderly at risk from whooping cough (VIDEO)

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Although vaccines have limited its impact in the United States, pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, still kills millions of people throughout the world each year. In this video, Dr. Michael Forbes, a pediatric intensive care doctor at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the symptoms of this disease, as well as its treatment and prevention.

Anxiety is more than butterflies and sweaty palms – (VIDEO)

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Sweaty palms and an upset stomach often proceed a classroom presentation or appearance in the school play, but if your child can’t bring himself to leave the house that morning there may be cause for concern.