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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.

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.

Involving parents and patients in hospital rounds 4 tips to get the most out of family-centered rounds

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Akron Children’s, like many other children’s hospitals, considers parents to be vital members of the hospital care team and uses a process called family-centered rounds to improve communication, patient care and teaching.

Up to 80 percent of premature births can be prevented (VIDEO)

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In this video, Dr. Stephen Crane, chairman of maternal-fetal medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the complications related to early arrivals, and what expectant parents can do to help ensure their pregnancy goes full term.