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Put the squeeze on your child’s wheeze How to use a spacer to simplify inhaler use

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Huffing and puffing was bad enough when the Big Bad Wolf blew down the homes of the Three Little Pigs, but when your child does it, the fairy tale is over. Fortunately, spacers make it easier for patients to use inhalers correctly to control their asthma.

“My heels are killing me!” What is this mysterious heel pain that plagues young athletes?

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After a long weekend of playing multiple soccer games on hard, dry grass, I can distinctly remember walking around like a geriatric man after a workout at Silver Sneakers. I limped around making painful noises and whining about heel pain. My heels became very sore, felt swollen, and were tender to touch. Although I didn’t know it at the time, I probably had Sever’s disease.

Make the right moves to avoid dance injuries (Video)

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Dedication and hard work are ideal qualities in a young dancer, but can also lead to injury concerns without proper precautions. In this video, Dr. Patrick Riley, Jr., discusses typical overuse injuries in dancers and how to prevent them.

How to shift diabetes care responsibilities as your child matures

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When your child is an infant or toddler, you must take complete responsibility for her diabetes care. As children mature, they can gradually handle more self-care. Here are general guidelines to follow for each stage of your child’s development.

Rosy cheeks may be a sign of fifth disease (Video)

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Known for the “slapped cheek” appearance of a red rash, fifth disease is a relatively benign, yet common, disease affecting children. In this video, Dr. Rachana Sripathi, a pediatrician at the Akron Children’s Hospital pediatrics office in Ravenna, offers guidance when for caring for children affected by this condition.

New hazards can arise during the winter months (Video)

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As the cold weather sets in and the kids are spending more time inside, parents may find that they have more than cabin fever to worry about. In this video, injury prevention coordinator Heather Trnka discusses other potential hazards related to the cold, dark days of winter.