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Inside baby’s diaper: Decoding infant stool colors

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From insufficient nutrition to allergies and infections, so much about an infant’s health can be learned from inside a dirty diaper. It offers a wealth of information, but many moms find themselves spending too much time and energy analyzing and decoding their infants’ stool colors.

Car seats protect your precious cargo (VIDEO)

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When used properly, child car restraints have been proven to reduce injury or death by as much as 82 percent. In this Children’s Channel video, Heather Trnka, injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the types of car seats available, as well as their appropriate use.

Middle school math teacher experiences love squared this Mother’s Day with mono mono twins (Photo gallery)

Sarah and her husband, Bill, discovered she was pregnant with monoamniotic twins, a rare condition where the twins share an amniotic sack. When twins share an amniotic sack, there are many risks to monitor. The twins’ umbilical cords can become entangled or compressed. And there’s a risk that one fetus’ cord might wrap around the other one’s neck.

Supervision, common sense keeps kids safe around windows – (VIDEO)

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A window opening of only 5 inches can be a fall hazard for a curious toddler. In this video, Heather Trnka, injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers tips to help keep kids safe as windows open to welcome the warmer weather.

Before playing pat-a-cake, learn the facts of hand hygiene

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Washing your hands seems so simple. Yet many of us can use a refresher in this basic skill – especially when we are responsible for our children’s hand hygiene.

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.